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Remember When, 1967: Cassette recorders only $59.95

100 Years Ago

December 13, 1917

"America First" drive in full blast. Despite bitter cold weather, local speakers have good crowds. These speakers, who have been busy all week holding meetings in the farming communities in the eastern portion of Douglas County, without exception report enthusiastic receptions by the farmers in their endeavors to bring the message of "America First" home to every man, woman and child in the country.

Every county to have Farm Bureau. The Federal Government is urging an Emergency Measure, the placing of an agricultural agent in every county before Feb. 1, 1918, to assist in meeting agricultural needs and situations rapidly developing out of the war.

Osakis to have community Christmas tree again. The Committee on the Community Christmas report that plans are under way to make the observance of the occasion as enjoyable as last year. The whole countryside will be asked to join in on the festivities, bringing a spirit of fellow-feeling, unity, peace, joy and good will in this season.

50 Years Ago

December 14, 1967

Santa to stop here again on Saturday. Good news for the kids. Santa tells us that he'll be able to stop in Osakis briefly again on this Saturday. He was in Osakis last Saturday for Santa Days, but says he has time to briefly stop by again this week. He will be outside the theatre after each free movie to hand out treats to the kids. Be sure you're there to see him, kids!

Daily bucks drawings to be held until Christmas. Special Christmas Bonus Bucks drawings will begin this week and continue every night through Saturday, Dec. 23. On each of these nights three names will be announced in participating Bonus Bucks places in Osakis for prizes of $50, $15 and $5 in Bonus Bucks.

A great new Christmas gift idea. Have you seen the brand new cassette cartridge tape recorder? Would you believe — one hour on a single cartridge, battery operated and only $59.95 at Bill Slipers TV in Osakis. Remember, we service what we sell or we don't sell it!

25 years Ago

December 15, 1992

U.S. Senator Durenberger comes to town. Independent-Republican Dave Durenberger visited Osakis Public School on Dec. 11. Durenberger's visit was part of a scheduled tour to West Central Minnesota communities. The senator said he was not only impressed with the new school building, but also with the newly installed technology system in the school and especially the enthusiasm of the teachers and students here in Osakis.

High school students set good example. The program "Alcoholic Decisions" was taught recently by high school students to the fifth graders at Osakis Elementary School. "Younger students also need to get the message to not drink, smoke or do drugs" said Janet Braatz, a junior at OHS who taught the course. She and five other high school students took the "Alcoholic Decisions" course at a weekend seminar in Detroit Lakes to learn how to teach the course. The program was a success with the fifth graders with extreme interest and asked many questions.

Central Lakes hold third concert. On Monday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., members of the Central Lakes Concert Assn. will present Gian Carlo Meotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," a one-act opera which tells the story of a little crippled boy and his mother and the unbelievable night they were visited by the Three Kings on their star-guided journey.

10 Years Ago

December 18, 2007

Little church holds old-fashioned Christmas program. Long Bridge Lutheran Church in rural Osakis, MN will hold an old-fashioned Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 23. Organizers say this program is unique because it includes all ages, from the very young to senior citizens and will feature music and prose from current and former members and friends. The public is warmly invited.

Santa Day '07 huge success. Smiles could be found on the faces of everyone who attended the annual Santa Day event, sponsored by the Osakis Women's Association, which took place at the Osakis Community Center on Dec. 1.

Students' contest helps those in need. During the season of Jingle Bells, local students turned their holiday excitement into a full-fledged war for charity. With the challenge before them and the spirit of giving, the Osakis High School student's enthusiastic efforts, through their contest "Jingle Wars," were able to raise a hefty sum of $676.38 for the Jingle Bells Telethon.