25 Years Ago: Melanie Schwartzenberger and Kari Carlson are the valedictorian and salutatorian of the class of 1990

50 YEARS AGO

St. Paul's Church 1965 confirmation class with 14 total students.

St. Paul’s Church 1965 confirmation class with 14 total students.

-Nine Minneapolis area fishermen forfeited $450 in bail money when they failed to appear in Perham Municipal Court after being arrested for possessing a total of 103 walleyes.

-Arlan Mueller, former PHS wrestling champion, lost a match with a 10 lb. northern. He had the fish in the boat but it got away when he tried to put it on the stringer.

-After several incidents involving motor bikes, motor scooters and motorcycle drivers must have a valid driver’s license now or they will be arrested.

Thursday, May 20, 1965

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PICTURED Melanie Schwartzenberger and Kari Carlson are the valedictorian and salutatorian of the class of 1990 and will be leading their 93 classmates in graduation ceremonies.

-The Perham Lakeside Golf course has already had a pair of hole-in-ones this year. Dan Williams holed the first one on April 25 on hole number six and Dave Nelson got the second hole-in-one May 8 on the second hole.

-Janet Rosen caught herself a nice 12-pound northern, fishing off her dock on Big Pine Lake. She was fishing with a minnow and bobber when the big fish bit.

Thursday, May 17, 1990

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25 Years Ago: The Colonial Lounge held their grand opening.

50 YEARS AGO

-Dennis Arly Davidson will be Valedictorian and Ardelle Kay Lewin will be Salutatorian for the class of 1965.

-Michael F. Bernauer of Perham High has been chosen as the recipient of the annual scholarship given by the Committee on Latin Training.

PICTURED: American Award contest winners in the local VFW Auxiliary writing contest were Rita Kremer and her brother, John. Rita went on to win third at the district level.

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Thursday, May 13, 1965

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-The Colonial Lounge is having their grand opening Saturday. Owners Dick Stoderl and Jason Tracy have been remodeling the former Colonial Lanes into the lounge.

PICTURED: Even youngsters got involved in the tree planting done by the Perham Rotary Club and the Parks Department. They included Brian Mcintire, Sam Morganroth, Ashley Malcolm, Jessica Schmidt, Margo Wilkowski, Courtney Smith and Cassandra Smith.

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-Jim Stigman is serving as the St. Cloud State University Senate resident this year and received an Excellence in Leadership Award recently. Jim is a Perham High School graduate and the son of Alan and Bev Stigman.

Thursday, May 10, 1990

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50 Years Ago: Perham firefighters arrived in time to save the Fred Lueders home from flames

50 YEARS AGO

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PICTURED: The Senior Class Play tonight. Cast members are Joan Schoenberger, Larry Olson, Walter Benhardus, Eugene Schmidt, Lyle Austin, Sandy Parchem, Ardelle Lewin, Eric Jorgenson, Marv Winstryg, Dick Hemmelgarn, Dan Reistenberg, Larry Ternus, Norman Benson and John Buechler.

-Perham fireman arrived at the Fred Lueders farm Sunday in time to save the Lueders’ home from flames from a burning garage nearby.

Thursday, April 29, 1965

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-Spraying operations for forest tent caterpillars may be commencing in a little over a week, depending on the weather, Caterpillars began hatching early this week.

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PICTURED: Team Eckes wrapped up the Winter Wallyball league with tops in season standing and in the playoffs. Players included Sue and Doug Eckes, Cleone Stewart, Dennis Happel and Andi Bucholz.

-Two Frazee men have been charged with the gross misdemeanor of taking fish with a gill net on the Otter Tail River north of Little Pine Lake.

Thursday, April 26, 1990

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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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– 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

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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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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

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

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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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-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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld