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Remember When, 1968: Osakis medic injured in Vietnam

100 Years Ago

August 1, 1918

Change in sugar regulations. We have just received instructions from the Federal Food Administration advising us that the family allowance of 3 pounds per month per person of sugar has been reduced to 2 pounds.

Son arrives safely. Dr. and Mrs. Gilkinson have received news that their son, Howard, who has been in the radio corps of the Field Artillery division stationed at Fort Sill, OK, has arrived safely overseas.

Douglas County Threshers meet. Meeting of committee appointed by farmers and threshers to take up the proposition of labor and price of threshing was held in the courthouse at Alexandria on Tuesday, July 12 at 2 p.m. About 45 farmers and threshers were present. One of the items discussed was $3 as being the minimum per day wage of first class thrashing labor.

50 Years Ago

August 1, 1968

Achievement Day is again big success. The 15th annual Osakis Achievement Day, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, held Thursday, July 25, was again a success announced Dennis Rupp. chairman. On behalf of the 4-H, FFA members and their leaders, the Achievement day committee wishes to express sincere appreciation to the Osakis Chamber of Commerce and the many individual Chamber members who through their interest, time and materials help make the show a success.

Country Club to have shortstop tourney Sunday. The Osakis Country Club will hold its first shortstop tournament on this coming Sunday. The club has held local tournaments in the line of the annual stockholders tournament and the club tournament, but this is the first time a tournament has been held including outside golfers.

Chuck Guiney seriously injured in Vietnam. A former Osakis boy was seriously injured recently in Vietnam action. Chuck Guiney, a 1966 Osakis high school graduate has been in the Navy, but recently was serving with the Medics for the Marines. While on duty he received very serious skull damage and lost the sight of one eye. He underwent surgery in Japan and is now back in the states in a hospital, where he will be confined for a two year period for rehabilitation.

25 Years Ago

August 3, 1993

Playground equipment delivery earlier than expected. Playground equipment that was not expected to arrive until late August is scheduled for delivery next week. Installation of the new playground equipment is scheduled for Aug. 11 and 13, but volunteers are needed to help install the equipment.

Area youths win contest. "My Hand In Land Use" was the theme of the Poster and Mural Contest sponsored by the Douglas Soil and Water conservation District earlier this spring. Darla Dirkes and Jackie Hawkins from St. Agnes School in Osakis were the creators of a mural which won earlier at the county level and has now been chosen as the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water conservation District Area II Mural Winner. Darla and Jackie each received a monetary prize for their artistic efforts and their entry will now compete later this summer at the state level.

Osakis City Hall project. The Osakis City Hall received a facelift last month and became handicap accessible. During the remodeling, the city offices were located at the fire hall, but July 19 was moving day.

10 Years Ago

August 2008

Attempting and reaching perfection. Kevin Burkart, son of Lois Omacht Burkart of Osakis and Gary Burkart of Shell Lake, WI, performed 100 skydives and raised $45,000 for Parkinson's Disease. His father has the disease. The idea basically dropped out of the sky. Jump for the Cause, a skydiving event to raise money for breast cancer research, showed Kevin that "the sky's the limit" when it comes to helping someone you love.

Providing neighborly business. Joe and Andrea McFadden are the new owners of Osakis Electronics. The McFaddens recently opened their store in downtown Osakis. The business offers flat screen televisions, projector systems, computers, laptops, home theaters and more.

Road construction on 1st Avenue right on schedule. The 1st Avenue East reconstruction project is right on schedule, according to Tom Klemenhagen, project manager with Lanteam, Inc. As of July 31, the sanitary sewer has been installed from Rush Street to Highway 27. And by the end of the week, the water main was to be installed as well.