50 years ago

Yellowjacket Queen Candidates

Mary Doll is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Doll. She has been active in German Club and was in band for years. Ginny Hawes’ parents are Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hawes. Ginny’s activities include cheerleading, student council and band. JoAnn Bruhn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bruhn. She’s an active member of Band, choir, speech and drama. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rosen are the parents of Sandy Rosen. Sandy has been active in Band, Latin Club, speech and drama.

Commander William D. Sayer receives First Navy Command

Perham native Commander William D. Sayer received his first Navy command this month when he relieved the previous commanding officer of the Navy Destroyer USS Leary. Commander Sayer joined the Navy in 1944 as an enlisted man. After serving in the Pacific Theater, he entered the Naval Academy in 1948.

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In Dent accident

A Wayzata couple escaped injury in a recent accident at Dent according to reports from that area. They are tentatively identified as Mr. and Mrs. John Pillsbury Jr. There was about $700 damage to the car.

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

25 years ago

New librarian on board

Perham Public Library now has its second-ever librarian in place, with Susan Ladwig replacing Catherine Drahmann. The new librarian is no newcomer to the area. She was born and raised in Pelican Rapids, leaving to attend Gustavus. While there, she met her husband-to-be Tom, when they were both working at a Domino’s Pizza. Susan is excited to work in Perham, because she’ll utilize her education while living near her hometown. “I like working in a library this size because you get to work with all aspects of the library. If you’re in a large library, you tend to stay in one niche,” she said.

New floor plan emerges; City agrees to $150,000 for PACC

The City of Perham gave a big jump start to the proposed expansion of the Perham Area Community Center Monday, agreeing to contribute up to $150,000 to the project. Councilwoman Pat Miller was on the council six years ago when the city originally committed funds for PACC. “You can talk to anybody who has moved to town and they’ll say PACC played a part in it. It’s one of the best things we’ve ever done. It was a risk, a gamble, but I think it’s paid off,” Miller said.

County soil survey done after eight years

While the 1.2 million acre survey is finished, more work remains. A team of five people are still at work to convert the field work into information that can be used by a wide variety of citizens. A preliminary report will be prepared that contains maps and information about Otter Tail County’s soils. A final report will be printed by the government printing agency. The county will then digitize the information and input it into their new computerized Geographic Information System.

From the Thursday, Oct. 13, 1994, Perham Enterprise Bulletin