5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

October 26, 2017

Ethel Wacker is about to turn 100. Living without assistance in her Detroit Lakes condo, the former Toad Lake resident is willing to give away her secret to living a long life – one cup of coffee in the morning. Having a happy life is a little more complicated. Ethel explained, for her, happiness has to do with family, spirituality, acceptance and understanding possessions don’t mean a hill of beans. Ethel’s family is hosting a birthday party Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m. at Evergreen Church, Frazee. Being personal connections are what matter most to Ethel, the gift of smiling faces is all she wants for her big day, and possibly a slice of apple pie.

The Frazee Public Safety Committee met Wednesday, Oct. 18 and reviewed options for improving the shoreline and aesthetics of Town Lake Beach. The project cost was estimated at about $12,000 with half being paid by Becker Soil and Water Conservation District, reducing the city of Frazee’s cost to $6,000.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

October 23, 1997

The Frazee City Council approved the low bid of $73,945 from Foltz Buildings of Detroit Lakes for an addition to its new city shop. The new addition will be 50- by 100-feet, with 50- by 60-feet of that insulated with a concrete floor. This addition will be added onto the former Becker County shop, located on the edge of Frazee on County Road 29. It is estimated the  addition will total $100,000 when electrical, landscaping and plumbing costs are added. The city plans to seek quotes from area contractors for the remaining portions of the project.

What started out as a plan for a home-based business has turned into a main street business in Frazee. Eileen Andersen will have the grand opening of Granny’s Trunk this Friday through next week. The business is located adjacent to the Palace Cafe. At Granny’s Trunk, a shopper can find crafts, collectables, Watkins, Tupperware, Avon, Changes International health products and more.

The study of the Main Avenue Dam in Frazee has begun, and water levels are falling on the Otter Tail River. Last Thursday and Friday, engineers from Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. of St. Paul are in the Frazee area to survey the dam and the river. In September 1994, the City of Frazee, dam owners, received notification from the Department of Natural Resources that the Main Avenue Dam would either have to be repaired or removed.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

October 26, 1972

Treating African wounds and diseases kept Miss Eileen Bader, missionary nurse in Ivory Coast, busy the past four years. She plans to share her work and experiences when she speaks at First Baptist Church in Frazee November 1 thru 5 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. There will be no Saturday evening service, but Miss Bader will speak Sunday morning at the 11 a.m. service. Before going to Ivory Coast Miss Bader completed 12 years of medical work in Congo (Zaire) and when political unrest forced her to leave eight years ago she began work in Ivory Coast.

The Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held November 6 and 7 at Frazee schools. Watch next weeks Frazee Forum for further details.