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Looking Back 50 and 25 years ago in Perham

The border station will be moved from its current location along the Highway 78 entrance to Perham, to the west end of Coney Street. (Chuck Johnson photo)

50 years ago

First Lt. Francis Delaney receives Bronze Star Medal

First Lt. Francis Delaney is home currently after completing a tour of duty in Vietnam. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L J Delaney of rural Perham. Lt. Delaney spent the first eight months as an advisor to the South Vietnamese infantry on the DMZ line. Lt. Delaney, a 1962 graduate of Perham High School and of Moorhead State, attended Warfare school in Panama, and received his commission in May 1967 at Fort Benning, GA. as a graduate of the Officer Candidate school.

Winners in State CDA Poetry Contest

Neil Delaney, son of Mr and Mrs Joe Delaney of Perham, won first place in the state Catholic Daughters of America annual poetry contest, grade school division. The winning poem entitled "Three Astronauts" will be entered in National competition. Neil is a fifth grader, attending St. Henry's Parochial school.

Perham students recognized at Craftsman Fair

The Western Division Industrial Arts Association Student Craftsman Fair was held Saturday, May 10, at the Holiday Mall in Moorhead. The second place winner was Eugene Robinson, who entered a unique project of self-expression done in the tenth grade metal class. Eugen's project is now on display in the window of Schoeneberger's Furniture Store.

From the Thursday, May 15, 1969 Perham Enterprise Bulletin

25 years ago

PACC project gets slowdown

The proposed expansion of the Perham Area Community Center has been delayed several months, from a hoped-for summer construction to a hoped-for fall construction. The delay will mean likely lower bids, more time to raise donations and more grants.

Dent Lions lead the charge as $31,650 in scholarships given at PHS

For the third year in a row, students graduating from Perham High School have received over $30,000 in scholarships given out by local businesses, service clubs and individuals.

$120,000 to move border station, coney gas line

The City of Perham will be altering the area where the natural gas pipeline enters town. The new setup will help the city handle its increasing demand for gas. Currently, pressure on the north side of town can be reduced during peak demand times in the winter.

From the Thursday, May 5, 1994 Perham Enterprise Bulletin