5 years ago

October 20, 2016

Frazee-Vergas Forum

Frazee High School recently celebrated their homecoming week with activities that included a pep-fest with various games and a parade downtown. The Homecoming Queen is Audreana Fleisher and King is Jeff Marshall.

Two single- family homes are slated to be built before the end of the year by Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) on the vacant corner at 103 5th Street Northwest in Frazee. Anyone interested in purchasing one of the homes should contact MMCDC to possibly customize the home before it’s completely finished. 

The Becker County Transit bus seats 14 people, including two wheelchairs, and currently stops in Frazee twice, Tuesdays and Thursdays. By March the services are planned to be expanded to five days a week. 

25 years ago

October 17, 1996

Frazee Forum

The once-in-a-lifetime moose hunt for two rural Frazee men turned into the stuff good dreams are made of. Kurt Janu and Gus Ziegler teamed up for their first moose hunt ever and bagged a big bull moose weighing about 1,500 pounds. The moose sported a rack that had a 50-inch spread. The hunting pair scouted an area north of Ely for one day before moose season opened. Just four hours and 45 minutes after the opening Kurt and Gus had called in and shot their prize. Once the moose was dressed out the hunting pair split 680 pounds of moose meat for their families.

Even with 25,000 square feet being added to Frazee Elementary as part of the 9.2 million renovation project, the need for another classroom has arisen. Frazee-Vergas School Board members approved a $12,000-$15,000 plan to convert the library near the elementary office into a classroom and staff room.

50 years ago

October 21, 1971

Frazee Forum

Frank A. Alexander, 53, a life-time resident of rural Frazee, died Friday afternoon, October 15, 1971, from an accidental gunshot he sustained in his home. Deputy Becker County Coroner Don Bucholz ruled the death accidental. Alexander died from a chest wound caused by a .22 pistol. He was found about 2 p.m. by a neighboring farm hand, Gary Berger.

The Village of Frazee is now accepting applications for two new public service job positions, a part of those approved by the Governors office for Becker County under the Emergency Employment Act of 1971. Jobs for Frazee approved include an assistant Liquor store manager and a night patrolman.

A welcome surprise greeted the worshippers at United Methodist Church in Frazee last Sunday as a new electronic Conn organ was the source of the worship music. The new Conn organ is a memorial gift of the Q.P. Walseth family.  According to Rev. Reginald Penner, pastor, an organ dedication and service of music is being planned for the near future.