Looking Back 50 and 25 years ago in Perham
50 years ago
Save the deer program starts
An all-out effort to save the deer from starvation in the Otter Tail, Wadena and Becker county area is underway, according to Game Warden Paul Krueger of Perham. Individuals and groups of men in the three counties have been seeking out areas where the deer are bunching up and providing corn and tree branches, but much more work is ahead. Krueger hopes to have access to the state airplane early this month to combine search efforts with game wardens from Pelican Rapids, Fergus Falls, Henning, Wadena and Becker counties. Pinpointing where the deer are bunching up in yards has been tough to date.
Snow Plowing expensive for county
A total of $324,000 had been expended by various governmental subdivisions of Otter Tail County through January 31st, according to County Commissioner James Bucholz. The heavy snows this winter will cost an additional $600,000 before spring arrives, Bucholz estimated. Otter Tail County has been declared a disaster area which makes it eligible for a share of $2 million in State funds.
Warn parents to keep children away from areas being plowed
Maintenance crews plowing the snow from the Minnesota trunk highways are gravely concerned as they go about such duties lest they strike a child playing in the snowdrifts, or standing close to a highway, Deputy Commissioner of Minnesota Highways, John H Swanberg, warned parents and teachers. Scores of highway snow plow operators have had close experiences as the swirling snows kicked up by the plow blades create a blizzard condition which makes it extremely difficult to see a tot standing or playing.
From the Thursday, February 6, 1969 Perham Enterprise Bulletin
25 years ago
Snow king and queen candidates
10 seniors are candidates for Snow King and Snow Queen at Perham High School, for the event to be held next week. They include (front) April Holper (2nd row) Kelly Torgerson, Cass Licence, Melissa Kawlewski, Lisa Lovaasen, (back) Nate Tobkin, Rob Hendrickson, Angie Werner, Eric Schafer and Matt Seifert. Coronation will be held after Monday's girls basketball game.
New ultrasound for hospital
Perham Memorial Hospital has decided to purchase a new ultrasound machine, to replace their existing one. The new machine will have two main advantages, explains Loren Cavalier, department head. It gives better images and it can be used for more procedures. After several months of searching and machine demonstrations to decide which machine to purchase. They decided on a Toshiba, costing $77,900. It will arrive in 90 days, since the machines are manufactured only after an order is placed.
EPA planning groundwater cleanup that could take 16 years to complete
Contaminated groundwater from the old Perham arsenic site will be cleaned up, according to Tom Bloom from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA has been in Perham a number of times in the last year to test the arsenic site to determine exactly what the extent of groundwater contamination is. Samples were taken from 34 monitoring wells spread throughout the area east of the original arsenic pit. The total volume of contaminated water is approximately 650 million gallons, EPA testing shows. There are no wells in the affected area, so there is no threat to people or animals in the area.
From the Thursday, February 3, 1994 Perham Enterprise Bulletin