100 Years Ago

May 8, 1919

Businessmen to visit Osakis. This community will be visited by more than 100 Minneapolis businessmen in June, on the occasion of the renewal of the annual friendship-making tours, which had stopped during the duration of the war years. Representatives of every business element in Minneapolis will be aboard the special train which will carry the party to our city.

Auditorium crowded at play. The Junior Class Play, "The College Cinderella," was held at the High School auditorium last Friday evening. It drew a capacity house and the receipts were $130. The juniors worked hard under the supervision of members of the faculty in preparing the play which was enjoyed by all who attended.

Linwood Inn to make improvements. John S. Page, new proprietor of the Linwood Inn, let a contract to Webb and Carrier of this city for installing a sewer and water system, including baths at the hotel and cottages. Work to begin at once. The contract calls for the expenditure of nearly $2,000. And when work is completed Linwood will be modern and up-to-date in every way.

50 Years Ago

May 8, 1969

Bicycle registration plan. The village council met on Monday and discussed the registration plan for bikes of the village and was approved by the council. Under this plan, each bike in the village would be registered and would then have a numbered scotchlite identification sticker attached to the bike.

Summer school planned for here. A six weeks summer school session was tentatively set up for the Osakis Public School at a recent meeting of the Board of Education. The session will run from June 2 through July 11.

Large crowd honors Elliotts. A large crowd of present and former Osakis residents, along with relatives and friends from other towns, joined in last Sunday in honoring Dr. and Mrs. S. L. Elliott at an open house, held at the local Presbyterian church. Mr. Norman Hansen, chairman of the committee sponsoring the event, presented a silver tray to the Elliotts on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce and friends of the community.

25 Years Ago

May 10, 1994

Students graduate from Osakis DARE program. On May 6, a group of sixth-graders graduated from the Osakis Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. Mark Gilson, DARE coordinator, said the ceremony is the culmination of a 17-week program focusing on ways students can learn to just say "no" to drugs and alcohol.

Council grants ambulance department wage increase. The Osakis City Council voted 3-1 at the May 2 council meeting to give the Osakis Ambulance Service a raise from its current wage of $5 for the first two hours and $5 per hour after that to a straight $6 per hour.

Osakis Festival plans under way. Plans for the 26th annual Osakis Festival are finally coming together. The Osakis Festival this year will run from June 17 to June 26, with lots of activities for everyone to enjoy.

10 Years Ago

May 12, 2009

City leaders join forces for info center. If approved by the Osakis City Council at a special meeting Wednesday, the city clerks could be relocated to a building that sits in the heart of downtown Osakis. Newman Olson, offered the potential solution of moving the two city clerks to the information center as the site is far superior to the city hall building, with plenty of parking and solving the problem of keeping the doors open.

Osakis musicians ranked superior. Osakis High School student musicians brought home a total of 26 superior and nine excellent ratings in the state music contest. In addition to eight superior ratings and one excellent, the OHS jazz band ensemble was named best on site, along with Ross Resley's baritone saxophone solo.

A celebration of students. The entire school gathered outside Osakis Public School on May 6 to take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the $7.975 million expansion. The project includes a science addition, new cafeteria and early childhood classrooms.