5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

August 28, 2018

The Forest Edge Gallery is nestled in the heart of lakes region just a few miles southwest of Vergas. As many gathered from around the region for last week’s events, which featured a wine and chocolate sampling along with many fascinating visiting artists and live music from Yata Peinovich from the Pelican Lake and Durand, Wis. area. One of the featured artists for the event was a Vergas native Gale Schadewald, who has spent years developing her  metal smithing and jewelry work in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sophie Nelson, 14, received an Emmy award and another royal title shortly after giving up her Miss Frazee’s Outstanding Teen 2017 crown. “I was about to head home from dance in Park Rapids, and I got a bunch of texts from my mom saying I had a big surprise waiting at home,” Nelson said. “I wondered if it was a dog.” When the newly-crowned Miss Turtle Fest Outstanding Teen 2018 walked into her home on Wymer Lake, she saw a friend holding the award that recognizes excellence within various areas of television and media.

Being a first-time mother-to-be with a high tolerance for pain, Kristina Scheidecker pushed aside the discomfort of what she believed were practice labor pains. “She was only about 25 weeks along and full gestation is 40 weeks,” her husband Kevin explained. “Neither of us thought they were actual contractions. But, then she started bleeding.” The Perham residents were directed by their doctor to seek immediate medical attention. At the hospital, drugs were administered to try to stop the contractions, but within a few hours Kristina was almost fully dilated.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

August 27, 1998

A new beauty salon will open soon in Frazee at This Old Bank. Stacy Strehlow, Frazee, plans to open Cool Cuts in early September in the back portion of This Old Bank. Strehlow, who has eight years of salon experience, decided to open a salon in Frazee because “the opportunity was there and it’s closer to home and school,” she said. She had worked at Thrifty Cut in Detroit Lakes prior to working to open her own salon.

The redemption deadline is past and the former Heritage Industries building in Frazee is now under control of Becker County. Tuesday was deadline day for owner Robert Taylor to come up with nearly $300,000 owed in back taxes and special assessments, as an alternative to forfeiting the building. But the money did not surface, and the building has been forfeited. “Mr. Taylor’s attorney has informed me he would not be redeeming the property,” said Becker County Auditor Keith Broken. The building, which once housed a turkey plant operated by Swift-Eckrich, was sold to Taylor for $1 in 1993. Taylor announced plans to produce replicas of classic cars through his Heritage Industries company, but the firm never got into full production. Taylor left Frazee and the business, for practical purposes, ceased to exist about a year ago.

Dave Weisgerber said because he is practically a life-long resident of Frazee, he wants to do something for the community. He said eh feels good rental housing is needed here. His wife Sheila said she has been a renter and knowns what renters want. They’re building two new townhouse buildings to house four two-bedroom rental units at West Ash, and Seventh, Frazee.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

August 30, 1973

Fire of undetermined origin destroyed a machine shed and machinery Friday afternoon on the Vernon Quittschreiber farm located about five miles northeast of Frazee in Silver Leaf Township. Lost in the fire was the 66’x108’ machine shed, a self-propelled combine, swather, tractor, 4 bale wagons, field chopper, 5-bottom plow, 2,000 bales of straw and 4,000 bales of hay. Quittschreiber told the Forum the loss might reach as high as $40,000. He said the shed and machinery were covered by insurance.

Mr. Dennis Daniel began his banking career in 1958 with Northwestern National Bank in Sioux Falls. For four years he was president of the First National Bank in Oakes, N.D., and since June 1972 served as President of the Union State Bank in the West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo. Mr. Quentin Walseth will continue as President of the bank. The Forum joins in welcoming the Daniel family to the Frazee community.