50 years ago
Mexican Fiesta Charity Ball
The Mrs. Jaycees have started preparations for the fourth annual Charity Ball. The Charity Ball is set to take place in the 4-H Building on Feb. 7. The theme this year is "Mexican Fiesta" and a Mexican menu will be served buffet style from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Freddie Dean and the Country Gentlemen will perform. Tickets for 53 people are available from Mrs. Jaycee or at the Sears store for $7 a couple. Proceeds will be sent to the mentally challenged.
Fire damages home
A rural home was damaged by fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. The fire in the home of George Hayden started around 2 a.m. Sunday. The fire was apparently caused by an electrical shortage in the bedroom. The fire damage was contained; however, smoke and water damage occurred throughout the house.
Kindergarten not canceled
Rumors of kindergarten being dropped from the current local curriculum was cleared up at the regular monthly school board meeting Jan. 14. The Mrs. Jaycees appeared before the board in regard to the matter and were assured by the board members that they had no such intention to do so. The board will take no such action without the prior notification of the public except under extreme circumstances.
From the Thursday, Jan. 22, 1970, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin
25 years ago
Poster contest for recycling
Otter Tail County is sponsoring a poster contest for students in the third and fourth grades, who live in Perham or whose families participate in Perham's curbside recycling program. All drawings must promote curbside recycling. The winning designs and the student's name will be displayed on a billboard in Perham. Entries must be submitted to the Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department by Feb. 10, 1995.
Ice castle planned
The students from Heart of the Lakes Elementary are building an ice castle. The block for the castle is being made by freezing water in milk cartons. This is a school-wide project with all grades are participating in the building of the ice castle. A similar castle is being built by elementary school students in Dent.
Fish house winners
The winner of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center’s First Annual Fish House Contest has been chosen. Tom Reviewer, of Perham, has won the Most Comfortable Fish House. Scott Krause, of Ottertail, has won Most Colorful. And finally, Allan Van Watermullen, of Perham, has won Most Creative Design.
From the Thursday, Jan. 19, 1995, Perham Enterprise Bulletin