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Remember When, 1919: Two roosters fetch record price

100 Years Ago

Jan. 9, 1919

Park Regions Hospital to reopen. A well authenticated story reaches the Review this morning that Dr. A. J. Gilkinson has taken a five-year lease of the suite of rooms on the second floor of the Lamphear block and on or about Jan. 15 will open reopen the Park Regions hospital in this city.

Roosters bring record price. The highest price ever paid in the northwest for a pair of rosters was received last week by H. W. Smith, formerly an extensive chicken fancier of Osakis, Minn., and at present an employee in the press rooms at the Mitchell Publishing Company, who shipped two Buff Orpington roosters to St. Cloud, Minn., Saturday for which a price of $150 was paid.

New Red Cross role. Miss Eunice Stevens of this city, who has been assigned to work as visiting nurse the past winter, has recently been placed in charge of the Red Cross base hospital at Cloquet, Minnesota, a 25-room hospital built since the fire for the treatment of sufferers in that stricken district.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 9, 1969

Soldier receives Bronze Star Medal. Pfc. Tim Nolan, son of Mrs. Vi Nolan of Osakis, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism, while serving in Vietnam during this past October. Col. Jack L. Treadwell, G.S., Chief of Staff, authorized the award, which was issued by the Department of the Army.

Redeemer Lutheran joins Sauk Valley Salem Congregation. The Immanuel Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) and the Bethany Lutheran (The ALC), both of Carlos, recently merged into one congregation and are in the process of calling a new pastor.

Alex hospitals merge under one management. Due to tremendous changes and advances in the medical and health care field, coupled with changes in economy, the governing boards of Douglas County Hospital and Our Lady of Mercy Hospital met in a joint session and as a result of the meeting the Joint Hospital Planning Committee of Alexandria was formed. It is the wish of the present management that all hospital staff positions are to remain secured.

25 Years Ago

Jan. 11, 1994

Council contemplates chaos on ambulance department. In an effort to sort through chaos, the Osakis Ambulance Service came under the scrutiny of the Osakis City Council at the Jan. 3 meeting because of apparent controversy within the department. The council decided to have a council representative meet with the crew members and set up some new guidelines.

Police headquarters to receive facelift. The Osakis Police Department building will be receiving a new look. The city council voted to begin opening bids for the remodeling at the Jan. 3 council meeting. The remodeling comes as phase two of the entire city hall building, the majority of which was finished in the fall of 1993.

Winter wonderland? The joys of winter have visited Osakis once again Jan. 5 when the area was doused with another five inches of that fluffy white stuff. City workers spent the majority of the day Thursday, Jan. 6 plowing city streets. Area residents don't mind the snow as much as the sub-zero temperatures that accompanied it.

10 Years Ago

Jan. 13, 2009

Community leaders gather. Leaders from all around Osakis joined forces to discuss the possibility of bringing a high-exposure event to Osakis. On Jan. 4, the North American Ice Fishing Circuit (AIFC) held its first tournament of the year on Lake Osakis, but the event was based out of Long Prairie. Now Osakis has the opportunity to host the 2010 event if it can come up with the funds. The question to be answered is: "Can the lake handle another tournament?"

Osakis city council fills vacant seat. The first meeting of 2009 began with the single remaining council member, Bruce Pederson, swearing in newly elected Mayor Keith "Kip" Emerson, who served on the council for nine years After taking his oath of office, Emerson took over the gavel and swore in two new members to council — Chad Gulbranson and Jerry Olson.

Gillis to give winter lecture. Neil Gillis has been a model Osakis citizen. The 60-year resident has for a long time been the friendly pharmacist at the local drug store. Neil Gillis will present his talk, "My Wonderful Life," at the next Winter Lecture Series, to be held at the Osakis Information Center on Jan. 18.