100 Years Ago

Sept. 11, 1919

Olson buys Johnson Studio in Alexandria. P. A. Johnson last week sold his photo studio to A. R. Olson of Osakis, who took possession Monday. Mr. Olson served two years in the Army and was discharged two months ago. He has had 12 years in the photography business and no doubt will maintain the high quality of the work turned out by the studio.

School opens with record attendance. The Osakis Public Schools opened Monday with the largest attendance in the history of the schools. Supt. Hamilton stated to the Review that the total enrollment last evening was 349 pupils of which 109 were in the high school.

Two farms sold this week. The Arthur Jaquet 80-acre farm in Osakis Township was sold this week to Mr. Nerling of Hoffman for $150 per acre and the Chris Nelson 80-acre farm in the same township has also been bought by a Hoffman man for a consideration of $122.50 an acre. The sales were made through T. H. Fezler.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 11, 1969

One killed, four injured in two-car accident Monday. A Sauk Centre woman was killed and four others injured in a two car collision at the intersection of Highways 27 and 127 at the eastern edge of Osakis on Monday evening.

Jan Sliper is new state bow champion. Jan Sliper, 15-year-old daughter of the Bill Slipers of Osakis is the new Minnesota State Women’s Amateur bow hunting champion. A total of 297 archers from Minnesota competed at the North Suburban Archers Range in North St. Paul last Sunday, using legal hunting equipment and shooting at animal targets from unknown yardages.

Ad: Now Playing at the Empress Theatre in Osakis. Albert R. Broccoli presents “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” starring Sally Ann Howes, Lional Jeffries and Dick VanDyke. It’s a 1968 British-American musical adventure fantasy film loosely based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel “Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car.”

25 Years Ago

Sept. 13, 1994

Back to school with respect. Greg Esala, Osakis Elementary Principal, spoke to all elementary students about respect, the theme for the elementary school this year. Each month throughout the year various speakers will be coming to Osakis to speak to children about the different aspects of respect. Each student received a red folder which has the student handbook printed on the inside, courtesy of the First National Bank. The folder also bears this year’s theme, “Respect Begins With Me.”

Osakis residents to see minor tax increase. Osakis residents will see an increase of approximately $3 in their city taxes in 1995. The Osakis City Council voted at its Sept. 6 meeting to increase the 1995 tax levy by $3,759, bringing this year’s levy to $126,502.

Guest speaker visits St. Agnes School. YN3 Shawn David Allen of the USS Theodore Roosevelt 71 was a special guest speaker in Cheryl Warren’s second grade class at St. Agnes School Thursday afternoon. Allen answered many questions about all aspects of Navy life. Allen’s brother, Dylan Adams, is in the second grade and was proud to show off his older brother.

10 Years Ago

Sept. 15, 2009

First day enrollment looks promising for Osakis schools. Total first day of school enrollment for Osakis’ three schools increased, showing the community of Osakis continues to offer quality education, according to school officials.

Osakis going green for lawn waste. A new yard waste drop site now offers Osakis city residents a place to dispose of leaves, brush, grass clippings and even lake weeks. Located on the south side of the city’s wastewater ponds – 8th Avenue West – two different piles are available on the two-acre site.

Public health gears up for nasty flu season. Health officials from the Minnesota Department of Health, along with Douglas County Public Health and local healthcare facilities, are stressing the importance of getting a yearly seasonal flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated is being hailed as “the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal flu.”