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Remember When, 1919: Osakis honors Roosevelt, brave boys

100 Years Ago

Feb. 6, 1919

Roosevelt memorial program. The honoring of Theodore Roosevelt and the brave boys who have lost their lives overseas, will be the object of a special program to be given a the High School auditorium in Osakis next Sunday afternoon. The public is cordially invited.

Osakis firemen masked ball. Osakis Pioneer Fire Company will hold its annual Masquerade Ball at the commodious dining hall of the Hotel Idlewilde on Feb. 14. Tickets are already in the hands of the members for sale. Music will be furnished by Rader's five-piece orchestra of Sauk Centre.

Demonstration in domestic science department. An exhibit of work done in the sewing classes and a demonstration of the use of Mazola Oil in cookery will be given in the Domestic Science Department at the schoolhouse Feb. 13-15. Lunch will be served by the girls in the cooking class.

50 Years Ago

Feb. 6, 1969

Home residents tea. Community Memorial Home residents will hold an Appreciate Tea on Feb. 13. They invite all the friends who have voluntarily served in any way to make their home pleasant and comfortable. Tea will be served at 2 p.m. to fit in with the schedule of the residence.

Sure Thingo winner. Mrs. Roy White of Osakis was a big winner in the Sure Thingo contest going on over at Loren's Jack and Jill. She was presented a check for $100 from Loren Ortendahl, proprietor of the store.

Homemaker of Tomorrow. It has been announced that Julie Marie Hanson of Osakis has been named 1969 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Osakis Public high school. She earned the award for having achieved the highest score in home making knowledge and attitude test, which she took along with other senior class girls in her school. She will be awarded a special Betty Crocker silver charm.

25 Years Ago

Feb. 8, 1994

Lil Ortendahl achieves 300-hour milestone. Osakis School Board Clerk, Lil Ortendahl was presented a plaque honoring her for serving more than 300 hours on the school board. She currently is serving in her 11th year on the board.

Watershed continues efforts to improve lake. Sauk River Headwaters Project coordinators continue to work on implementing watershed management practices to protect and improve the water quality of Lake Osakis, despite not receiving a grant from the LCMR for the 1993-1994 biennium. Coordinators have been working on a new proposal for a $500K grant for 1995, setting a 25 percent phosphorus reduction goal.

Big "O" Fishing Derby postponed. Due to extremely cold weather, the Big "O" Fishing Derby has been postponed until Feb. 13. All other facets of the event remain unchanged.

10 Years Ago

Feb. 10, 2009

A superbowl ring and Osakis connection. Gopher enthusiasts from Osakis, Chub Hensley and his wife Jan, have followed Pittsburgh Steelers running back Gary Russell since 2004, when he played for the University of Minnesota. Hensley describes Russell as a kind, hard working person, who struggled, and after a season of hard work, got picked up by the Steelers as a free agent and is not someone who expects to be a superstar.

Osakis girls capture Prairie title. The Osakis girls' basketball team wrapped up another Prairie Conference title with a 58-41 win over Browerville last Thursday night. The Silverstreaks built a 30-16 lead at break and never looked back on their way to their 10th win in the Prairie Conference this season.

Funding for shoreland restoration. A public hearing will be held to discuss the Osakis Lake Shoreland Enhancement Project and improvements eligible for funding on Feb. 17 at the Sauk River Watershed District (SRWD) regular meeting. Depending on the landowner's location, there may be a project eligible for funding.

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