5 years ago

Sept 1, 2016

Frazee-Vergas Forum

Catherine Jaroszewski has been invited to the 2017 presidential inauguration and one of the official presidential balls. The Frazee resident’s path to a coveted and rare opportunity started when the 17-year-old was in seventh grade. The daughter of Susan and James Jaroszewski was nominated to attend a leadership conference in Chicago where she learned what it meant to be a leader and gained social skills. Upon completion of the event she was given more opportunities to attend various camps. About a year ago they were contacted about the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit and she cleared her schedule. She had to fill out a bunch of information, agree to a background check and send letters of recommendation. Susan said her daughter was one for four young adults in Minnesota who were invited to the event.  She is to arrive Jan. 18 and depart Jan. 22. The time in-between will include attending the 58th Presidential Inauguration as well as a formal inauguration ball. She will also have the opportunity to see several sites of historical importance during her time in Washington D.C.

Goodman’s SuperMarket in Vergas is celebrating 42 years of being in business by hosting a customer appreciation party on Saturday, Sept. 3. The event includes hot dogs and brats for all customers as well as in-store specials. 

New royalty was crowned Friday night at the Wolf Lake Harvest Festival. Winners include Wolf Lake Little Princess Madilynn Perrine and Little Miss Wolf Lake, Lillian Nelson, Wolf Lake Jr. Princess Marie Mastin, Wolf Lake Princess, Bailey Tinjum, Jr. Miss Wolf Lake, Rylee Turcotte and Miss Wolf Lake, Brittany Lormis.

25 years ago

August 29, 1996

Frazee Forum

Vergas will be the site of a new Miss Minnesota-affiliated scholarship pageant that may crown three queens this year- the Pageants North Scholarship Program. What is unusual about this proposed open pageant, is three titles could be won in one evening, Miss Northern Lights, Miss North Country and Miss Heart of Lakes could be crowned at this event. Approval was recently received from the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant board of directors. 

With school starting Tuesday, a preliminary look at Frazee-Vergas School District enrollments point to an increase in students of about 29. At the high school, 19 new students have signed up for school and four are known to have left the district. The elementary has 26 new students in grades K-6 signed up with at least a dozen leaving the district. Last year the high school had about 600 students in grades 7-12 and the elementary had 658 students at the end of the year. 

50 years ago

September 2, 1971

Frazee Forum

For the first time in recent years there was a slight drop in the opening day enrollment at the Frazee-Vergas Schools when classes got underway Monday, August 30. The 1,424 students reporting for classes was 17 fewer than the record 1,443 students enrolled opening day a year ago. The High School has 647 students and the Elementary has 777. 

Otter Tail County showed a total of 4,043 farms in the 1969 Census of Agriculture in a report released by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census.  The number of farms in 1964 when the last census of farms was taken was 4,725. The average farm size was 246.7 acres and the average values of these farms, including land and buildings was $31,399.

Robert B. McTaggart has been appointed as the Resident Manager of the Frazee Retirement Center. The Frazee Retirement center will have a capacity of 76 residents and will be operated as in intermediate care facility in conjunction with the Detroit Lakes Nursing Center. Good progress is being made in the construction and an Open House is planned for October 31, 1971.