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

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

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

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

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

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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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25 YEARS AGO

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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

50 Years Ago: Grand prize for the East Otter Tail County Fair was a new Plymouth automobile

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PICTURED: Arnold Enslin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Enslin of rural Perham, and who is studying for the ministry, has been awarded an Estarl Scholarship from the Eastren Star of Minnesota.

-Grand prize for the East Otter Tail County Fair will be a new Plymouth automobile, according to Don Weickert, fair board secretary. Saturday night will be a living room suite.

-Machael Mistelske, PHS senior has been accepted for admission to the U of M, Morris. He will be majoring in biology.

Thursday, May 27, 1965

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25 YEARS AGO

-The Perham City Council adopted an ordinance eliminating the use of skateboards and roller blades downtown. It was suggested by Jim Bretz that some sort of a skate board facility and BMX bike area be constructed.

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PICTURED: Making Friends – 28 month old Ian and 14 month old Sean played alongside this Sunday morning visitors the Chuck and Darla Johnson home.

-Andrew Sandberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Machael Sandberg of Perham, entered the Air Force’s Delayed Enlistment Program. He is scheduled to enter active duty in December 1990.

Thursday, May 24, 1990

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

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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25 YEARS AGO

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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

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

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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25 YEARS AGO

-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

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

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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25 YEARS AGO

-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

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

 

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

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