5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

May 17, 2018

Aleisa Jopp made her dream of owning a little shop come true with the “Chic Shed” which opened in November 2017. However, the This Old Bank building, now Bender Realty, suffered water damage and mold from a cracked water pipe and most of Alesia’s inventory was destroyed. Aleisa knows bad things happen in life and she is determined to come back strong with new and beautifully repurposed items for everyone’s tastes.

The Detroit Lakes office of the Department of Natural Resources is assessing eight area lakes for winter kill. Of the ones tested so far, no severe levels of winter kill were detected. At Tamarac Lake, all species were present despite low oxygen levels, an assistant fisheries manager noted.

A main artery of Frazee is scheduled for construction in late summer. Becker County Highway 29 from Frazee to the State Highway 34 intersection is scheduled to be reclaimed and an overlay put down.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

May 14, 1998

Tomorrow, May 15, would have been Cheryl Glawe’s 45th birthday. Cheryl’s death eight months ago on Sept. 16, 1997, shocked her husband Kevin, other family members, and friends. It also garnered local, regional, and national media attention. She had been taking Redux, a weight loss drug, for 38 days, said her friend Penny Hanson. The drug was pulled from the market while the Glawes were on their way home from a trip to Colorado. Cheryl died just hours after she and Kevin returned home to Vergas. Tomorrow evening, friends will gather informally at the cemetery. Then at 7:30 p.m., people are welcome to come help eighth completion of the memorial garden at the ballpark.

Cake decorating was something Doris Myers always anted to do. When she took a community education class in 1981 to learn the culinary craft, she “thought it would be fun.” “I didn’t think it would mushroom like it has,” Doris said. Since taking the class for her own enjoyment, the Frazee woman has launched a busy home-based business making cakes for all kinds of special occasions. She also makes decorator mints.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

May 17, 1973

All three incumbents were reelected to the Board of Education of the Frazee-Vergas School District at the annual School election held Tuesday. There was an extremely light turnout of voters as there was no opposition on the ballot. Only 71 votes were cast at he the five voting sites – Frazee 51, Vergas 11, Toad Lake 4, Heigh of Land 3, and Evergreen 3.

A testimonial dinner will be held for Helen Sonnenberg, the past 9th District Auxiliary President, on June 16 at the VFW Hall in Frazee. A dance will follow.

The Frazee High School chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Joyce Kelly, received three out of four possible Star ratings at the Region-State Chorus Contest held Saturday, May 12, at Elbow Lake. These rating earned an overall superior rating for the Chorus, or a first place rating.

The Elementary Band, under the direction of Mr. Barry Reversion, will present a short concert of light numbers and solos Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, May 20, in the Frazee High School Gymnasium.