Looking Back - Jan. 11 edition

25 years ago o Chemo available: Perham Hospital now offers it in conjunction with Roger Maris: Going through cancer treatment is always a gruelling ordeal, any way you look at it. One aspect of it has been made easier for local patients, with che...

Gold Mock Trial Team: In their ninth year, Perham's mock trial teams will host the competition Jan. 27. Practicing for the competition are members of Team Gold (front l-r): Tracy Fisher, Davin Sannes, Natasha Bretz (back) Jolene Byer, Josh Rose, coach Tricia Irvine, Tanja Cheney, and Kim Pauna. (Cleone Stewart photo).

25 years ago

• Chemo available: Perham Hospital now offers it in conjunction with Roger Maris:

Going through cancer treatment is always a gruelling ordeal, any way you look at it.

One aspect of it has been made easier for local patients, with chemotherapy services now being offered at Perham Memorial Hospital. The service is being provided in conjunction with the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo, where most local cancer patients receive chemo. It's the same as they receive at Roger Maris, except now it's only a few minutes away, instead of an hour or more away, explains Rita Kosiak, who heads PMHH's new Outpatient Chemotherapy Department.

That saves time, miles and money...and helps remove a bit of the 'ordeal' from dealing with cancer.


Kosiak, a registered nurse, worked with a similar chemo program in Windom, where she and her husband, Kevin, lived previously.


• 1.1 million miles! That's how far Dave Dertinger has drive his green and yellow truck in the past ten years:

There are certain things in life that seem inseparable: Salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, Roger and Hammerstein, Laurel and Hardy.

Dave Dertinger and his green and yellow Freightliner.

"Everybody is used to seeing me in that green and yellow truck, and waving at me," he explains. "I've had it for 10 years, so everybody knows me."

But those wavers are going to have to get used to seeing Dave in a different rig, because now he'll be in a black Freightliner instead. His green and yellow rig has moved to Minnewaukan, North Dakota, where Glenn Tofsrud will use it for hauling grain and "maybe a trip or two to California if I get the itch to get out on the road."



• Ashley Moen is New Year's Baby for 1993:

Angie and Jerry Moen from Deer Creek are the proud parents of 1993 new year's baby at Perham Memorial Hospital, Ashley LeeAnn Moen, born January 6th.

Ashley entered the world at 6:06 a.m. on the 6th. She weighed in at 7 lb. 11 ½ oz. and was 19 ½ inches long. The youngster is the first child for the Moens.

From the Thursday, January 14, 1993 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

50 years ago

• Otter Tail Power to spend over $22 million:

Otter Tail Power Company plans to spend $32,677,195 for construction in its tri-state service area in the five year period, 1968-72, it was revealed today by Al Hartl, president of the utility firm.

By far the largest portion of this amount will be for electric transmission lines to move larger blocks of power as customers use of electricity increases, and for new electric distribution lines and improved facilities in Otter Tail served communities.


Of the total earmarked for construction over the five-year period, $6,362,095, is scheduled to be spent in 1968, Hartl said.

Itemized budget accounts were approved by the company's board of directors at their regular meeting in December.


• Smalley Smiles:

The weather was so cold recently that old timers are hard put to remember a worse spell. Best candidate for comparison in my memory would be 1936.

Anyway it was a Duesy.

For the benefit of generations unfamiliar with the word Duesy it means, a Darb; A Dilly; The Most. The slang Duesy came from the word Duesenberg, king of the road in the 1920s and early 1930's. The long, long touring car had an extra windshield for back seat passengers, and the Duesenberg could pass anything except a gas station.


From the Thursday, January 11, 1968 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

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