5 years ago

December 1, 2016

Frazee-Vergas Forum

What the daily bus schedule in Frazee will look like is up to the residents. Becker County Transit takes riders of all ages to Detroit Lakes for work, medical appointments, shopping or a night out on the town. An open house will be held on Dec. 6 for a tour of the bus, to ask any questions and to voice your opinion as to what route times and services are most needed in Frazee.

Scott Geiselhart has been a speaker at several conferences and symposiums across the U.S. where he shares his experience with PTSD. Geiselhart has served on the Frazee Fire Department for 21 years, and his experiences while on duty led to him suffering from PTSD.  He has been diagnosed with PTSD and has received treatment at the Village Family Service Center in Fargo. 

Carolers will be a welcomed addition to the Snowplow Parade festivities on Thursday, Dec. 15.  The Snowplow Parade is also the kickoff of Frazee’s 125th anniversary as a city. Along with the parade there will be a craft show at the Hostel Hornet, hot chocolate and fire rings heating up the sidewalks downtown. 

25 years ago

November 28, 1996

Frazee Forum

The formation of a family center in Frazee is one step closer to reality. During Wednesday’s Becker County Children’s Initiative board meeting, the board approved $40,000 for a family center in Frazee for 1997. Frazee could get a family center as early as January, according to BCCI director Bruce Wizek. The center would provide many family services, supplied by multi-county nursing, Becker County Humans Services and the county school system. Potential services include child immunizations, family counseling, application center for heating assistance and food stamps, and employment assistance.  The center would be operated by family leadership groups made up of school officials, parents and community members. 

The first ever Festival of Trees begins Saturday in Frazee at 2 p.m. in the Baer building on the corner of Main and Lake Street. About 35 trees have been decorated for the event by various business owners and individuals. 

50 years ago

December 2, 1971

Frazee Forum

The Hilltop Club, located between Frazee and Vergas on Otter Tail County Road No. 4, reopened Wednesday under the management of Dennis Anderson of Frazee. The Hilltop will feature live music every Wednesday and Saturday night. Dance bands scheduled during the first two weeks in December are the popular “Impact 71” and “Bob Eveslage Trio.” Anderson invites everyone between the ages of 21 and 95 to come out and dine and dance with the pleasing atmosphere of a “Roaring Fireplace.” 

A 20-year-old serviceman, who was home on leave from the Navy, died Nov. 23 of an accidental gunshot wound while trapping on his parents’ farm east of Perham. Otter Tail County Sheriff Carlton Martenson said the victim, Larry Olson, was alone trapping mink when the accident occurred. The man’s .22 caliber rifle accidently discharged and the bullet struck him in the chest. His father, Lawler Olson found the body after he and his wife returned from Perham.