50 years ago

Fire destroys hay, building on Wendell Elofson farm

Fire destroyed a hay mound and a small building on the Wendell Elofson farm east of Richville Tuesday afternoon. Perham firemen answered the call at 12:45 p.m. and by the time they reached the Elofson farm they found the building destroyed and the hay burning out of control. The Dent department was also called to help fight the fire. Firemen completed their stint after 1 a.m. -- more than 12 hours after the first alarm.

Kratzke to vie for Princess Kay title

Jeanete Kratzke, of Vergas, is one of 11 girls who will compete for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fair. The 18-year-old Region III Dairy Princess will arrive in the Twin Cities Aug. 20 to begin competing with the other 10 finalists.

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EOT Grand Champion of Dairy animal

Brent Woods of the Dead Lake Busy Beavers showed the Grand Champion dairy animal at the fair. He has a purebred Jersey.

From the Thursday, Aug. 7, 1969, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 years ago

Over 30,000 people took in the sights and sounds of EOT Fair

Thousands of people had some good old-fashioned fun this weekend riding rides, eating and simply enjoying the sights of the fair. Fair Chairman Al Priebe put it best when he stated simply, “It was an excellent weekend.”

Vandals have a night of it in Perham

Vandals had a night of it in Perham during the wee hours Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to Police Chief Terry Shannon. At least eight different vandalisms were done, more than likely by the same culprits, he feels. They included four broken car windows, two broken windshields, a front window broken at the school. The incidents were scattered all over town, and occurred between midnight and 4 a.m.

Illinois couple gets married on pontoon boat

The casual observer might have thought somebody had discovered a walleye hot spot in front of the Kimp’s Kamp Resort on Dead Lake, with a small flotilla of boats gathered in front of the resort. A lot more than fishing was going on that evening, because Sue Martin and Kevin Robinson were getting married. The ceremony lasted only about five minutes, during which Kevin checked his pinky finger about three times, to make sure Sue’s ring was still there. After all, a dropped ring is a lost ring when you’re aboard a pontoon on Dead Lake.

From the Thursday, Aug. 4, 1994, Perham Enterprise Bulletin