5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

April 9, 2019

There were 13 entrants in this year’s Maple Syrup contest in Vergas this past weekend. Judges Terry Karger, Anna Potion and Nick Courneya graded each entrant on several criteria before announcing Stu Peterson from Camp Aquila syrups as the grand champion.

Every day is a gift for 22-year-old Shelby Munger. The Wolf Lake resident learned that lesson when she was 7-years-old and diagnosed with Synovial sarcoma. The daughter of Ron and Carolyn Munger explained Synovial sarcoma is a cancer that impacts soft tissue, and is considered one of the rarest types. After one surgery, the cancer that could’ve taken her life was gone. Because they caught it so early, and it hadn’t spread to surrounding tissue, Munger didn’t need chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Munger remains cancer free. She has a small indent where the lump was removed, and a scar that tells the story of where 18 stitches were placed in her right outer thigh.

A river walk from Hank Ludtke Park to State Highway 87 is under consideration. During a Parks and Recreation Committee meeting on Monday, April 1, the group agreed a primitive path along the river bank would be a nice addition to the city. City Utilities Superintendent Larry Stephenson said the crew had begun cutting a grass path along the river bank years ago, but received pushback from one property owner near there, which brought the project to a halt. It was noted that property has since sold.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

April 8, 1999

Frazee Collectible & Sport will be reopening Tuesday, said co-owner John Jensen. “That’s a firm date,” he said. Except it won’t be called Frazee Collectible & Sport anymore. It will be called John Jensen Collectibles. Jensen still has a partner, but it’s a different partner. He’s Harold Rippy, who lives on Leaf Lake, near Detroit Lakes. Jensen is no longer associated with Rich Zastrow, he stressed. The business opened in September and closed in January. A grand opening is scheduled Tuesday through Saturday, April 17. At this week’s John Jensen Sporting Collectibles Antique Firearms Show and Contemporary Arts Show at the Perham Community Center, brochures will be given with coupons for 10 percent off anything in the store during the grand opening.

Work started last week on tripling Frazee’s water capacity. Maguire Tank of Sioux Falls began the process of assembling a new 300,000-gallon water tank to replace the community’s nine-decade-old 100,000-gallon tank. The new 150-foot tower will be erected near Frazee Elementary School.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

April 11, 1974

Wymer-Graham Lake Association Formed—Thirty property owners met on April 1 at the home of Fred Barker to form a Lakeshore Property Assn. Fred Parker was elected president with Bette Daggett as Vice president and Gary Ware as secretary-treasurer. Committees are being set up for Area Zoning, Pollution Control, Safety, Fishing and Wildlife.

The king of auto daredevils will perform at the 1974 Becker County Fair in Detroit Lakes on Thursday evening, August 8 at 8 p.m. Joie Chitwood has been thrilling audiences at the leading state and districts fairs all over the U.S. and Canada for nearly 25 years. Joie Chitwood and his “Danger Angels” will make their first appearance in Detroit Lakes. They are planning a slam bang wreck ‘em show lasting 90 minutes which will leave you shivering with fear by the time its all over! You may have seen or heard of a man shot from a cannon, but have you ever seen a “car shot from a cannon!” Well if you are in the audience Thursday evening, August 8, you won’t believe your eyes!