100 Years Ago

Sept. 18, 1919

Wm. Kirk victim of holdup. While coming up town at about 9 o’clock Saturday evening, Wm. Kirk was stopped by two men at a point near the cattle yard and forced to give them what change he had with him, about $2 in all. One of the men stuck a gun in his face while the other went through his pockets. Mr. Kirk says that it was dark and that he did not get a good look at the pair but describes one of the men as tall and the other short, the latter wearing a light colored sweater. He hurried up into town and reported the incident to Officer Wm. Peacock. Inquiry about town disclosed that a short time before, two men answering the description had been seen hanging about the depot. The search failed to locate the men.

Franklyn J. Lyons is new Post name. At a preliminary meeting held at the Osakis Country Club, servicemen voted to name their American Legion Post the Franklin J. Lyons Post No. 111. Franklin was one of this city’s finest young men and one of the first to make the supreme sacrifice.

Osakis farm sells for $212.50 per acre. The Mrs. M.E. Mills 40 acre lake shore farm, 2 miles NE of Osakis, has been sold to Charles Wood of Glendive, MT for a total of $8,500 or $212.50 per acre.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 18, 1969

Mrs. Nick Didier wins tractor driving contest. Mrs. Nick Didier won the first Ladies Tractor Driving contest held Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Osakis Athletic Field as part of Farmers Appreciation Days, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Larry Christiansen to teach in Japan. Larry Christiansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Christensen of Osakis, will be leaving by ship from Los Angeles on Sept. 19 for Japan for two years. He will be living in the town of Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido, which is in northern Japan. Larry will be teaching English at the Sapporo Junior College.

New sidewalk work set to begin. Work of replacing the downtown sidewalks, curbs and gutters is scheduled to begin on Monday of next week. Bids for the work, plus street work in the village had been approved and following the public hearing on the matter the contracts will now be signed.The Marvin Rehbein Contracting, Inc. of Forest Lake, Minn. was the successful bidder.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 20, 1994

Board reinstates prom policy. The Osakis School Board voted unanimously at its Sept. 15 meeting to rescind its earlier motion to drop the high school prom as a school function.

Judy Wagner receives health care award. Judy Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Johnson of Osakis and graduate of Osakis High School, recently was named the Health care Professional of 1994 by the Arizona Health Care Association (AHCA). Wagner is director of nursing at Citadel Care Center in Mesa, Ariz. She has been in that position for seven years and is an original staff member of the facility.

Sports: Gridders record a 31-18 victory over St. John’s. The Osakis High School football team defeated St. John’s Prep 31-18 Friday picking up its first win of the 1994 season. The Streaks will host Eagle Valley Friday in their first home game of the season.

10 Years Ago

Sept. 22, 2009

Quilts of Valor take Osakis show to another level. After its sixth year, Quilts Along the Trail is giving comfort to others. As a new addition to the annual event, 24 quilts were collected, displayed and donated to wounded veterans from the War on Terror through the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

Honoring a fallen hero. Members of the Minnesota Patriot Guard stood watch outside the funeral of Terry Morris at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis. Morris, 60 a Vietnam veteran died Sept. 13 after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. The primary mission of the patriot guard is to attend funeral services of fallen American heroes to show respect and honor supporting their families and communities and to ensure an atmosphere of dignity and respect for those in mourning.

City surplus sale items now offered online. Instead of spending tax dollars to host a garage sale, the next city surplus sale will take place online. By using K-bid auction services, they hope to reduce time spent by city employees managing their sale. Instead of turning in your sealed bid to city hall, bidders will turn on their computers in search of a great deal.