100 Years Ago

May 13, 1920

Train kills two at Dalton. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. French of this village were on the Great Northern train when it hit an automobile at the Dalton crossing which resulted in the death of two occupants of the car. Mr. and Mrs. French were returning from visiting their son in Fergus Falls on the No. 4 and reported the terrible deaths upon reaching Osakis.

Osakis wins opening baseball game. Osakis and Carlos baseball teams battled for six scoreless innings when Osakis broke the jinx and tallied one in the seventh and another in the eighth inning. Carlos came back with a hit in the beginning of the ninth inning and made several close attempts to tie the score. The nail biter ended with Bob Bowman getting the last out of the game with a dandy catch against the fence.

Barn dance to be held. There will be a barn dance at the old George Willett farm three miles north of Osakis on Friday evening, May 21. The Legion Orchestra will furnish the music. Osakis folks are cordially invited.

50 Years Ago

May 14, 1970

Local man drowns. The body of Otto Kruger, 75, of rural Oskis, was found in the water near Mielke Point on the northwest side of lake Osakis on Tuesday of this week. This ended a two-day search for the missing man. Mr. Kruger’s sister had notified the local police, when she found her brother missing from his home.

Lions Club hope to organize here. Marie Faehnrich, Jim Demaree and Harold Podolske, along with two district officers from the Twin Cities, were in Osakis on Monday evening of last week with hopes of forming a Lions Club in Osakis.

T. B. Luncefords end 45th year of plant business. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Lunceford are once again in business this spring, but announced that this will be the last year they will be in business. Ben and his wife have been in the plant business, serving the Osakis community for 45 years and will retire after this year.

25 Years Ago

May 16, 1995

Osakis Ambulance celebrates EMS Week. The Osakis Ambulance Service will hold an open house on Saturday, May 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Community Center. The ambulance and equipment will be on display. There will be first aid information and handouts available, and free blood pressure checks offered.

Grand opening held at Terrace Heights. Dottie Culvert cut the ribbon for the Grand Opening of Terrace Heights on Sunday, May 7, with the help of Board Chair Neil Johnson. State Sen. Dallas Sams sang to a crowd filled dining room at the Open House program.

Activities for Osakis Festival ‘95 planned. WIth seven weeks to go before the 1995 Osakis Festival, details on all the events and activities are falling into place, according to Chairwoman, Cindy Christensen. The Osakis Festival will be held Tuesday, July 4 through Sunday, July 9, and will include the Classic Car Show and Antique Tractor Show. This year’s festival promises to be a fun-filled week.

10 Years Ago

May 14, 2010

Summer safety a priority. As the warm weather arrives, Osakis streets begin to fill with people out for a walk, kids on their bikes, pickups hauling boats and campers and people out for a drive. The Osakis Police Department encourages everyone using the road to take extra care this time of year. Mark Gilson, Osakis Police Chief, emphasizes to motorists the importance of taking extra care to watch for pedestrians and bicycles.

Every number counts. Osakis 5th graders got serious during the team round of the regional grade 5 Math Masters tournament April 30. Osakis was the host site for the event that included 165 competitors from 33 schools. Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria claimed the regional title with Osakis’ Isaac Infanger earning 4th place in the fact drill.

Osakis Elementary selected to receive Perpich Arts grant. Osakis Elementary School has been selected to participate in the Perpich Arts Integration Project. This project will provide the school with research-based professional development opportunities for a team of teachers to implement arts-integrated teaching and learning.