25 Years Ago: 30,000 bales of hay burned on the Ray and Toots Honer farm

50 YEARS AGO

-James Carow, son of the Art Carrows, escaped serious injury when the tractor he was driving flipped end over end and pinned one of his feet under a wheel.

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-Perham’s Ted Meinhover has been named the Otter Tail County “Secondary Teacher of the Year,” and will be honored at the state fair. He has been a member of the PHS faculty for 22 years.

-Airman 3c Dale Anhorn, sone of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Anhorn of rural Perham, has been selected for technical training as an Air Force chaplain at Amarillo AFB, Texas

Thursday, August 26, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

New elementary school principal, Bill Burwell

New elementary school principal, Bill Burwell

-Lighting up the sky- Three buildings and 30,000 bales of hay and straw that burned on the Ray and Toots Honer farm lit of the horizon for miles around. Also lost in the fire were seven head of cattle.

-A fundraiser for the Luan and Owen Tumberg family will be held Sunday. Their 10 year old daughter Christina is still in a coma after being involved in a car accident two months ago.

-Bob and Gino Dorow Cavanagh of Perham announce the birth of their son, Patrick John. Grandparents are Jack and June Cavanagh and Richard and Gloria Dorow.

Thursday, August 23, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Off-sale net profit was $6,805.75 at the Perham Municipal Liquor Store

50 YEARS AGO

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-Steve and Peter Vorhes won the junior and senior tennis titles, in the summer recreation tournament just completed.

-July was another record month for the Perham Municipal liquor store. Off-sale net profit was $6,805.75; on-sale had a net profit of $3,820.12 Net profit for both passed the 1964 mark by $720.

-Donald Krueger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krueger, was part of a group recognized by the Space Administration for saving the government $1,370,000.

Thursday, August 12, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-Attorney Steve Peloquin has joined attorney Patrick Hammers in practice in Perham. He has practiced in Winona the past six years.

-Placed on the Honors List at Fergus Falls Community college with 4.0 grade averages were Deborag Reed and Andrea Rinkel of Perham. Othwes with 3.25 GPA or higher were Richard Lee, Barbara Augustus, Mary Hanson, Barbara Kawlewski, Cathy Holte, Sherry Jurgens and Bernice Kempernich.

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-Ted and T.J. Bergeron kept their success on the walleye tourney circuit alive, taking 4th place in the Governor’s Cup tourney and taking first place in Governor’s Division by representing Gov. Perpich.

Thursday, August 9, 1990

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50 Years Ago: Four dogs killed 16 turkeys at the Alfred Ziegler farm

50 YEARS AGO

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Ad from the Thursday, August 5 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin in 1965.

-Four dogs attacked and killed 16 turkeys at the Alfred Ziegler farm last week. The owner of the dogs made full restitution and disposed of the dogs according to local police.

-A rabid skunk at the Marlin Senske place resulted in the death of the skunk, 43 hogs shipped immediately, the family dog had to be destroyed and Mr. and Mrs. Senske has taken 12 of the 14 anti-rabies shots.

-County Extension Agent Sherman Mandt was recently promoted from assistant to associate professor on the University of Minnesota staff.

Thursday, August 5, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-Lying quietly and comfortably is Bernard Holzer of rural Perham as he gives up some of his blood to the Red Cross Bloodmobile this week.

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-Winners of the $500 drawings at the EOT County Fair were Karen Knickrehm and Mrs. Richland Thom. Mrs. Kenny Roman took home the grand prize of $1,500.

-Three students from Perham, Jill Marshall, Jodi Iverson and Ryan Kadow were honored with Class 1 Superior ratings in State Music Competition held recently.

Thursday, August 2, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Harold McCrady tied the Lakeside Golf Course record, shooting a five under, 32.

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Thursday, July 29, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Ad from the Thursday, July 29, 1965 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Harold McCrady tied the Lakeside Golf Course record with a sparkling 32 – five under par. He shared the low mark with Tuffy Nelson.

