5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

February 9, 2017

Burkel’s Turkey Farm along U.S. Highway 10 is being considered as prime real estate for a hotel. The Frazee Economic Development Authority discussed purchasing the 39 acres next to Lions Park, which has frontage on the Otter Tail River, for $1.1 million. It was noted the property was appraised at $790,000, not including the house.

Catherine Jaroszewski, 17, attended the presidential inauguration and returned with a renewed sense of pride, hope and patriotism. The opportunity to attend the inauguration came about for the Detroit Lakes High School junior through participating in a leadership camp a few years prior. She was invited to the inauguration, and official ball and another leadership camp that coincided with the event.

Greg (Goob) and Kelsey Zitzow were given every reason to give up on their unborn child. The doctors said the deck was stacked against his survival, but the Vergas residents kept their faith. “Don’t ever lose hope,” Kelsey said. “If you get negative information, know that God is the one in charge and he has a plan.” What was the plan? Perhaps it was to strengthen their marriage or show them the support they have in the empathetic, caring hearts of friends and family.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

February 6, 1997

For two area women, taking a chance paid off. Joanna Moltzan, rural Vergas, and Betty Flatau, rural Frazee, were two of the winners in the 1997 Calendar Photo Contest held by Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC). The pay-off isn’t a monetary one, but both women say they have received a lot of comments from all the people who see the calendar.

Frazee Mayor Russell Vikesland cast the tie-breaking vote to cease publishing minutes in the Frazee Forum at a special meeting Friday night. The motion by Pat Johnson to cease publishing the minutes and pursue other means, such as mailing, to get the minutes to the people of the community, was seconded by Fred Daggett.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

February 10, 1972

Two rural Frazee children perished in a fire that destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hofer 5 ½ miles southwest of here about midnight Saturday. Another older brother was able to escape, saving himself and three other children.

A clothing drive for the Mike Hofer family has been undertaken in Frazee. Those wishing to donate clothing for the Hofer family should leave the articles at the VFW Hall, or contact Mrs. Ray Masog.