100 Years Ago
Oct. 2, 1919
Village council to submit bond election. The village council is soon to submit a bond election to the voters of Osakis to provide funds for the erection of a waterworks pumping station and a separate issue for the extension of the waterworks system. The pumping station is said to be absolutely essential if the city is to maintain its fire protection and the extension of the waterworks system is made necessary by the rapid growth of the village.
Notice to ice patrons. After October 1, I will make delivery of ice but three times a week — on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Andrew Severson, Ice Man.
Park Region Hospital opens. The Park Region Hospital in Osakis is now open in the Lamphear Block. It is modern and fully equipped. Jennie Casper has been appointed head nurse. Phone number is 120.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 2, 1969
Osakis Locker to hold grand opening Sat. The Osakis Lockers, under the proprietorship of Wallace Simpson, will have its grand opening on Saturday of this week. Featured in the event will be free coffee and donuts, registration for prizes and several big grand opening specials. Mr. Simpson recently took over the local locker plant, and states he is now in a position to take care of all meat processing needs of patrons.
Police issue warning to babysitters. The local police department and the schools of Osakis have become aware of a number of cases of strangers confronting local girls. To date this has not been a big problem, but officials encourage the young ladies of the community to beware of these strangers.
Jim Kirk honored on 90th birthday anniversary. Jim Kirk, long-time Osakis resident and Osakis Tire business owner, was honored on the occasion of his 90th birthday at a party held at the Okkie Johnson home in Osakis Sunday afternoon. The Review joins Jim’s many friends in extending best wishes on his 90th birthday and in wishing him many returns of the day.
25 Years Ago
Oct. 4, 1994
Lind-Rite Precision host students. A group of Osakis High School students visited the Lind-Rite building Thursday as part of Manufacturing Awareness Day in Osakis. Rod Femrite and Jeff Lindner, Lind-Rite’s owners, set up shop in Osakis this summer. The company employs nine people, four of whom live in Osakis.
Sign of the times. The long-awaited Interstate-94 sign was erected Thursday on the westbound exit to Osakis. The sign was a joint venture between the city, Chamber of Commerce, Osakis Economic Development Corporation and the Lake Osakis Resort Association.
1994 homecoming royalty announced. Seniors Jenny Hawkins and Tom Moore were officially crowned as 1994 Osakis High School Homecoming queen and king in a coronation ceremony held Sept. 26 in the OHS fine arts auditorium.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 6, 2009
Enger brothers visit Osakis. Lin Enger and his brother, Leif Enger, both book authors, were the guest speakers at the Osakis Area Heritage Center’s annual meeting September 24. Lin Enger is the Author of “Undiscovered Country” and Leif has published two books, “Peace Like a River” and “So Brave, Young and Handsome.” The two brothers offered up a big helping of their Osakis memories.
Good Samaritans help at crash site. Driving home from a round of golf in Long Prairie, a group, including Mark Klein, Bob Ahlgren, Chad Peterson, Royce Martin, Mike Thompson and Thyson Treat was the first to arrive upon a one-vehicle accident that happened on 241st Avenue on Sept. 22. Someone in the group immediately dialed 911, and their efforts helped save the life of the roll-over victim, Bobbi Jo Monti of Long Prairie, who is expected to recover from her injuries.
Sports: One marathon, one sweep. Osakis battled Browerville through five sets for a win after sweeping Eagle Valley. The Osakis volleyball team showed a lot of heart in coming back from a two-game deficit to beat Browerville in five games last Thursday night. The win allowed the Silverstreaks to keep pace with Upsala in the Prairie Conference.