Looking Back - Dec. 28 edition

25 years ago o Middle School proposal date up for grabs': board contemplates October election: It was only a couple of months ago it seemed an inevitability that the school would propose a bond issue this coming March for a new middle school for ...

Curt Friedsam and Chris Weickert work on making gingerbread houses. (Chuck Johnson photo).

25 years ago

• Middle School proposal date up for grabs': board contemplates October election:

It was only a couple of months ago it seemed an inevitability that the school would propose a bond issue this coming March for a new middle school for the Perham-Dent School District.

But the truth in taxation hearings in early December changed that seeming inevitability, when the public became irate about a proposed 32% school tax increase for next year. The proposal was pared back to 16%, nearly all of which was caused by shifts from the state legislature. The board realizes the irate feeling won't quickly go away, and would all but doom chance of passage for a March bond issue.

Now that a March election seems derailed, school officials and the school board are grappling with the question about what to do next.


One alternative discussed last week is to propose the middle school project in October. By doing so, there would still be enough time for the 1995 school year, the same as would have been the case if a March election had succeeded.


• Jack Cavanagh to receive Perham Leadership Award:

Jack Cavanagh has been named as the recipient of the 1993 Perham Leadership Award by the Perham Chamber of Commerce, and will receive the award at the Tuesday, January 12th Leadership Award bangquet at the Perham VFW.

Cavanagh, 62, has been with the Perham State Bank since 1955. In those 37 years, he has seen the financial institution go from holdings of $3 million to $55 million, an 18-fold increase.



From the Thursday, December 31, 1992 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin


50 years ago

• Christmas Lighting Winners:

The Al Grimms won first prize in the Perham Chamber of Commerce Christma lighting contest this week. Part of the decorations, which covered both sides of the lot adjacent to Highway 10 and TH78 are shown in the photo.

The Eugene Jezewski display on the North side won second prize in the lighting contest, $25.

The Don Bernauers won third place on their Happy Birthday, Jesus theme, for a $15 prize. The Maurice Richters display captured fourth prize and a $10 award.


• Perham Bank Debit Up in Month of November:

Bank debits in Perham during November showed an increase of 11 percent from the same period a year ago, according to statistics released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In dollars, Perham bank debits volume during November was $2,887,000. In the same month of 1966 the total figure was $2,609,000.


During the twelve months through November 1967 bank debits amounted to $32,793,000, an increase of 11 percent from the previous twelve month period.

Bank debits for the most part are checks against depositors' accounts and thus represent payments for goods, services, debts, etc. They also include transfers of funds which of themselves have no business significance. Bank debits mainly include all debits against checking accounts of individuals, partnerships nd corporations, and of states and political subdivisions.


• Marvin Winstryg Enters Ministry:

Last July A2c Marvin Winstryg informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sig Winstryg, and relatives that he had been called in the ministry.

On Dec. 10th, he was granted his local preachers license, which qualifies him to preach within the Fay Blvd. Church of the Nazarene in Omaha to which he now belongs, and in any other church if approved by the church board.

The license was presented to Marvin by Dr. Whitcomb Harding, Superintendent of the Nebraska District, and by Rev. Windfield Swanson, pastor of Fay Blvd.

Marvin is presently serving with the U.S. Air Force and is stationed at Offutt AFB, Neb.

He will continue to work on his self study course required for the ministry until he is finished serving his time with the Air Force and will then attend Mid American college of the Nazarene.

Marvin is a 1965 graduate of Perham High School.



From the Thursday, December, 28, 1967 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Winners from the Perham Chamber of Contest Christmas light display contest: The Al Grimms, The Eugene Jezewski, The Don Bernauers, and The Maurice Richters. (photo from the 1967 Perham Focus Newspaper).

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