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Remember When, 1968: Firefighters ask for new fire hall

100 Years Ago

April 4, 1918

More Osakis boys get across to France. Word has been received by Osakis friends and relatives of the safe arrival in France of G.R. Lee, Carl Gingery and Kenneth Stevens, who are with Uncle Sam's military forces.

Congressman to come to Osakis. Congressman C. B. Miller of Duluth has been secured to deliver an address at Osakis. While the date is not yet definite, he is expected about April 15. Congressman Miller is expected to report on the war and has been known to be quite an expert on the current situation. We will post the date of address when we become notified.

Aged woman terribly burned. News has reached the Osakis Review office that the elderly mother of Daniel and John Danielson has been terribly burned while trying to fight a small prairie fire near her home. Local physicians, who have been called to attend to her, give little hope to her recovery.

50 Years Ago

April 4, 1968

New Fire Hall requested. A delegation from the Osakis Fire Department was present at the regular village council meeting on Monday evening of this week to formally request a new fire hall for the village. In making their request, they pointed out the overcrowding conditions of the present hall and the inadequate conditions to maintain their equipment.

Shell Station broken into. Thieves broke into the Larson Shell Station in Osakis early Monday morning, making off with the cash register, but otherwise not taking anything else. The cash register was later found along Highway 114, about six miles outside of Alexandria. It was smashed up and cash was missing, but credit cards and checks were found strewn about, nearby. A total of around $5 or $10 in cash was missing, which had been left in the till overnight. Police are investigating.

Walleye run soon at Boss Creek. The walleye run should be going soon at Boss Creek, where they have the stripping station each spring, however, the water is down due to the lack of moisture. Rain is badly needed in this area.

25 Years Ago

April 6, 1993

School accepts grant. The Osakis School Board unanimously approved a $7,012.95 federal block grant application for the school district at the Thursday, April 1, regular board meeting.

Large, small, do it all. The Osakis high school choirs win superior scores. Both large and small choirs at the Osakis High School earned Superior ratings over the two weeks in Sectional Competition. Nine other schools participated in this event.

Temple wins AAA State Award. Jill Temple was notified that she had won the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Academic, Arts, and Athletic (AAA) Award on March 27. Temple is the first ever Osakis student to win this prestigious award.

Ten Years Ago

April 1, 2008

JD2 Sediment Pond doing its job. At the five year mark, evaluation of the JD2 Sediment Pond shows it's doing its job. Analysts from the Sauk River Watershed District recently spent time at the two-stage pond system near the month of Lake Osakis collecting data.

Spring has sprung. Osakis Chamber of Commerce Secretary, Jan Moore showcased some of the roses available during the Chamber's annual Rose Day fundraiser. This year, 51 dozen roses were pre-ordered for the sale, which took place March 28-29. The sale was deemed a huge success.

Baseball team returns 12 letter winners. The Osakis baseball team will look to continue to improve this season after an 8-13 record in 2007. The Silverstreaks doubled their win total last year from the previous season. This year promises to be an even better year for this baseball team.

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