50 YEARS AGO
-Hometown News by Jared M. Smalley – The Joe Westland family was supposed to move to Kansas last Wednesday, but the storm changed it to Friday, with George Happel trucking their furnishings to their new residence.
-Sixteen people attended the first lesson of the Civil Defense course. Other men and women who would have attended apparently went to the Northeraires concert.
-Does Perham need a special housing project for able-bodied senior citizens that can take care of themselves rather than have them stay in a boarding home? Several groups are studying this problem.
Thursday, March 25, 1965
25 YEARS AGO
-The Glen Shaw home west of Richville was destroyed by fire last week. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the home about 45 minutes after the family had left.
-Rex Kingsbury is looking forward to returning home again. Not to Illinois, but to the classroom, after serving four years as the Perham Elementary principal.
-After much discussion and many names submitted, the new elementary school has been named Heart of the Lakes Elementary School.
Thursday, March 22, 1990
Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld