25 Years Ago: ‘Yellow Ribbon Fever’ Spreads Through Perham

50 Years Ago

-Pretty Rita Richter reigned as Queen of the Homecoming activities. Her attendants were Judy Peach, Donna Wischnak and Joann Martin. They were all pretty, too.

-Cookie Hanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hanson of Perham, is one of eight girls chosen as Homecoming Queen candidate at Bemidji State college.

-Gunder Hanson, advisor, and seven members of the FFA attended a leadership rally at Breckenridge. Attending were Kenny Huebsch, Dave Adams, Jim Wallace, Gary Senske, Phil Schepper and Gary Hartvig.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 1963   Perham Enterprise Bulletin

-Photo: These are the young ladies of the high school who lead the student body in cheering the football team on to victory. They are Bonnie Martini, Kayleen Mattfeld, Cindy Mattfeld, Rosemary Klapprodt and Sharon Pernu.

-The contracting firm of Great Western Constructors of Fargo arrived last Friday morning to make preparations for the building of the high school addition.

-Summer is still hanging on in this section of Minnesota, and everybody is enjoying the short-sleeve weather which has been prevailing. The mercury climbed as high as 82 on Tuesday.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 1963    New York Mills Herald

25 Years Ago

-Doctors in School District 549 have no reason to fear the latest epidemic. Yellow ribbon fever is rapidly spreading through the area, but it is not a fatal disease but a quiet showing of support for the classroom construction project.

-Athletes of the Week were junior Jon Toedter, who gained 122 yards in 22 carries and had one touchdown to win against Walker, and Lynn Singer, who helped the volleyball team win against Barnesville and Brainerd.

-Economic Developer Terry Stallman is now on duty in Perham, working on projects to help development in the area.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 1988    Perham Enterprise Bulletin

-Greta Jaakola, a senior at New York Mills, has placed high in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program and has been designated a Commended Student.

-Photo: Randy Curtis of New York Mills and Kevin Fossee are shown with the 9-point bucks that each shot with a bow and arrow. Kevin is here on leave from the armed forced.

-The New York Mills School District is in good shape. After presenting the year-end audit report, CPA David Stende said, “all in all it was a pretty good year.”

Thursday, Sept. 29, 1988    New York Mills Herald

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld