Five years ago
March 16, 2004
Jim and Lori Quistorff from the "Little Bitta Everything Ranch" in Sauk Centre visited Representative Mary Ellen Ortremba at the Capitol to discuss an exotic animal bill.
Todd County Assessor Chuck Pelzer reported estimated market values were much lower than the actual selling prices of property in the county. The average price paid in 2003 was $985 per acre.
The Osakis Silverstreaks girls basketball team captured the South Sub-section 5A girls' basketball title with a 51-49 win over KMS. This was followed by a heartbreaking end to their season just days later with a 67-62 loss to Underwood in the 5A championship game.
Ten years ago
March 16, 1999
With only 290 days left in the year, Community Memorial Home reported it was Y2K ready. In addition to a 50 HP, 25,000-watt emergency generator, it will have a stockpile of food, water, medical supplies and food on hand in case any of the dire predictions of the new millennium come true.
Kate Craig from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Osakis competed in the 1999 Minnesota State Bible Bowl.
Three teams from Osakis Public School advanced to the state competition for Odyssey of the Mind. Teams headed to state were "Customer Service" team division II: Audrey Nomeland, Brittany Johnson, Kari Grundman, Maeve Ryan and Julie Hoppe; "Ratiometric" team division I: John Hilde, Kiersten Jennings, Jaci Curtis, Ashley Schultz, Kathryn Fletcher, Tracy Davis and Sarah Anderson; "Ratiometric" team division II: Mark Hilde, Luke Grundman, Keith Ferris, Laura Haburn, Jennifer Hilde, David Hilde and Russ Larson.
Twenty-five years ago
March 21, 1984
Osakis High School seniors Keri Mohror, Linda Dueker and Mary Ellen Hannson traveled to Germany for a two-week visit as a part of the Intercultural Student Experience.
First National Bank completed an extensive remodeling project as part of its 80-year anniversary. It held a customer appreciation day to say thank you to its customers.
Forty years ago
March 13, 1969
The Osakis Chamber of Commerce reported plans were underway to lease a piece of land adjoining the freeway for a billboard advertising the community and lakes.
An impasse board was called to attempt to resolve the differences between the Osakis Education Association and the Osakis School Board. The group included Ron Boys, Newman Olson and Ed Pollard.