50 years ago
Green Thumb workers
Green Thumb workers laid down foundations for two log cabins. The East Otter Tail Historical Society and the village of Perham planned to place them on village land north of town. These houses would be renovated and would eventually contain historical displays.
Perham centennial float
The Perham centennial float was completed and had its first outing on the weekend of Saturday, June 12, 1971. It was built through volunteer efforts and a number of interested people, all of whom were chaired by Frank Bradshaw.
In Perham this week during 1971, ground beef was on sale for 69 cents per pound. Ice cream, on the other hand, was $1.79, and coffee was $2.19.
From the Thursday, June 17, 1971, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin
25 years ago
Jenny Fudge Austin-bound
One Perham girl, Jenny Fudge, was on her way to compete in the Miss Minnesota Pageant in Austin where she would be competing against 13 other women. She felt good about the competition because she was already Miss Perham, which was important to her. She liked singing and performing and planned to sing "Before the Parade Passes" from Hello Dolly. This pageant was going to take place on the evening of Friday, June 14, 1996.
Trip to Chanhassen July 12
New York Mills Community Education made plans to travel to the Twin Cities on a two-day excursion on Friday, July 12, at 7 a.m. They would start this trip at the Mall of America then head to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre to see Crazy for You. They also planned to visit the Landscape Arboretum before returning to New York Mills.
Quilts displayed @ local stores
Merchants in the Perham area displayed quilts that were going to be a part of the Pioneer Village 9th Annual Quilt Competition and Show on June 21 and 22, 1996. These quilts were displayed throughout Perham, and residents were encouraged to go look at them.
From the Thursday, Jun 13, 1996, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin