100 Years Ago

August 28, 1919

Hog cholera reported on two farms near Osakis. Hog cholera is said to have broken out among hogs in this section. Six hogs died last week on the Fille farm east of Osakis and the loss of several pigs is reported from the Will Casper farm in Orange. The matter has been reported to the State Veterinarian's office.

New American Legion to give social dance. The very first ever social event to be given under the auspices of the Franklyn J. Lyons Post of the American Legion, Osakis, will be held next Friday night, August 29, at the Big Sales Barn. Special invitation to all service men. Tickets sold for $1.

Chicken season closed until 1922. Area hunters are to be alerted that prairie chickens cannot be hunted this year. The season is closed on these birds until Sept. 16, 1922. It is not only unlawful to shoot these birds, but it is also a violation of the new game laws to ship or have in one’s possession any of these birds during the closed season.

50 Years Ago

August 28, 1969

John Kemp buys Osakis Oil. John Kemp is now all settled in his business enterprise, the Osakis Oil Co., which he has moved to the location of the former Dohman Texaco station across from the Osakis Body Shop. Mr. Kemp purchased this business from A. M. Polipnick recently, and had to move its location due to the new fire hall and community center going up on its former location.

Terry Morris hospitalized by injuries sustained in Vietnam. Sp.-4 Terry P. Morris, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Jung, of Osakis, was seriously injured July 18 in enemy fire action in Vietnam. He was evacuated to Japan where he spent one month and was then flown to Madigan Hospital in Tacoma, WA, where he is expected to remain for several months while his injuries heal. This was Terry’s third Purple Heart.

United Methodist to observe its centennial. The Osakis United Methodist church will celebrate the observance of their centennial on Sunday and Monday, August 31 and September 1, 1969. The Osakis Methodist church was the first church in Douglas county to file its articles of incorporation in 1869.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 6, 1994

Osakis family sells land to DNR. Thelma and Orville Quistorff sold their land to the Department of Natural Resources to be made into a Wildlife Management Area. According to Gary Johnson, DNR area wildlife manager, the DNR is very grateful to the Quistorffs for selling their land to them and intends to restore seven small wetlands on the Quistorff property. They will also seed native prairie grasses and flowers on the uplands.

Nikolaj Hage is new bike winner. Rod Grove of Osakis Ag Service presented Nikolaj Hagen a brand new bike. He won the bicycle in a drawing held during the annual Osakis Ag Service open house.

Two men remain in serious condition. Two Osakis men remained in serious condition Friday in the Burn Center at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, following an accident Aug. 29 that nearly claimed their lives. Allan Arvidson, 20, and Jason Binder, 18, sustained multiple injuries the one-vehicle accident occurred just after 4 p.m. on Highway 27 about a quarter mile east of Nelson.

10 Years Ago

Sept. 1, 2009

Dig out your quilts. The talents and skills of local quilters will again be on display at the 6th annual Quilts Along the Trail show on Saturday, Sept. 12. Displays include many varieties and time periods from antique and vintage to traditional and contemporary.

Charter school offers option for students. Lakes Area Charter School is now up and running, with classes that started August 31. Lakes Area Charter School is first and foremost, a public school, which offers an alternative high school experience for students in grades 9-12. It is sponsored by Alexandria Technical College.

St. Agnes school kicks off 50th school year. This school year, St. Agnes School in Osakis is geared up for a milestone celebration 50 years in the making. The school offers a Christian-based education option for children in preschool through 6th grade. In support of its mission to offer quality education in a Christian community, the entire staff promotes the values of citizenship, fellowship and stewardship among its students. The school is hopeful it can educate students for another 50 years.