50 Years Ago: Bruce Dewar was named the new commander of the Perham VFW

50 YEARS AGO

-A break-in at Doll’s Radio and TV Service, owned by Eugene Doll, resulted in the theft of an estimated $2,000 in merchandise including TV sets, a radio and a new stereo.

-Bruce Dewar has been named the new commander of the Perham VFW. He succeeds Art Carrow.

-Joseph Wasche of Perham will be among the many state highway department employees honored at the annual safety awards banquet in Detroit Lakes.

Thursday, April 22, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

– A car-train accident took the life of Sue Isgrig last Friday. She was crossing the Burlington line and apparently didn’t see the approaching train.

-Chuck Johnson – Well, you have it folks. The Great Minnesota State Lottery has arrived. Our society is undergoing an amazing transformation to a gambling society.

-Brenda Mattfeld and Chuck Sprenger, along with their parents, Alvin and Margaret Mattfeld of Perham and Florian and Alyce Sprenger of Grey Eagle, MN, announce their engagement.

Thursday, April 19, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Membership in the local American Legion has reached a new high of 261 members

50 YEARS AGO

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-Joyce Ginkel of Perham High School will represent PHS at the state speaking contest at Hamline University. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ginkel of Perham. PICTURED

-Membership in the local American Legion has reached a new high of 261 members. My how time changes things.

-Mrs. James Snelgrove drove back to Minneapolis Sunday with Bob Jung to bring her daughter, Caryl home from the University Hospital Monday.

Thursday, April 15, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Thursday, April 12 Perham Enter-prise-Bulletin from 1990.

Ad from the Thursday, April 12 Perham Enter-prise-Bulletin from 1990.

-Perham City Manager Larry Bethel has decided to resign from his position. He began in April 1989 replacing Sandy Debrito who died of cancer.

-The Perham Rescue Squad is now offering a higher level of service after being certified for Advanced Life Support.

-The City of Perham will have a new public works building by late summer. It will be located on the north side of town.

Thursday, April 12, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Susan Benke has been named the Girls State representative by the Dent American Legion Auxiliary

50 YEARS AGO

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-George Biltz, Perham High School junior, has been selected as this year’s representative to Boys State. (Pictured)

-Susan Benke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Benke, has been named the Girls State representative by the Dent American Legion Auxiliary.

-Robert F. Lucking, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Lucking of Perham, was recently named commander of the Fergus Falls National Guard.

Thursday, April 8, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

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-Recycling has arrived in East Otter Tail County. Large canister bins are being placed throughout the county where you can deliver your cans, newsprint, glass and plastic bottles.

-Mark Perham of Minot, N.D. visited Perham last week. He discovered the town’s presence 13 years ago while eating potato chips from Barrel O’ Fun. (Pictured)

-PHS baseball captains for 1990 include Ross Bieger, Danny Meyer and Charlie Nelson. They have high aspirations for 1990.

Thursday, April 5, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Peggy Avelsgaard was the Grand Prize winner at Dairy Queen

50 YEARS AGO

Ad by Otter Tail Power Company from the Thursday, April 1 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1965

Ad by Otter Tail Power Company from the Thursday, April 1 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1965

-Ardelle Lewin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewin of Dent and a Perham senior, has been accepted for admission of the University of Minnesota Morris.

-The highest Air Force award to a civilian employee was presented to John A. Durrenberger, Chief Operation Analysis at Elgin Air Force Base, Florida.

-A Perham school bus and an automobile collided Friday on a curve near the Candor Township hall, no one was injured. Jared Smalley was the bus driver.

Thursday, April 1, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Steve Altstadt attempting to retrieve loose balloons from the  St. Henry's Fun Fair from the Thursday, March 29 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990

Steve Altstadt attempting to retrieve loose balloons from the St. Henry’s Fun Fair from the Thursday, March 29 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990

-The Parks and Recreation Department will be undertaking a number of projects this summer, mostly at three parks. They will be working at constructing a bathroom at Paul Miller Park as well as a new sign for the park.

