5 years ago
January 26, 2017
Steve’s Sanitation in Perham purchased John & Son’s Disposal Service and took over garbage removal operations on Jan. 1. While Steve’s Sanitation already serves Vergas, it will also serve Frazee, Wolf Lake, Toad Lake, Rochert and Detroit Lakes, among other area communities.
Frazee Care Center replaced Seip Drug with Omnicare of Minnesota to provide prescriptions to residents at the care center, assisted living facilities in Frazee and Vergas and the Frazee apartment complex formally known as Sunrise Senior Villas.
25 years ago
January 23, 1997
Local and other Minnesota logs are being harvested to provide customers at Spanky’s supper club on Rose Lake with a new lounge that will double the club’s size. The first exterior wall logs were put in place Friday, and work is expected to continue until this spring. Chuck and Brenda Minge, owners of the popular Spanky’s supper club for the past eight seasons, decided to add onto their present facility this summer.
Not very long ago, instead of tractors and automobiles, horses and mules were the best way to get field work done or get from one place to another. Henry Wilberts can recall those days. His father farmed with horses for most of his life. Henry was an 11-year-old growing up in North Dakota when he first broke a horse to ride. Later, he spent years working construction and moving around the country, which made it not feasible to own a horse. Now, he and his wife Milly make their home outside Vergas. They settled there several years ago because Henry enjoyed fishing and wanted to have easy access to lakes. However, he says, he ended up going back to what he grew up with, which was being around horses.
50 years ago
January 27, 1972
Another January blizzard roared through central Minnesota early this week, closing schools, causing numerous cancellations, and postponements of events, and making driving hazardous. Six inches of new snow fell on the area Sunday night and Monday, and strong winds ranged from 25 to 40 mph, turned the storm into a real Minnesota blizzard with heavy drifting and at times near zero visibility.
The 1972 deer hunting season and opening dates for other major hunting seasons were announced today by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Mike Casey, game and fish director, said the opening dates are announced in January to give hunters time to plan their vacations.