50 years ago

What it was, was basketball

The girls at PHS invaded a traditionally male domain Tuesday evening, and did a credible job of trouncing the Dillworth quintet in basketball. The team, new to PHS this year, is coached by Miss Meryl Gisselquist, a phys-ed instructor at the local school.

Pat Doll injured in hunting mishap

According to Duane Fraki, who was hunting with Pat at the time, they were grouse hunting in Otto township. Pat had moved in front of Duane, and when Duane fired pellets hit Pat in the back of the legs. The accident occurred about 11 a.m.

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St. Paul’s Church celebrates 75 years in same building

425 people attended the Diamond Jubilee Dinner Sunday of the building and dedication of St. Paul’s Church. The speaker for the occasion was Dr. A.C. Seltz, Minnesota District President from Brainerd. The elders of the congregation with their wives made arrangements for the celebration.

From the Thursday, Sept. 25, 1969, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 years ago

$50,000 for Big Pine Lake

Three years of prep work is beginning to pay off for people concerned about the water quality on Big Pine Lake, because they have now received a $50,000 grant from the Board of Water and Soil Resources. To help them work on solutions for the lake. The money will be used for continued water quality testing and remedial action.

Rising to the top

After 30 and some-odd years in the newspaper business, Mike Parta, publisher of the Perham Enterprise-Bulletin, has stepped to the top rung in one of our country's most important newspaper organizations. Last week, he was elected chairman of the National Newspaper Association. For the next year, Parta will head the NNA Board of Directors, serve as its spokesman in over 30 state newspapers conventions, and work in many different ways to achieve the NNA’s primary goal as stated in its mission statement.

Super 8 Motel is expanding

Work began this week on a 20-room expansion of the Perham Super 8 motel on Perham’s south side. The addition is being built as a "T" onto the west side of the existing structure, according to owner Dick Palubicki. The expansion will increase overall capacity from the current 40 to 60 rooms. It’s expected to be completed in April, approximately on the four-year anniversary of the motel.

From the Thursday, Oct. 6, 1994, Perham Enterprise Bulletin