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Remember When - 2007: Galeon proposes construction and renovation project

10 years ago

March 13, 2007

Galeon of Osakis has proposed a $3.6 million construction project to begin on or around May 1 of this year. The project includes 25,500 square feet of new construction and the renovation of the south wing of Community Memorial Home.

The tears and hugs were bipartisan. Dallas Sams would have liked the way his former Minnesota Senate colleagues mourned his death after he lost his battle to brain cancer. In 16 years as senator, he worked to be bipartisan, and that is how legislators will remember him.

Beth Fraune and LaRayne Johnson of Osakis will reminisce about their teaching days and the days of "readin', writin' and 'rithmetic" at their Dear Old Golden Rule Days presentation.

25 years ago

March 10, 1991

A 3 percent lodging tax may become a reality on Lake Osakis this spring. The newly formed Lake Osakis Tourism and Visitors Bureau received the nod from the city of Osakis at its meeting on the tax, which would be used for local advertising.

Snow cover hides a lot of unnoticable things like junk piles and old cars. Now, with the early snow melt, Osakis Mayor C.J. Mohror is concerned that the city should spruce up.

Brian Anderson, Silverstreak 171-pound senior wrestler, attained runner-up status this past weekend at the 55th annual Minnesota High School Wrestling Tournament. Coach Dean Jennissen said Anderson put together three excellent days of wrestling.

50 years ago

March 16, 1967

A new ladies dress shop opened in Osakis on Monday. Mrs. Lillian Barner of Sauk Centre has opened the store here. It will be known as Lillian's and will handle a complete line of ladies and junior misses sportswear, dresses, lingerie, hose, jewelry, etc.

There appeared to be only minor interest in the annual township elections in townships of this area. A total of nine voters showed up at the Osakis Township and also at the Orange Township polls.

The Osakis Country Club held its annual meeting and elected two new directors: Carl Aaberg and Gerry Robinson, who succeed Paul Jorgensen and Harry Rosdahl.

100 years ago

March 15, 1917

The grande-nolle contest that has been "raging" at the Commercial Club this winter closed last evening. The Lily Whites, captained by Bernhard Olson, won over the Bloody Reds by a score of 325 to 291. The Whites will be victims of an oyster supper to be provided by the Reds.

It will come as a surprise to patrons of the Osakis Cooperative Creamery to learn that Erick Peterson, who for the past five years has given such excellent satisfaction as buttermaker, has tendered his resignation to President O.H. Curtis.

Herberger-Cruse Co. is offering a one-day sale with bananas for 16 cents per dozen, toilet paper for 9 cents per roll, men's shoes for $3.89, writing paper in fancy boxes for 19 cents and coffee for 21 cents per pound.