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

A Perham woman's art heads to Switzerland, five students qualify to compete in the State Speech Tournament, and other top headlines from Perham's past.

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The 1997-1998 Perham High School student council included, left to right, President Amanda Refsland, Vice President Bill Heinis, Secretary Amanda Fudge, and Treasurer Nathan Soland.
From the Thursday, April 17, 1997, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

50 years ago

Artwork of Former Perham Girl Shown at Renowned Arts Center: Professor Jeanne Klingman, an art historian at Staten Island Community College in New York who graduated from Perham High School in 1940, was having her first professional art show at the New Dorp Regional Library in Staten Island. She was also invited to show her work in Switzerland, throughout New York, and throughout Minnesota.

Court St. Rita Makes Awards For Speech: Court St. Rita announced the winners of the spring poetry and speech festival: Rosalie Hofland, Carol Schmitz, Michelle Walz, Brian Walz, Kevin Ternus and Tim Guck.

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Rosalie Hofland, Carol Schmitz, Michelle Walz, Brian Walz, Kevin Ternus, and Tim Guck stand together in 1972 after winning the Court St. Rita Poetry and Speech Festival.
From the Thursday, April 20, 1972, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Senior Class Play Set for Friday Night: Perham High School seniors would be performing their class play, "Our Town" on April 21 at the Perham High School auditorium. The play followed the death of Emily Webb, who was played by Linda Poore, as she looked back on her life from the grave.

From the Thursday, April 20, 1972, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

25 years ago

Five speech students earn trip to state tournament: At the Subsection Speech Tournament, the Perham High School Speech Team won first place, and at Sections, they won second place. On top of these high placements, five students continued to compete at the Minnesota State Tournament: Katie Hayden who won first place in Extemporaneous Reading, Kristine Klinnert who won second place in Extemporaneous Reading, Nicole Glawe who won second place in Great Speeches, Cory Huebsch who won second place in Humorous, and Milissa Vorgert who won first place in Informative.

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Perham High School Speech students Katie Hayden, Kristine Klinnert, Nicole Glawe, Cory Huebsch and Milissa Vorgert qualified to compete at the Minnesota State Speech Tournament in 1997.
From the Thursday, April 17, 1997, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Township historians project: In order to preserve Otter Tail County township history, the Otter Tail County Historical Museum launched the Township Historian program. The purpose was to create a group to collect historical information and artifacts from the community and store them to preserve and compile area history and heritage.

Student Government: What's in store for '97-98: A new student council at Perham High School was elected for the 1997-1998 school year. This included President Amanda Refsland, Vice President Bill Heinis, Secretary Amanda Fudge, and Treasurer Nathan Soland.

From the Thursday, April 17, 1997, Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

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