5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

July 5, 2018

The Frazee Fire Department has a secret. Frazee Fire Chief Albert Doll divulged the secret is known only by a select few members of the department. However, anyone can taste the secret fireman’s flapjack recipe Sunday, July 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Frazee Fire Hall. The 26-member fire department will be cooking up pancakes ands ausage and serving orange juice and coffee for the fun event that includes a bouncy house, face painting and opportunity to tour the fire house.

Small sheds have been popping up in Vergas, and the Vergas Planning Commission agreed to place a moratorium on any new structures at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 27. The sheds are stated to be less than 120 square feet, therefore not requiring a construction permit. Commission members were concerned about the strength of such a structure and whether the object would become flying debris in a windstorm. In addition a few saw them as eyesores.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

July 2, 1998

No one knows for sure, but there is speculation that the heavy wind that hit the Frazee-Vergas area on Friday night may have been a small tornado. The wind, estimated at over 100 miles per hour, destroyed many trees and did other damage. No persons, however, were reported injured. The erratic pattern in which the wind hit hardest and the twisting of some trees led to the tornado speculations.

Filing won’t open until August, but from the perspective of the present, it looks like there’ll be several opportunities for candidates in Frazee and Vergas this year. In Frazee, the mayor’s term and two council members’ terms are expiring. Of the three incumbents, two say they won’t run for re-election, and the third is undecided. In Vergas, the mayor’s term and two council members’ are also expiring. Of the three incumbents, one says he won’t run for re-election, another says she probably won’t, and the third said he is undecided but leaning away from it.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

July 5, 1973

The Baldwin Insurance Agency has announced the appointment of Bruce C. Jacobs to a position as agent with the Baldwin Agency. Mr. Jacobs has been employed by the agency for the past fourteen months on a part-time basis. He was advanced to full time position as a licensed agent last May. The Baldwin Agency will continue to do business in the same location from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mr. Jacobs is a graduate of Frazee High School and the University of Minnesota at Crookston. He and his wife, the former Judy Hendrickson, live at rural Frazee.

The Stone Hearth (formerly Hilltop Club) between Frazee and Vergas, had its grand opening last week under new ownership. New owners are Mrs. Mary Ann Franklin and her brother, George Frankberg. They purchased the supper club from Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sonnenberg. Manager of Stone Hearth is Claude McLaughlin of Minneapolis.