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February 8, 2014
Vergas to host event center fundraiser ‘Enchanting Du Jour’
On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Vergas Event Center will be decorated for an evening of socializing, great food, spirits, live entertainment and bidding wars over the silent auction items. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and opening bids on the silent auction...
February 8, 2014 - 2:00pm
November 20, 2013
New Vergas fest just gits 'er done
What could be more redneck than deer hide covered floats, camouflage outfits and running for beer, dressed in blaze orange? Find out Nov. 23...
November 20, 2013 - 4:00pm
November 12, 2013
Frazee-Vergas fifth graders capture their artistic sides
When turned lose with a camera, Frazee-Vergas fifth grade students came back with some amazing results. Located a couple miles southwest of...
Life / wave
November 12, 2013 - 2:00pm
September 5, 2013
Vergas woman charged with felony bigamy in Clay County
MOORHEAD – A Vergas woman is facing a felony bigamy charge after one of her husbands reported to Texas authorities the two weren’t divorced before her recent marriage in Clay County to another man. Penny Lynn Fick, 38, was charged Monday in Clay County District Court. Court...
News / crime
September 5, 2013 - 11:44am
September 4, 2013
Vergas ride raises $9,300 for hospice
The fourth annual Ole’s Ride was held Aug. 24 and raised $9,300 to benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley. In four years, Ole’s Ride...
September 4, 2013 - 7:32am
August 28, 2013
Man gets jail time for neglect of horses at farmstead near Vergas
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - The caregiver for six horses that were found dead, and 11 more neglected, at a farmstead near Vergas last winter has been sentenced to one year in jail. William Vance Tompkins, 19, of Owasso, Okla., had been entrusted with the horses’ care by his mother,...
News / crime
August 28, 2013 - 9:04pm
August 13, 2013
Sunny skies, wiener dogs and loon-calling bring big crowds to Vergas
They came from Fargo. They came from Moorhead. They came from as far as the Twin Cities and Mankato, and as close as Frazee, Park Rapids and...
August 13, 2013 - 10:50am
July 27, 2013
Summer festival set Aug. 8-11 in Vergas
Join the Vergas community in celebrating Looney Daze, August 8-11. The weekend will be packed with activities and fun for the entire family. The crowning of Miss Vergas and Princess Altona at the pageant on Thursday will start off the festivities. Come to the Vergas Event Center...
entertainment / events
July 27, 2013 - 4:00pm
Wiener Dog races to be run in Vergas
On Aug. 10, a stampede of tiny furry feet will thunder down the racetrack at the 2013 National Wiener Dog Races, held this year as part of the...
July 27, 2013 - 12:00pm
June 25, 2013
Hartwick on dean’s list
Samuel Hartick, Vergas, was among the students recognized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison for academic achievement, by being named to the Dean’s List for the 2012-13 spring semester. Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close...
Life / celebrations
June 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
June 23, 2013
Vergas loon celebrates 50 years
A local feathered friend and iconic landmark is celebrating its 50th birthday this week. The Vergas loon was officially dedicated on June...
June 23, 2013 - 1:00pm
June 19, 2013
Vergas loon turns 50 this year
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the design and dedication of Vergas’ iconic loon statue. The public is invited to participate in a special celebration on Saturday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at the Vergas Event Center. The Miss Vergas and Princess Altona Scholarship Programs...
June 19, 2013 - 11:31am
June 14, 2013
Vergas man gets prison time for shooting man
A Vergas man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Jack Thomas Nelson, 19, of 29319 415th St., Vergas, was ordered to serve 36 months (three years) in prison, with credit for 191 days...
News / crime
June 14, 2013 - 3:22pm
June 13, 2013
Vergas couple charged in horse deaths
Bill and Penny Fick, the owners of six horses found dead in rural Vergas in February, have each been charged with 21 counts of animal mistreatment in Otter Tail County District Court. After failing to appear at a court hearing May 6, a warrant was issued for their arrests, and...
News / crime
June 13, 2013 - 8:15am
May 17, 2013
Church adding services in Vergas for the summer
Calvary Church of Perham is excited to announce the beginning of Summer Worship Services in Vergas beginning May 26. Services will be held on Sundays in the Vergas Event Center at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave Beety will officiate and Paul Heiser will provide music. Services will continue...
May 17, 2013 - 3:09pm