Remember When: 1962: Equipment moves in for CMH constructionNews from pages of the past
By: Amy Chaffins, The Osakis Review
10 years ago
May 7, 2002
The Osakis School Board discussed the possibility of building a new addition to the existing school. The 15,000 square foot addition would house a gymnasium, locker rooms, walking track, weight room, treadmills and other physical fitness equipment for both school and community use.
Faille Lake in Osakis received an alum treatment as part of Sauk River Watershed District’s Lake Osakis clean up project. Alum is used to improve water quality by reducing phosphorus levels in lakes.
The Osakis Knowledge Bowl team tied for second in the Minnesota State High School Knowledge Bowl meet. The team included: Justin Dahlheimer, David Hilde, Kellen Hildebrandt, Luke Grundman and Ross Larson.
In an advertisement, the First National Bank of Osakis introduced its new telephone banking service.
25 years ago
May 6, 1987
The Physician’s Task Force on Hunger in America designated Todd County as a “hunger county” last year, based on the fact that at least 20 percent of families earned less than $10,609 per year. Jim Lunemann and Evie Beste were two of several people working to eliminate hunger in the Todd County community.
The “Let’s Celebrate the Constitution” committee sponsored its first play, an historic background of the signing of the Constitution of the United States, before a large crowd at the high school auditorium.
A luncheon was held at Community Memorial Home to honor community volunteers and a drawing was held for door prizes. The women who won the African violet plants that decorated each table included: Maxine Waldvogel, Edna Sogge, Dorothy Pederson, Marie Harrison, Charlene Forsberg, Marie Dueker and Grace Anderson.
50 years ago
May 10, 1962
The board of directors of Osakis Country Club announced they had purchased the Wayne Dahlem farm and 15 acres from Otto Kleven for the construction of a 9-hole golf course. Total acreage in the tract is approximately 65 acres located on the south side of Faille Lake.
On Tuesday of this week, earth-moving equipment was brought in and started cleaning and leveling ground for the actual construction of the new Memorial Home.
Hanson’s Market advertised several specials, including: Lamb chops for 69 cents per pound, Charmin napkins two boxes for 25 cents and Palmolive soap four bars for 32 cents.
75 years ago
May 6, 1937
Scholastic honors in this year’s Osakis High School graduating class go to Lillian Vickstrom, who is valedictorian, and Helen Spaulding, who is salutatorian.
Osakis Drug Company advertised Lord Baltimore Stationery at 75 cents per package, Mrs. Stover’s chocolates from 35 cents to $1.50, and Cara Nome perfume for mother at $1.