Marcia Lips, Osakis Review columnist
100 Years Ago March 13, 1919 Soldiers get bonus. Chairman C. H. Jensen of the Douglas County Draft Board says that the revenue act approved Feb. 24, 1919, authorizes the payment of a $60 bonus to members of military forces separated from active service. Every soldier or nurse who has been honorably discharged from the service of the government is entitled to a bonus of $60.
100 Years Ago March 6, 1919 Osakis wins second place in girls' contest. The Sub-District Declamatory and Dramatic contest was held in Alexandria Friday evening, Feb. 28. There were four high schools represented. Luciele Jensen placed second in the Declamatory and fourth in the Dramatic contest.
100 Years Ago Feb. 27, 1919 Sergeant cited for bravery. Raymond Aleshire, son of U.G. Aleshire, has been cited by Major-General McGlachlin for conspicuous bravery in the battle of the Argonne Forest. The citation stated that on October 1-11, 1918, Sergeant Raymond Aleshire, Company H., 26th Infantry after all of his company officers had been killed or wounded took command and ably organized the company, showing great courage and excellent leadership while under heavy artillery and machine gun fire.
100 Years Ago Feb. 13, 1919 Shipping Association does record business. One of the most harmonious and best attended farmers' gatherings for transacting business ever held in Osakis, was the annual meeting of the Osakis Shipping Association which was held at the Empress theatre last Saturday afternoon. Reports showed gross receipts are nearly $212,000 and during the course of the meeting, old officers were unanimously re-elected.
100 Years Ago Feb. 6, 1919 Roosevelt memorial program. The honoring of Theodore Roosevelt and the brave boys who have lost their lives overseas, will be the object of a special program to be given a the High School auditorium in Osakis next Sunday afternoon. The public is cordially invited.
100 Years Ago Jan. 30, 1919 Child fractures arm. Morgan Anderson, 11 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernt Anderson, had the misfortune to fracture his right arm above the elbow while skiing on the lake Tuesday afternoon. The strap on one of his skis broke and Morgan was thrown in such a manner as to break his arm. He had just recently recovered from a severe attack of the influenza.
100 Years Ago Jan. 23, 1919 Accidental shooting. Mrs. Oscar Larson of Osakis township was accidentally shot at their farm home early Sunday evening. The bullet from a 32-calibre revolver in hands of her son, Raymond, aged 17, entered her thigh, making a bad flesh wound. At last report, Mrs. Larson was doing nicely.