50 years ago First Lt. Francis Delaney receives Bronze Star Medal First Lt. Francis Delaney is home currently after completing a tour of duty in Vietnam. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L J Delaney of rural Perham. Lt. Delaney spent the first eight months as an advisor to the South Vietnamese infantry on the DMZ line. Lt. Delaney, a 1962 graduate of Perham High School and of Moorhead State, attended Warfare school in Panama, and received his commission in May 1967 at Fort Benning, GA. as a graduate of the Officer Candidate school.
50 years ago Car stalls on NP track, four escape injury Four people escaped injury when a car driven by Michael Ternus, New York Mills, stalled on the Northern Pacific Railway crossing about a mile east of Perham, on a county road. The car was headed south at the time and the westbound train hit the car and carried it 200 feet down the track and then tossed it to the side. The car was a total wreck. High water helps fish
50 years ago Bullet crashes through windshield Cliff Lee, of Dent, had a narrow escape from serious injury or worse Thursday afternoon when a rifle bullet crashed through the windshield of the wrecker he was driving from Frazee to Perham. The bullet went within four inches of his head and showered glass over the cab of the wrecker. Girl critical after crash near Perham
50 years ago Manpower course set A course will be open through Manpower Development and Training in the machine set-up operator field starting in the latter part of April. This course is designed to train unemployed persons in the operation of metal turning lathes, milling machines and other types of machine tools. Co-op Oil buys corner building
50 years ago Menz brothers are Perham's triple-threat on carrier forrestal. Twin brothers, Airman Larry and Garry Menz have been joined by their older brother Tom on the USS Forrestal's deployment in the Mediterranean. Tom's primary work includes inspecting the squadron's planes for corrosion and repainting while Larry and Garry are involved with assembling bombs and rockets. The three brothers find time to relax by making port calls in cities such as Naples, Italy; Athens, Greece; and Barcelona, Spain. Area men to battle red heads
Perham high school students are encouraged to apply for a chance to attend Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). The Perham Rotary Club is seeking students that have potential or established leadership skills. Camp RYLA is a weeklong camp that aims to strengthen participants through physical, mental, emotional and intellectual challenges. Every RYLA experience includes the fundamentals and ethics of leadership, communications, problem solving and building self confidence.
Work will soon begin on the Second Avenue Southwest improvement project. The Perham City Council approved the low bid of $2,052,482.39 on the project that has been on the capital improvement plan since 2007.
Perham's community leaders gathered for the 2019 Chamber Choice Awards banquet on Thursday night at The Cactus. Individuals, businesses and organizations alike were honored for their continuing contributions to the Perham community on behalf of the Perham Chamber of Commerce. The first award of the night went to Gene's Sport Shop which won the Best in Business Award. Owner Tom Adamcyzyk said when he came home, his wife had prepared three speeches of varying length, so he was obligated to read one of them.
Perham's book worms flocked to the library for the Local Author Extravaganza held last Saturday. Nine authors were on hand to talk about their craft over cookies and coffee. After the open house period, award-winning author Nathan Jorgenson spoke to about 25 people about his writing career and process. Jorgenson, a practicing dentist, didn't show much interest in literature or writing until his father was dying.
Perham's Shopko store will close by June 16th, according to bankruptcy court documents filed in Nebraska on March 18. "This is not the outcome that we had hoped for when we started our restructuring efforts," Shopko CEO Russ Steinhorst said in a statement. "We want to thank all of our teammates for their hard work and dedication during their time at Shopko." The Wisconsin based retailer has 134 Shopko stores, 176 Shopko Hometown locations, 18 Shopko Pharmacy locations and five Shopko Express stores. There are over 30 locations across the state, including Perham.