50 years ago

Local firefighters called to more Northern Pacific grass fires

Perham firemen doused one fire ignited by a Northern Pacific train Friday morning, and six more Friday afternoon. The afternoon fires were too large and too numerous to be brought quickly under control. According to Fire Chief Marlin Zitzow, 30 fires have been started by trains this summer.

Two suspects jailed after rash of county burglaries

Thieves escaped with cash and merchandise in a rash of burglaries in Otter Tail County early this week. Authorities said they are holding two suspects at the Otter Tail County Jail today in connection with a burglary about 2 a.m. today at the Vergas Hardware Co. Thieves took an assortment of guns, several chain saws and watches, and $75 in cash.

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Want ad calls driving wife crazy

Kenneth Diehl called to ask us to kill his ad on the encyclopedias he had for sale. “I hope it’s not too late,” he said, “Or my wife will kill me. The phone calls are driving her crazy. They started at 9 a.m. Thursday morning.”

From the Thursday, Sept. 18, 1969, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 years ago

Road projects come to an end

After a summer’s worth of street improvement projects, drivers will pretty much be able to drive wherever they want by the end of this week. Two major projects are coming to completion this week, the Coney Street project and the Third Avenue East project.

Outstanding daycare duo

Cheryl Wacker and Sue Altstadt have been nominated as Outstanding Daycare Providers by the East Ottertail Childcare Association. Cheryl has been a licensed day care provider in Perham for eight years. Sue Altstadt said the job of a child care provider can be a real challenge, but she enjoys it because each day is a little different.

Perham’s levy expected to go up 6.8% next year

Taxpayers in the city of Perham will likely see the city share of property taxes rise 6.8% next year, following a tax levy adopted at a special meeting Sept. 22. A little over half of the overall increase is wrapped up in the fire department fund

From the Thursday, Sept. 22, 1994, Perham Enterprise Bulletin