100 Years Ago

Nov. 6, 1919

T. B. Lunceford buys Anderson Restaurant. The C. J. Anderson Cafe in Osakis was sold last week to T. B. Lanceford, who recently moved to town and possession was given on November 1. The transfer included the stock, fixtures and good will and Mr. Lunceford announces that the business will be continued as heretofore.

Armistice Day celebration. Osakis will host the Legion commemoration of the first anniversary of the signing of the Armistice. It has been announced that Nov. 11 has been proclaimed a national holiday throughout the United States and will be known as Legion Day henceforth. Many activities are planned, including a parade, afternoon games, concerts by the Osakis Community Band and evening activities which include a bonfire at Ball Park and dancing at the Legion with the Hudson Jazz Orchestra.

Ad: Coats for winter wear for men and women. One big lot of men’s overcoats now only $19.50 and ladies’ fall and winter coats in many styles. Ladies boots are now available from $2-$5.

50 Years Ago

Nov. 6, 1969

Dr. Jacobson is elected new mayor of Osakis. Dr. J. A. Jacobson will become the new mayor of Osakis, as a result of defeating incumbent, Edward Pollard, by a margin of 41 votes.

Number of robberies reported over weekend. Osakis police and the Douglas and Todd County sheriff offices are at work this week trying to track down the culprits who engaged in a series of burglaries in Osakis, West Union and other Todd County areas this past Sunday night. The thieves then struck again, two days later, when the Harrison-Randall Phillips 66 station was robbed on Tuesday night.

Sr. Class to present play. The Senior class of Osakis High School will present their play, “The Beverly Hillbillies’ this Thursday and Friday evening at the high school auditorium. Starting in the Clampetts’ mountain cabin, the play follows them through the discovery of oil, their invasion of hi-falutin’ Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures they encounter there. You’re sure to enjoy it.

25 Years Ago

Nov. 8, 1994

City receives FmHA grant. The city of Osakis was notified Thursday that it had received a long-awaited federal Farmers Home Administration grant. The loan of $345,000 and the grant of $961,600 were approved Oct. 13 and obligated Nov. 2. City officials had been working on the grant for more than a year..

Pollard hired as apartment manager for Terrace Heights. Osakis resident John Pollard recently was hired as the apartment manager for the new assisted living facility under construction in Osakis. Pollard took over his managerial duties at Terrace Heights on Oct. 17.

FFA judging team takes second in Region 3. The FFA dairy judging team, including Chad Abers, Jacob Wiener, Chris Abers, Keith Reinke and FFA advisor, Steve Wendt, took second place in the Region 3 Dairy Judging competition held Oct. 13 in Long Prairie. Chris Abers, a senior, was named the event’s overall champion.

10 Years Ago

Nov. 10, 2009

Robbery hits Main Street. A purse was ripped off a woman’s arm while she stood on Main Street of Osakis last week. According to Osakis Police Chief Mark Gilson, Nicole Carlson of Baxter and another woman were standing outside the Osakis Bowling Alley around 10:30 p.m. when two juvenile males approached the woman. One of them grabbed her purse and ripped it from her arm, breaking the strap, and ran off. Both suspects were later found and taken into custody. The purse was also found with none of the contents missing.

Osakis Women’s Association can help with gifts. As a tough economy continues to hit families, the Osakis Women’s Association (OWA) wants to make sure all Osakis children have presents under their Christmas trees. Through the annual Mitten Tree project, the OWA secures donations to fill each child’s “mitten.” The tree will be located at Osakis City Hall, giving visitors the opportunity to fulfill the holiday wishes of a local child.

News in the classroom. Osakis Elementary School students in Melanie Stier’s 4th grade class looked at newspapers and answered questions as part of the Newspaper in Education program.