25 Years Ago: North Pole Explorer Visits Mills

50 Years Ago

-August (Ben) Klinnert, former resident of Dent, was killed three miles west of that village when his car blew a tire and crashed Saturday.

-Roger Sonnenberg, Dora Boosters, was announced as State Winner in leadership at the 4-H Awards Night.

-Gary Ebeling led the Yellowjackets scorers in the conference this season with six touchdowns for 36 points. Second was Jim Burzette with five touchdowns and an extra point for 31 points.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 1963, Perham Enterprise Bulletin

-Three candidates have filed for Mayor of the Village. They are Walter El Barden, John Mark and Edward I. Riippa. Mark is the incumbent.

-Walter Jokela reports that he has recently purchased the Mills Motors building from Walter Windels. Wally’s Repair and Blacksmith Shop will re-locate there.

-Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Guck of Bluffton announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Anna, to peter T. Van Erp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Van Erp of Bluffton.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 1963, New York Mills Herald

25 Years Ago

-Perham Memorial Hospital ends 1987-88 fiscal year with $717,000 profit. What had been projected for the fiscal year was a loss of $20,809.

-Photo: 2-year-old Frank Adamczyk got a mask over his mask as Lorrie Schmidt got him ready to pin the tail on the cat. He was one of numerous youngsters taking part in the Halloween party held at the Memorial Home.

-Incumbent Mayor Terry Karkela has filed for re-election. Three people are seeking the two Council seats, challenger Jerome Boedigheimer and incumbents Jim Johnson and Donna Polensky.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1988, Perham Enterprise Bulletin

-Polar explorer, Paul Schurke, spoke at the Mills school Friday. He showed slides of the seven men, one woman and 49 dogs and their nearly two months journey to the North Pole.

-Terry Geiser, the spouse of Donna Geiser of New York Mills, was recently named to St. Cloud Technical Institute’s Director’s Honor Roll. He is enrolled in the Civil Engineering program.

-Patrick Matti met his foster grandparent at the Elder’s Home on Oct. 31. The second graders and their foster grandparents toured a special Halloween spook house.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1988, New York Mills Herald

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld