100 Years Ago

Dec. 11, 1919

Osakis makes great showing. Osakis is out to help the State Health Association fight the white plague. Solicitors who had charge of the drive for the sale of Red Cross Christmas seals and bonds report a splendid feeling of cooperation with the authorities who will work to rid Douglas County of tuberculosis, as they more than doubled their quota in the successful drive.

Wales singers here. Monday evening, Dec. 22, the Royal Welsh Lady Singers of Wales, Great Britain, will appear at the Osakis High School auditorium. There are nine lady voices in the chorus under the direction of Madame Hughes-Thomas, and in their tours of England, France, South Africa, Australia and America, have been welcomed with great enthusiasm by all music lovers.

Local Osakis resident struck by streetcar. Andrew Anderson of the firm Anderson Bros. & Co., well known hardware dealer of Osakis, was struck by a street car while in Minneapolis on a business trip. Last Thursday afternoon. For several days he lay in a hospital in a semi-conscious condition. While his injuries are quite serious, he is expected to make a full recovery.

50 Years Ago

Dec. 11, 1969

Paul Farber honored by U.S. Army. Pfc Paul Farber has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement and promoted to the rank of PFC for attaining the highest scholastic standing in his class upon completion of the Food Inspection Procedures (Basic) Course at the U. S. Army Medical Department, Veterinary School, Chicago, IL. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Erhart Farber or rural Osakis.

Store wins Chamber contest. Osakis Furniture Co. was the winner of the Chamber of Commerce store decoration contest this year. A plaque was awarded to Bill Roy to denote the honor his store received.

St. Nicholas and his helper visits school. St. Nicholas and his helper, Rupert, paid a visit to St. Agnes school last Friday to do some checking up on the youngsters and to give out a little advice to those who haven’t been too good this past year. It is an old Dutch and German tradition that St. Nicholas goes about the countryside on the feast of St. Nicholas, Dec. 6.

25 Years Ago

Dec. 13, 1994

Mayor honored for service. Councilwoman Rose Mathews presented retiring mayor C. J. Mohror with a plaque for his many years of dedicated service to the city after he adjourned his last council meeting on Dec. 5. Mohror did not run for re-election Nov. 8 after serving as mayor for the past seven years. He was a councilman for 23 years before serving as mayor.

Council says “yes” to new ambulance. Despite heavy opposition from the council’s ambulance representative, Rose Mathews, the Osakis City Council voted 3-to-1 to allow the ambulance department to purchase a “new” rig. The decision came after a lengthy discussion between the council and the ambulance president, Mark Gilson, and after a presentation by Terry Eilers, owner of the Douglas County Ambulance service.

Woman locates medallion. Osakis resident Laurie Neumann found the Osakis Chamber of Commerce Medallion Tuesday on her way to work. The medallion was located inside the bell at the Community Center. She received an envelope containing $150 in Chamber Bucks for her effort.

10 Years Ago

Dec. 15, 2009

Leaky water plant puts city hall in jeopardy. A corroded metal pipe is one of many of the system’s failures. Valves and covers needed to be replaced due to corrosion and many more indicators of the need to replace the whole system.

A song for the holiday. Lexi Dirkes sang with the other second graders during the Osakis Elementary School concert on Dec. 7. The holiday concert included performances by children in kindergarten through third grade.

One-way residential alley request denied. The Osakis City Council opened a public hearing Dec. 7 to discuss making the alley between Osage and Nestor Street a one-way based on an earlier request from Roger Davis. After much discussion on the subject, the pros did not outweigh the cons and the council voted to deny the one-way alley.