5 years ago
March 30, 2017
Becker County Transit officials gathered opinions on how the bus service can better serve Frazee during a public meeting Tuesday, March 21 at the Frazee Fire Hall. Transit Director Ryan Damlo hosted the event, which saw about a dozen visitors. The purpose of the meeting was to determine if multiple bus runs to Frazee would benefit residents, as well as review what hours of service meet current needs.
Harvest Fellowship Church invites the community to Taste of the Wild game feed on Saturday, April 1 from 1-6:30 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center. The event is very popular and has grown over the years so it will be held at the event center to accommodate more visitors.
The sweetest time of spring arrives on Saturday, April 8 with the Vergas Maple Syrup Festival. At the Vergas Event Center, from 8 a.m. to noon real maple syrup will be on the tables and ready to cover the pancakes and sausage served up by the Vergas Lions, as live music provides ambiance.
25 years ago
March 27, 1997
In the wake of the stormy winter, students will have to attend school one Saturday to make up for time lost. During Monday’s Frazee School Board meeting, it was decided to make up one storm day with classes on Saturday, April 12. This decision was based on a survey sent to parents and staff last week, with 46 percent of the parents favoring a Saturday make-up day compared to extending the school day one hour or holding class in June. While staff overwhelmingly supported the extended day option, which would have allowed one additional class hour per day over a seven-day period, the board opted to go with the parents’ preference.
Sometime in the near future, movie audiences might see Bruce Jacobs charging on horseback across the big screen. Jacobs, Frazee, is currently in Arizona, working as an extra on The Postman, a new Kevin Costner film. The opportunity came through Jacobs’ friend Gary Dennes who, like Jacobs, grew up in Frazee. Dennes works with a Civil War reenactment group. A few years ago, he brought his group to Frazee for the Turkey Days celebration. Dennes had previously been in Costner’s Dances With Wolves. Barb adds that when the chance came to join Dennes at work on the new film, Jacobs jumped at it, even though it takes him away from home during calving season.
50 years ago
March 30, 1972
The Becker County 4-H Variety Show was held Friday night at the Frazee High School auditorium. Sharon Skarie and Larry Swenson served as masters of ceremonies. Judges were Mrs. Gerald Johnson, Frazee; Del Hultgren, Detroit Lakes, and Mrs. Beatrice Erickson of Lake Park.
Students of the Frazee-Vergas Schools are enjoying their annual spring Easter vacation. Classes dismissed at the end of the school day Tuesday and will resume at the usual time Tuesday, April 4.
The Frazee village council reminds area residents of two changes in parking regulations made at the February council meeting. The one-way alley has been reverted back to two-way traffic, but no parking is allowed in the alley at any time. Also, the 2-hour parking limit has been extended on Lake St. N. from the alley to Ash Ave.
Senior High Chorus members at Frazee High School are busy building sets, rehearsing songs, memorizing lines, and working on ticket sales as work progresses on their Spring Operetta, “The Mikado.” The musical play will be presented on Thursday and Friday night at 8 p.m. on April 13 and 14.