-Steve Altstadt volunteered to be on the balloon rescue squad Sunday at St. Hendry’s Fun Fair. He placed tape on the top of his balloon and used it to pick runaway balloons from the ceiling.

-Grand prize winner at the Perham Dairy Queen’s Grand Opening was Peggy Avelsgaard of Ottertail. She received a colored TV.

Thursday, March 29, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: The final brick was placed at the new Elementary School

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Thursday, March 25 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin from 1965

Ad from the Thursday, March 25 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin from 1965

-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

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25 YEARS AGO

Picture of the last brick  laid in place at the newly constructed Heart of the Lakes Elementary School from the Thursday, March 22 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Picture of the last brick laid in place at the newly constructed Heart of the Lakes Elementary School from the Thursday, March 22 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-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

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Jon Toedter took third place in the State Wrestling Tourney

50 YEARS AGO

Scott and Cheryl Teckemeyer get their fill as guests at the Perham Coop Creamery from the Thursday, March 11 Perham Enterpise-Bulletin in 1965

Scott and Cheryl Teckemeyer get their fill as guests at the Perham Coop Creamery from the Thursday, March 11 Perham Enterpise-Bulletin in 1965

-Plans for a new village park on the south side of Perham were studied by the council Monday night. The plan calls for the purchase of two blocks of property from the Krauss sisters at a cost of $1,000 per block.

-Luncheon guests at the Perham Coop Creamery meeting included these youthful eaters – Scott, 3, and Cheryl, 5, children of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Teckemeyer of rural Perham.

-Clearance Sale! Tractor Spreaders, weed hay balers, power mowers, used pickups, A-1 weed cars. Schmitz Garage.

Thursday, March 11, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Picture of the early March thaw from the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990.

Picture of the early March thaw from the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990.

-6th grade musical will be performed Tuesday at the High School. The musical, “Inside Pitch,” deals with baseball. Rick Tommervik was practicing with the 6th graders this week.

-March entered “like a lamb” last Thursday with temps approaching 50 degrees across the area. The early thaw left puddles to navigate.

-Jon Toedter took third place in the State Wrestling Tourney, also earning all-State honors. He ends the season with a 35-2 record and new school record for pins in a season with 25.

Thursday, March 9, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Eight inches of snow hit Perham

50 YEARS AGO

Picture of Gary Flatau before representing Perham at State Wrestling in 1960. Photo from the Thursday, March 4 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Picture of Gary Flatau before representing Perham at State Wrestling in 1960. Photo from the Thursday, March 4 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Eight inches of snow hits the Perham area. Local schools all close for the day. -Ya Think?

-Cookie Hanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hanson of Perham, and a senior at Bemidji State College has been selected for recognition in “Whose Who among students in American Universities and Colleges.”

-Region mat champ Gary Flatau won the 145 pound wrestling championship at Alexandria to become the first state wrestling representative from Perham since Arlan Mueller turned the trick in 1960.

Thursday, March 4, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Fred Heubsch and Sherman Mandt holding their Perham Leadership Awards for 1990. Picture from the Thursday, March 1 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990.

Fred Heubsch and Sherman Mandt holding their Perham Leadership Awards for 1990. Picture from the Thursday, March 1 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1990.

-Perham Leadership Award for 1990 went to Fred Heubsch and Sherman Mandt for the work they did on the Perham Area Community Center.

-Former Homemaker of the Year from East Otter Tail County was Bud and Eleanor Truitt. The award was presented by Syd Nelson.

-Marine Battalion posts new Sergeant Major as Ed Ebeling Jr. retires after 30 years. He is the son of Ed S. and Babe Ebeling of Perham. He graduated from Perham High School in 1959.

