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Remember When, 2008: Moose on the loose spotted

100 years Ago

Sept. 26, 1918

Relic train draws immense crowds. An estimated 5,000 plus from Alexandria and 2,500 from Osakis, stayed up late to tour the relic train on its way through the country. Among the exhibits included were: a German sniper box, a depth charge, an observation post and many French and German machine guns, including a big French field gun known as the famous "75" type, which the Germans had captured and the Americans recaptured in June of this year. It took roughly 30 minutes to rush the 2,500 Osakis tourists to view the exhibits.

Local boy sacrificed life so that liberty may live. Franklyn J. Lyons, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Lyons of Osakis, died of bronchial pneumonia, following a bout of influenza. He had enlisted last fall and had been assigned duties at the U.S.Navy hospital when he succumbed to the influenza outbreak experienced by many who are serving. His body to be sent home for burial.

Road Boosters. The Osakis Commercial Club will host the Road Boosters tomorrow. The purpose of the gathering is to consider proposed future road development. The new trail will be entitled the Brainard-Osakis-Sisseton cut off. The visitors will be guests of Mine Host Norris at the Linwood Inn.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 26, 1968

Filing period continuing for four village positions. The filing period for village elective offices continues this week, with not much action as yet. Candidates filed so far are Mrs. Vivion Teal, for clerk and Jim Nomeland, who filed for trustee.

Country Club to hold awards party. The Osakis Country Club will hold its annual awards party on Saturday, Oct. 5, 1968. Trophies will be given to Ladies Day team winners and flight tournament winners; men's night winners; and stockholders, club and senior men's tournament winners. All members and guests are invited to attend.

1968 OHS Homecoming. The 1968 Osakis High School homecoming activities have been set for Oct. 17 and 18. This year the Student Council is coordinating the homecoming activities to include more of the students and organizations.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 28, 1993

Lake association aims to improve lake. Jerry Williams and Gary Astleford were presented with Minnesota Lake Advocate signs at Friday's Lake Osakis Association meeting. Dave Niemond, from the Minnesota Lake Advocate Program, attended the meeting to commend Astleford and Williams for their dedication to improving Lake Osakis by becoming volunteers.

District strives to improve water quality. Pollard Community Center was packed Wednesday night as local residents attended the discussion of the proposed watershed and lake restoration project for the improvement and restoration of Big Sauk Lake and Lake Osakis. Bruce Wilson from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) attended the meeting offering residents tips on how they could better improve the quality of the lake.

Board deliberates fundraising policy. Discussion of the Osakis Public School fundraising policy dominated the Osakis School Board meeting Thursday night. The Future Farmers of America (FFA) fundraising events were the main topic of discussion. Members agreed the Minnesota State High School League Rodeo, sponsored by the Osakis FFA, was a good learning experience for the kids and they should be allowed the opportunity to sponsor the event again next year.

10 Years Ago

Sept. 30, 2008

Moose on the loose. A young moose was sighted taking a swim near the head of the Lake Osakis early Wednesday morning. Sandy Fagen, who witnessed the swimming moose and took pictures, said the moose stopped and stared right at her and other onlookers, then swam away. It was again spotted at the Lenny Boogaard farm Thursday morning.

Ready for anything...How do you stop a massive fireball shooting out the top of a propane tank? Thanks to the Osakis Fire Department (OFD), you don't have to know. The OFD took part in a special propane burn training session September 22 to practice how to handle this type of fire, should it ever occur.

Sports: Silverstreaks are champs again. The Osakis tennis team has long been the front-runners in the Prairie Conference and they proved to be once again this past Saturday in the Prairie Conference Tournament. The Silverstreaks won the tournament with 25 team points. Five Silverstreak players took individual titles as Osakis edged out Parkers Prairie for the championship.