100 Years Ago

June 26, 1919

Fatal auto accident. Andrew P. Dahl, a well-known farmer in Gordon Township, is dead and the 11-year-old son of Johan Hanson, also of Gordon, is at the Dr. Meyer Hospital in Osakis, as a result of an automobile accident that occurred yesterday afternoon involving an Old E. M. F. car driven by Otto Anderson, the 17-year-old stepson of Mr. Hanson. It was reported that a front tire blew and the lad lost control of the car.

Building improvements under way. Building improvements that will aggregate several thousand dollars are already under way in the business district of Osakis that will add materially to the appearance of our growing town. One of these projects is the Herberger-Cruse Company, which is breaking ground for the basement of an addition to their store building.

End of wartime postage is near. Beginning July 1st the rate of postage for first-class mail will be two cents per ounce or fraction thereof and for domestic postcards one cent each.

50 Years Ago

June 26, 1969

Heart Fund receives Bill Buckley memorials. Gifts to the Heart Fund in memory of Wm. F. Buckley, late resident of Osakis, were made last month and will be used for research into the causes and control of heart disease it was announced today by Joseph O. Perino of Alexandria. Mr. Buckley was a well-known and admired insurance agent of the Osakis Insurance Agency.

Red Cross volunteers honored. Nine Osakis Red Cross volunteers (formerly called Gray Ladies) earned and were awarded their caps and pins last week at a Light Service ceremony. Light Service was created with the thought that "light is thrown into the darkness" by these workers.

Ad: Loren's Jack & Jill has USDA Choice arm roasts for 75 cents a lb., Chuck Steak now 69 cents a lb. and sliced bacon, thick or regular, for 79 cents a lb. We give free S & H Green Stamps.

25 Years Ago

June 28, 1994

Osakis Festival draws to a close. The 26th annual Osakis Festival came to an end at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday after the annual Osakis Festival parade. Other festival events included the third annual Chili Cook Off, antique tractor show, a salad luncheon, numerous pie and ice cream social and a firefighters' annual street dance. Hundreds came to Osakis for this annual event.

Osakis youth nets $1,500 in fishing contest. The top three winners in the MS Fishing Tournament held Saturday at Black's Resort in Osakis are Dave Owens, first place, Craig Schultz, second place and Pete Harsh, third place. There were a total of 110 anglers who fished the event on Lake Osakis.

Little and Junior Miss Osakis winners announced. Miss Becky Quistorff won the title of Little Miss Osakis and Miss Kelsey Henderson won Little Miss first princess. Miss Tara Wittrock is the Osakis Junior Miss and Miss Jessica Morisette, the Osakis Junior Miss first princess.

10 Years Ago

June 30, 2009

Summer art classes popular. Summer recreation art class has gained so much popularity among area children it's doubled in enrollment since last year. Eighty-six kindergarten through 6th graders take part in the two-day classes each week led by instructor Cristy Rajdl.

State champions. Osakis 4x400 relay team of Hannah Bailey, Calista Sadlemyer, Kelsie Larson and Stacey Kern brought home a state championship as they ran in driving rain, temperatures around 47 degrees and strong winds, stopping the clock at 4:07.22 and a first place in the Class A race.

Growing green garden goodies. Long-time gardener Woody Johnson grows natural and sells local, opening his tailgate and adding a little table to display a wide variety of vegetables, melons and berries at local farmers markets. Every Saturday he can be found from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Paul's Pump and Pantry on the east side of Osakis. Johnson sells his goods under the name MaryWoody Gardens, a loving combination of the names of Woody and Mary, his wife of 40 years.