5 years ago
July 26, 2018
The starting line for the Turkey Days Road Rally Saturday, July 28 was changed and will now be at the Frazee Essential Clinic parking lot. The Road Rally theme is Superhero and all participants are encouraged to dress up, decorate their vehicle and gain bonus points for presentation before even leaving Frazee. Some activities of the road rally will require puzzle-solving skills, some will require knowledge of superhero’s, some will require easy physical activity, skills in observation and some things will be up to chance.
Pups taking the plunge, historical tours through town and an old-fashioned ice cream exhibit headline the new additions to the Turkey Days 2018 event calendar. The jam-packed weekend has plenty of fun lined up, but event chairs Amber Bender and Tyler King added an event for the dogs this year with the puppy plunge. Dogs of all ages and sizes are invited to the Town Lake public beach for the free event.
Dave Daggett held a picture of his father and other relatives sitting on a 15-foot log floating on Wyler Lake. As he moves the picture to his left he looks onto the lake and sees the youngest generation of his family climbing atop the same log. “I wish I had a dime for every butt that sat on that log,” he said, noting the lake toy for six generations of his family almost became firewood this past spring. “A crack had developed that was large enough to catch a foot,” he explained. “We were worried someone would get hurt so we talked about removing it.”
25 years ago
July 23, 1998
Frazee’s goodwill ambassador for the coming year—the new Miss Frazee—will be crowned at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25 in Frazee High School auditorium. One runner-up and a Miss Congeniality will also be selected. Four candidates are competing for the honors. The winners will be chosen by judges based on interview, talent, swimsuit and evening gown competitions and crowned by the current Miss Frazee, Melissa Bunkowske.
Frazee is scheduled to have more available rental housing starting in September. At a special session July 15, the Frazee City Council approved a building permit for David Weisgerber to construct two townhouses containing four rental unites on Ash and Seventh. The one-bedroom apartments are scheduled to have attached one-car garages, as well as furnished appliances and air conditioning. Monthly rent is slated to be approximately $450.
50 years ago
July 26, 1973
Frazee clinches 2nd little league title—Don Frank hurled a one-hitter as Frazee defeated the DL Pirates 5-2 to clinch the Vacationland Little League title for the second straight year. Frank struck out 15 batters in six innings, but walked nine. Frazee has a 12-0 record with two games to play. John Fryer drove in two runs with a pair of doubles, and Kevin Riemann stroked a double and single to drive in two runs also. Bruce Bellefeuille had a pair of singles and drove in the other Frazee score.
Seven Frazee Mrs. Jaycees attended the Summer Awards Luncheon at St. John’s College in St. Cloud on Saturday, July 21. Mrs. Sally Anderson of Bemidji, President of the Minnesota Mrs. Jaycees, conducted the business meeting attended by 689 Mrs. Jaycees from 127 chapters across the state.
A Rose Party is planned at an open house honoring Mrs. D. W. Daggett on her 90th birthday on Thursday, July 26. It will be held at the Vernon Daggett home in Frazee and hours will be from two to four in the afternoon. Everyone is invited to come and give Mrs. Daggett her roses verbally.