100 Years Ago

April 3, 1919

Child injured by boiling sap. Laura White, a 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dode Whte of Leslie, is at the Park Region hospital in Osakis recovering from the effects of a terrible accident. At 6 o'clock last evening she fell into a pan of boiling maple syrup at the grove about 80 rods from their farm house. The quick actions of Fred Trummer, who grabbed the little girl almost as soon as she struck the sap, saved her from a frightful death. She is expected to fully recover.

Soldier returns home. Albert Lauke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Luke, returned home on Saturday after having been mustered out of the United States service at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Albert wears a six months overseas stripe, and served with the 307 Trench Mortar Battery in France.

Private Edenloff's return from Germany delayed. Private Victor Edenloff, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.M. Edenloff of Gordon, wrote home from Germany where he is in the Army of Occupation, saying that his division, the 5th, is not scheduled to leave for home until September or October. Though disappointed in the delay, he is mighty thankful to be alive and well.

50 Years Ago

April 3, 1969

Diana Sargent is top Honor Student. Diana Sargent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence sargent of Osakis, has been named Honor Student of the Year and is at the top of the graduating class of 1969. Diana has been active in music, drama, speech, FHA, journalism and student affairs while attending Osakis High School.

Sam Gray now stationed in Vietnam. Spc.-5 Samuel E. Gray, of Osakis, is now stationed at Cam Ranh Bay as a cook on the U.S. Army ship John U. D. Page, that carries cargo to the different ports along the coast.

Teachers, School Board finally settle. The Osakis Public School Board of Education and the Osakis Education Association have agreed to terms for a new contract, as submitted by the arbitration board. The new contract will call principally for a $6,500 base pay rate for a degree teacher with no experience. This is an increase of $500 over the base pay of last year.

25 Years Ago

April 5, 1994

New business opens. Jim Quistorff, is the new owner of Osakis Meats and Processing. He is gearing up for his grand opening, scheduled April 4. Quistorff and his wife, Lori, purchased the locker form Jim and Carol Backes on Jan. 1.

A visit from Coalition of Minnesota Businesses. Lester Bagley, a representative from the Coalition of Minnesota Businesses (CMB) stopped in Osakis last week on his statewide tour, to encourage voters to talk to their lawmakers about fiscal issues.

Rhonda Rising completes basic training. Navy Seaman Recruit Rhonda C. Rising, daughter of Maynard C. and Barbra F. Rising of Villard, recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, FL. Rising joined the Navy in October 1993.

10 Years Ago

April 7, 2009

Check out the babies at Erickson's. Lisa Erickson gathered up some of the newest additions to the Erickson family farm, including the pygmy goats born in January and a family of pot-bellied pigs. They also have a full-sized Easter bunny, a French Lop mixed rabbit named Mr. Snuggles. You can see all the animals and join in the fun of an Easter egg hunt at Erickson's Petting Zoo on April 11.

Osakis Easter party set for April 11. Thanks to many generous donations, the Osakis Easter Day party is back; it will take place Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pollard Community Center in Osakis. It's a family fun event for area children with many activities, treats and prizes. It's also a great opportunity to volunteer for some community service.

Osakis students start state testing. The Minnesota Department of Education scheduled all students to take the annual Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments tests. The tests help districts measure students' progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind.