50 years ago
Jacket Cagers end conference season in 3rd
In the biggest thriller of the year, Perham won their fifth straight while upsetting previously undefeated Barnesville, 57-53 at home on Feb. 16. It was truly a case of a strong will power to win on Perham's part. After a typical close first quarter, Barnesville opened up in the second quarter and held a nine-point halftime lead.
Nieman is new Calvary Lutheran Pastor
The Reverend Edward L. Nieman was installed Sunday, Feb. 7, as the new pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham at an 8 p.m. service. Bishop Cecil Johnson of the Northern Minnesota District of the American Lutheran Church conducted the ceremony. Pastor Nieman moved to Perham from Kloten, N.D., where he served Kloten Lutheran Parish for two and one-half years. He is a graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque Iowa, in 1968 and of Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, in 1964. He is a native of Earlville, Iowa, where his parents live on a farm.
Gymnastic Team places 4th in district meet
The first girl's District 23 Gymnastic Meet was held Saturday, Feb. 20, at Barnesville where Perham took 4th place. The teams, in order of placing, were Moorhead, Dilworth, Frazee, Perham, Barnesville, Hawley, Pelican Rapids, Battle Lake, Fergus Falls and Glyndon-Felton.
From the Thursday, February 25, 1971, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin
25 years ago
An anti-Valentine Day sort of message
Valentine's Day is supposed to be a happy day, meant to exchange warm thoughts with loved ones. That's what Esther Bachleitner had on her mind Monday when she stopped at White Drug to purchase a whole bundle of Valentine cards to send to friends and relatives... $15-worth of cards in all. But those warm thoughts were waylaid by somebody who represented everything that Valentine's Day isn't. Bachleitner's Valentines were stolen from her car while she was dropping off misdelivered letters at the Peloquin Law Office on her way home.
City of Perham considers expanding gas to Little Pine, Big Pine, Rush, Otter Tail lakes, city of Ottertail
City officials found out four things about a prosed expansion of the natural gas system in a special meeting last Friday, as officials from Northern States Power presented the results of the study they have been working on for the past couple of months. 1) There is interest in the area in which it would be offered. 2) The project is technically feasible, with enough gas supplies available to serve the potential expansion. 3) The city would be able to make a profit on the system, even as they pay off the $3.8 million installation cost. 4) It could be done this summer if the city so chooses.
From the Thursday, February 15, 1996, Perham Enterprise Bulletin