100 Years Ago

June 5, 1919

Over 250 autos in parade. The largest crowd that ever congregated in Osakis on Memorial Day formed in the parade Friday and marched to Lakeside Cemetery where the graves of the soldiers were decorated with flags and flowers. Over 250 cars were in the procession as it slowly moved down Lake Street to the cemetery.

Rainfall nearly three inches. Mr. J. B. Johnson gives the total precipitation at Osakis since June 1 at 2 and 7/8ths inches. The country is thoroughly soaked and what is now wanted is moderately warm weather to make conditions a little more ideal.

Class night program was fine. Those who face the drenching rain on Tuesday evening to attend the Class Night exercises of the Class of 1919 at Osakis High School auditorium were more than repaid for their temerity and had the pleasure of listening to one of the cleverest programs ever staged by a local graduating class.

50 Years Ago

June 5, 1969

Bob Holt to play in state tennis tourney. Bob Holt will represent Osakis High School in the state tennis tournament to be played at the University of Minnesota this week. Bo won his way into this tournament by virtue of a third place finish in the regional tournament. He has had an outstanding year.

First Annual "Miss Osakis Festival." Everything is ready for the first annual Miss Osakis Festival, which will be held June 7. Voting luncheons, contests, parades, programs and dances are all a part of the big day's events, including the crowning of the first queen of one of the 16 candidates This entire festival is a project of the Mrs. C. C.'s of Osakis.

Playing at the Empress Theatre. This week's featured films include "Doctor Dolittle," starring Rex Harrison and Samantha Eggar, and Clint Eastwood in "Coogan's Bluff."

25 Years Ago

June 7, 1994

Herberger to be honored. On June 11, the Heritage Center will attempt to recreate the era of days past by honoring George Herberger with Herberger Days. Headquarters for Market Day festivities will be at the Pollard Community Center. One event is a slide show which highlights Herberger's life.

Seniors say "goodbye." Fifty-four seniors received their diplomas from Osakis High School Saturday evening during commencement exercises held in the new gymnasium.

Six to vie for Miss Osakis crown. The 1994 Osakis Festival will get under way on June 17 when one of six Osakis High School juniors vying for the title of Miss Osakis wins the crown during the annual Miss Osakis Pageant.

10 Years Ago

June 9, 2009

Buckle up for new state law. Tuesday, June 9, Minnesota's primary seat-belt law goes into effect, which means that law enforcement officers can pull you over for no other reason than not buckling up. Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen feels the primary seat belt law has good intentions, but doesn't expect a lot of changes to occur. Minnesota is the 29th state to pass this law.

Quilt museum opens. The new Quilts Along the Trail Museum has opened in Osakis. It is located at 2nd and Main across the street from Just Like Grandma's Tea Room. Displays and exhibits feature antique and vintage quilts, as well as modern and contemporary patterns in a variety of quilted items.

Girls bring home two state titles. A determined senior-led group of Silverstreak girls braved driving rain and cold temperatures to bring home two state championships at the State Class A track and field meet, leading Osakis to a seventh place team finish at state.The 4x400 relay team of sophomore Hannah Bailey, freshman Calista Sadlemyer and seniors Kelsie Larson and Stacey Kern ran a 4:06.48 on Friday to advance to the finals, where they clocked in at 4:07.22.