5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

July 13, 2017

The food options in Frazee have increased yet again. The Third Crossing Bar recently rolled out a menu and will serve food from opening to closing, covering lunch and dinner. The introduction of food to the establishment comes on the heels of a remodeling project that included a full paint job, new chairs, installing two projection televisions that changed the motif of the bar to a more family-friendly look. The bar side was not neglected during the renovation, as the bar received a much-needed makeover that accented its horse-shoe shape with a cowboy concept using corrugated metal and a tile footrest. Each change that was made, reportedly had two things in mind—cleanliness and function.

Frazee Councilman Mike Sharp and his wife Michelle donated almost $1,000 for playground and camping site improvements. The council accepted the donation with gratitude during its monthly meeting Monday, July 10. Sharp said he was “very impressed” with upgrades done to the JoAnn Niemann Park, which concluded installing a concrete curb around the play area, removing mulch and replacing it with pea rock. Sharp said he and his wife hope the donation continues the trend of improvements to the city recreation and playground areas.

Doctor Bob Koshnick wants the legal age to purchase cigarettes to increase to 21. Jen Hoban, who owns Masterpiece Vapors, supports reducing the number of smokers, but not by placing more regulations on businesses. During a Frazee Public Safety committee meeting on Wednesday, July 5 Koshnick, a family practitioner at Essentia Health in Frazee, said the impacts of nicotine on the body are many, and addiction tends to quickly grab hold of a developing mind.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

July 10, 1997

Five area young women will vie for the title of Miss Frazee 1997 during the pageant set Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Frazee High School gym. Missy Hintermeister, Miss Frazee 1996, will crown the new queen at the culmination of the event which includes interview, talent, swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Miss Frazee wins a $1,000 scholarship, $300 in pageant preparation money, $400 franchise fee to the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pagean. In addition to her crown. Miss Frazee adorns the Frazee Community Club float for a one-year term. The candidates this year are Heather Carr, Melissa Bunkowske, Jenny Jacobs, Tiffany Neisen and Jamie Wallace.

Starting today, public nuisances in the city of Frazee can be handled with the signing of a ticket. With the publishing of the ordinance in this week’s Frazee Forum, the new ordinance becomes law. Under the new ordinance, a ticket can be issued by the police department giving residents five days or more to clean up violations. Mayor Russell Vikesland noted the city plans to work on the worst areas of town first, for cleanup purposes, plus the ones of the city receives the most complaints about.

The Frazee Community Club is encouraging businesses and residents to begin decorating for Turkey Days. “This year’s theme, ‘Christmas in July,’ should be an easy theme to work and have fun with,” said board member Ruth Ewanika.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

July 13, 1972

The Becker County Welfare Board held its annual meeting last Thursday. Ralph Nelson of Frazee was elected chairman of the board; Ray Wattenhofer of Two Inlets was named vice-chairman, and Mrs. Florence Kraker of Ogema was re-elected secretary. The Welfare board will make its 1973 budget recommendation to the county board between now and October. According to welfare director Fred Kranstover, the welfare board has agreed tentatively on a 7 or 8 percent budget increase proposal for next year.

NOTICE!—The Frazee Jaycees are seeking contributions to aid the flood victims in Rapid City, S.D. The Jaycees have placed containers to collect money at Marv and Sandy’s Grocery, Duane and Betty’s Red Owl, Schrandt’s Hartz Store and Star Drug, Hdwe. and Variety in Frazee.

The Bethlehem Lutheran Ladies Aid and Guilds are presenting a program and “Tasting Tea” on Thursday afternoon, July 13, with the program starting at 2 p.m. “Taste” from a variety of foods, if you like what you taste, the recipe will be available at 25c. Everyone is welcome. So come to the Bethlehem Church parlors at Frazee on Thursday, July 13. Find new recipes for a variety of foods. See you there!