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Remember When, 1919: Grass fire destroys church

100 Years Ago

April 24, 1919

Grand-nulla party huge success. One of the prettiest parties of the season was the grand-nulla contest given last evening by the Mesdames George Willett and Ed. Cruse at the home of the former. Cards were played at four tables and an elaborate midnight luncheon was served, along with a wide selection of music on the "Player-phone" was much enjoyed by all guests.

Elmdale Church burns. The Danish Lutheran church of Elmdale, of which Rev. C. A. Vammen of this village is pastor, was totally destroyed by fire Monday morning. Fire caught in the church from burning grass on Good Friday, thought to have been extinguished. The church plans to rebuild.

Ball team manager needed. Judging from the meeting held at the Commercial Club rooms last Friday, there is plenty of material here for a good ball team, but the boys need a good manager to volunteer.

50 years Ago

April 24, 1969

Lake Osakis could be named National Fishing Lake. There is a possibility that Lake Osakis could be designated as a National Fishing Lake for the State of Minnesota.The Osakis Chamber of Commerce and the Resort Owners Association are in discussions regarding a new proposal presented by Rep. Jon Haaven, of a new bill, which he co-authored, titled "National Sportsmen's Fishing Lake."

Local girls rank high at Science Fair. Susan Kreemer and Patricia Nolan, of St. Agnes school, received top honors at the Central Science Fair on Saturday, April 12. Their purple ribbons earned their exhibit a place on the State level at the State Science Fair in Minneapolis to be held later this month.

Dr. Elliott Day plans are set. Plans are all set for Dr. Elliott appreciation day in Osakis on Sunday May 4. Dr. Elliott and his wife, Ione, will be honored at an open house at the Presbyterian church parlors for Dr. Elliott's many years of service to this community and to his profession. All are welcome to attend.

25 Years Ago

April 26, 1994

High winds ravage resort. The stairway at Linwood Resort was crushed by ice chunks that blew onto the shoreline during a wind storm on April 15. Several docks, posts and pipes also were damaged during the squall which contained wind gusts at speeds in excess of 50 mph. The ice on the lake was just beginning to recede when the winds hit, pushing the ice onto the shore. Some of the ice chunks were nearly 10 feet high.

Girl tracksters take first. The Osakis High School girls track team took first place and the boys team took fourth in the first-ever Osakis Invitational Track Meet held Thursday at the Osakis Athletic complex.

Ernie Kreemer retires after 55 years. Osakis Mayor, C.J. Mohror presented Ernie Kreemer with a plaque and a gold watch for 55 years of service to the Osakis community. Kreemer had worked at the Osakis Liquor Store since 1939. Friends and relatives gathered at the Liquor Store on April 17 for an open house held in his honor.

10 Years Ago

April 28, 1009

Ice leaves Lake Osakis. Reports came into the Review on Monday that the wind had cleared the ice out from the Ketelle Bay area during the night and out of the Linwood Resort area by 10:30 a.m. A windy afternoon kept things moving and local experts deemed the lake clear by the evening. This year's ice out winner was Josiah Hetland of Osakis. He wins a StrikeMaster slush remover donated by Matt's Bait of Osakis.

More places to eat in Osakis. The options keep getting bigger for Osakis with the latest being an A&W restaurant, the newest addition to the Osakis GasMart facility. Also included in the extensive remodeling project is a Subway, which should open in early to mid-May.

Long-time Chamber member resigns. After 19 years promoting Osakis and its businesses, Jan Moore has decided to call it quits. She announced her resignation to the Osakis Chamber of Commerce Board at its regular meeting April 15.

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