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Vergas Council considers adding interim use permit

The Vergas City Council is looking to add an interim use permit process to its zoning ordinance. 
 
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New Vergas gravel ordinance reviewed

The Vergas Planning Commission reviewed the latest draft of the proposed gravel ordinance at its monthly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 28.
 
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The Bridge rolls out mobile pantry


Myron Gunderson (left) volunteers with John Leikness at The Bridge, which now offers a mobile food pantry to Vergas, Dent and other cities.
The mobile food bank is on the move and made its first stop in Vergas Jan. 4. 
 
The next Vergas visit will be Wednesday, Feb. 8 at from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 410 East Scharf Avenue.
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Community donations purchase CPR machine for Vergas Rescue


Jeff Zitzow, Vergas-Candor-Dora-Hobart fire chief, and Theresa Harthun, Vergas Rescue chief, hold the newly-purchased LUCAS machine.
Vergas Rescue is sending out gratitude to all donors that helped the outfit purchase a state-of-the-art CPR device.
 
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Members sought for Frazee area carriage, cutter club


George Fletcher stands next to a horse-drawn cutter he and his family are putting the finishing touches on. The rural Frazee man wants to start a club that builds cutters and carriages.
George Fletcher is looking to start a club that focuses on building carriages, cutters and horse riding.
 
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‘The Peacemakers’ features local author


Georgia Nagel holds a recently released collection of short stories “The Peacemakers.” The Cotton Lake resident is one of the featured authors in the book.
Cotton Lake resident Georgia Nagel is one of 23 authors featured in “The Peacemakers, ”a collection of short stories about restoring love in the world.
 
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Mother & daughter find time to share craft, sewing hobby


Lois Ditterich (left) and her daughter Kristy Ditterich recently showcased their homemade items at the Frazee Craft Fair.
Lois Ditterich and daughter Kristy Ditterich make time to share the love of crafting, sewing and creating projects during their spare time. 
 
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Taylor joins Wolf Lake Co-op team


‘I really enjoy the people here ... They are good people; friendly and outgoing.’ • Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor is the new manager of the Wolf Lake Co-op. 
 
Taylor started in October, but before being hired he visited the store and was impressed with the variety of product on the shelves.
 
Wed
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Vergas budget approved, largest expense increase seen in streets

The Vergas City Council approved its 2017 budget, which increased its overall budget by $7,283.
 
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Vergas man dies of CO poisoning

Tom Elkin, 67, rural Vergas, a former cabinet maker on Sybil Lake, was killed by carbon monoxide gas at his home Monday, Dec. 19.
 

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