50 Years Ago: Eugene Schermerhorn escaped serious injury after falling off the back of a tractor that was pulling a plow

50 YEARS AGO

Ad from a 1964 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

-Perham High School’s Homecoming Queen is Sandra Parchem. Her attendants are Mary Rosen, Cynthia Sychs and Bonnie Meyer.

-Eugene Schermerhorn, 11, of Vergas, escaped serious injury after falling off the back of a tractor that was pulling a plow. He was knocked unconscious.

-Ralph Wasche Jr., 21, of Perham, escaped a car-train collision and resulting car fire in Richville with minor cuts and bruises.

Thursday, October 15, 1964

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 YEARS AGO

-The Perham Fire Department received a new 1,250 gallon/minute pumper. It is the biggest and most modern the department has owned.

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-The staff of the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin is proud to bring you this week’s edition during National Newspaper Week. The staff includes Check Johnson, Cleone Stewart, Michelle Mohr-McMillen, Harriet Mattfeld, Mary Jane Botts, Rhonda Huwe, Mike Parta and Chet Lacy.

Thursday, October 12, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: 13 seniors played their last Homecoming football game

50 Years Ago

Seniors from the 1964 Perham Yellowjacket football team.

-Friday night’s football game will be the last Homecoming contest for 13 seniors. They are Glen Wischnak, Daryl Trites, Bob Bachleitner, John Beuchler, Walter Berhardus, Greg Meyer, Dick Hemmelgarn, Eugene Schmidt, Greg Drummond, Norman Benson, Larry Ternus, and Dave Esser.

-Three juveniles have been arrested in the case of 42 break-ins in Otter Tail County. They admitted to 37 burglaries.

-Saturday marks five years of service to the community by Perham Memorial Hospital. Payroll is $95,000.

Thursday, October 8, 1964

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25 Years Ago

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-One of the major steps in Perham Memorial Hospital’s expansion plan for next spring has been taken with an architectural firm being hired.

-Ottertail Township renews its attempt to withdraw from the Perham Memorial Hospital district.

-Marijuana plants were seized by law enforcement in East Otter Tail County. Perham policeman Todd Sandahl received information on them while investigating a burglary.

Thursday, October 5, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Bobbi Jo Dickenson placed the crown on the new Homecoming Queen Leslie Johnson

50 YEARS AGO

-Filings for the Village Council close October 15. The terms of Councilman Edgar Rosen and clerk Dr. George Kupferschmid expire.

-BELOW Perham Yellowjackets football co-captains pose with their coach, Lerry Hauer, during a practice session. At left is Greg Drummond, fullback, and at right is David Esser, end.

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-One of the new teachers at Perham Public School this year is Russel Kadow, music instructor.

Thursday, October 1, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 YEARS AGO

-Last year’s Perham High School Queen, Bobbi Jo Dickenson, placed the crown on the new Homecoming Queen Leslie Johnson. Her sister, Leah, was Queen two years ago.

-BELOW Ray Onken, who stands 6’4’’, is dwarfed by his 10-foot tall cherry tomato plants he grew thus summer.

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-Atrazine has been detected in the city’s water supply. The well is 100 feet deep. It apparently is not uncommon to detect chemicals in the city wells, and the atrazine is very far below allowable limits.

Thursday, September 28, 1989

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Year Ago: Archie Sailer is inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame

50 Years Ago

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-Mrs. George Mattfeld of Perham was the grand prize winner in the Quilting Business Sale Contest sponsored by Drahmann’s. She received a bedroom suite. Note from Harriet: She was again when her husband had to build her a new room to hold the new furniture.

-Ten Perham boys, 12-17, have admitted painting the water tower, walls of the 4-H building, a fair grounds building and many more local buildings.

-Smalley Smiles – Ambrose Welter, who is a perfectionist at heart, says that the most frustrating job in the hardware business is gift wrapping a scoop shovel, which they do occasionally.

Thursday, September 24, 1964

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25 Years Ago

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-Archie Sailer of the Perham and Frazee area is being inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. He has a bat given to him as a youngster where he batted .733, going 66 for 90.

-Bus contractor Bill Bauck from Lake Country Transportation has received the “Golden Merit Award” honoring school bus contractors who were nominated for their excellence of service and outstanding community responsibility.

-Homecoming Queen candidates for Perham High School are Cassy Bauck, Kim Ceynowa, Lynae Gerken, Kim Iverson, and Leslie Johnson.

Thursday, September 21, 1989

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: A lightning bolt ignited a fire on the Joe Balcer farm

50 Years Ago

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-Gerard E. Richter, who owns Eagles Café, has purchased the fixtures of Drahman’s store, which is going out of business. His future plans are indefinite.

Lightning –A bolt hit a bedspring in an upstairs room at the Joe Balcer farm and ignited the mattress, struck at the Norb Ruether farm and put his telephone out of service and destroyed a hay and straw stack at the Clarence Meyer farm.

-Gunder Hanson was installed as the new Commander of the Perham American Legion Post 61.

Thursday, September 17, 1964

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25 Years Ago

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-Work is to the “fine-tuning” stage for Dean’s Country Market in Perham. The expansion increased this store size from 14,000 to 22,000 square feet.

-James and Marilee Flath announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Elaine Flath, born Aug. 20th, weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz.

-The St. James Heritage Committee will hold an open house for tours. The committee is looking for ideas to save the old historical hospital.

