50 years ago

Homecoming parade scenes

The homecoming parade on Main Street in 1969.
The homecoming parade on Main Street in 1969.

Perham's Homecoming Court in the Parade on Main Street in 1969.
Perham's Homecoming Court in the Parade on Main Street in 1969.

Council votes to put Plan B on Nov. ballot

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The basic idea of Plan B is that “The village manager shall be the head of the administrative branch of the village government and shall be responsible to the council for the proper administration of all affairs relating to the village.” Under the plan the council would be prohibited from setting up any boards or commissions (such as park board, sanitation board, library board) with autonomous power.

Corke pleads guilty to two murders

Asa Corke, 58, was sentenced by Judge Chester Rosengren to “an indeterminate term, deemed the maximum term authorized by law of 40 years,” upon his conviction on two counts of second degree murder in district court. Corke, who was under a first-degree murder indictment involving the deaths of Mrs. Asa Corke and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ledford in Amor Township. Corke will be taken to Stillwater State Penitentiary on Monday to begin serving his sentence.

From the Thursday, Oct. 16, 1969, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 years ago

Fire, EMS bingo Saturday

The annual Perham Fire and EMS Turkey Bingo is a major fundraiser of the year for the two groups, with money helping to purchase equipment. Proceeds from last year’s bingo was a major player in purchasing the $8,000 Laerdal Advanced Training dummy, used for training area first responders. The dummy is extremely sophisticated explains EMS Director Randy Grover.

Gym space valuable commodity

Things are going so good for school activities, that they are creating their own set of problems. How and where to find space for practice time for participants at all levels. It’s a problem that has school officials scrambling, and the scramble will get more intense next year.

USDA re-writes rules regarding crop insurance

The past few years have called attention to how susceptible crops are to the weather across the U.S. As a result of a new law signed by President Bill Clinton, crop insurance will become an integral part of USDA farm programs. Most notably, farmers must buy crop insurance to be eligible for other farm benefits, including commodity price support and certain FmHA loans.

From the Thursday, Oct. 20, 1994, Perham Enterprise Bulletin