Remember When: 1962: Lois Fiskness is Class of ’62 valedictorianNews from pages of the past
By: Amy Chaffins, The Osakis Review
10 years ago
April 16, 2002
Since November, enrollment at Lakes Area Charter School has increased from 15 to 46 students, due mainly to student referrals, according to Principal Dennis Johnson.
In 2001, there was more than $1.5 million in new construction in Osakis Township. Only eight of Douglas County’s townships, most of which are located around Alexandria, showed more growth in 2001. New home construction made up most of the new work, at just over $1 million.
Katie Grundman’s two first places helped put the Osakis girls in second place during a rain-shortened Minnewaska Invitational track meet last week. Grundman won the 100-meter dash in 12.91 and the 400-meter dash in 1:04.64, and sister Kari claimed third in the triple jump with a leap of 30’-4”.
25 years ago
April 15, 1987
An audit of the city’s 1986 finances shows the city is financially healthy and the liquor store is profitable.
During the stakeholders meeting of the Osakis Country Club, Jack Converse, CJ Mohror and Vern Peterson were elected to the board of directors, joining Paul Jorgensen and Bruce Niehoff. It was noted that the club has added six new golf cart storage sheds, a new 10’ by 32’ deck with sliding glass doors and a new barbecue grill.
Osakis Variety advertised its Easter Sale with deals on Easter tree decorations, stickers, stuffed toys, baskets, coloring books and more.
50 years ago
April 19, 1962
The business places of Osakis will be closed on Good Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. so that merchants and their employees may attend church services.
Lois M. Fiskness, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fiskness of Osakis, is the valedictorian of the 1962 Osakis High School graduating class.
Patricia Jean Minkel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlen Minkel of Osakis, is the second ranking student scholastically, and is alutatorian of the 1962 graduating class.
Landscape Nursery and Floral advertised Easter lilies at $2.75 and up, hydrangeas for $4.50 and cut-flower arrangements for $2.50 and up.
On April 25, the Osakis track team will travel to Henning for a dual track meet. Gary Klukken is expected to be one of the stronger high and low hurdlers in the district. He also should improve on his 19’6” in the broad jump.
75 years ago
April 15, 1937
The big attraction in Osakis tomorrow night will be the Firemen’s Dance at the Osakis school gymnasium. Music, both old and new time, will be furnished by the Traveling Tramps, a 7-piece dance band. The musicians, dressed in rags and tags, give a floor show that’s worth the price of admission alone.
Edward Schrupp of Long Prairie is a free man, having been acquitted by a Todd County jury of a charge of murder in the second degree in connection with the death recently of Louise Lohrke, also of Long Prairie. The defendant admitted having had improper relations with Miss Lohrke but evidently there was no convincing evidence that he was responsible for her death.
Specials for Saturday at Rudy’s Café: Gravy sandwich for 10 cents, plate dinner with soup for 25 cents and a doughnut and cup of coffee for 5 cents.