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Remember When, 1993: Gas prices surge to $1.163 per gallon

100 Years Ago

May 23, 1918

Osakis to observe Memorial Day. The community Memorial Gay celebration will be given this year under the auspices of the local branch of the Red Cross. There will be a parade to the cemetery, decoration of the graves, with taps and prayer and a meeting in the schoolhouse auditorium. Place of business are to close and all Osakis citizens are asked to participate.

Douglas County boys leave for camp. Twenty eight Douglas County boys will entrain on the Great Northern next Monday, May 27 at Alexandria for Camp Lewis, American Lakes, Washington. Arrangements are made to meet in Alexandria at the Soo depot with bands and Boy Scouts brigade and a large crowd expected to see them off.

Farmer's picnic slated. There will be a farmer's picnic at Buck Point on Lake Osakis on June 4. Governor Frasier of North Dakota and C.A. Lindbergh, candidate for governor, will be the principal speakers. All are welcome.

50 Years Ago

May 23, 1968

Fishing opener poorest in many years. Cold weather, high winds, rain and snow, all combined to make the opening of fish season the poorest one in many years in this area. High winds made the lake virtually impossible to get on and the cold rain/snow combination kept fishermen inside their cabins.

65 high school seniors will receive diplomas. A class of 65 Osakis High School seniors will receive their diplomas at commencement exercises at the school auditorium on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Winston E. Bergstrand is Commencement Speaker.

Hanson, Mostad Re-elected to School Board. John R. Hanson and Robert Mostad were re-elected to their positions on the Osakis Public School Board of Education at the elections held last Tuesday night.

25 Years Ago

May 25, 1993

Memorial Day gas prices are up. Memorial Day travelers will find Minnesota gas prices are higher than they were for the Easter holiday. The average price of unleaded, self-serve gasoline is now at a high of 1.163 cents per gallon. This is an increase of three cents than Easter holiday prices and one-half cents more than last Memorial Day gas prices.

Memorial Home shows cool fashions. The residents and staff at the Memorial Home enjoyed a "Cool Spring Fashion Show" put on by many of the residents, on Tuesday, May 18. This was a fun style show that you had to see to appreciate. It was really c-o-o-l, as each outfit was geared to spell out ways for staying cool during summer months. Everyone who participated received a prize. All who attended and participated had a wonderful time.

Kevin Baxter earns history PhD. Reverend Kevin Baxter of Osakis, Pastor at Belgrade and Hawick, will graduate on Friday, May 28 with a PhD in Intellectual History at Northwestern/Garrett University in Evanston, IL. He hopes to become a Professor of History.

10 Years Ago

May 20, 2008

City assessment policy raises concern. City council members answered questions posed by concerned citizens, at the last City Council meeting. The questions posed were regarding infrastructure and street improvement costs and the positive or negative affects of property values dollar for dollar at the proposed assessments for properties on the corner of Osage and 8th Ave. E. Council members did their best to try to answer these city assessment policy concerns.

Making every mile count. From riding in a wheelchair to pulling an oxygen tank, a group of seniors from Becky's on the Lake took recent Miles for Meals Walk quite seriously. According to Becky Bjerken, owner of Becky's, she decided to ask her clients to join in the walk as a way to give back to a program that many have and will use. All who participated agreed that this was a very important thing to do and made valiant efforts to complete as much of the walk as able.

Osakis High School choir gets top marks. Osakis High School choir members sang their way through the state contest with top marks. On May 16, the school was honored with 16 students receiving superior ratings and three taking home excellent marks in state concert choir solo and ensemble competition. Congratulations to these outstanding musicians!

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