50 Years Ago
-Lyle Huwe was elected mayor of Richville, receiving 34 of the 37 votes cast. Lois Sundberg was elected council woman and Ernest Hofmann treasurer.
-Smalley Smiles: Fallon, the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Mikula, won 9th place in a MTCN coloring contest for youngsters. That is no small honor as there were over 12,000 entries.
-Hughes Skgmo advertisement: Gift Buys! Give her sheer nylons, 64¢ or some seamless dress sheers for 99¢ How about a velrose nylon tricot slip with lace trim for $2.98.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 1963, Perham Enterprise Bulletin
-Edward Rippa was elected the new Mayor of New York Mills. He replaces John Mark who is retiring after holding this office for the greater part of the past 30 years.
-John Aho says it was “the thrill of a lifetime of fishing” as he poses next to his trophy, a 28 pound muske that he caught on Crow Lake in Canada.
-Looks like a war between the car dealers: Full page ad by Jim Laron Ford, about a 3/4 page ad by Hi-way Auto, a half page ad by Thompson Motor and almost a 3/4 ad by Vaugh Chevrolet.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 1963, New York Mills Herald
25 Years Ago
-Photo: Home Health Care has helped sisters Lillian Rusch and Hazel Smith remain independent in their apartment. Hazel affectionately calls their provider, Mary Christenson, “a good girl.”
-Santa breakfast plus free sleigh rides to be held Saturday. Merchants will be open until 8 pm Fridays and until 9 pm December 12-23. There will be free Saturday matinees and the House Decorating contest will be judged December 15.
-Photo: FFA members that attended the National FFA convention were Stacey Fresonke, Karen Stoderl, Jeni Januszewski, Tracey Jorgenson, Lance Honer, Joe Riepe, Jolene Kempenich, Mark Jorgenson and Adviser Arnie Rethemeier.
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988, Perham Enterprise Bulletin
-Winners of the 8th grade health class “Tobacco Free” posters are Dale Frost, Rick Ehnert, Mike Almer, Jodie Holtti, Brian Pettow and poaster winner Candie Lubitz.
-Paula Ganz paints a holiday decoration on the window of Lindy’s Hardware, a tradition in New York Mills. She was helped by students James Wait and Becky Pesola.
-Steven Bentley, son of Rueben and Shirley Bentley, was the recipient of a Scholarship for Outstanding Students at the annual banquet held at the U of M Crookston. They are awarded to students in the top 20 percent of their class.
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988, New York Mills Herald
Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld