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09
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History of Frazee – July-December 1891


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.

 7-31-1891. The following ordinances were published Aug. 8. No. 1 Relating to offenses in the nature of misdemeanors. No. 2 Relating to fast riding and driving in the streets (not over 8 miles per hour). No. 3 Relating to vagrants. No.

Tue
09
Jul
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Movie Review: ‘Despicable Me 2’

 I wasn’t the biggest fan of 2010’s “Despicable Me.” It was this film that inspired me to begin using the term “junk food” to describe many kids’ movies.

Tue
02
Jul
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Letter: The gay marriage debate


Carol Strache, Frazee

 Letter to the Editor:

 In my opinion the Supreme Court was remiss in not debating marriage vs. civil unions and the fairness of not giving the same material benefits to each of these.

Tue
02
Jul
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Just a Derm Minute: Independence Day: 237 chapters of freedom


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.

 When I grew up in a town of 344 people – with lots of dogs and cats, of course – the Fourth of July meant “food, friends and fireworks.”

Tue
02
Jul
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Cally’s Corner: ‘Respect your elders’


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.

 It’s hard not to say anything when you see one person disrespecting another.

Tue
02
Jul
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The history of Frazee: 1891


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.

 The petition for incorporation as a village was filed Feb.

Wed
26
Jun
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Around the Bend: Taking a step at the start line of real exercising


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.

 This month I embarked on a fitness challenge which included attending exercise boot camp led by Ki Fett at Northern Lights Dance Academy in Frazee.

Wed
26
Jun
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Gale Force Winds: Touring Tamarac


Doris Berstler (left) and her daughter Gale Kaas geared up for a little dock fishing Sunday at Shell Lake after touring Tamarac Refuge. Photo by Delair Kaas

The baby loon on Tamarac Lake. Photo by Gale Kaas

 For those who have not toured Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge lately, now’s the time to hit the road.

 Sunday my mom and I took the slow tour ... so slow the park ranger  talked to us once and waved at us another time.

Wed
26
Jun
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Cally’s Corner: Good friends – much needed therapy


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 days when a person forgets to take the time to enjoy life and relax. When life gets so busy people tend to forget to laugh and spend time with friends and loved ones.

 Lately I have been that busy.

Wed
26
Jun
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Just a Derm Minute: Everyday workers complete tasks to keep communities functioning


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 tend to be impressed by unusual or unexpected experiences, don’t we?

 Or something catastrophic occurs, which is unfortunate.

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