100 Years Ago

Mar. 18, 1920

Senior class play pleases large audience. Friends of the school turned out en masse last Friday evening and every available seat in the large auditorium was taken when the curtain rang up on the three-act comedy-drama, “The Camouflage of Shirley,” presented by the Senior Class of O.H.S. Those who attended the play remarked that it was one of the best the school has ever staged.

Anderson Cafe bought back by former owners. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Anderson who sold the Anderson Cafe to Benton Lunceford less than five months ago, this week bought back their old business here, taking possession Monday. Olaf Anderson will assist them in the enterprise.

Naden sells Electric Shoe Shop. E. O. Naden, owner of the Electric Shoe Shop has sold the shop to Fred Erickson, who took possession of the plant this week. Mr. Erickson has some experience in this line of work and is an old hand at the business. Mr. Naden says he has no immediate plans and stated that he and his family plan to continue to make Osakis their home.

50 Years Ago

Mar. 19, 1970

Osakis stores open spring with big promotion. The long winter is just about over and the merchants of Osakis are celebrating with a big Spring Opening promotion this week. The stores are featuring many fine bargains, including a special feature of the promotion giveaway of 20 free Easter hams.

Local FFA’ers receive awards. Clifton Peterson and Jim Sorlie are two of the FFA members who received awards at the Annual State Farmer interviews of the District Six FFA Association, held in Hoffman recently. Clifton received the Home Improvement Proficiency award and Jim received the District Star Farmer award as well as the Agricultural Business Proficiency award.

Sliper TV buys Legion building. Bill Sliper of Sliper TV in Osakis announces he has purchased the American Legion building, located next door to his present store. Mr. Sliper will use the Legion building after remodeling, as a display room for his merchandise.

25 Years Ago

Mar. 21, 1995

Chamber extends “Win Back” promotion. “Win Back What You Spent,” an Osakis Chamber of Commerce spring promotion, will be extended through May 1, following a decision by the Chamber Board at its Monday, March 13 meeting. Each week up to $100 in Chamber bucks will be given away by the Chamber.

Boosters, coaches called to dialogue. A meeting of the Osakis athletic booster clubs and the coaches of all programs at the Osakis schools will be called for Monday, April 10 in the Band Room to start the dialogue between the boosters and the coaches regarding funding for the 1995-96 programs that were cut by the School Board.

Streaks go 12-12, share conference title. Coach Gary Vorachek’s Silverstreaks basketball team battled to a 12-12 season record, and a 9-3 in the Prairie Conference to bring to Osakis their first ever Prairie Conference co-championship. The Streaks tied with Royalton in end-of-the-year conference standings.

10 Years Ago

Mar. 19, 2010

Going for silver. Brooke Waldorf and Bria Nienaber earned the Girl Scout Silver Award after months of dedicated leadership and self-improvement projects. The Girl Scout Silver Award represents a girl’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others.

Osakis archery program offers equal opportunity for all students. The Osakis Archery Club offers an equal playing field to each of its 70 members, according to Shad Schmidt, advisor. While the flexible schedule makes it possible for students in other activities to participate, archery is a big draw for students who may not join organized sports for a variety of reasons.

Sixth grade Math Masters win awards. The Osakis 6th grade Math Masters team took home regional honors from the Regional Math Masters Competition held in Alexandria on March 12. Jarrett Weispfenning took 2nd place and Ryan Strelow took 4th place in the fact drill round out of 155 competitors. As a team, Osakis ranked 10th Place out of 31 schools in the competition.