5 years ago
January 19, 2017
Bender Realty is hosting a grand opening Thursday, Jan. 26 from 4-8 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony starting the celebration at 102 West Main Avenue in Frazee. Owners Amber and Bradley Bender set the big opening to coincide with the same day the People’s Community Bank of Frazee opened 82 years ago. The two are going to showcase the building’s history with artifacts from the bank as well, one of which includes a golden key to the city.
The Frazee High School Media Center may be transformed into a college-like atmosphere. During the monthly Frazee-Vergas School Board meeting Monday, Jan. 9, high school Principal Anna Potvin said discussions are being had about redesigning the media center. Hard copy books would remain in the library, but the other space would be arranged to allow students to delve into computer programming, build with Legos, work on robotics and other hands-on projects.
The Frazee Lions recognized city organizations and leaders for working hard and making the town a good place to live. Lions member Corey Baker presented three Top Dog Awards on the club’s behalf. First, Baker recognized city leaders, from the employees to those who serve on the council or all their hard work. The second award, Baker announced would go to a group of people who “don’t get thanked a lot for what they do” but work hard to keep the community safe.
25 years ago
January 16, 1997
Paul Jacobs, 28-year veteran of the Frazee Fire Department, was elected chief Thursday night. Jacobs replaces Bob McTaggart who served as chief eight years and plans to remain in the department as a fireman. Jacobs works for the state of Minnesota with the Division of Emergency Management, covering 14 counties in northwest Minnesota. Because his job often takes him out of town, Jacobs plans to work on restructuring the department to provide quality leadership coverage.
In the midst of the $9.2 million school renovation project, the Frazee-Vergas School Board is looking at a number of other construction options. During Monday’s meeting, it was decided to further examine the possibility of demolishing the 1926 building instead of the present plan to spend $750,000 to remodel it.
50 years ago
January 20, 1972
Temperatures soared to near 30 early this week giving welcome relief to the winter’s hardest cold spell that engulfed this area Thursday thru Saturday. The Detroit Lakes U. S. Weather Bureau thermometer registered 44 degrees below zero early Saturday morning which was the coldest in the nation. Last Friday the high temperature was 26 below and the low reading was 34 below zero.
The Christian Youth Fellowship wishes to invite anyone wanting to go roller skating with them to Perham Sunday night, Jan. 23, to meet at the Frazee Methodist Church at 7 p.m. They will then take a bus to Perham. Everyone in grades 9 through 12 is invited.