Remember When, 2008: Snowboarder survives bad fall
100 Years Ago
March 7, 1918
Osakis again answers the call. Need of shipyard volunteers finds patriotic response. Twelve patriotic men from Osakis have enrolled at the Osakis U.S. Post Office to be active in war work in the Pubic Service Reserve, especially just now needed in the shipyard, where the need for manpower is great.
War Saving Stamps Canvass. A personal canvass for War Savings Stamps will be conducted between the dates of March 10-11 in Douglas County. Every man, woman and child will be given an opportunity to help win the war by loaning their savings to the country at a good rate of interest.
Nelson sale a success. The A. P. Nelson sale on Tuesday was attended by a large crowd of farmers and everything sold well. Milch cows sold as high as $100.
50 Years Ago
February 29, 1968 (Leap Year)
License plates reminder. Police Chief Don Peterson wants to remind folks that March 1 is the deadline for attaching 1968 car license plates to cars. That also goes for junk cars. They are not allowed in the village. Any car parked in public must have up-to-date license plates and be in operating order.
St. Agnes School to host regional Speech Festival. On Saturday, March 9. St. Agnes School will host a Regional Speech Festival at which students from 10 Catholic Schools will participate. About 35 students will take part in the fifth-sixth grade division and about 25 students will participate in the seventh-eighth grade division.
Class of '48 makes plans for reunion. Anyone having attended Osakis High School with the graduating class of 1948 and would be interested in attending the 20 year class reunion this June, are asked to contact Mrs. Cyril Nelson of Alexandria.
25 Years Ago
March 2, 1993
Jon Kraemer wins Section. Jon Kraemer of Osakis advanced to the State Wrestling Tournament with a victory over Andy Finkral in the Championship match of the Section 6A Individual Wrestling Tournament, Saturday, Feb. 27. He won the match, 10-2
Workshop tries to help families. "Staying Power: Strengthening Families for the 21st Century" is a regional I-TV workshop designed for parents and those who work with families. The workshop will be held Thursday, March 4 at the Alexandria Technical College. The workshop will focus on empowering families to not only cope with the realities of our times, but also to achieve some of the dreams and aspirations and look at various perspectives and tools useful to working with families to achieve these aspirations in the 21st Century.
Osakis Science Team goes to State. Four senior high school teams — Osakis, New York MIlls, Moorhead and Mahnomen — will advance to the state finals this spring after winning the top spots in the regional Minnesota Science Challenge, Feb 12 at Moorhead State University.
10 Years Ago
March 4, 2008
Faith eases Osakis family's fear. An Osakis family saw first hand how faith helped their son survive a tragic accident. Mark Hilde, son of the Reverend Steve and Leilin Hilde of Osakis, fractured his C-4 and C-5 vertebrae in his neck while snowboarding in Wisconsin on Feb. 8. Pressure from the fall caused the vertebrae to shatter to multiple pieces and while he could have easily been paralyzed, doctors are expecting him to make a full recovery. Mark gives God all the glory for this miraculous outcome.
Bowling for a cure. Lakeview Lane's Friday Coffee League took part in Bowl for the Cure on Feb. 22, raising $150.25 to help advance the fight against breast cancer.
Leif Nomeland scores 2,000. Leif Nomeland had a big day on Friday, Feb. 29. He accomplished a goal not many high school basketball players ever achieve and that is to score 2,000 points in his basketball career. Leif has had a great basketball career at Osakis, topping off his last home season game by stealing the ball with only six seconds left in the game and making a shot to help Osakis beat Minnewaska by one point.