5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

May 7, 2019

After spending 50 years together, Joe and Jean Sailer are still very much in love. “Joe is comfortable, like an old shoe,” Jean said. A chuckle rolled out of Joe, and it grew until it filled their living room. “That doesn’t sound cool,” Jean continued. “I mean, he is comforting. We are still great friends. We take trips together and enjoy each other’s company. He still makes me CDs with songs on them for me.”

Private wells in the cities of Vergas and Frazee could be sealed free of charge. Both cities have a wellhead protection plan in place and are eligible for funds to seal private wells in order to protect the city’s drinking water. Aaron Meyer of the Minnesota Rural Water Association presented the opportunity to the Vergas City Council several months ago.

Frazee High School named its prom royalty on Saturday, May 4. Cassidy Shipman and Eddie Croucher were given the titles of queen and king.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

May 6, 1999

A MnDOT crew was busy late last week unloading large rocks on the north side of the box culvert on Highway 87 over the Otter Tail River. The removal of the Main Avenue dam in Frazee resulted in a faster flowing river which started to undercut the culvert. The crew unloaded rocks for two days to fill the gap. They also dug open the third culvert channel to reduce the flow. Fish, trying to get upstream to spawn, have been stopped at this culvert as the current has been too strong. This has provided quite a viewing for the locals who walk down to the culvert to watch the jump attempts.

Tuesday will be the day of a meeting Vergas Mayor Roger Hanson has anticipated for a long time. He will be in St. Paul, meeting with a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) official, in an effort to get the go-ahead to start the bidding process for work on the planned $675,000 upgrading of the city’s waste water treatment facility. Hanson has called the facility one of the top priorities of his administration. He said he feels it is important to start the bidding process soon, so work can be done this summer.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

May 9, 1974

Three members of the Frazee High School Future Farmers of America Chapter have been selected for the State Farmer Degree. Announcement of the awards were made at the annual FFA Banquet April 26. Receiving the State Farmer Degree were Randy Schaefer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arden Anderson; Greg Gilbertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gilbertson; and Arlen Huwe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Huwe. The boys are all seniors at Frazee H.S. The Star Chapter award went to Kermit Olson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Olson, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Arden Anderson were chosen for the Honorary FFA Chapter Farmer Award. Randy Schaefer is also Frazee’s Star District and Star Region Farmer, and winner of the DeKalb Award for being the high point senior of the Frazee Chapter.

An early morning fire Saturday heavily damaged the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bergen in Frazee. The Frazee Fire Dept. was called when a passerby noticed smoke coming from the house on East Main Ave. about 6:30 a.m. The Frazee Dept. sent four unites to the scene and used 18 volunteer firemen who labored two hours to extinguish the fire. The Bergen’s were not home at the time as they had spent the night in Bemidji.