100 Years Ago

Mar. 4, 1920

Snow drift delays train. One truck on an empty car attached to extra freight train No. 1540, Conductor Larson, left the track in a deep snow drift three-quarters of a mile west of Osakis during the snowstorm at about 2:30 this morning and passenger trains were held up until a wrecker from Melrose was able to clear the track.

County Auditor, Berg resigns his office. E. M. Berg, county auditor of Todd County, has tendered his resignation to take effect at once, and at the regular March meeting of the board of county commissioners, held in Long Prairie this week, Ludvig Ramstad, deputy auditor, has been appointed to fill the vacancy.

Pictures at the school house. Osakis schools are now equipped with a complete outfit for visualization of education and that the general public is to be given a chance to make use of and enjoy the entire system. The system consists of one of the best lanterns and six hundred slides which are organized and catalogued for educational purposes.

50 Years Ago

Mar. 5, 1970

Local Girl Scouts join in aiding Taiwan girl. Yu-Ying of Taiwan is an unfortunate little girl from Taiwan who is being sponsored by the Viking 10 Neighborhood Girl Scouts from Elbow Lake, Alexandria, Ashby, Canby, Osakis, Brandon and Evansville. Each Girl Scout, Brownie, Junior and Cadette is to contribute 25 cents for the year towards her care.

Four injured in car-bus mishap. Four young Osakis area residents were injured Tuesday morning in the fog and ice when their car rammed into the rear end of an Osakis school bus. The accident occurred at the Joe Welsh home, where the school bus, driven by Arnold Haburn, had stopped to pick up passengers. Jeff Wright was driving his car on the way to school when he slid into the rear end of the bus, badly damaging his car. All four passengers in his car were treated for minor cuts and bruises.

Fire hall-community hall is coming along. Work on the new fire hall/community hall is coming along at a good pace. The crew figures they are better than 90 percent done with the building so completion should be set for early spring.

25 Years Ago

Mar. 7, 1995

Budget cut vote fails 4-2. A resolution to cut $141,439 from the 1995-96 Osakis School District budget failed 4-2 to pass on Thursday at a School Board meeting and moved the decision back to a special meeting set for March 9. More than 100 students and citizens filled the auditorium to hear about the cuts made necessary by the failure of the referendum.

Kregsbach named Snow Week royalty winner. Chris Kregsbach of Osakis and Georgi Lavelle of Minneapolis, were named the 1995 Sno Week royalty at Willmar Community College recently. Kregsbach is an Osakis high school graduate and is a student at WCC.

Principle dyes for reading. Elementary Principal Greg Esala submitted to a bright red hair coloring as his part of the I Love to Read Month bargain with the Osakis Elementary students. He promised to dye his hair red if the students would read more than 100,000 minutes during February. Their final total was 120,189 minutes.

10 Years Ago

Mar. 5, 2010

Osakis Police Department jumps into service. Osakis police officers Chad Gulbranson and Calvin Uhl jumped into the icy waters of Lake Darling for the annual Polar Bear Plunge February 27. The event raised $44,000 for Minnesota’s Special Olympics athletes to help subsidize training expenses, travel and other costs.

Garbage contract stays with West Central. West Central Sanitation will continue to keep Osakis clean as its garbage hauler for the next three years. The contract was awarded at the Osakis City Council’s regular meeting March 1.

Joining forces to bring nursing class to students. As many students struggle to find the money for college, some at Osakis High School (OHS) are taking a course that will set them right in the workforce well above minimum wage, The nursing assistant (NA) class is a collaborative effort between OHS, Alexandria Technical College (ATC) and Galeon that, when completed, gives students options.