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Excavators dig into former furniture store


The rail car in the former furniture building was likely built in the 1880s by The Pullman Company as an observation car. It was brought to Frazee in 1993 and was eventually turned into a diner. Gary Ware bought it in 1979, shortened about 20 feet and moved it into his Main Avenue furniture store.
Demolition of the former Gary’s Furniture building began Wednesday, Aug. 2.
 
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Free farm-fresh produce available Mondays in Vergas


Area residents Autumn Buchl and Donna Hoffman were happy to pick some free produce for the week.
Free farm-fresh produce is available every Monday in the parking lot of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vergas.
 
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John & Jolene Bruhn to represent Vergas at Looney Daze celebration


John and Jolene Bruhn.
The 52nd Vergas Looney Daze celebration grand marshals will be John and Jolene Bruhn. The Bruhns are longtime residents of the Vergas-Frazee area with deep roots in the history of the community.
 
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Shipman show brings in 78 rides, grandson of the Clareys takes home People’s Choice


The Saturday car show during Turkey Days drew spectators from around the region.
The Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show brought in 78 entries, of which 15 had Frazee owners. There were also 18 Fieros and a whole lot of people filling Main Avenue to take a gander at the muscle machines and eye candy.
 
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Frazee council tables improvements after outcry on assessment costs

The Frazee City Council tabled moving forward with allotting assessments to the properties impacted by the Dollar General area improvements during its special meeting Thursday, July 27.
 
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Vergas Planning commission reviews gravel pit report

The Vergas Planning Commission reviewed the gravel pit report during its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 26 and expressed appreciation for the business working towards getting into compliance.
 
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The ‘people’ enjoy Stevens’ stylish beard


Calvin Stevens was handed the People’s Choice Award at the Frazee VFW beard competition by VFW member Beth Belflower.
Calvin Stevens took four months to grow and groom an award-winning beard. 
 
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Newling, Vincent go amphibian to take top honors in sand contest


Nicole Newling crafted the salamander’s tail while Jayme Vincent worked on its torso during the contest.
Taking top honors in this year’s Turkey Days Sandcastle Contest were Nicole Newling and Jayme Vincent.
 
Newling, a Frazee resident, teamed up with the 11-year-old son of Danielle King, also of Frazee.
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Gerry Mitchell was the Mystery Gobbler, solved by Lee Aho


Mystery Gobbler Gerry Mitchell (left) was discovered by Lee Aho Saturday
The Mystery Gobbler for the 63rd annual Turkey Days – Gerry Mitchell, was discovered after the second clue was read at the Junior Royalty King & Queen contest Saturday morning. 
 
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Ladies team takes 4th straight title, men’s win goes to Donnelly team


Frazee Fireman Travis Gray (from left) handed out the championship mugs to the women’s winning team: Heidi Frohman, Reanna Gerving, Michelle Tollefson and Heather Mitchell.
The sun was shining and Frazee’s Main Avenue was heating up, but the Friday night water fights kept spectators and participants cool and entertained.
 

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