-Court News – Dan Bondy, owner of the Leaf Lakes pavilion, was fined $100 with $90 suspended on a charge of holding a public dance on Sunday. (July 4th.)

-Marvin Winstryg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sig Winstryg, left to undergo six weeks of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Thursday, July 29, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-The east Otter Tail County Fair will be up and running this weekend. Cash drawings will be held all three days with winners walking away with $500 Friday and Saturday and $1,500 Sunday.

-Edgar ‘Butch’ Meyer has filed for Otter Tail County Treasurer. Sydney Nelson has announced his filing for 12A Legislative seat.

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-Benda Lee Mattfeld and Charles Sprenger were united in marriage on June 16. Parents of the couple are Alvin and Margaret Mattfeld of Perham and Alyce and Florian Sprenger of Grey Eagle, Minn.

Thursday, July 26, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Roger Rehbord won the Fair drawing for the new 1965 Plymouth

50 YEARS AGO

-Roger Rehborg of Vergas, winner of the 1965 Plymouth at the fair almost didn’t go. He decided to go with his family at the last minute in their 1959 Ford.

-William Eugene Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Hughes, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Cloud State College. Bill and his wife later opened the Hughes Dept. Store which was located where the Lakes Café is now.

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-Cindy Mattfeld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mattfeld was crowned the 1965 style queen at the fair. Her sister Kayleen Mattfeld, was 2nd attendant. Geneva Honer of Dent was first attendant.

Thursday, July 22, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-Patty Pace was crowned the new Miss Perham by the outgoing Miss Perham Nancy Draack.

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-Chad Soderstrom of Dent will soon have a home for his collection of over 15,000 hats. His first ever hat was from Perco. Chad suffers from Duchens’s Muscular dystrophy.

-It is almost exactly 14 years ago that Dennis Happel returned to Perham and now his law office will be in a new location at the former Red Owl store. Perham Printing will be expanding into his old office space.

Thursday, July 19, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Phil Sauer has been named the new commander of the American Legion

50 YEARS AGO

-Phil Sauer has been named the new commander of the American Legion post to succeed Gunder Hanson.

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-4-H Hustlers from Pine Lake were busy preparing their booth for the EOT County Fair. Decorating the booth are Connie McGuire and Karen Johnson.

-Eugene Schmidt, 1965 graduate of Perham High School, has been accepted to Bemidji State College. He plans to major in Physical Education.

Thursday, July 15, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-Five girls are vying for the crown of Miss Perham of 1990. They are Eryn Anderson, Tami Mensing, Patricia Pace, Karen Stoderl and Melanie Mollins.

-A new column beginning next week will be The Chief’s Corner, written by Police Chief Ted Economon. He’ll be covering a variety of topics dealing with his long police career.

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-Yellowjacket Football Camp will start Monday. Two of the instructors will be Charlie Nelson and Fred Sailer.

Thursday, July 12, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

 

50 Years Ago: Eugene Sonnenberg is one of 14 candidates from Minnesota for the American Farmer Degree

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin on Thursday, July 1 1965.

Ad from the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin on Thursday, July 1 1965.

-Eugene Sonnenberg, 21, the 1962 State Star Farmer from the Perham FFA Chapter is one of 14 candidates from Minnesota for the American Farmer Degree at Kansas City in October.

-A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Matz Sunday and a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wallace Thursday at the hospital.

-Machael Mistelske and Dennis Davidson, PHS graduates, have been awarded All-University academic scholarships under the Charles and Ellora Allis foundation.

Thursday, July 1, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-The city of Perham will finally have a central spot for all of their city vehicles and equipment, with the Council deciding to move ahead with the municipal building project.

-Photo Magic is planning an opening today according to owner Doug Lange. It’s located on the back side of the Coast to Coast building. (Today they occupy the entire building.)

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-Pvt. First Class Linda M. Ruther has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal in West Germany.

