5 years ago
February 16, 2017
Jazz State Champions 2016 – the Frazee Fly Girls, will return to the state championship dance tournament to defend their title in Class A competition. The Fly Girls will head to state to compete for the gold again this year in both jazz and high kick. The state jazz tournament is on Friday, Feb. 17 and the high kick tournament is Saturday, Feb. 18. Both days the Class A competition begins at 11:20 a.m. and finals being at 5:30 p.m.
Dan Turcotte, Frazee, pulled a 17-pound northern pike through the ice Saturday, Feb. 11 at Dead Lake east of Frazee. He was fishing for panfish with waxworms when the lunker hit. His fishing buddy helped him get the monster through the ice hole.
The Lions Park in Frazee was the center of discussion for the Frazee Planning Commission during its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. The park came up as the commission discussed camping in city limits and the hopes to bring a motel and have it placed where the Burkel Turkey Farm currently is, next to the park.
25 years ago
February 13, 1997
A newly-formed group of concerned citizens made its first appearance at the Frazee City Council meeting on Monday night. More than 40 people were in the audience during the regular monthly meeting of the city council. The manner was calm, with group leader Lori Dretsch asking questions from a Friday taxpayer meeting. Dretsch noted that there was a lot of interest sparked in a taxpayers group and there probably will be more. She said it’s a positive group, which simply wants to understand the workings of its city government and work in a positive manner with the council.
Simon George, a Frazee native and current Callaway resident, has opened Simon and Simon Quality Legal Service in the former Frazee creamery building. This will be the main office for his practice. He will also continue to keep his Callaway branch, located in the Noah Insurance Building, open several hours each week. He has been operating out of Callaway since the fall of 1995, when he returned to the lakes area after 13 years of practicing law in the Twin Cities area.
Teiken Drug on Main Avenue in Frazee, will be closed next Wednesday. Owner Hal Teiken, 40, said the decision to close the doors was not an easy one. Pressures from insurance companies, which dictate medication prices was cited as one of the reasons for the closure. He said a higher volume of prescription business was needed to keep the business operational due to the tight profit margin.
50 years ago
February 17, 1972
The Osage Friendly Squares will dance to the calling of Norman Zauche on Saturday evening, Feb. 19 at the Osage School beginning at 8:30 p.m. All area square dancers are invited.
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Precinct Caucus for 1972 for the Frazee Village Precinct will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, at the Frazee Village Hall. The purpose of this caucus is to elect a precinct chairman and delegates to the DFL County Unit Convention in accordance with Minnesota Election Laws.
Frazee Senior Citizens met on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the Frazee Retirement Center from 1-4 p.m. They had Valentine lunch this time, but a sack lunch was planned for the next meeting on Feb. 16. The group had a good attendance this time, also a meeting report. Whist winners were Roma Beck, high, and Alma Holmgren, low. Crafts were also on the program. More senior citizens are welcome.