100 Years Ago

Mar. 25, 1920

In the good old days. Ed Cruse of the Herberger-Cruse Co. this week showed the Review a copy of a four column ad that Herberger-Bros. Ran in this paper on Sept. 24, 1896, at the time they had doubled their old store building and likewise the stock, and were going after business with an aggressiveness that has always marked the career of this enterprising store.

Legion boys put on snappy program. The Legionnaires went over the top with some fine performances last Monday. The program opened with a concert by the famous Legion Orchestra. Sam Meyers, who always makes a hit with an Osakis audience, sang a popular selection, a male quartet composed of Messrs. Earle Belding, Sam Meyers, Clyde W. Long and Merlin Crowe was a hit and finally vaudeville stunts, which were put on by the boys.

Chan’s Variety Store being remodeled. Chan’s Variety Store is being remodeled and refinished this week. A new steel ceiling is being installed, the work being in charge of M. A. Earle. New electric light fixtures will be installed and the entire building will be repainted and decorated by Carl Hagen and crew.

50 Years Ago

Mar. 26, 1970

Rubella Clinic to be held here. Minnesota is waging a war against rubella (German or 3-day measles), armed with the newly approved rubella vaccine and facing the possibility of a major outbreak of the disease in 1970-71. Rubella vaccine is new, licensed in July, 1969. It is not for red or hard measles.

Bob Holt is All-Conference Hon. Mention. The Central Gopher Conference basketball team was named Tuesday night at Long Prairie. Bob Holt was named to the honorable mention team. The All Conference team consists of eight players.

Jim Sorlie chosen local Ideal Teenager. James Sorlie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Sorlie, of Osakis, was chosen by the VFW Auxiliary to represent this community in the “Ideal American Teenager” contest. He was chosen on the qualifications of character, leadership and all-around good citizenship.

25 Years Ago

Mar. 28, 1995

City gets water tower, home rehab. A new water tower for Osakis is assured, along with new water lines and rehabilitation of 34 low and moderate income owner occupied homes, thanks to a Minnesota Small Cities Development Grant approved last week.

OWA sponsors Easter Egg Hunt. There will be fun for all ages rain or shine at an Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 15 in Park Osagi, weather permitting. If raining, the hunt will be held in the Community Center. An Easter Bunny will greet the kids between and there will be an Easter Basket Decorating Contest, followed by the hunt. All children ages 1-12 are welcome.

Miles for Meals. The Osakis Senior Club will sponsor a walk on Saturday, April 22 for the benefit of the Osakis Home Delivered Meals Program, also known as Meals on Wheels. People of all ages from the community are invited to participate as walkers, or to pledge for the walkers.

10 Years Ago

Mar. 26, 2010

Osakis alumni to gather for basketball. The 14th annual Osakis Alumni Basketball Tournament will tip off Friday, April 2 with co-ed games beginning at 7 p.m. in the Osakis High School gym. The tournament continues Saturday. Following the co-ed games, the men’s challenge would last into the evening.

Historic courthouse deemed stable. It was the consensus of the Todd County Board of Commissioners that consultants should continue with the study of the historic courthouse. Consultants were hired to evaluate the condition of the building and look into costs to restore or remove it. The 1883 building was found to be in very good shape and is structurally sound. The next step will have the consultants come back to the county board with cost estimates to restore or replace the building.

Exploration team receives national honorable mention. The Osakis Challenge Program team of Alexa Hoffarth, Hannah Szech and Mackenzie Staloch received notification that their Exploravision Project “Smart Fence,” has received the national honorable mention award. This award is given to the teams that rank in the top 10 percent of the nation.