100 Years Ago

July 31, 1919

Miss LaMonte home from France. Miss Amy LaMonte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. LaMonte, of this city, is home from France, where she served as a nurse at the Evacuation Hospital No. 1, just behind the lines in the St. Mihiel sector. Miss LaMonte was injured on her left arm and is recovering from three operations to remove infection that had set in. She is the only nurse from Douglas County to experience foreign service.

Early threshing returns. Hines Bros. Monday threshed barley on the D. J. Hines farm adjoining the village that went 45 bushels to the acre. This is the first report the Review has received on the 1919 crop and is probably the earliest threshing ever done here.

Law firm to possibly open in Osakis. Lieut. Frank J. Rosemeier is up from the Twin Cities this week visiting with relatives. Mr. Rosemeier is looking up a location to take up the practice of law and is receiving much encouragement from local people to “tack his shingle” in Osakis.

50 Years Ago

July 31, 1969

Israel farmer to visit in Douglas County. A farmer from Zichron-Yaacov, Israel, will visit Douglas County Aug. 8-Aug. 27 under the International Farm Youth ( IFYE) exchange program. Zaev Schwartz, 21, is one of four IFYE’s from foreign lands who will spend several months in Minnesota to gain a better understanding of farming and rural community life in this state. His hosts while in this county will be the Vernal Nelson family from Kensington.

Work begins here on new fire hall. Construction of the new fire hall and community center in Osakis is scheduled to begin on Wednesday of this week. A tentative completion date of March 15 of next year has been set for the new building.

Terry Morris injured while in Vietnam. Terry Morris is again hospitalized in Vietnam, where he suffered a broken leg. Sgt. Morris is expected to make a full recovery.

25 Years Ago

August 2, 1994

Osakis Hospice and Home Care provides area residents with quality care. A satellite of the Long Prairie Hospice and Home Care facility opened here in Osakis on July t. The new home is at 303 Central Ave. On Aug. 19 the Osakis office will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for members of the public to come and see what hospice and home care are all about.

Feeding a baby elephant in Osakis? You bet! Although the King Royal Bros. Circus did not roll into town until Sunday, its baby elephant made a special stop in Osakis Tuesday afternoon. The elephant was outside the post office and many local residents came by to see the large mammoth and feed her some grass.

Schmitt declares candidacy for District 11B house seat. Barb Schmitt, DFL, announced July 24 that she will seek the District 11B State House seat vacated by retiring Representative Rick Kruger.

10 Years Ago

August 11, 2009

Community comes together after fire. Neighbors rushed to help the James Maus family recover from barn fire in dairy operation. While the young Osakis dairy farmer and his wife brought their son into the world, a community of neighbors worked to save his farm. The barn burned to the ground that night, killing 74 dairy cows in the early hours of July 14. The neighbors then came back to help clean up his farm after the fire.

New priest for Osakis and Belle River. Father David Petron, who was ordained three years ago, has received his first assignment as a pastor earlier this summer to lead the parishes of Osakis and Belle river and serve as superintendent of St. Agnes School.

ATV accident injures two. Two girls were injured in a four-wheeler accident July 30. At approximately 2 p.m., Nicole Lebrun, 14, rural Osakis, lost control of a 2005 Arctic Cat ATV she was driving on county road 57, causing it to slide off the roadway and overturn. Lebrun and her passenger, Abby Lebrun, 16, Clarks Grove, were both injured and transported to the Douglas County Hospital. Osakis Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.