100 Years Ago

Dec. 25, 1919

Halverson sells furniture store. B. H. Lamphear this week closed a deal for the purchase of the H. R. Halverson furniture stock and funeral director business conducted by the latter in the Hedberg building for the past 18 months. The transfer carries with it the entire stock of furniture and musical instruments and undertaking equipment as well as a lease of the building.

Local man returns home after street car accident. Andrew Anderson, Osakis businessman who was injured in a street car accident in Minneapolis a fortnight ago, was able to leave the hospital for home Monday and reached here on the evening train accompanied by Mrs. Anderson, who has been with him in the city. He is recovering nicely from his injuries.

Merry Christmas from the Review staff. The Review wishes all our readers a very Merry Christmas!

50 Years Ago

Dec. 25, 1969

Christmas wishes. We here at the Review once again express our appreciation to all who aid us in the task of getting out a weekly paper. To produce a paper each week in a small town gets to be quite a task at times, but it is made easier with the aid we get from so many fine people. Merry Christmas from all of us at the Osakis Review!

Annual pop concert to be held Saturday evening. Fifty alumni will be joining the regular band for the latter part of the Pop Concert Saturday night, Dec. 27 at the Osakis high school auditorium, bringing the number of the band to 135 persons.

Olson trailer home destroyed by fire. Completely destroyed by fire early Saturday morning was the trailer house of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Olson. The 12x60 Belvedere unit of the Olsons' was parked on property rented from Head of the Lakes Resort. The fire, of undetermined origin, completely destroyed the trailer house and contents. The Olsons were not at home at the time.

25 Years Ago

Dec. 27, 1994

Snowmobilers and private property. Snowmobilers on Osakis streets were reminded by Police Chief Duane Bahn to stay off private property. According to Bahn, there has been a rash of complaints about snowmobilers driving across people’s property and it’s against the law.

Care-a-Lot Preschoolers sing for CMH residents. The Care-a-Lot Preschool played their drums and sang “The Little Drummer Boy” for the residents at the Community Memorial Home, directed by Mrs. Pat Pospisil last week.

Roberta Olson back as editor of The Review. Editor Shawn Slipey bid a tearful farewell as Osakis Review editor last week after accepting a position at a newspaper in Colorado. She had been editor for the past 18 months. The Review welcomes back Roberta Olson who will take the place as editor. She and her family moved back to Osakis after a two-year departure.

10 Years Ago

Dec. 29, 2009

A celebration of a century. The Osakis Creamery annual meeting marks 100 years. More than 250 patrons and guests enjoyed a meal at the Osakis Creamery’s annual meeting, held Dec. 19. It took some effort to slice the 516-pound block of cheese, made in honor of the 100th anniversary.

All is calm at school tax hearing. A minimal school tax levy increase left all quiet at the district’s truth in taxation hearing Dec. 14. Even though no visitors came to question the levy, Osakis School Superintendent Gregg Allen explained the numbers to board members before it certified the $1.67 million levy.

Giving gifts to those who gave so much. Members of the Osakis VFW and Auxiliary delivered 28 fruit baskets to area veterans Dec. 20 as a small way to give back. Auxiliary President Ginny Earl, Newton Earl, Mike Kral, Don Tonn and Post Commander George Williams helped deliver the gifts at this annual event.