50 years ago
Last Wednesday evening visitors at the John Kaufman home were their friends Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Huntington and their two children of Menasha, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. James Kemper of St. Paul spent the weekend at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kemper. Visiting at the William Kemper lake home on Wednesday and returning Thursday were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cahill of Glendale, Calif. Also arriving on Wednesday to spend six weeks with her grandparents was Marty Beth Stenger, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stenger of Santa Ana, Calif.
Donald Edwin Biegler, 15, died Friday, apparently from a head wound received while scuffling with his twin brother, Ronald. Following the mishap Friday afternoon, Donald was treated locally and then taken to Fargo, where he died later the same evening.
Agriculture Commissioner Robert (Bob) W. Carlson announced the exercise of his emergency authority to extend the Minnesota Department of Agriculture deadlines for seed potato certification affecting growers in 15 countries. He said the action was taken in recognition of the emergency situation threatening severe economic loss to Minnesota's potato industry because of record rainfall frequency this spring.
From the Thursday, July 2, 1970, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin
25 years ago
Perham food shelf moves
The Perham Area Food Shelf is now situated in its new, and undoubtedly permanent, home on the northwest corner of Perham. Their new home is a far cry from their old one, in the old city garage building near the library. That one served the food shelf well, but its roof had developed majors leaks that were making it hard for the food shelf to function.
The annual fireworks display will take place Tuesday evening, following the Perham vs. Wolf Lake baseball game. The game begins at 7 p.m. and features Perham with its 8-4 league record against Wold Lake with their 6-6 league record. The two teams have met for a Fourth of July game for many years. Fireworks will follow the game, thanks to the Perham Athletic Association, which has ordered more shells for this year's display.
Relay for Life
Plans for the East Otter Tail Relay for Like continue to develop and cancer survivors from this area will play an important role -- they are the reason for holding this event. Therefore, we ask that all cancer survivors in the area meet on July 14 at 5:45 p.m. at the Perham High School track. This group of individuals will lead all Relay for Life walkers in the first lap on the track.
From the Thursday, June 29, 1995, Perham Enterprise Bulletin