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Looking Back - Jan. 25 edition

25 years ago o Fate of Perham Township in commissioners' hands: hearing likely on petition to partition township: The question of whether or not to keep Perham Township intact now rests with the Otter Tail County Commissioners. A petition request...

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The King and Queen of Snow Week were crowned last Friday night in the high school auditorium after the boys basketball game with Amy Winjum and Scooter Greiff chosen. The two began their week of reign when the area was blanketed with 5-8" of snow that very night. (Cleone Stweart photo).

25 years ago

• Fate of Perham Township in commissioners' hands: hearing likely on petition to partition township:

The question of whether or not to keep Perham Township intact now rests with the Otter Tail County Commissioners.

A petition requesting the partitioning of the township into the four adjacent townships (Edna, Rush Lake, Pine Lake, and Gorman) was presented to the commissioners last Wednesday by Phil Toedter, one of the organizers of the partition movement. Those involved feel Perham Township has lost so much tax base to the city, and is so influenced by the city that it's best to divide it up. By doing so, property owners who would like to become part of the city could do so, and those who wish to remain rural in nature, could do so.

Their petition was signed by 126 people supporting the partitioning proposal. Of those, County Auditor Wayne Stein has determined that 117 are voting residents of the township. (State law dictates a minimum of 20 signatures would be needed in order to be considered).

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• Tombstone-tippers receive sentencing: Community service, letter of apology, restitution:

The court case against the two juveniles involved in last summer's tombstone tipping incident at the St. Henry's Cemetery has been resolved, according to Assistant County Attorney Karen Cooper.

Both have admitted to criminal property damage in the first degree, according to Cooper. That would be a felony offense if they were adults, but both were under 16 years old at the time of the incident. Judge Gaelord Saetre imposed four terms on them:

• Both must complete 50 hours of community service.

• Both must send a letter of apology to St. Henry's Parish.

• They are responsible for $1,510 in restitution.

• They were sentenced to the Juvenile Correction Center in Sauk Center, but that sentence was stayed and they were place under indefinite probation.

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From the Thursday, January 28, 1993 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

50 years ago

• County to get over a million for road building:

The Minnesota Highway Department has apportioned county state aid highway funds for 1968 for the first time since the new fuel tax increase went into effect. Based on revenues from the first half of the fiscal year, total apportionment for County State Aid amounts to nearly $45.25 million.

Nearly $4 million has been apportioned for municipal allotment of County State Aid, while the counties' regular State Aid apportionment totals nearly $41.25 million.

Five Minnesota counties have been apportioned over $1 million for the 1968 calendar year.

 

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• Frank Alstadt is elected to the planning board:

Frank Alstadt of Perham Township was elected chairman of the Otter Tail County Planning Advisory Commission recently. The annual meeting of the Planning Advisory Commission also saw the election of Curtis Watt, Parkers Prairie lumberman, vice chairman; and Walter Sunderberg, Fergus Falls township beekeepers, secretary - treasurer.

 

From the Thursday, January 25, 1968 Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

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