5 years ago
December 7, 2017
While Santa heard plenty of Christmas wishes from good little girls and boys in the lakes area, he also helped a dream come true for one adult. Vergas resident Melissa Bunkowske was asked to open a gift that could not wait until Christmas. Confused, the adult daughter of Shelley and Keith Bunkowske, listed to Old Saint Nick and opened the wrapped present, which had another wrapped gift inside. After about the fifth gift inside a gift, Melissa looked up and asked, “What’s going on?” Santa let out a hearty laugh, but didn’t let on that her dream was about to come true as her boyfriend of two years was about to propose. Aaron Kroetsch of Grand Forks purchased the wedding ring about a month before Santa’s visit, and had shared romantic and memorable proposal ideas with Melissa’s sister, Amber.
Nine Vergas merchants will participate in the second annual Wine Walk Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy sampling some wine while holiday shopping in Vergas. Every wine sampled can be purchased at the Vergas Liquor Store. Appetizers available at some stores and great buys.
25 years ago
December 4, 1997
Need some ideas on how to decorate from Christmas? Five homes will be showcased at Frazee’s Tour of Homes set 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, with an emphasis on Christmas and also architecture. Tickets include a map of the home locations and cost $6 each.
The proposed snowmobile trail through Vergas hit a snag when landowners objected to the route. Some Vergas area landowners expressed concern over the proposed snowmobile trail at the Vergas City Council meeting on Monday night. Lowell Dryer, representative of the Otter Tail Riders Association Snowmobile Club, and Dan Brace, club president, presented the council with a proposed plan for the snowmobile trail to Vergas.
50 years ago
December 7, 1972
The Wolf Lake VFW Post 8165 and Auxiliary observed their 25th year by hosting a smorgasbord dinner for their members and spouses at the Erie Jr., Detroit Lakes, on Saturday evening, Nov. 25. Seventy persons attended the occasion.
Becker County Engineer Vernon Korzendorfer has informed the Board of County Commissioners that the new county landfill will not go into operation until next spring. Korzendorfer said delays in getting proper documents from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has delayed the opening as freezing conditions have prevented trenching and other preparation work.
The Frazee village tax levy for 1973 was set at $12,521 by the village council at the November meeting. This levy represents a decrease of $779 from 1972.