50 years ago
Mrs. Carol June Moore suffered a concussion when the car she was driving rolled over about three and a half miles east of Perham on Highway 10 at about 10:15 p.m. on Friday. Also injured was her husband, Allen D. Moore, who suffered lacerations of the face and arms. Both were treated at Memorial Hospital. He was released Saturday and she stayed for several days.
Perham firemen were on the scene quickly Monday afternoon, when the call came in about a Burlington Northern causing a grass fire about three miles west of Perham. The blaze was confined to a small area south of the tracks but Perham firemen took no chances with the dry conditions throughout the area. "We were lucky," said fire chief marlin Zitzow, "given a wind and the right spot, we could have quite a mess with one of these grass fires right now."
Crazy Days discussion
The Perham Jaycees held their monthly Board of Directors meeting, July 27. Main discussions of the meeting centered on the Crazy Days celebration planned for the Labor Day weekend. The regular monthly meeting of the Perham Jaycees will be held Monday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. at the VFW Club.
From the Thursday, July 30, 1970, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin
25 years ago
The East Otter Tail County Fair opens today, bringing a number of grandstand events of enough variety to entertain every sort of spectator. Following last year's lead, there fair will have not one, but tow smashing, bashing demolition derbies. Tonight's derby starts at 7 p.m., as does the second, on Saturday. Powder Puff demo derbies will be held both nights. The demolition derby cars, which must be full-sized cars, are modified to meet safety regulations.
Renae Strunk, 18, daughter of David and Sharon Strunk of Hoffman, Grant Count, was crowned Region 3 Dairy Princess at ceremonies held June 30 in Fergus Falls. The runners-up are Nicol Tronson, 18, daughter of Steve and Sharon Thronson of Evansville, Douglas County, and Lisa Mounts, 19, daughter of Tim and Deanna Mounts, of Dalton, West Otter Tail County.
Veterans Home approved
Thanks to federal, state, and local support, Fergus Falls will finally get the Veterans Home it has been campaigning for since the 1970s. Congressman Collin C. Peterson said Friday, in a press release, that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will award to Minnesota's 7th District a grant of almost $5.2 million to construct the new home.
From the Thursday, July 27, 1995, Perham Enterprise Bulletin