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The Prior Lake Water Ski Club dressed to the nines and stacked 10-high on Little Pine Lake for the June 28 Turtle Fest in 1992.1 / 2
Cellular 2000 was quite the talk of the town when it first came out. Farmers in particular found it useful for their business practices. File Photo.2 / 2

25 Years Ago

• Water Ski Show returns to Turtle Fest: The Prior Lake Water Ski club performed a water ski show for Turtle Fest at Paul Miller Park on Little Pine Lake, a reminder of the original June Fests held in the late 1970's when water ski shows were also held at Paul Miller Park.

• New York Mills Cultural Center to open on Saturday: The Grand Opening Celebration for the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is coming up this Saturday, June 20, and a whole day of activities is scheduled to bring the center in with style.

The NYM Regional Cultural Center will open its doors for the first time to the general public at 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, allowing visitors to view the Regional Arts Show and the newly remodeled Olof Party building.

Also beginning at 10 a.m. and running throughout the day, a variety of food booths will be open on Main Avenue near the Cultural Center, at the Senior Citizens Center, and in Central Park. For lunch, the Senior Citizens Center is planning a Barbeque, and the New Horizons Club will be selling Finnish Submarine sandwiches and pasta salad for $1.50/each, coffee for a quarter and iced tea and pop for fifty-cents.

• Cellular 2000: Your Mobile Communications Network: An advertisement for the Cellular 2000 mobile phone ran in the paper, a testimonial from Farm Manager Rick Tobkin, which read, "The Cellular Phone is a big advantage for farmers. When the crew is out in the fields, they can contact me anytime for parts if they need them—or for information. This saves a lot of 'down time' and running around."

"Privacy is another consideration for the Cellular Phone. I can speak directly to someone

without anyone else being able to hear (like on the 2-way radios), and it allows me much more range as far as distance goes!"

From the Thursday, June 25, 1992 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

50 Years Ago

• Congrats to the Perham High School class of 1967: Perham High School's class of 1967 graduates with an announcement in the paper that reads, "We wish each of you success and happiness in the future, whether you go on to institutions of higher learning, or take your place in the 'grown up' world at this time."

• Advertising Urged as Aid to Dairy Industry, Farmers: Dairy farmers, processors and retail outlets were urged today to observe June Dairy Month as proclaimed by Governor Harold LeVander, by working together towards a program of merchandising, advertising, public relations and promotions to point out the need and healthful merits of dairy products.

"The need for concentrated effort and cooperation by the producers and dairy plant

operators is a must," declared Cliff Markuson, state manager of the American Dairy Association of Minnesota. "It is the sole responsibility of these people to finance the promotion of their own dairy products and inform the 'doctor, lawyer and Indian chief' of the thousands of things that can be done with dairy products, not to mention the healthful aspects of Nature's most perfect food."

From the Thursday, June 1 and June 8, 1967 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin