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Remember When, 1918: Alexandria wins Whist series

100 Years Ago

Feb 7, 1918

Whist champion title goes to Alexandria. Six teams of Alexandria's crack grand-nula players played a return series with the Osakis devotees of the popular Norwegian card game, Whist, held on a "heatless Monday" afternoon and evening, beating the locals by 10 games in a series of 80 games.

Basket social to be held. There will be a basket social and program in District Number 5 on Friday evening, Feb. 15. Part of the proceeds will go for the benefit of the Red Cross. Ladies bring well-filled baskets and gentlemen well-filled wallets. Come out and show your patriotism.

Lyons appoint gun license agent for Osakis. It is unlawful for any person to buy, sell, or have in his possession in time of war, gunpowder, explosives or blasting supplies of whatever character without first taking out a license. W. B. Lyons has been appointed as licensing agent for Osakis and can furnish the necessary blank forms to fill out and submit.

50 Years Ago

Feb. 8, 1968

Teacher's salary increase proposed. The Osakis Teacher Committee proposed a 15 percent increase in salaries for the 1968-1969 term. A unified series of proposals, including a salary base of $6,000 and personal policy guide has been presented to the Osakis Board of Education Association. They will proceed to discuss and vote on this proposal.

Feb. 7-13 designated Scout Week. Today is the anniversary of scouting, which started in America on Feb. 8, 1910. A designated Scout Week is scheduled for Feb. 7-13 with many events planned. Here in Osakis, we are fortunate to have men and women devoted to the Scouting Program.

The OHS Cagers tough it out over Henning. The OHS Silverstreak cagers made a tough game out of it on Tuesday evening downing Henning. They play Deer Creek and Starbuck this coming Friday and Saturday and have shown they can play very good ball. If they win the next couple of games, they are well on their way to the Region 6 Tournament. We join in wishing Coach Denny Flesner and his fine team the best throughout the rest of the season.

25 Years Ago

Feb. 9, 1993

Osakis gets new Postmaster. Osakis will be getting a new U.S. Postmaster on Feb. 8. Curt Aamold from Duluth will be joining the Osakis ranks. He will be officially installed on Friday, Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Aamold replaces Dwayne Maus, who retired in October of 1992.

The "Silverstreak Fox" appears. The Osakis High School mascot made his debut for the very first time at the Long Prairie wrestling meet held here on Tuesday, Feb. 2. This was also Alum Night and Parents Night. The new mascot will be used to promote school spirit, along with the cheerleaders.

Dr. Golke teaches to keep your teeth. Dr. David Golke was guest speaker with the Osakis first graders on Feb. 10 and explained the most important things to do to keep your teeth, which included flossing regularly, brushing your teeth three times a day, most importantly at night before bedtime to keep bacteria from growing. Dr. Golke taught the children what just one sip of pop could do to your teeth. He also advised rinsing with a mouthwash on a regular basis to keep tooth decay down.

10 Years Ago

Feb. 5, 2008

High number of anglers remain on Lake Osakis. The DNR fish house count has remained steady on nearby lakes. The fish are really biting on Lake Osakis — that's what the DNR believes after totaling its annual fish house count where Lake Osakis remained steady with 165 houses on the lake on Jan. 15. Lake Osakis is worth fishing.

Former Todd County sheriff runs for state representative. Lifetime Todd County resident, current county board member and former Todd County sheriff, Dave Kircher, announced his candidacy for state representative, District 11B, this week. He's seeking the sear currently held by DFLer Mary Ellen Otremba of Long Prairie.

Bean Soup with Knute. Get your tickets for the "Bean Soup With Knute" fundraising luncheon, sponsored by the Douglas County Historical Society. The fundraiser is set for Feb. 12. Gary Lund will portray Minnesota's only Norwegian born governor Knute Nelson and will be on hand to chat with everyone.