100 Years Ago

June 12, 1919

Big demand for good Osakis farms. Local real estate agents have had one of the busiest weeks of the summer and the demand for good improved farms near Osakis continues. One of the best farms to change hands this past week is the Wm. Brinkman 160-acres on the Alexandria road, a mile and a half west of Osakis, sold to T. A. Wishon of Lyle, Minn. for a consideration of $18,300.

Plum pockets hit local trees. Local plum orchards seem to be infected by the plum pockets disease. This disease is characterized by a swelling of the small plums into a bladder-like distortion. Little is known as to its cause, but like all other tree diseases, it may be prevented to some extent by applying a berdeauz mixture. To get further information and instructions on preparation and application of this mixture, contact D. C. Dvoracek, Douglas County Agent.

Barn Dance. There will be a barn dance at the Leonard Hendricks barn five miles north of Osakis on Monday evening, June 16. Music by Osakis Community Band. Supper served by Bjorstrom of Osakis. All are invited.

50 Years Ago

June 12, 1969

Chuck Guiney awarded Silver Star Medal. Wounded three times, a San Francisco Bay Area Navy corpsman, who ignored the pain of his own injuries and scrambled across fire-swept jungle terrain to tend wounded Marines, and has been awarded the nation's third highest award for heroism, the Silver Star Medal. Hospitalman Charles L. Guiney III received the medal during ceremonies held May 19. The 21-year-old corpsman is a 1966 graduate of Osakis High School whose family now resides in Richmond, California.

Annella Johnson crowned Miss Osakis. Miss Annella Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Johnson of rural Osakis, was crowned Miss Osakis last Saturday evening to climax the first annual Miss Osakis Festival. Miss Johnson was the decision of five outside judges, from among 16 girls participating. Miss Johnson was sponsored by Osakis Cleaners.

New village water well to be dug. A new water well is to be dug just east of the village hall and will be used, along with the present well, to supply water for village needs. The successful bid price from Minnesota Well Drillers of Madison, Minn., was $6,661.

25 Years Ago

June 14, 1994

Kyle Price wins bicycle. Seven-year-old Kyle Price, son of Mindy Price, won a bicycle at the annual Bicycle Rodeo June 4. The Osakis VFW donated the bicycle for the Rodeo that is held every year by the Osakis Police Department.

Grinstead earns All-State Academic. Osakis High School golfer Michelle Grinstead recently was named to the All-State Academic team. In order to be eligible for the award, students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.75. The senior golfer was also named MVP of the 1994 OHS golf team and was a member of the All Conference team.

Clean-up Day a success. More than 20 old television sets were collected during Osakis Clean-up Day June 4. The event, sponsored by the city of Osakis, was a huge success as residents cleaned out their basements and garages and lined the streets with "junk" to be hauled away. Volunteers worked from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. hauling appliances and garbage to the pick-up site.

10 Years Ago

June 16, 2009

New Osagi statue. The Osakis Women's Association has done something about the deteriorating condition of the park's landmark Indian statue carved of American elm wood. When the statue could not be repaired, the women commissioned a whole new sculpture to replicate the old one. Now complete with signage and landscaping, the new stature will be officially introduced to the public Thursday, June 18 in Osagi Park.

Lions walleye fishing tournament. The Lions are looking for some anxious anglers. With the annual Osakis Lions Walleye Fishing Tournament just days away, the organization is welcoming more people to join their event. The tournament is the main fundraiser for the Osakis Lions Club.

Elementary students enjoy a day at the track. The annual Osakis Summer Recreation track meet was held on June 11. Among the many events, second graders raced for the win in the 100-meter run and Hunter Infanger was one of the students who put his all into the long jump competition.