100 Years Ago May 29, 1919 Important meeting called. A meeting of all users of electric lights or power in the village of Osakis is desired at the commercial club rooms on Friday to consider propositions from outside parties for furnishing electric current to the village. It is important that every user of electric light or power attend this meeting. By order of the village council, May 27, 1919.
100 Years Ago Jan. 9, 1919 Park Regions Hospital to reopen. A well authenticated story reaches the Review this morning that Dr. A. J. Gilkinson has taken a five-year lease of the suite of rooms on the second floor of the Lamphear block and on or about Jan. 15 will open reopen the Park Regions hospital in this city.
100 Years Ago Jan. 2, 1919 Another Osakis farm sells for over $100 an acre. A deal has been closed through the Borchert and Grestry land agency in this city for the sale of F. L. Robinson's 240 acre farm adjoining Osakis for $110 per acre, to William Andrews of Blue Earth, Minnesota.
100 Years Ago Dec. 26, 1918 Good news from military. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Stowers of Osakis received word Monday that their son, Erle, who is with the 151st U.S. Field Artillery (Rainbow Division) is safe. His division was on the front lines when news reached them of the armistice but instead of celebrating they dropped where they had been standing and went to sleep as they were completely exhausted.
100 Years Ago Dec. 19, 1918 B. H. Lamphear store. Bert H. Lamphear, who bought the Metcalf corner, which was gutted by fire last April, has remodeled the block at a cost of over $7,000. His grocery and hardware stocks in the new home and the new store is regarded as one of the finest and most modern stores in the northwest.
100 Years Ago Dec. 12, 1918 Soldier wounded. Mr. and Mrs. John Betts of Leslie, Todd County, formerly of Osakis, received a telegram from Washington this week stating that their son, Chester Betts, had been seriously wounded in France. The message gave no particulars. Chester is well known at Osakis where the family made their home for many years.
100 Years Ago Dec. 5, 1918 Two Osakis boys die in France. Jerry C. Mann of this city received a telegram this week from his sister telling of the death of their brother, Perry Mann, killed in action in France. Also, sad news reached Osakis from the parents of Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Jacobson that their son, Walter G. Jacobson, had been killed in action in France on Sept. 29.
100 Years Ago Nov. 28, 1918 Notice to Farmers. Farmers can now exchange flour for wheat as the ruling requiring substitutes is repealed. For a short time, the Osakis Milling Co. will expect to have a good supply of mill feed on hand and suggest you purchase what you need now. You may call the Osakis Milling Co. at 3542 for more information. Basket Social. The east Sauk Valley Branch of the Red Cross will give a Basket Social at the home of F. M. Kee Saturday evening, Dec. 7. Girls are requested to bring baskets with lunch for two and the boys a well-filled purse.
100 Years Ago Nov. 21, 1918 Mailing Christmas packages. All Red Cross Branches and Auxiliaries have been notified that a plan has been perfected whereby the final mailing date for Christmas packages for soldiers overseas has been extended to November 30.
100 Years Ago Nov. 14, 1918