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Remember When, 1918: Solar eclipse is perfect

100 Years Ago

June 13, 1918

Douglas County Food Administrator opens offices. The County Food Administrator, Dr. J. J. Volker is now established in offices at the Farmer's National Bank building. Everybody in Douglas County is invited to bring their food questions or troubles to the office.

Solar eclipse exhibition is perfect. Saturday's eclipse of the sun arrived on schedule and young astronomers in this section of the state were given a fine opportunity to see the moon as she passed in review of "Old Sol" and mother earth. There were a few clouds in the sky, but other than that the exhibition was perfect.

Two more Todd County boys enlist. Victor A. Edenloff and Martin Fynsker, two of the Todd County boys, who would have been in the next call, were at Long Prairie this week and enlisted for voluntary enduction. The young men expect to leave Saturday morning to enter a technical training school at the Minnesota State University. They will probably be assigned to the aviation corps.

50 Years ago

June 13, 1968

New PACE Team coming here June 18-19. Three young men who are well known in the Osakis community are included in "The New PACE" group, which is coming to Osakis next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18 and 19, at the beginning of their summer tour. "The New PACE" is beating out a bold new rhythm which presents the Person of Christ through exciting music and meaningful words.

Ice cream social is planned. There will be an ice cream social at the Clotho Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 18. Menu includes: Barbeques, home baked beans, homemade ice cream, pie, cake and bars. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Barley support set in county at 91 cents. Prices for the 1968 crop of barley in Douglas County will be supported at 91 cents per bushel for barley grading No.2 or better.

25 Years Ago

June 15, 1993

The house that Gibbons built. Tommy Gibbons, a famous boxer in the 1920s, who vacationed in Osakis, and who donated $50,000 to build the Immaculate Conception Church in 1925 with his winnings from a bout with Gene Tunney, will be honored at the Osakis Heritage Days. The former boxer had his most famous fight against Jack Dempsey in Shelby, Montana in 1923. Gibbons lost the decision in 15 rounds. He only lost four bouts of the 106 and was knocked out only once. The Gibbons brothers, Mike and Tommy, were nationally known boxers from St. Paul who trained in Osakis in the 1920s.

Spring athletes earn awards. Saturday, June 5, the girl's 2x100 track team placed second in regional competition. Their time of 52.72 seconds beat the old school record of 52.8.

Osakis will crown new Dairy Princess. The Douglas County American Dairy Association host the Region 3 Dairy Princess contest on June 19 at the Osakis Public School. Representing Douglas county are Lisa Zarbok of Villard, Stacy Otto of Garfield and Tammy Dittberner of Miltona. After the coronation, there will be a non-alcoholic dance co[sponsored by the Douglas County ADA and the local chapter of SADD (students against drunk drivers).57 Chevy will be the band of the evening. A free-will offering will be taken.

10 Years Ago

June 17, 2008

Hustle on over to the Ranch Rodeo. The Osakis Trailblazers Saddle Club invites the public to grab their lawn chairs and gather at the arena for Ranch Rodeo. The event begins at noon on Saturday, June 21 at the Osakis Trailblazers Arena on Highway 127, Osakis. Riders ranging from age 12 to adults will put on an exciting show.

County says no to closing road. Todd County commissioners voted against vacating the Osakis Lake Road Thursday. At a June 12 meeting, the board considered a request by a group of landowners to vacate County Road 55 near Osakis. The board found, after thorough investigation, it is in the best interest of the county to deny the petition.

Motorcycle run brings toys for tots. The Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run will take place on Saturday, June 21. The motorcycle ride benefits children in the area, including those in Osakis. Motorcycles will take off from the Bear Trap in Sauk Centre.