50 years ago
Fight team! Fight?
A good hard hitting Detroit Lakes eleven scored a convincing 42-0 win over the Yellowjackets last Friday evening. Asked about the upcoming game against Henning, Coach Hauer said, “If we expect to win, we will have to show more of an offense and a hard tackling defense. We think our boys are ready to play a good football game.”
Thieves hit Ottertail area Monday
Thieves hit at least three establishments in the Otter Tail Lake area, but netted little for their efforts. According to Otter Tail County Deputy Sheriff Joe Peloquin an attempted break in at Jim and Fern’s Lounge in Ottertail village was thwarted when the would be thieves couldn’t unlock the door after breaking a small pane of glass. An antique cash register at the Leaf Lakes Grocery was robbed of $10, as well as two six packs of beer and a carton of cigarettes.
Woods shows champ Jersey at State Fair
Brent Woods, Dent, showed the Champion Purebred Jersey at the State Fair. He received a purple ribbon and a trophy from the Minnesota Jersey Cattle Club. The cow shown by Brent was also the Champion Dairy Animal at the East Otter Tail Fair.
From the Thursday, Sept. 4, 1969, Perham Enterprise Bulletin
25 years ago
PACC expansion gearing up again
Efforts are gearing up again for a proposed expansion of the Perham Area Community Center for a walking track, roller rink and teen center. Things got a quick boost last week when it was announced that Land O’ Lakes had agreed to donate $30,000 to the project. Dennis Happel said the donations are encouraging, but the preliminary estimate is $580,000.
Change? No way, say new owners
If you expected things to change at Strom’s Cafe now that new owners Randy and Margi Mattfeld have taken over, don’t. They won’t change a thing, because they don’t want to upset the thriving business that Tim and Cheryl Strom have built up over the years.
You’ll have to dial 218 starting soon
Telephone company customers all over Minnesota on Sept. 17 will begin dialing 1 plus the area code for long distance calls within the callers area code. To meet future demand for telephone lines and accompanying numbers, the new dialing will free up the number combinations historically used as area codes and add them to the pool for use as local number prefixes.
From the Thursday, Sept. 8, 1994, Perham Enterprise Bulletin