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Movie Review: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’


Robert Garver is a graduate of the Cinema Studies program at New York University. His column is distributed every week to a network of over 50 newspapers. More of his reviews can be found online at www.bobatthemovies.com or e-mail rrg251@nyu.edu.

 It is commonly accepted that of the original “Star Trek” movie series, 1982’s “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is about 10 times better than 1979’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”

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05
Jun
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History of Frazee – The year 1887


Albert (Ike) Fischer was born June 12, 1921, in Frazee where he grew up and attended school. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he returned to the family farm near Frazee. He married Larene Haas. Their daughter Lori and son-in-law Don Thorp, Frazee, have two sons, Martin and Roger, and now live on the family farm while Ike and Larene reside in town.

 9-23-1887. We are glad to hear that Rev. E.L. Smith, former pastor of the Free Methodist Church at Frazee City, has been appointed chairman of the Northern District, and Father Childs is to be pastor at this place for the coming year.

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Movie Review: ‘Now You See Me’


Robert Garver is a graduate of the Cinema Studies program at New York University. His column is distributed every week to a network of over 50 newspapers. More of his reviews can be found online at www.bobatthemovies.com or e-mail rrg251@nyu.edu.

 The trouble with “Now You See Me,” or any other movie about magic, is that you know there’s going to be a huge twist at the end.

Wed
29
May
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The way I see it: Rejection leads to celebratory shopping spree


Barbie Porter, Vergas, is the full-time reporter for the Frazee-Vergas Forum. She is done shopping until Black Friday ... starting the day after the city-wide rummage sales.

 Stacks of rejection letters came with my first two novel attempts. The basic reason, this isn’t a right fit, which means the writing is subpar. And it was.

Wed
29
May
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Cally’s Corner: Summer is finally here


CallaBelle, Ella and Khloe at Detroit Lakes beach.

 School ended Friday and Memorial Day weekend is gone; summer is finally here.

 The last day of school always marks the beginning of summer for our family with all the different activities to plan outside under the beautiful sunshine.

Wed
29
May
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Just a Derm Minute: Summer: We might be tied closer to home this year


A freelance writer and photographer, John Dermody has been a resident of Frazee for more than 20 years. His interests include books, politics, education, music, sports and working to improve the community.

 Is this going to be our Summer of Narrow Horizons and Limited Travel?

Wed
29
May
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So Ike Says: History of Frazee – The year 1887


Albert (Ike) Fischer was born June 12, 1921, in Frazee where he grew up and attended school. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he returned to the family farm near Frazee. He married Larene Haas. Their daughter Lori and son-in-law Don Thorp, Frazee, have two sons, Martin and Roger, and now live on the family farm while Ike and Larene reside in town.

 6-25-1887. Frazee items. The flour mill runs steadily. Wheat comes in slowly. Farmers are busy with their crops.

Wed
22
May
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Around the Bend: Attack of the killer bees


Daneele and her husband Jay Shipman live in rural Frazee with their children Carter and Cassidy. Daneele is originally from the Chicago area, but has lived in Frazee for over 20 years. Daneele enjoys reading, quilting, knitting and gardening. She is a freelance writer for the Frazee-Vergas Forum and a Frazee Area Community Club director.

 For my last installment of the Shipman varmint tales, I will tell the frightening tale of the Attack of the Killer Bees.

Wed
22
May
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Just a Derm Minute: Politicians, defenders of oil corporations lie like thieves


A freelance writer and photographer, John Dermody has been a resident of Frazee for more than 20 years. His interests include books, politics, education, music, sports and working to improve the community.

 We’ve all been told for years that the reason oil companies’ prices fluctuate so much is that there haven’t been any new refineries built since the 1970s.

Wed
22
May
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Cally’s Corner: Spring cleaning, better late than never


Cally and husband Darby Nundahl live in rural Frazee and have six children. Cally enjoys spending time with family and friends, quilting, writing, painting, the outdoors and the country life. She is a writer, photographer, typesetter and proofreader for the Frazee-Vergas Forum.

 This spring, (if one can call it that), I never quite got the cleaning bug like I usually do. Probably because we had an exasperatingly long winter.

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