100 Years Ago

Dec. 18, 1919

Sweno going strong. In the list of Second Period Winners in the Minneapolis Daily News automobile contest, the name of H. G. Sweno, of Osakis this morning tops the list. Mr. Sweno is announced as the winner of the Free-For-All prize of $100 in cash and the phonograph given to the winner of the Fifth Division prize. The contest will be going on for several days yet.

New blacksmith firm. Mssrs. Peter Larson and J. W. Dunlap have formed a partnership this week under the name of Larson & Dunlap and engaged in the blacksmith business at the old P. A. Engills stand on Lake street.

B.H. Lamphear Christmas ad: Buy your Christmas Gifts now! We are showing useful and attractive articles for every member of the family. Auto Strop Razors of standard make at $4.49 and large Coasting Sleds with automatic steering device at a very special price of $2.00 are just some of our many gift suggestions. B.H. Lamphear wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

50 Years Ago

Dec. 18, 1969

Here comes Santa Claus! Santa Claus appeared in Osakis last week to visit with the youngsters and to pass out candy and nuts to them following the talent program at the high school auditorium. Santa also took Christmas boxes around to some of the elderly of Osakis on behalf of the Osakis Chamber of Commerce.

OHS to join new athletic conference. Osakis high school is tentatively set up to join a new athletic conference in the sports of basketball, baseball, track and possibly, wrestling. The Osakis involvement in the conference would begin in the 1970-71 school term.

Christmas Ad: Lano’s Our Own Hardware – Christmas Giving – lots of toys and games reduced in price! Tonka Dump Truck, now only $2.99, Tonka Mighty Midget Truck Fleets at 99 cents each, and toy dish sets, only $2.99. Don’t miss out on these holiday bargains!

25 Years Ago

Dec. 20, 1994

Chamber pledges $750 to MS Walleye Tourney. The Osakis Chamber of Commerce passed the first ot two votes to donate $750 to the MS Walleye Fishing tournament to be held on Lake Osakis in June.

Christmas window painting winners. Osakis Chamber of Commerce President Jerry Schoeneck presented Susie Skramstad with a check for earning first place in the annual chamber window painting contest . Skramstad painted the window at City Cafe along with Melissa Huhlman and Jeff Giesler. Second place winner was jenny Hawkins and Travis Kraker. Tied for third place were Ryan Larson and Jeremy Freese for their painting at Chapter 10 and Lori Kral and Rory Robinson for their painting at Larry’s TV.

Students host Christmast concerts. First-grade students at Osakis Elementary sang “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and third-graders Lindsay Rosenow and Jenna Dunn sang a verse to “Nuttin’ for Christmas” for concert goers during the Christmas program held Dec. 12 in the fine arts auditorium. “Around The World at Christmas” was the title of the Villard Elementary Christmas concert directed by Craigg Schlangen Thursday, Dec. 15. The program also featured community singing of Christmas carols.

10 Years Ago

Dec. 22, 2009

Something new is happening at the Osakis Review in 2010. Coverage of the Osakis Review just got better. Beginning the second week of January, you will find the newspaper on your doorstep or your homepage – Friday morning instead of Tuesday. The change to Friday publishing date will provide more timely news coverage.

City levy to rise 3.66 percent. The city council voted to approve a levy with a small cushion in case of unallotment or further cuts to Local Government Aid. “We actually cut the budget by 6.8 percent from the previous year, twice the amount of the levy increase,” Mayor Kip Emerson said.

Catch the Christmas spirit. St. Agnes School students shared the spirit of the season with family and friends at their Christmas program Thursday, December 17. Derek Hetland, Jayden Lieser and Emily Kallstrom sang about the coming of baby Jesus.