5 years ago
June 16, 2016
Frazee- Vergas Forum
The BackYard Station will be closing in July according to Roger Boe. Boe broke the news at the monthly Frazee City Council meeting on June 13 after he addressed the council about a lack of support for the business community. Boe said he’s had his popular store on Main Avenue for 14 years and two months and for the most part has seen the downtown district go backwards when it came to business. To his best recollection, Boe said he’s seen 23 stores open and close in the past 14 years and now there are only two stores with general merchandise.
It was announced by Ryan Damlo of Becker County Transit that busses will come to Frazee on Tuesdays and Thursdays and offer residents door to door service for all ages, kids to elderly.
“We’ll bring someone to a hair appointment, doctor appointment, school, preschool, work or shopping.” Damlo said.
Logan Gaetz earned two state medals by placing fourth in the 300 meter hurdles and seventh in the 100 meter hurdles at the state track meet. The Frazee girls 4×100 meter relay team took sixth place and Ellie Morgan placed 11th in the 1600 meter race.
25 years ago
June 13, 1996
Tom Watson and Don Trieglaff were elected 1996 Turkey Days grand marshals during the Frazee Community Club meeting Tuesday night.
Pam Graham was named the new Frazee deputy city clerk. Graham will be acting as the municipal liquor store’s bookkeeper, city secretary and deputy city clerk. Graham replaces Cathy Holland who resigned in late April after seven months of service.
Work on the new Zee Lanes building continues. The roof is on, sheetrock is being hung and installation of the lanes is expected to begin this week.
A group of 25 Frazee wrestlers and boosters volunteered their efforts in placing of flags at the Oak Grove Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend. There were over 300 flags in the Cemetery’s Avenue of Flags project.
50 years ago
June 17, 1971
Grand openings are slated for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 17-19 at three new businesses in Vergas. Chuck and Verdella Rask are offering free coffee and donuts along with grand opening specials at Rask’s Super Valu store in Vergas. Arnold Halverson invites everyone to stop in and register for door prizes while inspecting the new facilities of Vergas Automatic Laundry and Automatic Car Wash. Ray Bruhn has opened a new Jack Bruhn and Associates Real Estate office in Vergas and invites all to stop in and register for two door prizes this weekend.
The Rev. Gary Thur will be installed at St. John’s Lutheran Church Height of Land on Sunday, June 20th.
Frazee’s Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams will be sporting new uniforms this year courtesy of the Frazee Jaycees, Frazee Community Club, VFW Post 7702 and Daggett Truck Line. These groups purchased 30 uniforms for the boys.