Thursday, June 28, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Dairy Queen celebrated 50 years in Perham

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-The death of Errol Monear, 24, in a car-train accident in Ottertail marked the 3rd tragedy to befall his mother, Vera Herr, in 10 years. Her husband, Ray Herr drowned in a boating accident in 1955. Vera and her 1 ½ year old son were rescued. Her daughter, Vera Lee Monear, 20, died from a car accident in 1963.

-Reene, 15, and Sheri Hauer, 14, came to the rescue of Tom and Mike Loeffen, 10 and 9, who were in danger of drowning on Little Pine Lake.

-Tron Nelson, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nelson of Perham, spent Sunday evening in the hospital after swallowing 80 baby aspirin tablets.

Thursday, June 24, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

Photo from the 50th anniversary celebration of Dairy Queen in Perham

Photo from the 50th anniversary celebration of Dairy Queen in Perham

-Perham has a new city manager. Bob Louiseau has been hired to replace Larry Bethel. Bob has been the city planner for the city of Detroit Lakes since 1983.

-The Perham-Dent School District has a brand new principal for their brand new Lakes Area Elementary School, with Bill Burwell hired to the position.

-Nancy Marie Brandt, an honor student from Perham High School in 1981 and Magna Cum Laude from St. Cloud State in 1986, graduated in June from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.

Thursday, June 21, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Local artist Lottie Hoover has been chosen to display her work at the Annual American Cancer Craft Show

50 YEARS AGO

The grand prize of a 1965 Plymouth has arrived early for the East Otter Tail County Fair.

The grand prize of a 1965 Plymouth has arrived early for the East Otter Tail County Fair.

-Ninth inning of the Perham Pirates-Staples Game! Buck Burgau opened with a walk and was sacrificed to second, Stub Burgau reached first on a dropped infield fly which set the stage for a 3-1 win as Don Burgau came to bat and on a two-ball, one-strike pitch lashed a homer that hit the light tower in right field.

-A local industry received a Small Business Administration loan recently. Pine Lakes Hatchery and Feed received $190,000 for construction of Tuffy’s dog food plant.

-Help wanted – Two men and two women for full or part-time route sales; earning $2 to $3 per hour.

Thursday, June 17, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-The past three weeks of Nancy Draack’s life have been hectic; she received her first full-time job, graduated from technical college and participated in the Miss Minnesota Pageant this week as Miss Perham.

-Local artist Lottie Hoover has been chosen to display her work at the Annual American Cancer Craft Show at the Walker Public School.

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PICTURED: Nearly 80 years ago, Joe Jaroschewski wore his uniform as a member of The American Army fighting in World War I. It still fits him and is a reminder that June 14 is Flag Day.

Thursday, June 14, 1990

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50 Years Ago: Darrell (Tuffy) Nelson defeated his son Kenny in a sudden death hole at Perham Lakeside Golf Course

50 YEARS AGO

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PICTURED: Athlete of the Year award was presented to Eugene Schmidt, son of Mrs. Ben Schmidt. PHS athletic director Ten Meinhover presented the award.

-Darrell (Tuffy) Nelson had to defeat his son Kenny in a sudden death playoff Sunday to win the championship at the Perham Lakeside Golf Course golf club tournament.

-Larry Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Olson of Perham, has been accepted to the University of Minnesota, Morris. He plans to study a Liberal Arts program.

Thursday, June 10, 1965

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PICTURED: Three-year-old Lisa Heinecke was a little bit bored by the graduation ceremonies and chewed on The Class of ’90 Bulletin. She was with her parents, Nora and John Heinecke, to watch her aunt, Jennie Janeszewski, graduate.

-St. James Building (the old hospital) received bad news last week when it was learned that it would cost more to overhaul than to build a new one. As Editor Chuck Johnson says, “If you want to save it, put your thinking caps on.”

-Trudy Fischer and Kristin Sonnenberg of Vergas and Jonna Martinson and Julie Meyer of Dent have been placed on the Dean’s Honors List at Concordia College.

Thursday, June 7, 1990

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld