50 years ago Save the deer program starts
50 years ago Smalley Smiles (by editor Harv Smalley) From time immemorial, each generation has worried about its teenagers, and this one is no exception. It has been my experience, however, that the vast majority of teenagers I have known over the years have been pretty solid citizens. They may do some foolish things, but when the chips are down, their true colors show through. Crime rate up, Sheriff reports
50 years ago "Try it for size" - The Chief's Coat The Village of Perham and surrounding townships will have a new fire chief for the first time in 16 years at the request of Bob Perry, who has stepped down to become the first assistant to the Perham Volunteer Fire Department. Perry has been an able leader during his tenure, and has taken pride in developing one of the most modern and well-trained volunteer fire departments in the state. Snow causing problems for winter fish rescue crews
50 years ago Baby Girl Takes New Year's Honors Trisa Kay, 5 pound, 5 ½ ounce baby girl born to Danny and Edith Amundson, is the 1969 New Year's baby at Perham Memorial Hospital. She arrived at 5:28 p.m. on Jan. 2nd. Her father, a native of East Grand Forks is serving in the military in Vietnam where he has been stationed in Saigon the past month. The new father was notified of the birth through the American Red Cross, it was reported. Kemper, Bucholz Drug Operations are Combined
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50 years ago Smalley Smiles (by editor Harv Smalley): The weather grabbed the spotlight this week with the first real snow of the year. It made the upcoming Christmas season seem more real, gave the kids a chance to frolic in their favorite white and build snowmen, some of them with forts or castles. Snowmobile enthusiasts had their prayers answered, but some of them who got too daring on thin ice dampened the season by going to their eternal reward.
50 years ago Sportsmen Ask for Cooperation: Perham Sportsmen are a little perturbed over some vandalism at the rifle range this fall. They went to a lot of work to improve the range by erecting a firing bench and some poles and lines to hold targets. Then someone came in and destroyed the bench and knocked down the poles. Better cooperation is needed in future years, and all area sportsmen are asked to help guard against a repeat performance of such vandalism next year.
50 years ago Smalley Smiles (Editor's Column): Deer hunting held the spotlight in this area the past week. Generally, the kill was poor. Last year's record kill around here evidently had something to do with it. There was deer in some areas, but finding them was quite a problem.
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October 15 • Issued verbal warning for speed • Responded to Perham merchant for burglary alarm; false alarm • Assisted Perham resident with child custody issues October 16 • Two vehicle crash in private parking lot; no injuries • Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with burglary alarm; false alarm • Assisted Otter Tail County Child Protection with intake • Issued No Trespass warning October 17 • Issued verbal warning for speed