Looking Back: Headlines from 50 and 25 years ago in Perham

Two Perham men were charged with kidnapping, Justin Staebler competed at the Minnesota State wrestling competition, and other top headlines from Perham's past.

1997 Minnesota State heavyweight wrestling champion Justin Staebler stands between the prior year's champ and the '97 runner-up.
From the Thursday, March 6, 1997, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

50 years ago

Locals Charged With Kidnapping: Three young Perham men, ages 17, 18 and 19, were charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault that allegedly occurred in February at a local farm. A preliminary hearing for the non-minors was scheduled for the next week.

Boedigheimer Now at Perco Seed House: The Perco Seed House (previously known as Bauk's Seed House) got a new manager: Jim Boedigheimer. He worked alongside the former owner, George Bauk, to learn the business.

Jim Boedigheimer became the new manager of Perco Seed House in 1972.
<i>From the Thursday, March 9, 1972, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin</i>

9th Anniversary Appreciation Days Sale: The Pines Gift Shop of Perham was celebrating its ninth anniversary with a sale. For three days, shirts, jackets, jewelry and other clothes were half off. Everything else in the store was at least 20 percent off.

From the Thursday, March 9, 1972, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 years ago

In the spotlight: Perham High School student and wrestler Justin Staebler competed in the Minnesota State High School 2A heavyweight wrestling competition, where he defeated both the 1996 champion and runner-up for the winning title.


Perham area community education: With computers growing in popularity and common usage, Perham was hosting a class called "Introduction to Computers" on March 18 and 20, taught by Sue Jones. The course was $9.

California bound: Perham High School choir students were on their way to California for a school trip, where they performed throughout the state. They also toured places such as Alcatraz Island, Disneyland, Sea World and more.

From the Thursday, March 6, 1997, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

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