Remember When, 1992: New athletic field dedicated
100 Years Ago
October 18, 1917
Auction sales run into big figures. T. H. Fezler, the local auctioneer, cried a sale at Glenwood one day last week that brought around $5,000 in cash to the owners of the property listed. Owing to the high prices of all classes of livestock, auction sales are running into big figures this fall.
Linotype operator leaving Review for new position in Milaca. H. C. Goebel, who has been employed as linotype operator on the Review for the past six months, left Saturday for Milaca where he has accepted a position of foreman in the Times office. Herman is a first-class printer-operator and an all-around good fellow.
Letter postage will be 3 cents soon. The post office Department at Washington has issued an order to the effect that after November 2, 1917, postage on letters will be raised to three cents, and on postal cards to two cents. The new order is a war measure and also affects the postage rate on second class matter — newspapers and magazines.
50 Years Ago
October 26, 1967
Local bank to sponsor celebrity series concert. The First National Bank of Osakis has purchased 10 tickets to the Celebrity Series Concerts at Morris College. The tickets were awarded to OHS students from grades 9-12 with high academic achievements. Five of the tickets were awarded to those who were chosen as "Athlete of the Week" for weeks 1-6 of the school year.
Pheasant dinner for veterans again planned. With the opening of pheasant season Saturday, October 28, Minnesota hunters will begin donating birds from all over the state for the Minneapolis Tribune's 27th annual pheasant dinners for hospitalized veterans. Though pheasants have numbered low this year, the pheasant chairman and conservation officials are confident that enough will be donated to feed an estimated 4,000 hospitalized veterans, including those wounded in Vietnam action.
Annual Firemen's Ball planned. The annual Firemen's Ball, sponsored by the Osakis Fire Department, will be held on Saturday, November 4 at the Log Cabin in Round Prairie with music by the Starlites. You can still purchase tickets from any of the firemen. All proceeds go to new equipment for the fire department.
25 Years Ago
October 22, 1992
Local shutterbugs take notice! A photo contest is announced by the Lake Osakis Resort Association for their next brochures. Excellent color shots of the Osakis lake area can be submitted to a contest, sponsored by LORA. A $100 cash first prize will be given to the top picture. Two other prizes of $50 Chamber bucks will also be awarded.
The snow was on the pumpkins. Snow covered the pumpkins and more on Friday morning when more than two inches of the season's first white stuff fell overnight. The date was October 16, which was a full two weeks earlier than the historical Halloween Blizzard last year.
Athletic field dedication held. The Osakis District Athletic Field was dedicated Wednesday night at the Osakis-Royalton football game. Opening ceremonies included a welcome by Board Chair Chub Hensley and comments by Harold Withers on what's yet to come to complete the complex. The Osakis High School Band played the National Anthem and other selections for the program.
10 Years Ago
October 23, 2007
Diabetes Health Fair to be held. A Diabetes Health Fair will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2007. Sponsored by the Alexandria Clinic, P.A, and The Osakis Medical Clinic's Diabetes Information group, partnering with Novo Nordisk. The fair will include informational booths, refreshments, glucose and blood pressure screenings and presentations. Speakers will be Dr. Jeffery Olive, M.D. on " New Advances in Diabetes Control" and a presentation titled "Beyond Carbohydrate Counting" by Tara Paschka, Registered Dietician.
Osakis Women's Association will bring Halloween fun inside. It looks like Old Man Winter plans to bring a chill to dampen the spirit of local children, but instead of pulling out the winter coats, the Osakis Women's Association (OWA) is offering a children's Halloween party that's a safe, warm, fun place for families and it's free. Fun for children from preschool through 6th grade and their parents will take place October 31 at the Osakis High School Gym.
Patience paid off. Congratulations to Becky Bjerkan of Osakis, who was the latest Mega Bingo winner at the Osakis VFW Post 7902. She split the $2,353 total with winners from three other sites on October 9, taking home $588.25.