Thursday, September 14, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Years Ago: Firefighters battle blaze in the rain

50 YEARS AGO

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-More than 1,400 students are attending school in Perham this year. Over 1,100 are enrolled in the Perham public schools, 257 in St. Henry’s parochial and 58 in St. Paul’s Lutheran parochial schools.

-Ken Nelson of Perham won the Montevideo Labor Day Golf Tournament Monday with a two and one victory in the finals.

-Perham firemen battled a burning hay and straw pile for over five hours in the rain Sunday after the stacks had been set ablaze by a bolt of lightning.

Thursday, September 10, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 YEARS AGO

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-Jeff Atchinson of Hawley won the season-long fishing contest. He brought the mounted fish when he picked up his $500 prize from Jane Aschnewitz, Tourist Information Director, the walleye weighed 11lb. 5oz.

-Larry Day and Mike Sherwood of the Perham Rotary Club presented a $650 check to the Perham Fire Department to cover the cost of a chain saw. Accepting were Jack Schmidt and Fred Lemkuhl.

-Volleyball co-captains this year are Sarah Happel and Kim Ceynowa. They hope to make it to state this year.

Thursday, September 7, 1989

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Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

50 Year Ago: A lack of depth may hurt the Yellowjacket football team

50 Years Ago

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-Brand new in Perham is the DX service station across the street from the Village Hall. Note from Harriet: Gene’s Sport Shop is new in that location.

-Jean Kinlund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kinlund, escaped serious injury when the car she was driving left the road and rolled over. She was blinded by an on-coming car and could not see the edge of the road.

-Coach Larry Hauer feels a lack of depth may hurt this year’s Yellowjackets. Of the 54 candidates for the squad, only six are lettermen.

Thursday, September 3, 1964

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25 Years Ago

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-Perham Concerned Citizens Chairman John Altstadt has gathered water samples from private wells to test for nitrates. Some tested clean, some minimum, and one exceeded minimum by five times.

-A three-page pictorial shows the many businessmen that make Perham work. They are Peters Welding, Wasche’s Machine Shop, Bec-Lin Foods, Barrel O’ Fun, Chuckie’s Country Cookin’, Land O Lakes, Perham Steel, John’s Floral, Little Pine Machine and Perham Coop Creamery.

Thursday, August 31, 1989

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25 Years Ago: Ma’s Little Red Barn and Bev’s Book Nook have joined forces

50 Years Ago

-Drahmann Brothers, Perham’s oldest merchandising establishment, owned by Vince and Leo Drahmann, is quitting business and selling everything to the bare walls. Note from Harriet: The Photo Magic store now occupies the old building.

- Allen R Arvig, fire control technician, USN, was promoted to his present second class rate, while aboard the missile cruiser USS Providence.

-A former Perham man, Lyle Caughey of Bemidji, will be an alternate delegate to the Democratic National convention this week.

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Thursday, Aug. 27, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 Years Ago

-Sewage Expansion: Over 1.6 million square feet of PVC liner is being laid in the sewage treatment ponds. It will be covered with sand to prevent puncturing.

-Brenda Mattfeld, daughter of Alvin and Margaret Mattfield of New York Mills, was named Minnesota’s Home Economics Teacher of the Year. She is a teacher at the Gray Eagle Public School.

-Ma’s Little Red Barn, owned by Barb Lenius, and Bev’s Book Nook, owned by Bev Hockett, have joined forces and moved to a new location on Main Street.

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Thursday, Aug. 24, 1989

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50 Years Ago: Rev. N. Kramer hit a golf ball the other day and killed a gopher stone dead

50 Years Ago

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-Pvt. Gary L. Elofson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Elofson of Perham, has completed a lineman’s course at the U.S. Army Southeastern Signal School at Fort Gordon, GA. -Smalley Smiles: Nate to golfers

- If you think you’re good, listen to this: Rev. N. Kramer hit a golf ball the other day and killed a gopher stone dead when it ran into the path of the ball.

-John V. Knight, industrial arts instructor at Perham High School, will receive a Master of Science degree in Education at Moorhead State College.

Thursday, August 20, 1964

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25 Years Ago

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-The Lakeside Golf Course is set to go to 18 holes next week. A tour of the grounds was given by groundskeeper Steve VanNatta.

-Dent Cub Scout Pack 322 presented the colors for the Crazy Day Kid and Pet Parade. Flag carrier was Kyle Femling, and the color guard was John Lund, Jake Standbrough and Bobbie Femling.

-Jennie Bucholz, who attended the National Amateur track meet in Spokane, Washington, came home with 5th place in high jump out of a field of 32.

Thursday, August 17, 1989

Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld

25 Years Ago: Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Perham Elementary

50 Years Ago

-The Township of Perham has required that the Prairie Drive-In Theatre have a deputized officer on hand for all performances. For those of you who don’t remember the theatre, it was located just east of the airport.

-After 46 years of barbering in Perham, Bernie Jahn called it quits and has sold his barbershop.

-Team No. 9 won the league championship at the Lakeside Golf Course. Team members were Larry Nelson, Mike Alm, Gardy Richter, George Bauck and Bob Perry.

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Thursday, August 13, 1964

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

25 Years Ago

-Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Perham Elementary. The event drew a crowd of interested and involved people and culminated with the release of yellow balloons.

-Nadine’s Clothing store is having its grand opening to help introduce the new store to customers in the area.

-Rotarian Mike Parta was presented a Paul Harris Fellow award of Rotary International by Perham Rotary President Jim Osterfeld.

Thursday, Aug. 10, 1989

Perham Enterprise- Bulletin

Compiled by Harriet Mattfeld