5 years ago
October 2, 2018
Teresa Fett rode 100 miles in 24 hours on her horse Aaz and earned 10th place at the AERC National Championship endurance race. The race took place at George Vanderbilt’s historic estate, Biltmore, in Asheville, N.C. from Sept. 20-22. This is the first time the Frazee long-distance rider has qualified for the world-renowned race that drew competitors from across the globe.
Frazee Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) students are now using the outdoor learning center that has been four years in the making. ECFE Coordinator Karrie Schultz said the idea came from a teacher’s workshop several of the staff members attended. They presented the idea of an outdoor learning area that uses objects found in nature to teach to the district administration.
The Frazee Fire Department is teaming up with Red Cross to give away smoke detectors and install them on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 3-8 p.m. The opportunity is available to those in the Frazee fire district.
25 years ago
October 2, 1998
Up to 500 people are expected in Frazee this Saturday for Oktoberfest ’98. Diane Mistelske, who has chaired the Community Club-sponsored event along with Preston Eidenschink for the past three years, said it is very well attended by people from all over Minnesota, plus parts of North Dakota and Canada. Proportionate attendance among Frazee people, however, is a little on the sparse side, she noted, encouraging more local folks to taken the festivities.
Frazee high School Homecoming queen for 1998 is Jessica Sonnenberg, daughter of Deb Herbst and David Sonnenberg, both Frazee. She was crowned Friday. Her escort is Ryan Smith.
By mid-October a 4 by 10 foot sign is scheduled to be erected in the city parking lot one block north of Main Avenue on Highway 87 that says “future home of the Frazee Community Center.” Erection of the sign was approved by the Frazee Development Corporation at its Sept. 22 meeting. “The exact location is still to be determined,” said corporation chairman Fred Daggett, noting that the sign must be placed so it is visible but does not block other signs or interfere with snow removal.
50 years ago
October 4, 1973
A part-time lawyer service office has been opened in Frazee at Blaine’s office building located next to Gary’s Furniture. Dennis Schurman, a member of Benshoof, Hummel & Sinclair law firm of Detroit Lakes, will be in the Frazee office every Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. till noon. The firm hopes to extend the service in Frazee in the future.
Becker County recorded its eight and ninth traffic fatalities last Thursday night as the results of a two-car collision about 4 1/2 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. The accident happened about 8 p.m. The victims were John Herman Jasken, 66, Detroit Lakes, and his daughter, Mary Jason, 18. Driver of the other car, Richard J. Kunz, 45, Callaway, and his wife, Lois, 41, a passenger, were hospitalized at St. Mary’s Hospital in good condition.