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Just a Derm Minute: Continue Overall People’s Surveillance (COPS)


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.

 I’ve had mixed feelings the last few years concerning the use of cameras for surveillance. But I’ve tempered my view after what transpired in Boston over the last few days.

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Cally’s Corner: It’s been a long winter


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.

 The recent snowfall Sunday made it seem as though winter will never end. Big heavy beautiful flakes floated down from the sky into the morning and continued into the afternoon.

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So Ike Says: History of Frazee – 1875 to 1878


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.

 June 16, 1875 the following article was published in the Detroit Weekly Record.

Wanted at Frazee City

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Around the Bend: Don’t let government take away our good judgement


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.

 It’s a good bet you should never discuss religion or politics unless you know the people you are discussing with are relatively close to your own beliefs.

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Letter: God, guns, war – enough!


Leland Jenson

 Recently I was asked when I grew up. I’ve been thinking about that and I’ll answer this way.

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Just a Derm Minute: How about some ‘April Mildness,’ please?


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.

 “March Madness” was fine, if you are a basketball fan. Most of us become at least a little bit interested for a couple of weeks around the (alleged) beginning of spring because of all the NCAA college teams competing for the No. 1 spot.

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Cally’s Corner: Consistency is important


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.

 There are few things in this world that stay the same.

 Think back to childhood and recall the things and people you counted on to be there and stay consistent in your life.

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Movie Review: ‘42’

 Too many weeks ago, I proclaimed “Jack the Giant Slayer” to be the first half-decent movie of 2013. Now along comes “42,” and I am proclaiming it to be the first really good movie of 2013.

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Just a Derm Minute: Essentia Health: Growing nicely, thank you

 Corporate health.

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Cally’s Corner: A quiet visit

 Usually this time of year I am already deep into my spring cleaning ritual. But there is just way too much snow to think about spring cleaning. It’s the middle of April and I still see  several feet of snow piled everywhere.

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