50 years ago
At 9:27 p.m. on Sunday Alfred H. Neumiller, of North Dakota, age 28, was killed when the grain semi he was driving overturned. The accident occurred when Neumiller attempted to avoid a snowmobile, which had fallen off a trailer, on Highway 10 near the New York Mills airport.
Paul E. Boedigmeimer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Len F. Boedigmeimer of Perham, was promoted on Dec. 3 to Army Sergeant in Vietnam. Sgt. Boedigmeimer is a squad leader in Company D, 1st Infantry. Boedigmeimer holds the Combat Infantryman Badge.
The Minnesota Highway Department would like to remind you that blizzards can be killers. Motorists would be wise to exercise caution during the winter months. By checking the weather reports before taking off on to the roadways and by keeping a “survival kit” in their cars during the winter month in case they do fall victim to a blizzard.
From the Thursday, Jan. 15, 1970, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin
25 years ago
Scouts enjoy derby
The Perham Boy Scout Troop 321 hosted the annual Northern Lights Council Klondike Derby on Saturday, Jan. 7. The event was held at the Pioneer Grounds north of Perham and was attended by 80 Scouts, parents, Scoutmasters and the Senior District Executive, Daris Steindler. Various stations were set up to help sharpen scouts’ skills and all events were intended to promote teamwork.
The top three of 10 winners of the last week’s Geography Bee are Josh Lund in first place, Phil Haung in second place, and Jill Flutau in third place. All winners this year were eighth-graders. Lund will be advancing to future competitions representing Perham High School.
Kristine Carr has been named the interim administrator for Perham Memorial Hospital, after Joan Bangasser’s resignation takes effect on Jan. 27. While Carr does not hold a license for a hospital or nursing home, the State of Minnesota has rules that allow testing for a temporary license. Carr has been the controller for the hospital and nursing home for over three years.
From the Thursday, Jan. 12, 1995, Perham Enterprise Bulletin