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Remember When, 1917: Dogs steal Sunday dinners

10 Years Ago

November 27, 2007

Osakis family wins big prize while at Walt Disney World. The Fred and Debbie Walter family won a free night stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite during their family vacation to Disney World earlier this month. They were picked from a drawing of over 250 thousand people in attendance at the park that day, proving that dreams really can come true.

Don't miss Santa Claus. Santa Day will be held on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Pollard Community Center in Osakis. Along with a visit from Santa, there will be free pictures with Santa, reindeer food making, cookie frosting, picture decorating and free trolley rides. All kids are welcome.

Cops mobilize to stop impaired drivers. The Osakis Police Department will gift-wrap safe roads to Osakis motorists during the holiday season by offering a stepped-up impaired driving enforcement campaign, through December. This is in conjunction with the Minnesota Highway Safety Department.

25 Years Ago

November 23, 1992

New owners at Osakis motel. Darla and Allen Yolter purchased the Lakeland Motel from Stan and Glenda Michaelson, who had owned the motel since 1973. Please stop by and say hello to Darla and Stan as they make Osakis their new home. They plan to run the motel year-round.

Santa Days are coming to town. Santa Days will be held again this year, with Santa at Go-Fer Pizza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 5-6. There will be a drawing on Sunday for a Nintendo. Other events planned are Christmas carolers, a Santa's workshop and a community bake sale at the Community Center.

Twenty-six area families receive free Thanksgiving meals. Sunday, Nov. 22, members of the Osakis Women's Association (OWA), along with the members of the Osakis Chamber of Commerce, collected, packed and distributed 26 boxes of food to be delivered Osakis needy families.

50 Years Ago

November 30, 1967

Cable TV service to be available in Osakis soon. An ordinance has been passed to allow an All Minnesota Television Channel Cable company to be available to Osakis residents. Cable Vision will be ready and available to Osakis residents by the end of December, using the rail lines to lay cable to reach from Avon, MN to here. This should bring in very clear pictures. The cost to residents in Osakis will be $6 a month.

Chamber makes plans for Christmas. Plans for the Christmas season in downtown Osakis were made by Chamber of Commerce members at their meeting on Monday evening this week. Santa Clause Day, free movies, store hour changes to accommodate shoppers, free drawings and bonus bucks are just some of the events planned for the season.

Former Osakis boy killed in Vietnam action. Ronald Essler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Essler of Brooten, was killed in Vietnam Nov. 22, at Tam Kay, while on duty. The Esslers were former residents of Osakis before moving to Brooten in 1957.

100 Years Ago

November 29, 1917

Dogs steal Sunday dinners. Lake Street residents, especially housewives, are up in arms over wild, hungry dogs who are running un-muzzled through the streets of Osakis. Some have been known to sneak onto the back porches of homes and steal chickens where they had been hung up to cure. Housewives complained to community officials that it is the duty of the city to enforce measures to reduce the population of these worthless curs to a gratifying degree.

Automobile Squad formed. Nels M. Evenson, President of the Osakis Auto Club, has formed an automobile squad at Osakis for the purpose of assisting in any way necessary the State and Federal governments during the period of the war.

Five Osakis boys receive big send-off. There was a large crowd at the depot last evening to see the squad of five Osakis boys who left on the No. 4 for Minneapolis to enlist in the war. Our citizens came in large numbers to give the lads, George Buck, Alvin Kirk, Maurice Laven, Ernest Clark and Ralph Fay a genuine farewell and Godspeed.