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Looking Back 50 and 25 years ago in Perham

50 years ago

Baby Girl Takes New Year's Honors

Trisa Kay, 5 pound, 5 ½ ounce baby girl born to Danny and Edith Amundson, is the 1969 New Year's baby at Perham Memorial Hospital. She arrived at 5:28 p.m. on Jan. 2nd. Her father, a native of East Grand Forks is serving in the military in Vietnam where he has been stationed in Saigon the past month. The new father was notified of the birth through the American Red Cross, it was reported.

Kemper, Bucholz Drug Operations are Combined

The Kemper and Bucholz drug store pharmacy operations have merged as of Jan. 1 and will be known as the Perham Pharmacy henceforth. In the future, the store that housed Kemper Drugs will become a drug center, with both Bill Kemper and Richard Bucholz serving as pharmacists and owners.

Otter Tail Recreation Area Gets New Boost

Otter Tail County is one of 15 counties that received a big recreational boost in the newly published Lure Book for Viking Land USA. The 90,000 copies in full color will be distributed at eight sport shows in the midwest and Canada.

From the Thursday, January 9, 1969 Perham Enterprise Bulletin

25 years ago

First Baby of '94

Andrew Dean Teberg of New York Mills is the New Year's Baby for 1994 at Perham Memorial Hospital. Andrew is the son of Brenda and Kyle Teberg and joins his 2-year-old sister Kylie. The youngster waited a little over 13 hours to be born on Jan. 1 at 1:12 p.m.

Timberwolves now fully protected by government

Since classified as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1967, Eastern Timberwolves have flourished in Minnesota. Statewide wolf populations are now in excess of 2,000 animals improved from 750 in 1970. Persecuted nearly to extinction, present day wolves enjoy the full protection of the federal government but that protection doesn't extend to livestock producers. The state of Minnesota recognizes the plight of affected stock producers and provides $40,000 annually to operate a compensation claim program for "livestock destroyed by an endangered species."

Hospital board ends '93 quietly

The Perham Hospital Board ushered out 1993 quietly with a meeting that lasted less than an hour. The board approved the third year of a management contract with St. Luke's hospital which includes long range planning, management consultation, brochure development, etc. The board noted the new law requiring the hospital to attempt to establish paternity for babies born to unwed mothers is now in effect. This enables the child to be eligible for social security benefits on the father as well as assist in child support collections.

From the Thursday, January 6, 1994 Perham Enterprise Bulletin