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Remember When, 1919: Farm sells for $110 an acre

100 Years Ago

Jan. 2, 1919

Another Osakis farm sells for over $100 an acre. A deal has been closed through the Borchert and Grestry land agency in this city for the sale of F. L. Robinson's 240 acre farm adjoining Osakis for $110 per acre, to William Andrews of Blue Earth, Minnesota.

Pershing Hwy to come this way. The Pershing Highway has been rerouted to now run from Winnipeg to southern points, including Alexandria, Osakis, Sauk Centre, then south to Paynesville. It had been planned to route this road to Itasca Park, then south to Wadena over the Jefferson Highway, then through Long Prairie. Since it is routed as a competitor of Jefferson Highway, officials in a decision made in Mankato decided it would be best if rerouted further away from the Jefferson Hwy.

Large turnout for auction. Despite a snowstorm, the G. A. Austin action sale Monday was attended by one of the largest crowds ever seen at an auction, this fall. There was spirited bidding and everything auctioned brought a very good price.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 2, 1969

Sickness, snow and cold welcome in new year. A total of 23 inches of snow, along with sickness and temperatures down to minus 22 degrees, are what has greeted residents of Osakis in the new year. It is hoped that the flu bug, which has hit many businesses and homes, has run its course and that things heat up a little outside to make the new year a little brighter.

Local businesses appreciate your support. The businesses of this community are again using the columns of the Review this week to convey their best wishes for the new year. These merchants and professionals are thankful for your support during the year and want you to know how much they do appreciate it. They send out their greeting through their ads in this week's paper.

Youth injured in snowmobile accident. Bobby Harris, teen-age son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harris of St. Paul, Minnesota, was injured while driving a snowmobile on Lake Street in Osakis on Monday afternoon, when his machine and a car collided. He was taken to Alexandria Hospital for observation. His injuries were not believed serious.

25 Years Ago

Jan. 4, 1994

City council approves rezoning for second time. Deja vu set in at an Osakis public hearing Dec. 28 as the Osakis Zoning Board and the Osakis City Council voted for the second time on the rezoning of the former NAPA building from commercial to industrial.

MPCA officials tour watershed. Minnesota Pollution control Agency commissioner Chuck Williams and several of his staff recently visited the Osakis and Sauk Centre area. On Dec. 22 a very impressive delegation from the MPCA, both from the St. Paul Office and also from the Brainerd office, met at the Sauk River Watershed District office and from there went to the headwaters of Osakis Lake and the Sauk River.

Lucky winner! Annette Sadlemyer, Osakis, won a coverlet in the recent drawing held at the 19th Century Store. Congratulations to Annette.

10 Years Ago

Jan. 6, 2009

Call of duty. Nick Krebsbach, recently completed his third tour in the Middle East as a member of the United States military. After serving two tours in the war, Krebsbach decided to sign up for the Guards and this time was fortunate enough to get assigned to the 851st Vertical Engineer Company. "Instead of blowing things up, we got to build things, he explained. He may be home with his family, but Krebsbach thinks of his military family often.

One year later, family of micro-preemie celebrates every moment. Last Christmas Randy and Christa Thompson wondered whether their twin daughters, born 17 weeks premature, would make it through the night. One year later they are busy keeping up with a demanding 1 year old. Holidays are bittersweet for the family; while celebrating the miracle of their daughter, Danza, they still mourn the loss of her sister, Joely, who died January 3, 2008. On a happy note, little Danza now weighs a healthy 18 pounds and started sitting on her own at Thanksgiving.

Town boards need people. For a simple $2 you could become a part of a real grassroots form of government by serving on a township board. Township board members are elected officials. Members of the board include a treasurer, clerk and three supervisors. The board urges more to consider becoming a part of the township board.

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