50 years ago

Woman shoots hole-in-one here

Mary Jo Ceynowa was the first woman to ever hit a hole-in-one at Lakeside Country Club in Perham. Mary Jo did her thing while golfing with Bonnie Hemmelgarn on Tuesday, July 8. She picked the 8th hole, 150 yards, to make her superlative shot. The shot was witnessed by Charlie Cavanaugh.

Cyclist injured in crash near Otter Tail Lake

A young motorcyclist from Wadena was injured 11 miles south of Perham on TH 78, in an accident involving his vehicle and a 196 Chevrolet. Duane Fikken sustained chest, head and leg injuries, and was removed from the scene to Memorial Hospital in Perham.

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Barns, Cattle Destroyed Near Mills, Sebeka

An early morning storm left a swath of damage from a short distance southeast of New York Mills to an area east of Sebaka between the hours of 1 and 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. Among the properties reportedly damaged were the Ebner Hentila farm, Martin Klinert farm and the Arnold Harvala property. Hentila lost a barn and had a tree blown through his bedroom window.

From the Thursday, July 17, 1969, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 years ago

A Washington man was killed when his truck collided with a train southeast of Perham. (Chuck Johnson)
A Washington man was killed when his truck collided with a train southeast of Perham. (Chuck Johnson)


Washington man killed in truck/train accident Friday

A Washington man was killed on July 22, when his truck collided with a Burlington Northern train southeast of Perham. Raymond Van Armfield of Pyallup, Washington, was traveling west on Highway 10 and turned north on Golden Eagle Road. He came upon a double railroad track after being on the township road for about a quarter mile. A train that was west bound had just cleared the track when Van Armfield attempted to cross. At that time, a second train, traveling east, crossed the intersection and collided with the truck. Van Armfield, 65, was transported to Fargo where he died.

After 70 years, Alfred Mehl returns to Perham to find out about his early years in the community

Alfred Mehl spent several days in town trying to learn more about the first 14 years of his life. After chasing down lead after lead, he came away with little more than he had started with. He was faced with the problem of trying to find factual or anecdotal information from seven decades ago. A lot has happened in those years. The town has matured. The old school burned down, and along with it some of the records from his school days. He did find the birth certificate from his half sister, and the death certificate of his father, who died in 1916.

A royale grand re-opening

A grand re-opening is being held this weekend at Royale Comtronics in Perham. The event is being held to mark the major changes that have occurred over the pasty year, along with a total re-do of the store itself, explains General Manager Steve Dennis.

From the Thursday, July 28, 1994, Perham Enterprise Bulletin