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Remember When, 1918: City water tank condemned

100 Years Ago

Oct. 3, 1918

Water tank condemned and deemed unsafe. Notice is hereby given, by order of the village council, that the village water tank and tower are in such condition that they may collapse at any time. At a special meeting of the village council held last evening the tank was condemned and will be torn down immediately. The public is warned to discontinue taking the shortcut across the lot where the tower stands and to stay on the street and sidewalks.

Geo. L. Treat appointed Douglas Co. Chairman. Mr. Geo L. Treat has been appointed chairman for Douglas county of the next Y.M.C.A. campaign to raise funds for the war work for the coming year.

Hanson boys arrive safely in France. John R. and James S. Hanson who are with a United States Military Band and have been in training at Camp Grant, IL, have notified their mother in this city of their safe arrival in France.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 3, 1968

Neighbors help out at Bob Juberians. Area neighbors turned out in force to help out at the Bob Juberian farm on Monday afternoon, Sept. 30. The neighbors did the fall plowing for the Juberians who have had a lot of tough luck the last few months. Mrs. Juberian has been hospitalized since April and is now at the Osakis Memorial Home, and Mr. Juberian has been hospitalized recently. The Alexandria Farmers Union furnished the fuel for the plowing that was done by the neighbors.

Wally's Meats to have grand opening Oct. 3-5. Wally's Meats in Osakis will have a big grand opening on Thursday , Friday and Saturday of this week. Wally and his staff invite everyone in the area to stop down during their grand opening to get acquainted with the new owner and the services he and the crew have to offer.

Newman Olson named to District banking position. Newman E. Olson, Jr., vice president of the First National Bank of Osakis was elected Director of Douglas Co., for Dist. 7 of the Minnesota Bankers Association at the annual district meeting at Montevideo.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 5, 1993

CMH awaits survey results to proceed with apartment project. The Community Memorial Home Board of directors is one step closer to building an alternative care facility in Osakis.

Burning bales. The Osakis Fire Department was called to the scene of a semi-truck fire on Interstate 94 the morning or Sept. 28. Eleven members of the fire department worked for five hours trying to put out the blaze. The trailer was carrying 60,000 pounds of straw when it caught fire and was a total loss. The interstate was shut down periodically during the five hours for periods of about 20 minutes at a time while the crews worked to make sure the fire was out.

High risk persons should receive annual flu shot. Flu season is right around the corner and many experts are predicting that this year's season might be especially severe. In an effort to offset the grim outlook, experts recommend that persons in high risk categories receive a simple flu shot to avoid this potentially life-threatening lung disease.

10 Years Ago

Oct. 7, 2008

Red alert over Green Acres. The Douglas County Assessor's Office mailed out letters today alerting farmers about changes to a longtime provision of the state's agricultural property tax law. Started in 1969, Green Acres granted tax deferments to farmland owners whose property increased in value due to "non-farming influences," such as residential development or the price of lakeshore. Last spring, the state Legislature changed the rules, citing abuses in the system. Now, agricultural land will be divided into two categories: productive and non-productive. Only productive land, that which is actively farmed or pastured, will be eligible for Green Acres.

Homecoming royalty announced. The 2008 Osakis High School royalty stepped onto the stage Saturday night for the homecoming coronation. Charlie Jennings and Tricia Hetland were beaming after being crowned homecoming king and queen.

Osakis driver joins World's Largest Convoy. Chris Rein and his son Zach took part in the World's Largest Truck Convoy. Rein, who drives for Hensley Trucking of Osakis, took part in the Minnesota leg of the national event on Sep. 20 and brought along a piece of Osakis, his Hensley Trucking rig. The convoy of 73 semis took a 40-mile run from Canterbury Park to Belle Plaine, raising more than $23,000 for the Special Olympics of Minnesota.