5 years ago
June 7, 2018
The Frazee area city-wide rummage sales kick off this week. Some sales are starting as early as Thursday, but most are getting underway Friday or Saturday. More than 40 garage sales have registered to participate in the event, and the selection slightly used wares is vast.
The Frazee-Vergas School District collected more community input on its building expansion and renovation plans that range from $12.7 million to $37.5 million. Funding for the projects was briefly discussed during the community session on Tuesday, May 29 at Frazee Elementary. In addition to the district utilizing long-term facility maintenance and other funding sources in place, voters may be asked to approve a building bond.
The Frazer Rescue Squad is full of selfless volunteers who drop everything to rush to the aid of a stranger in need. Now, they need help. The squad has made do with a makeshift rig as the official rig is having new head gaskets installed and the engine overhauled. Between the repairs and the cost of training, Frazee Rescue could use some donations. There will be a pancake feed and silent auction Sunday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Frazee Rescue Garage located along Becker County Highway 29 just before Red Willow Heights.
25 years ago
June 4, 1998
Two new bikes, 100 safety helmets and a host of other prizes, will be given away Saturday during the free bike safety rodeo at Frazee Fire Hall. Some of the organizers include Patty Heath of Wild Country radio, Kathy Peterson of Becker County 4-H, Frazee Police Chief Kelly Shannon and Frazee-Vergas Community Education Director Sharyl Ogard.
The City of Vergas is considering dropping its spring clean up due to abuse and adopting a new deposit to insure clean up of community center property after dances. During Monday’s Vergas City Council meeting, councilman Dean Heartsick said this year’s cleanup was a nightmare and perhaps should be discontinued.
The final improvement plans for the Vergas waste water facility will be reviewed at a public hearing on Monday, June 15. The hearing, set for 7 p.m. in the community center, will be combined with a special city council meeting to review existing and proposed ordinances.
50 years ago
June 7, 1973
Mr. And Mrs. Theodore P. Riewer of Detroit Lakes and former residents of Frazee will be honored on their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house to be held at the Sacred Heart Church in Frazee on Sunday, June 10. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to call from 2-5 p.m. No invitations are being sent. The couples’ children will be hosting the blessed occasion.
Becker County’s Annual Dairy Princess Contest will be held on Thursday, June 7, at the Audubon High School. Four girls will be vying for the crown and a chance to go on to complete in the Regional Contest at Wadena, June 20.
A break-in was reported to have taken place sometime early Sunday morning at Sonnenberg’s Cafe in Frazee. Taken in the break-in was about $50 in change, five cartons of cigarettes, and two boxes of candy. Entry to the building was gained through a window on the east side of the building. The thieves took time to replace the screen on the window as they made their exit.