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Remember When, 1918: War ends! Hostilities cease

100 Years Ago

Nov. 7, 1918

WAR ENDS!! The United Press received a wire this morning stating that Germany had signed the armistice terms. Hostilities were to cease this afternoon. Washington is celebrating. All departments have stopped work. The big guns are sounding from Fort Meyer. President Wilson and the National Government have been notified and are rejoicing over the coming of peace.

Wounded overseas. Parents of Herbert Earle who is with the Marines overseas have received word that while in action he sustained slight wounds in his left arm, but is getting along nicely.

Recovering from illness. The Review is glad to be able to report that James Gingery who has been confined to his room for the past two months by serious illness, has completely recovered, and re-entered school Monday.

50 Years Ago

Nov. 7, 1968

Odin Langen reelected. By a very narrow margin, Odin Langen was returned to office for a sixth time this week as representative from the 7th District of Minnesota. He defeated Bob Bergland in a contest that was not decided until nearly all returns were in.

Good turnout. A total 688 Osakis voters went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their vote in the general election. The total was a pretty good turnout, but quite a little short of some presidential election turnouts.

Negligence suspected in fire. Shortly before 6 a.m., the Osakis Fire Department was called out Sunday to a fire at a house owned by Dudley Trisco, a mile north of town. The house is unoccupied. The department arrived to find the whole north side of the house in flames. They succeeded in putting the fire out, and estimated 70 damage to the empty house. The cause of the fire was attributed to carelessness by someone having a beer party at the house.

25 Years Ago

Nov. 9, 1993

Tanker rollover. A 26-year-old Osakis man was killed when the transport truck he was driving rolled over on Interstate-35 north of the Twin Cities Nov. 2. Shaun Michael Collins was heading north on I-35 en route to St. Croix Falls, Wis., at 10:15 p.m. when the rig overturned and went into the ditch between State Hwy 97 and Washington County Road 2 in Forest Lake.

Council considers annexation. The possibility of extending sanitary sewer lines into Gordon Township came one step closer to reality Nov. 1 after the Osakis City Council tentatively accepted a resolution portion of the township into the city.

Drive-by shooting report. A possible drive-by shooting in Osakis Nov. 3 apparently has turned out to be automobile backfires, according to Osakis Police Chief Duane Bahn. A woman reported that she thought someone might have fired a gun at her car, while she was driving near the Walleye Lodge. Bahn said there were no holes found in the side of her car, but scratches and chips possibly caused by a pellet gun were found. No arrests were made.

10 years Ago

November 11, 2008

Peace begins with me. Aimee Allen of Osakis was the winner of the Lions Peace Poster contest. Her poster included the description, "Peace begins with me because I am blowing bubbles that are flags of the world to show that we are all part of one big world and the bubbles of peace can travel all over the world."

School Board election. Lorraine "Ivy" Nomeland, Shari Maloney and Pat Hildebrandt were the top three vote getters and winners in the Osakis School Board race. Shari Maloney will take Dave Erickson's open seat (Erickson did not refile.) Only 59 votes separated incumbent Pat Hildebrandt from Chris Dague. Hildebrandt held onto her position with 24 percent of the vote.

Osakis ECFE gives back. The Osakis Early Childhood Family Education program participated in the Douglas County United Way chili cook off and silent auction. The group used Jennifer Benson's Texas style chili for its recipe. The ECFE received support from several local organizations, which contributed to the success of the event.