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29
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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.

Wed
22
May
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So Ike Says: History of Frazee – The years 1884-1887


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.

 Dec. 6, 1884. Rev. W.M. Wright is the new Methodist pastor. One of the owners of the N.P.

Tue
21
May
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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.”

Wed
15
May
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Letter: Marriage equality?

 The snowball has rolled almost down the hill picking up momentum as it went. Now it is almost completely at its destination.

 What I am talking about is marriage equality.

Wed
15
May
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Around the Bend: Varmint attacks continue ... with the snakes

 Welcome back to the Shipman varmint tales. If you missed last week, the tales of the bat fights would have left you glued to the edge of your seat. This week I will be telling the tale of the man-eating snake who made himself at home.

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