100 Years Ago
Nov. 27, 1919
Red Cross memberships. The Third Red Cross Drive was put across by members of the American Legion last week, in a very successful manner. The people of Osakis responded to the call with 247 members being enrolled. Thanks to the American Legion for its cooperation, particularly to the boys who engineered the drive and carried it to a successful conclusion.
Thieves steal fat heifer, butcher it and get away with carcass. Cattle thieves visited the farm of Jim Brown sometime Saturday night, entered the barn, selected the fattest two-year old heifer in the herd, drove it across the railroad track, butchered it, skinned it and left only the head and hoofs to tell the tale. Police found evidence that the robbers used a Ford car and followed tire tracks which showed they had made their way toward Minneapols.
Bridge is completed. The Great Northern crew of engineers and workmen who have been engaged in putting in the new steel bridge across DeRushes’s Creek at the Todd County line east of the village, completed the job Monday and are shipping out this week.
50 Years Ago
Nov. 27, 1969
FFA Chapter receives honors. The Osakis Chapter of the Future Farmers of America won the Region III Parliamentary Procedure contest and the Farm Management contest as well as placing second in the Extemporaneous Speaking contest held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Parkers Prairie High school.
Damage minor in rural chimney fire. The Osakis fire department answered a call to the Harold Wolther farm home, 6 miles southeast of town, at about 6:45 p.m., Monday, where a chimney fire was in progress. Damage was confined to a small area around the chimney and there was also some smoke damage.
Petition halts increase in pay to local councilmen. In October of this year, the local village council approved an ordinance which would increase the salary of the mayor and trustees by $10 per month. These plans hit a snag, this week, however, when petitions were delivered to the village clerk, objecting to the councilmen granting themselves a pay raise.
25 Years Ago
Nov. 29, 1994
Blizzard bliss. Members of the Osakis city crew were busy Monday morning cleaning up after a winter snowstorm Sunday. As of 6 a.m. Monday, the Alexandria Airport reported snowfall of 4 inches, although it appeared more like 14 inches in Osakis. Winds gusted anywhere between 15 and 21 knots, causing large snow drifts in many areas.
Breakfast program a healthy option for kids. Osakis Public School has been offering the School Breakfast Program since the 1992-93 school year, when the program was still an option. And until this year, very few students took advantage of it.
Osakis Lutheran welcomes new pastor. The Rev. Ron Calvert, wife Christi, and 4-year-old son Matthew arrived in Osakis Oct. 2 and Ron has been in charge of the Osakis congregation ever since. He and his family are happy to be here and is looking forward to being involved in the community.
10 Years Ago
Dec. 1, 2009
Children get H1N1 vaccine. Public health nurses administered 136 doses of H1N1 vaccine to children ages 9 and younger at Osakis Public School, November 23. A second clinic will be offered at the school Tuesday, Dec. 8. It included Children age 10 through 12th grade who turned in a consent form.
It’s time to start decorating. Darrin Quistorff and Kurt Haakinson from the Osakis City maintenance department added some holiday decorations to Osakis November 24. Along with the red welcome banners, they also hung garland from the decorative lighting that lines Highway 27 through Osakis.
Festival of Trees brings holiday spirit indoors. You can now enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season with a warm twist – the Festival of Trees is indoors. It will be held Dec. 5, from 2-5 p.m. at Galeon in Osakis, is a new event that offers gifts for a variety of groups. Twenty-one Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organizations will help lighten up the halls for the senior residents.