100 Years Ago

Aug. 21, 1919

American Legion post to be formed in Osakis. Over 25 soldiers, sailors and marines met in the Commercial Club rooms Tuesday evening for the purpose of taking the initiatory steps for forming a local post of the American Legion. The name will be decided upon at the next meeting to be held in September.

New law firm named. Atty. F. J. Rosemeier who recently opened law offices in the front rooms over the Osakis State Bank has become associated with Attorney F. H. Borchert, the new firm to be styled Borchert & Rosemeier.

Glenwood 5: Osakis 2. Osakis lost to Glenwood Sunday in one of the slowest games played on the home grounds this season. Far from being up to form, owing to the absence of three of the regular players, the locals made several costly errors and were unable to stop the lads from Minnewaska. Jacobson and O’Brien furnished the battery for Osakis.

50 Years Ago

Aug. 21, 1969

AFS student to arrive Saturday. Beatriz Claudio, American Field Service student from Uruguay, will arrive in Osakis on Saturday of this week to spend a year in this community. She will be a member of the senior class of Osakis high school and will live with the Bob Kremer family during her stay here.

June Randall is golf champ. The ladies ended their regular season league play at the Osakis Country Club on Tuesday of this week. The ladies held their annual club tournament, with play on both of the past two Tuesdays. June Randall emerged as the new women’s club champion, with rounds of 51, 51 and 55.

Carolyn Jonson is nursing school graduate. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson attended commencement exercises on Friday, Aug. 8th at the Minneapolis Vocational School of Practical Nursing where their daughter, Carolyn was among the 133 graduates.

25 Years Ago

Aug. 23, 1994

Osakis Hospice and Homecare hosts open house. The Osakis Hospice and Homecare office held its grand opening celebration Aug. 19 at the satellite office located at 303 Central Ave. The office is a branch of the Long Prairie Hospice and Homecare facility.

Council reviews employee wages. Some Osakis city employees will soon see a rise in their paychecks. The Osakis City Council approved a pay increase for some of the city employees at a special meeting Aug. 17. The increase will start Jan. 1.

Lakeview Lanes receives new look. Owners Carol and Doug Oelfke, who are entering their third season as owners of Lakeview Lanes, have spent nearly the entire month of Aug. remodeling and refurbishing the inside of the building. They installed a new bar, did some painting, put in new carpeting, and added new countertops and cabinets. Construction is slated for completion Aug. 30.

10 Years Ago

Aug. 25, 2009

Adding strength of Osakis. A fitness frenzy has hit Osakis and a new Osakis business hopes to offer residents a place that will meet all their fitness needs. Stan and Alison Triebenbach opened the doors to Osakis Strength and Fitness Monday to give people a taste of the exercise world. It’s located on Central Avenue in Osakis and personal trainers will be available to plan your workout.

First Responders needed. The Osakis First Responders is looking for new members to join its crew. Whether you are new to the area or have lived in Osakis your whole life, this is an opportunity to give back to the community, noted Pete Erickson, secretary. The Osakis First Responders is an important link to emergency service in this community.

Osakis Fire Department completes dry fire hydrant project. The final steps were completed on a dry fire hydrant project at Battle Point of Lake Osakis. Dry fire hydrants are six-inch PVC pipes that are placed into lakes or rivers into deep water, below ice depth, so that water can be quickly pumped yar round by fire trucks in the area. They are an economical means of providing water for fire protection in rural areas far from towns with pressurized water hydrants.