100 Years Ago

May 6, 1920

Dance a huge success. One of the most enjoyable dances of the season was the annual ball given at the Hotel Idlewilde last Friday evening by the Osakis Pioneer Fire Department. The attendance was large and all entered into the spirit of the affair. The Legion Orchestra furnished the music.

First ball game at Carlos Sunday. The candidates for places on the Osakis ball team have been practicing every night this week under the direction of Manager C. Earle Belding and are looking mighty fine. They will open the season with a game against Carlos.

Ad: New tractor on display at Collins Bros. Collins Bros. Tuesday unloaded a brand new 12-20 Oil Pull tractor and the wonderful little machine is now on the floor at their garage for demonstration purposes. Do not buy a tractor until you see the Oil Pull.

50 Years Ago

May 7, 1970

Hearing set to create Housing Authority. A public hearing will be conducted at the village hall on Monday, May 17 to determine the need for a Housing and Redevelopment Authority to function in the village of Osakis. First, a Housing Authority must be established. The citizens of the village will first determine if substandard conditions exist in Osakis; whether adequate housing facilities are now available to veterans and servicemen and their families; and whether there is a shortage of proper housing for low-income families.

Jim Sorlie elected State FFA president. Jim Sorlie of Osakis was honored on Tuesday of this week when he was elected president of the Minnesota Future Farmers of America at the organisation’s 41st annual convention on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. Jim has received numerous awards and honors for his work in the local FFA chapter the past few years.

Miss Osakis candidates now selling buttons. The General Planning committee of the Mrs. C. C. 's announced further developments for the Miss Osakis Festival June 5 and 6. The queen candidates began selling buttons this week. The present Miss Osakis, Annella Johnson, appeared in the Loyalty Day parade in Willmar on May 3, one of a number of ways Miss Osakis represents Osakis.

25 Years Ago

May 9, 1995

City Council will not vacate Lowry Street. A proposal to vacate 330 feet of Lowry Street north of Community Memorial Home/Terrace Heights was voted down at the Osakis City Council meeting on Monday, May 1 following testimony at a public hearing regarding the matter.

Sheriff moves into new office. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, the Alexandria Police Department and the Minnesota Highway Patrol have moved into their new offices in the former Central Junior High School in Alexandria, which is now called the Douglas County Services Center.

Silverstreak’s baseball team is 10-0. Osakis continued to dominate the Prairie Conference Thursday, May 4, as they traveled to Upsala to defeat the Cardinals 11-1. The Streaks combined for 11 runs on 11 hits, while holding the Cardinals to just one run on three hits. Kyle Baxter started the game for the Streaks and picked up the win. Stan Moore came to the mound in relief.

10 Years Ago

May 7, 2010

Wiener named Marine of the Year. Eric Wiener, a 2006 graduate of Osakis High School was honored this spring as Marine of the Year by the United States Military. He works on the Miramar, stationed in San Diego, repairing parts for engines. Wiener has a long list of accomplishments that led to this honor. Including a perfect score on the Marine physical fitness test and combat fitness test, expert rifle qualification three times in a row, and is a brown belt in Marine Corps martial arts.

Osakis Liquor Store hires new manager. There will soon be a new face at the Osakis Liquor Store. Julie Blair was hired as the new manager of the municipal operation.

Viktor the Viking visits. Children at Osakis Elementary School and St. Agnes School were entertained by Viktor the Viking last month. The Minnesota Vikings mascot visited on behalf of the Midwest Dairy Council to share the importance of eating right and getting proper exercise.