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Remember When, 1918: Citizens warned about wasting gas

100 Years Ago

Sept. 12, 1918

Gasoline users warned to save. Oil administrator declares voluntary economy is necessary. The decision of the fuel administration has notified the nation that unless wasteful methods in the handling and use of gasoline are corrected, the government will take over the distribution, with the result that automobile owners will be made to conform to more severe measures.

Near beer hit by prohibition order. Manufacturers of nearbeers and substitutes for beer, who have developed a flourishing business in prohibition territory, it was officially explained tonight are just as much affected by the decision to cut off brewing of beer as those who make the actual beverage. "The order brings nationwide prohibition nearly six months ahead of the Sheppard amendment," said Senator Sheppard, author of the bone dry provision in the agricultural extension bill. "It strengthens our position greatly."

Ad: Prunes are 9 cents a pound and cookies are at 19 cents a pound now at Herberger's.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 12, 1968

Music festival to benefit the Osakis Fire Department. A new and different type of event will be held in Osakis this weekend, when the local Fire Department and the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization join together in sponsoring a Musical Festival and Boujou Feed. This event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the VFW club room and grounds. The musicals feature over 25 orchestras and groups of the area, entertaining in the various styles. The Boujou will feature a big feed with all you can eat for $1.50. Kids eat for $1.25.

Movies coming to Empress Theatre. "The Shakiest Gun in the West" a western comedy, starring Don Knotts, will be the feature film Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept 12, 13 and 14. The feature film on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15, 16 and 17 is "Valley of the Dolls, based on the best selling novel by Jacqueline Susann. This melodrama is suggested for mature audiences.

Osakis Creamery adds new line of feed. To help assure the continued growth of our local Co-op Creamery, the management recently elected to join Farmland Industries, a Kansas City, Mo., based regional industrial cooperative.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 14, 1993

New school sign is erected. Davis Sings arected the new Osakis Public School sign on Sept. 3 near the corner of First Avenue, adjacent to the school's parking lot. The sign adds a nice touch to the new school.

Osakis Ambulance to receive money. Osakis Ambulance President Stan Schultz attended the Sept. 7 Osakis City Council meeting to as the council to set aside at least $500 in the 1994 budget for a basic stock pile of emergency supplies. After some discussion, the Council members unanimously approved setting aside $50 for the ambulance emergency supply fund for 1994.

Osakis Public School enrollment increased. Osakis Public School enrollment is up 12 students from the 1992 opening day enrollment totals.

10 Years Ago

Sept. 16, 2008

Live in Osakis: Freddie Dean's Reunion Band. In a rare musical event, the Osakis Women's Association will present Freddie Dean's Reunion Band for a one-night performance Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Osakis High School Fine Arts Auditorium. Freddie Dean, a lifetime resident of Osakis, started the first rock-and-roll band in Douglas County in 1960. The Palatons performed together for seven years before they broke up and Freddie started a country band.

School building project approved. Students take top priority in Osakis School District 213 — that's what voters said last Tuesday when they approved a $6.7 million building bond referendum. It passed by a total of 149 votes with 670 yes votes to 521 no votes. Construction on school building additions should start next spring.

Spikers rally past Cardinals. The Silverstreaks' volleyball team started slow but got past Upsala in four games to remain undefeated in the Prairie Conference this season. Osakis dropped the first game 25-23 but rallied to take the next three. They rallied past the Cardinals with wins in both of last week's outings.