5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

October 23, 2018

Kevin Glawe has bewildered some of the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The rural Frazee man received a state of the art heart monitor several months ago and the results have doctors doing a double-take. Glawe’s doctors sent his records to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. “I had forgot all about that until about three weeks ago when I got a call from Mayo,” Glawe said. “They have a team of doctors who looked at my chart and they can’t believe what is going on. They’re calling me the wonder boy. They want me to come down so they can confirm what the report shows.” The 1970 Perham High School graduate obliged and agreed to head down in late October.

Nicole Winkowski was full of gratitude after a Good Samaritan brought her missing purse to the Frazee City Hall. “I will have to find out who it was so I can bake her something and thank her,” she said. “It goes to show there is still kindness in the world.” The rural Frazee resident, who recently moved to a home near Wyler Lake, had her boyfriend searching the house after she realized it was missing while at work.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

October 22, 1998

A fresh labor pool, underutilized sewer facilities and the possibility of county financial incentives has caused Barrel O’ Fun to consider expanding into Frazee. A delegation from the Perham-based snack food company has met a number of times with Frazee community and business leaders, according to Mike Holper, chief executive officer of KLN, Barrel O’ Fun’s parent company. Holper said Barrel O’ Fun’s experience with locating its popcorn plant in Parkers Prairie and finding a new source of employees leads officials to believe that other new source of employees might be available in Frazee if a tortilla chip plant is built in the community.

Those who help support the Frazee sled dog race will have a chance to have a little fun of their own. A $500 donation will allow a donor to choose a musher for a sponsor race—whether it be the sponsor themselves, a friend or a lucky employee. The sled dog sponsors race is just one of four races to be held in Frazee on Jan. 2. Ed Streeper has pulled together a sled dog agenda sure to liven things up in the Frazee area New Year’s weekend. Skijoring, 6-dog, unlimited and sponsor races are slated for the area just southeast of town in what will be billed the first annual Frazee Open Sled Dog Races.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

October 25, 1973

The Frazee Bakery has a new owner. Gary Collins, who has owned and operated the bakery for the past four years, announced he has sold the business to Burton Tappe formerly of the Sebeka area. Tappe has been employed at the bakery the past four months. Collins has accepted a temporary position of Deputy Policeman with the Perham Police Department and began his duties there October 16. Gary had been with the Becker County Auxiliary police for two years and was a also a part-time officer with the Frazee Department.

A former Frazee man, Jim Kyte, Jr., has been named temporary police chief at Perham to replace Hank Lubitz who retired from that position October 15.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Alan B. Korth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin R. Korth, Rt. 2, Frazee is serving aboard the nuclear powered guided missile frigate which joined the Seventh Fleet in the Pacific. During the deployment, he will take part in aircraft control, anti-submarine operations and carrier escort missions. He is also scheduled to visit several ports in the Western Pacific.

Staff Sergeant Elmer Mindermann, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mindermann, Sr. of Frazee, recently completed a two year tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force in Turkey. He and his wife, Mary Lou, and two daughters ages 6 and 9, are now spending par of his leave in Frazee and will report to Vanderburg AFB, Calif., on Nov. 10. An Air Force Administrative Specialist, Mindermann has now completed over 13 years with the Air Force.