5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

October 12, 2017

Jackson Bladow received lessons on how to use a firehose from Frazee Fireman Scott Geiselhart. Bladow is the 2-year-old son of Tiffany Strehlow and Chad Bladow of Frazee. The event kicked off Fire Prevention Week where local firefighters visited with elementary students at the fire hall about what to do in an emergency, as well as installed fire alarms in city residences.

Anderson Bus & Coach employees are hosting a benefit for kidney recipient Justin Oelfke on Saturday, Nov. 18 to help defray costs of medical bills. Join Oelfke and family for a free-will donation chili feed and silent auction from 4-8 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

October 9, 1997

What was originally a $750,000 Army ammunition carrier, is now a rescue vehicle housed in the Frazee Fire Hall. The new rescue unit will be used mainly as a blizzard rescue vehicle as it can carry many more people than a snowmobile.

LeRoy Feldt has been busy working on his rental units in Frazee. He was given a verbal listing of items which needed attention at a recent Frazee City Council meeting, with an Oct. 31 deadline. The number one concern appeared to be the house on South Lake Street. Feldt and his worker were busy last week painting and repairing the house. Also on the list is fence and garage repair.

Three local groups donated $7,500 to the city of Vergas for community center improvements. The Vergas City Council accepted a check from the Vergas Lions Club for $5,000 for improvements to the Vergas Community Center at Monday night’s meeting, along with $1,500 from the Vergas Lioness Club and $1,000 from the Vergas Community Players.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

October 12, 1972

Jody Schemerhorn was crowned as the 1972 Frazee Homecoming Queen at the coronation program held on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Frazee High School Auditorium. Schemerhorn, 17, a senior, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schermerhorn of Frazee. The 1972 Frazee High School Homecoming coronation theme was “Morning Has Broken.”

The Cub Scouts held their kick-off Pack meeting on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. A representative Doug McDowell, from the Red River Valley Council, was present to explain changes in the coming year for the Scouts. Some of the changes were: New badges for adults and boys which will be all the same size; The Cub Scout Promise will change from “to be square” to “to help other people;” Dinner Badges will now be a shoulder badge and assistants will receive a badge also; Western style pants for boys and new uniforms for Den Mothers.

We wish to say thanks to the Vergas Fire Department who so promptly answered our grass fire call late Monday afternoon.