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Remember When, 1992: Osakis woman collects 250 dolls

10 Years ago

November 6, 2007

School audit looks good. With its climbing enrollment, it's no surprise Osakis School District 213 is financially sound. That idea was confirmed at the District Annual Audit. During the 2006-07 fiscal year, the district saw a 30,250 net change in its fund balance. That's pretty good considering it has a $6 million budget.

Flu shot vaccine in full supply. Want to minimize the risk of you and your child getting sick with influenza this season? The Osakis Medical Clinic is offering flu shots by appointment on Nov. 10. Be sure to bring your insurance information with you. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you don't do it for yourself, do it for your family.

Honor Veterans November 12th. The Osakis VFW Post and Auxiliary are sponsoring a Veteran's Day program on Monday, Nov. 12 in the Fine Arts Auditorium at the Osakis High School. The high school band and choir will perform during the ceremony and Father ralph Zimmerman will be a guest speaker. All are welcome to come and honor our Veterans.

25 Years Ago

November 3, 1992

Olson celebrates 101 years. Lillie Olson, an 11 year resident of Community Memorial Home, celebrates her 101st birthday on Nov. 7. She said her family can do whatever they want to do to help her celebrate, she has no special wishes. She also replied that she's old but 101 is hard for her to believe. She mainly farmed all her life and enjoyed raising her family on the farm, which she said were good years.

Steffls sell bowling history with ally. Jan and Len Steffl will sell the Lakeview Lanes officially on Nov. 12 to new owners, Doug and Carol Oelfke, after owning it for 21 years. "It's time for younger people to take over" said Len. "I'd like to see what it's like to have the evenings off for a change", he said. An appreciation and get-to-know the new owners party will be held at the Lakeview Lanes.

Lila Schelfhout gathers 250 dolls. Lila Schelfhout has collected over 250 dolls in 54 years. She began collecting dolls when she was 18 and she is 72 years old now and still collecting them. A seamstress, Lila sews all the doll clothes for her own dolls as well as for other doll owners. Her most prized possession is a doll she received from her grandmother. It is over 180 years old. Besides dolls, Lila collects Teddy bears and thimbles. She has thimbles from all over the U.S.

50 Years Ago

November 9, 1967

Osakis-Fergus section of Interstate to open Nov. 17. Dedication of the new section of the interstate Hwy 94 from Osakis to Fergus Falls will be held on Nov. 17 under Hwy 29 Bridge near Alexandria. All interested people in the county are invited to attend the dedication.

Mohror, Kemp win village election contests. A better than usual Election Day crowd of 360 Osakis voters went to the polls on Tuesday of this week in a strictly village election. With 221 votes, C.J. Mohror won reelection to his Trustee position. and John Kemp was elected Constable with 207 votes and Mayor Edward Pollard, who was uncontested, retained his Mayoral position with 311 votes.

Veterans Day Program to be held here Friday. A program honoring Veterans of all American wars will be held at the Osakis High School Auditorium on Nov. 10 at 10:15 a.m. The program is sponsored by the Osakis Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts.

100 Years Ago

November 8, 1917

First National loses faithful employees. The war is making itself felt more and more to the business interests of the country, as well as affecting nearly every home. This week the First National Bank of this city, loses two of its faithful employees in the resignation of cashier, G.R. Lee and Mr. Carl Gingery, bookkeeper. Both young men decided not to await the draft, but instead enlisted in the Aviation Corps.

Norwegian Ladies Aid met. The Norwegian Ladies Aid met at the L. P. Peterson home on Thursday of this week. Refreshments were served after the meeting.

Unique way to raise money. Mrs. Norris of Linwood recently introduced a unique and effective way to raise money for the Red Cross. The plan includes the mailing of a chain of letters to lady friends, each of whom is urged to entertain a group of five ladies at a luncheon, for which a charge is made. The proceeds of the luncheons goes toward the Red Cross. This has already been widely received by locals and has already proven to be a successful money-making campaign.