50 years ago

Local, National education week observances set

American Education Week began in 1921 through joint action of the Nation Education Association and the American Legion. This year’s observance has been recognized by the President, Gov. LeVander and locally by a proclamation signed by Mayor Royale B. Arvig. The theme of this year’s observance is “Better Education -- Your Job.”

Dale Honer, 26, killed in single car crash near Dent

A young Dent area man was killed and his younger brother injured in a one car crash south of Dent. Dead on arrival at Perham Memorial Hospital was Dale. His younger brother, Patrick, 11, was hospitalized with a compound leg fracture. Honer was travelling south on County Road 35 when he skidded on a curve and rolled, hitting an approach. Both were thrown from the vehicle.

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Thieves hit Vergas store Sunday eve

Thieves grabbed an estimate $425 in merchandise Sunday evening in a break-in at the Hanson Hardware. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office is investigating and reports that stolen articles include a .22 caliber pistol, a quantity of ammunition and stereo equipment.

From the Thursday, Oct. 30, 1969, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 years ago

Errant bullet goes thru bathroom wall in Butler

The quiet atmosphere at the Becker household changed quickly, when an errant bullet from a deer rifle smashed through the home’s bathroom wall, lodging across the room. “It was pretty darn nerve-wracking,” Rosemary Becker recalls. “At first I was upset about the mess, but then after I thought about it, I was glad that nobody was hurt. Thankfully, it was on the other end of the house from where Kimberly and I were.”

No temper tantrum from Mother Nature, deer hunters take advantage of it for third best opener

Hunters can count on one or more of the following for the deer opener … fog, rain, snow, sleet, blustery winds or zero-threatening temps. Blaze T-shirts were more appropriate than blaze parkas last week. Both mornings were frosty, but by late afternoon, temps hovered near 50 degrees.

The musical is back again!

The tradition of Perham theater-goers being treated to wonderful musicals continues with “Guys & Dolls.” The play cast and orchestra are a mixed bag of high schoolers and community members, brought together by their common love of performing. Putting together a theater production is sort of like putting together a huge ultra-complicated jigsaw puzzle.

From the Thursday, Nov. 10, 1994, Perham Enterprise Bulletin