Remember When: 1987: 5 pound, 5 ounce walleye winsNews from pages of the past
10 years ago
June 18, 2002
A group of about 80 runners competed in the Just Like Grandma’s 5k race in Osakis Saturday. Alexandria runners topped the field, completing the distance in just over 16 minutes.
Some long-range planning on the part of city officials has set up Osakis with enough money to cover more than $2.4 million in construction projects.
The VFW donated $2,000 to the Osakis High School volleyball team to help them purchase a volleyball pitching machine.
Craig Cowdery of Osakis won $5,000 playing the Lottery’s Powerball game.
25 years ago
June 17, 1987
The Miss Osakis Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Osakis High School auditorium. The theme for this year’s pageant is “Celebrate!”
Governor Rudy Perpich was at the Area Vocational Technical Institute last Thursday to sign the 1987 educational bonding bill, which will make $2.4 million available to the AVTI for construction needs.
Steve Hirchert came in first in the Osakis Lions Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament. Hirchert caught a 5 pound 5 ounce fish Saturday to take largest walleye of the day honors.
50 years ago
June 21, 1962
“Babes in Toyland,” a musical comedy in Technicolor, will be shown five days, Friday through Tuesday. Adults are 50 cents and children are 20 cents.
The grand opening of Lano’s Hardware in Osakis will be observed on Friday and Saturday of this week.
Henry L. Tonn, seaman apprentice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Tonn of Osakis, is serving aboard the ocean non-magnetic minesweeper USS Force, which arrived at Portland for a visit during the city’s Rose Festival activities.
75 years ago
June 17, 1937
One hundred dollars will be given away to 100 lucky persons who can find a “Mystery Man” and ask him, “Have you a booster dollar?” on June 26. If you find him with one, it is yours.
Two British Columbia youths, bicycling their way to the international Boy Scout jamboree to be held in Washington this summer, passed through Wadena last week after having pedaled more than 1,700 miles.
The Norris Bros. Circus will exhibit in Osakis Monday, June 21 with trained lions, leopards, tiger, hyenas and more.