Thursday, March 1, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Tom Loerzel escaped injury when his car rolled over between Luce and Frazee

50 YEARS AGO

Picture of Michael Mistelske showing off his insect, reptile and marine animal display, from the Feb. 25, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin,

Picture of Michael Mistelske showing off his insect, reptile and marine animal display, from the Feb. 25, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin,

-Michael Mistelske, Perham High School senior, has been creating a lot of interest with his display of insects, reptiles and marine specimens in the main display case near the superintendent’s office.

-Tom Loerzel, 25, luckily escaped injury about midnight last Wednesday when his 1964 car rolled over between Luce and Frazee on Highway 10. His front tire blew out, causing the accident.

-Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Friedsam left last week for Montana, where he is employed. They were married December 26. Mrs. Friedsam is the former Joanne Mathison.

Thursday, February 25, 1965

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 25 YEARS AGO

Picture from the Feb. 22, 1990 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Picture of Kenny Nelson speaking from the Feb. 22, 1990 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Chicky’s Café will be hosting a fundraiser Sunday to help Vern Rinkel raise the $60,000 needed for a pancreas transplant. Vern and Mary love on Marion Lake.

-Sydney Nelson announced this week his candidacy for the District 12A legislature seat. A Paddock Township dairy farmer, he has had a life-long background of community service.

-Congratulations to Buffy and Pa for winning 1st place in the 1990 Frostbite Festival Dance Contest.

Thursday, February 22, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Candice Doll was the winner of the Geography Bee held recently at St. Henry’s School

50 YEARS AGO

Henry Mattfeld displays one of the last 20-pound northern pikes speared during the season for the Feb. 18 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1965

Henry Mattfeld displays one of the last 20-pound northern pikes speared during the season for the Feb. 18 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1965

-Kathryn Skaaland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tosten Skaaland, has been selected the 1965 Girl Stater by the Perham American Legion Auxiliary.

-Last of the Season – Henry Mattfeld displays one of the last 20-pound northern pikes speared during the season. It was the largest he had speared in 60 years. Note from Harriet: Ah, my neat father-in-law.

-Merle Loebrick, of the U.S. Air Force and son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Loebrick, has been promoted to A2C after taking the five-level tests. He is a mechanical inspector.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Photo from the children's tractor pull as part of the 1990 PACC Boat and Garden show.

Photo from the children’s tractor pull as part of the 1990 PACC Boat and Garden show.

-A near-tragedy turned into a happy ending last week when 15-year-old Tim Collins from Deer Creek was resuscitated after nearly drowning in the Perham Area Community Center swimming pool.

-Candice Doll was the winner of the Geography Bee held recently at St. Henry’s School and won several prizes.

-Don Braun, Dan Meyer and John Gravelle accounted for 60 points as the Yellowjackets gained an 83-58 win over the Wadena Indians.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Owners Tom and JoAnn Winjum escorted people around their new Dairy Queen store

50 YEARS AGO

Becky Hoover cooks for a 4-H luncheon. Picture from the Feb. 11, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-New police officer Don Cook had to work an unexpected 17 to 19 hours daily when the Chief’s father died. He had to round up three prize bulls in town, quiet down an unruly patron of The Shell Café and catch a juvenile shoplifter.

-Picture: Becky Hoover of the Richville-Elmhurst 4-H Club whipped up a quick buffet luncheon during the 4-H demonstrations.

-Local News – Julie Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gebhardt, was baptized Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Knuttila were the sponsors.

Thursday, February 11, 1965

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 YEARS AGO

Picture of the celebration from Wendy Meyer’s game winning 45-foot shot from the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin on Feb. 8 1990.

-Perham Memorial Hospital and Home had their second straight year of strong profits in 1989, netting $443,000.

-Proud owners Tom and JoAnn Winjum escorted people around their new Dairy Queen store. Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held Monday morning.

-Miracle Finish – Wendy Meyer’s teammates rushed to greet her Monday night after she had swished a 45-foot bucket at the buzzer to give Perham a 60-58 victory over Hawley.

Thursday, February 8, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld