25 years ago: Perham community center gets a pool

50 Years Ago

-Fritz Hanson, Perham’s claim to fame on the gridiron, attained the highest honor in Canadian football recently when he was named a charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

-Merle Sherman of Detroit Lakes, a native of Perham, was re-elected a director of the Early American Life Insurance Company. He is also a department manager for the J.C. Penney Company.

-Thomas Becker, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Becker, and Bruce Ginkel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ginkel, are now taking their basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Thursday, July 4, 1963, Perham Enterprise Bulletin

-Photo: Dale Jokela, manager of the Millers baseball team, started playing at the age of 15 with the one-time Tigers Team in 1954. This is his first year of managing the Millers.

-Former managers were guests of the Mills Farmers Elevator celebration of their 50th year. Former managers attending were J.W. Nurmi, Jeff Tikkanen, Roland Mursu and Melvin Paavola.

-A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Eiter of Minneapolis on June 28. He was named Craig Steven, has a brother Michael and sister Teresa. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rousu of New York Mills.

Thursday, July 4, 1963, New York Mills Herald

25 Years Ago

-Although the process took about two weeks to prepare, it took a lot less than that to pour the cement for the community center pool. Pouring went from 6:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. and trowling was completed by early afternoon.

-The City of Perham is applying for a $337,000 block grant to help put the financing package together for local purchasers of Barrel O’Fun from the current owner G. Heilemann Brewing Company.

-Charles and Linda Klatt of Vergas are the proud parents of a daughter born June 22. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. Grandparents are Sherry and Tony Montella and great grandparents are Lu and George Klatt, all of Vergas.

Thursday, June 30, 1988, Perham Enterprise Bulletin

-Photo: John Mindermann is pictured accepting a plaque saluting his 12 years on the school board from Don Hagel board chairman.

-Dan Miller is congratulated by his teammates after he made a home run during the Millers game against Staples. Despite Miller’s home run, his team was defeated by 10 runs.

-Mayor Dean Simpson presented Mark Englund with a plaque for his services to Mills as a patrolman. He accepted a position as an Otter Tail County Deputy Sheriff.

Thursday, June 30, 1988, New York Mills Herald

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

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