Girls who plan to attend the Osakis High School Prom on April 22 will have to submit a photo of themselves wearing their chosen dress. The Osakis School Board approved the idea while discussing the district's prom dress code with prom co-advisor Bobbie Jo Haakinson at its Monday, Feb. 13, meeting. The board said it wanted to prevent anyone from being embarrassed or turned away at the door the night of prom if they didn't meet the dress code. "We have a right to not allow entrance to the prom," board member Monica Klimek commented.
Osakis Schools Supt. Joe Broderick will leave his position on June 30, 2017, after having spent three years as the administrator at Osakis Public Schools. Broderick gave official notice of withdrawal of his intent to engage in contract negotiations beyond his current contract at the Monday, Jan. 9 regular School Board meeting, “… with mixed feelings and great appreciation.”
Despite the current downtown reconstruction project, preparation for the Osakis Festival, June 23-26, is in full swing. Though the city had to relocate a few events to accommodate for the project, the event will proceed as planned with all festivities. Following is a complete schedule of events: THURSDAY, JUNE 23 The annual Salad Luncheon will be held at the Community Center. Vendor booths open at 11 a.m., along with a silent auction and voting on table decorations. Lunch begins at noon. The luncheon is open to the public.
The city of Osakis 2016 General Fund Revenue Budget of $1,171,723 was approved by the City Council at its September 8 meeting. The 2016 expenditures are estimated to be $1,171,444,...
Greg Faber’s family is hoping to turn the whole Osakis School white on Tuesday, February 24. They are spearheading a Donor Awareness Night at the Osakis girls basketball game that night. Fabers designed a donor awareness T-shirt using the green organ donor logo. He said the girls basketball team will wear the white shirts for warmup before the February 24 game, and he hopes the entire Osakis section will be white. Fabers is well aware of what a difference a donation can make in a person or family’s life.
The Osakis police chief tangled with Tango, and lost. In the following weeks, however, Chief Chad Gulbranson learned more than he ever wanted to know about cat bites. He sips his black coffee and shares that knowledge in hopes of saving others the pain and agony he went through. Gulbranson, his wife, Sherry, and twin sons Aidan and Connor, adopted Tango more than a year ago.