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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
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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
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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
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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.

Wed
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Just a Derm Minute: Moms score ‘hat trick,’ fishermen did not

 Saturday was a tough day for anglers, but a great day for moms.

 Opening day for fishing saw the Izaak Walton brigade blanked on area lakes but, locally, mothers were reeling in accolades.

Wed
15
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Cally’s Corner: Remembering Mom, cherished times with old neighbors

 Each year during Mother’s Day I think about how it would be if my mother were still here to spend it with me. It’s been 23 years since we spent Mother’s Day together. That’s half of my life without her.

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Movie Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’

 Director Baz Luhrmann is known for his excessively modern takes on stories from other eras. His most popular is film is 2001’s “Moulin Rouge,” a pop musical set in 19th-century Paris.

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So Ike Says: History of Frazee – The years 1882-1884

 Sept. 2, 1882. Charles Campbell and T.W. Chilton opened their new store at Frazee City last Monday. They have a fine new building, new goods and we bespeak for the new firm of Campbell and Chilton a liberal patronage.

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