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Looking Back - April 5 edition

Merry Regiment of Women Cast includes (front l-r): Tiff Grover, Brooke Anderson, Andrea Lund, Nicole Glawe, Beth Marshall, Kristine Klinnert, (back) Dave Ehlers, Adrian Honer, Brad Brasel, Andrew Fritz, Brian Hammers and (not pictured) Josh Wendt and Nicole Ziegler.

25 years ago

• Physical therapy project moving ahead:

Perham Hospital will have its expanded physical therapy addition by late fall, if all goes according to the current plans.

Normally it wouldn't take that long for a 3,500 addition, but another major step must be completed before construction begins. The vacant St. James Hospital building must be torn down, a step that was authorized about a month ago following several months of contemplation.

The hospital will be cooperating completely with the East Otter Tail Historical Society on the demo of the Building, Bangasser emphasizes. They will be able to salvage historical artifacts from the building, and will also save bricks to build a St. James monument in their Pioneer Village.

• County rejects petition to partition Perham Township:

The furor surrounding the petition to partition Perham Township into the four neighboring townships came to an official close on Tuesday, March 23rd.

The county commissioners voted unanimously that day to deny the petition, which brings the issue to a close. Their motion stated three reasons to deny: Perham Township is in strong financial condition; the four surrounding townships that would receive the land (Gorman, Pine Lake, Rush Lake, and Edna) are opposed to the idea; the overwhelming majority of people attending the March 16 public hearing on the issue were against it.

From the Thursday, April 8, 1993 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

50 years ago

• Perham Man Now a Major General: Paul Feyereisen gets second star of Army career:

Fort Monmouth, N.J. - Major General Paul A. Feyereisen, U.S. Program Project Manager for the MALLARD Project, and Deputy Commanding General of the Army Electronics Command for Tactical Communication Systems has been promoted from Brigadier General.

General Feyereisen received his second star from General Frank S. Besson, Jr., commanding the Army Materiel Command, in a brief ceremony in the Hexagon building, headquarters of the Electronics Command.

Feyereisen is the son of Mrs. J.P. Feyereisen and a brother of Mrs. Al Schoeneberger, both of Perham.

From the Thursday, April 11, 1968 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin