5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

July 19, 2018

Angie Harmer is about to be in her first parade ever and she’s brining the loving memory of her husband Don along for the ride. The two long-time community members were recently named the 2018 Grand Marshals of Turkey Days. “My old neighbor (Jessica Dahl) nominated me last year, and I told her to cut it out,” Angie said. “But she did it again and this year I won! I feel so humbled and not-deserving. Don would think it was great too, it is such an honor.”

The Turkey Days street dance is back on Main Avenue and attendees are encouraged to dress up as super heroes or villains at the Saturday, July 28 event that starts at 9 p.m. and ends at midnight. Even chair Amber Bender said a new contest would be added to the concert that is open to anyone 18 and older. The gate fee is $5.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

July 16, 1998

Jan Decker is a veteran day care provider. Carolyn Strehlow has just completed her training in the profession. The two women are joining forces to start a new day care center in Frazee. It will be called Kids Adventure Center and it’s scheduled to open Sept. 8, in the Frazee Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints. Decker and Strehlow stress they are not starting the center because they feel there is anything wrong with the quality of day care that already exists in the Frazee area. But, they said, there’s just not enough of it available to see the need, and some of it is not conveniently located.

“His contributions to the Frazee Community are as long as his arm.” So said Jerry and June Gibbons about Jim Maas as they nominated him for grand marshal of the 1998 Turkey Days Parade. Maas has not only been nominated for the honor. He has been chosen. He’ll lead the Turkey Days Parade down Frazee’s Main Avenue starting at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 26.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

July 19, 1973

The Ordination and Installation of Gordon Bock as Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Evergreen will be held Sunday, July 29th, at 2:00 p.m. Candidate Gordon Bock is a native of Wheaton; Minnesota. He served as Vicar in Sheffield, Ohio, and is a graduate of Concordia Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. He had previously graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul and received his Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota. He served for two years in the Army Finance Corps, two years as a business manager for the Lutheran Mission in Nigeria, Africa, taught one year in Hinckley, and was a counselor in the High School at North Branch for five years before attending the Seminary in Springfield. The pastor’s wife is the former Ruth Brill of Lakefield. They have one son, Jon, who was born on February 1 of this year.

Rev. Robert J. Zeimes began his appointment as Minister of the Frazee and Vergas United Methodist Churches on July 1. He was ordained as Elder in the United Methodist Church on June 13. Rev. Zeimes graduated from the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 1972 with a Masters of Divinity degree and last year served as Associate Minister at Golden Valley Methodist Church (suburban area of Minneapolis). He graded from the University of Minnesota in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology. From 1966-69 he was a Youth Coordinator at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Minneapolis; was later involved in youth work at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ at St. Paul, and in 1970-71 served as Intern Seminarian at Grinnell United Church of Christ, Grinnell, Iowa. Mr. Zeimes was a VISTA Volunteer in 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was married in August 1968, and during the summer of 1969 Marcia and Bob led two student tours of Europe under Americans Abroad. Pastor Zeimes was born and raised in Minneapolis.