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Spanky’s prepares food for Public TV series


Josh Hanson, owner of Spanky's Stone Hearth, explained the process of preparing all the ingredients to be used in a marinade for lamb. Interviewing him was Mary Lehammer, a reporter for Twin Cities Public Television. Hanson cut up such ingredients as freshly grown mint, along with other herbs grown on the grounds, plus strawberries, pineapple, cucumbers and other vegetables. Also used was a variety of condiments, with explanations about how each was used. The program pinpoints the use of Minnesota foods, especially the locally grown products. It is sponsored by the Minnesota Farmers Union. Photo by John W. Dermody
Bruce Miller, the director of membership and field services for the Minnesota Farmers Union, was excited about having TV crews filming at Spanky’s Stone Hearth Monday.
 
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Summer visitor pens memoir about buying the Nicaraguan air force in the 1960s


Patricia (Daggett) Martin stands next to her husband Will, who recently released a memoir, “So I Bought an Air Force.” Photo by Barbie Porter
 
Preparing for takeoff from a Mexican airport in late November 1963, Will Martin and his wife Patricia (Daggett) were approached by police.
 
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Alpaca Farm near Vergas a hit with tourists


Andy Torgerson owns Looseends Alpaca Farm with his wife Deb. The unique farm is located 7 miles from Vergas. Photo by Barbie Porter
Seven miles outside of Vergas alpacas roam, romp and turn heads of those that drive by on U.S. Highway 59.
 
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Frazee girls invited to join swim, dive teams

Girls in grades 7-12 attending Frazee High School now have the opportunity to participate in swimming or diving.
 
Since the school joined a co-op with Perham, the option is available to all girls.
Wed
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Aug
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Vergas Looney Daze winners


The Rev. Anthony Cloose, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Evergreen, held his dachshund Frank, 15. With him was Isaac Kuethere, Detroit Lakes, who once owned Frank. Both were wiener dog aficionados and were in Vergas to watch the national races that attracted dozens of the low wheelbase animals to the track at the ballpark. Photo by John W. Dermody
Parade: Best themed, Angie's Grooming; Overall, 1. Lakes Country Garden; 2. Vergas State Bank.
 
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BC Fair royalty

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Botzets: Sixteen small feet are music to their ears


Lori and Mike Botzet, owners of Marine Innovations, Inc., Frazee, had all four of their dachshunds at the Wiener Dog Nationals in Vergas Saturday. Two were contestants and two watched as fans. From left to right, the dogs are Rosie 7, Oscar 8, PJ 16 and Louis 7. Rosie was an entrant and, along with Louie, is an offspring of Oscar. The family also has four cats. Photo by John W. Dermody
Lori and Mike Botzet are equal opportunity pet owners.
 
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Schermerhorn opens ad agency


Zabava is a new ad agency that was recently opened in the lakes area by Danielle Schermerhorn. Photo by Danielle Schermerhorn
Danielle (Refsland) Schermerhorn recently opened her ad agency business, Zabava.
 
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KFGO’s Sandy Buttweiler goes to the dogs in Vergas


Sandy Buttweiler
Folks who work in radio and TV get asked to do lots of things, primarily because they are heard or seen almost every day and they develop a fan base.
 
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Design team prepares for visit to Frazee

The long-awaited visit by the Minnesota Design Team Sept. 12-15 is coming up. First there is a preliminary visit with committee chairs Tuesday, Aug 20 at 6:30 p.m.
 

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