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Remember When, 1918: State creates Child Welfare Board

100 Years Ago

May 30, 1918

Child Welfare Board created. The State Board of Control makes application under new law and has appointed several Osakis members, along with other Douglas County citizens members of the new Douglas County Child Welfare Board. This board is created under the new law relating to children, which was passed by the last Legislature. It addresses enforcement of laws for protection of neglected children who are in need of the state's care and guardianship.

Osakis Creamery reports gains for April. 49 cents for April butterfat was the price paid to patrons of the Osakis Co-operative Creamery. The April report shows 231 patrons for that month.

Alexandria Citizen Editor ill. Osakis friends will deeply regret to hear of the very serious illness of Editor J. A. Kinney of the Alexandria Citizen at his home, and will hope to hear more favorable news from his bedside.

50 Years Ago

May 20, 1968

Memorial Day to be observed. Memorial Day services in Osakis will be held this year on Thursday, May 30, with the traditional parade from the school to Lakeside Cemetery. The Memorial Day program is a joint project of the local VFW and American Legion posts. All stores to be closed.

St. Agnes Grade School holds graduation. Sixteen eighth graders at St. Agnes School in Osakis will receive their graduation diplomas at Mass and graduation exercises at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, May 31. Following the exercises, the graduates and their parents will be served breakfast in St. Mary's Hall. The seventh grade girls will be waitresses.

Fishermen catch in spite of poor fishing weather. In spite of the weather causing poor fishing results, some fishermen did get a good catch. A gentlemen from Arlington and one from Osakis had a string of five nice sized walleye that they caught on Lake Osakis this week. The fish weighed in from 5 lbs, 2 oz. to 6 lbs, 4 oz.

25 Years Ago

June 1, 1993

CMH gets Sunday Chaplains for first time. Sunday, May 2, the Community Memorial Home inducted three chaplains to lead worship regularly on Sundays. Don Hawkins, Phyllis Schoonhoven and Roni Nordbye will take turns leading worship on Sunday mornings. Don Carlson, CMG Director, said that for the 30 years the home as been in Osakis it was not able to offer a regular Sunday service.

Ex 49'ers judges chili cook-off. Keith Fahnhorst, a retired San Francisco 49'er will be one of the judges at the Osakis Festival's Second Annual Chili Cook-off. The event will be held on Saturday, June 26, at Park Osagi. Entry fee is $5 and bowls of chili will be sold at the event for 25 cents each. Prizes for best chili and other entrance "bests" will be announced at the end of the cook-off.

Osakis property is raffled. The Osakis Economic Development Corp. (OEDC) has 200 tickets to sell. Lots 3 and 4 will be auctioned off at the Firemen's Dance on Saturday, June 26th. The OEDC was given the land and is selling tickets at $50.00 each.

10 Years Ago

May 27, 2008

Taking care of their lake. Osakis students, school staff and the osakis Lake Association (OLA) teamed up in a successful partnership of lake stewardship on May 17. Young people picked up nearly 120 pounds of garbage at Battle Point public access to Lake Osakis.

Osakis Lady Golfers to host 6th annual Rally for the Cure. The Tuesday Ladies Golf League at the Osakis Country Club has again committed to support the Rally for the Cure women's golf program, benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, during their golf event June. 7.

Osakis Festival parade slates 2008 as the Year of the Volunteer. The spotlight is on volunteers as the Osakis Festival parade committee kicks off the summer season with its announcement of the 2008 parade theme: Osakis is Great in 2008 — Spotlight on Year of the Volunteer. Organizers agreed it's time to honor the fine people in Osakis who selflessly volunteer their time to make Osakis a great place for residents and visitors.