100 Years Ago

Oct. 9, 1919

Violinist coming to Osakis. Under the auspices of the local school, Edwin Harris Bergh, famous violinist, will give a concert at the Osakis High School Auditorium Oct. 16, 1919 at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Bergh will be presenting an entirely new program including the famous “Ole Olson” the soldier boy. Don’t miss it. Prices 15 cents and 35 cents.

Osakis takes first contest. Osakis won the first of the World’s Series Grand-Nulla games with Long Prairie on the ”home grounds” last Thursday evening by a score of 32 to 28.

Another Osakis dance to be held. A popular dance will be given in the Big Sales Barn at Osakis on Tuesday, October 14, 1919. Music by Bartlett’s Orchestra. The best music obtainable.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 9, 1969

Two contests are assured in fall village election. As a result of last minute filing on Tueday evening, two contests were assured in the Nov. 4 village election for four positions open this year. In the race for mayor, incumbent Ed Pollard will be opposed by Dr. J. A. Jacobson, a former mayor of Osakis. For the trustee position open this year, incumbent Edmund DeCann will be opposed by John Kemp.

Homecoming Queen announced at OHS. Miss Muriel Hoosline, a senior at Osakis High School, was chosen 1969 Osakis High School Homecoming Queen at the OHS Homecoming Coronation pageant held earlier this week.

Lakeview Lanes Reopens. Expressing a desire to provide recreational facilities for the community, a group of 10 local businessmen have formed an organization and have assumed operation of Lakeview Lanes. The Lanes are now open and the association of local businessmen invite the patronage of all.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 11, 1994

Reaching new heights. After nearly three years of working to upgrade its communication systems, the county now has a new radio tower in Gordon Township. The tower was installed on the Dennis Traulich farm five miles east of Osakis and will now provide a broader range for police, fire, medical, sheriff and other county-wide communications.

Board gives nod for third annual rodeo. The Osakis School Board gave Steve Wendt, FFA adviser, the go-ahead to proceed with plans for the third annual Osakis Stampede to be held next August.

Fire Prevention Week: Oc. 9-15. As the fall time change approaches, the Osakis Fire Department wants to remind residents to make another change that could save their lives — changing the batteries in their smoke detectors. “A working smoke detector provides an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape, which is especially important during nighttime fires,” said Howard Swenstad, Osakis Fire Chief.

10 Years Ago

Oct. 13, 2009

The enchanted royalty of Osakis High School. Ben Anderson and Jackie Bowman were crowned king and queen of Osakis High School homecoming week Oct. 5 during an enchanted forest themed coronation.

New veterans clinic opens in Alexandria. An estimated 3,500 veterans in Douglas and surrounding counties will no longer have to travel to St. Cloud or other areas for health care services. The Alexandria community-based outpatient VA clinic is now open for business. Members of the Osakis VFW Post 7902 took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new clinic in Alexandria on Oct. 5.

Celebrate harvest with a hoedown. Grab your partner and mosey on down to the Harvest Hoedown for a night of fun hosted by the Osakis Chamber of Commerce. Along with a chicken and ribs buffet dinner, a scarecrow judging contest and a silent auction will be held. For those who like dancing, the Smoking’ Guns band will be performing.