Looking Back 25 and 50 years ago in Perham
50 years ago
Smalley Smiles (by editor Harv Smalley): The weather grabbed the spotlight this week with the first real snow of the year. It made the upcoming Christmas season seem more real, gave the kids a chance to frolic in their favorite white and build snowmen, some of them with forts or castles. Snowmobile enthusiasts had their prayers answered, but some of them who got too daring on thin ice dampened the season by going to their eternal reward.
Bus Carrying 38 Rolls Over: Thirty-eight students of the Underwood High School, grades seven through 12, escaped serious injury when the bus in which they were riding skidded and rolled over en route to school this morning. All the students were taken to the two clinics in Fergus Falls as a precautionary measure. Highways were slippery with three or four inches of soft, wet snow covering ice.
Perham Chamber to Give Away $1,300 in Cash: Christmas season shoppers in Perham will have a wonderful opportunity to win $100 a day starting Dec. 9, when "cold, hard cash" will be given away daily during a 13-day shopping period. Yes, that's right, a total of $1,300 in cash will be given away to lucky shoppers who register each day at stores with the RED STAR posted on their doors.
From the Thursday, December 5, 1968 Perham Enterprise Bulletin
25 years ago
Leadership '93: 1993 award to go to Doug Eckes; Hall of Fame Awards will go to Mac Tobkin, Royale Arvig, Verona Larson, Art Carow, George Bauck: Doug Eckes has been named as the recipient of the 1993 Perham Leadership Award, given each year by the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce. Eckes and his wife, Sue, own Perham Printing. Doug has been involved in numerous community projects in recent years. The award is given each year to individuals who have done an outstanding job in contributing to the betterment of the Perham area.
Pianist Russ Bunker 'Carols the Ivories' for Calvary: Perham pianist Russell Bunker has created a special cassette recording of Christmas carols... It's called "Caroling on the Ivories," and contains eight ever-popular carols, including "Caroling, Caroling," "O Holy Night," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and more. The cassette is a fundraiser for the Calvary Lutheran choir, to help with its growing musical outreach program.
Ice condition 'iffy' so far in winter of '93: Heavy snowfall, warm temps keep good ice from forming: The winter of '93 has created some wierd, and frequently dangerous, ice conditions on lakes around the area... One pickup truck fell into Marion Lake Monday afternoon of this week as it was towing an icehouse onto the lake.
Pic—Peer pressure is a major cause of student smoking, but these first graders found out last week that smoking just ain't all that cool, as Arnie Aardvark and five members of the speech and drama department gave a skit about smoking. On hand were, left to right: Gina Cooper, Jodi Rohweller, Davin Sannes, Anna Guck, Kim Pauna, and Tom Meinhover as Arnie Aardvark. (From the Thursday, December 9, 1993 Perham Enterprise Bulletin)
From the Thursday, December 9, 1993 Perham Enterprise Bulletin