100 Years Ago
May 27, 1920
Sunday hours at City Bakery. Beginning June 6, the City Bakery will be open Sundays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Patrons please bear this change in mind. G. M. Thoma, Prop.
Osakis welcomes St. Paul boosters. An immense crowd of town and country people and school children met the St. Paul booster train as it pulled in at the depot at 3:15 Monday afternoon. The boosters, over 100 strong with white canvas hats, carrying canes with red St. Paul pennants, paraded the streets headed by Uncle Sam Hobbs of Osakis and the Minnesota State Band. The band and the community song leader held a concert on the public square.
Summer hotels open; fish are biting. Osakis’ summer hotels have already opened to accommodate early fishing parties. The Idlewilde entertained weekend guests last Saturday, although the hotel will not officially open until June 1. The Linwood Inn opened last Saturday also to accommodate a Minneapolis party of five who came out for a weekend fishing trip.
50 Years Ago
May 28, 1970
Bob Marthaler killed in Vietnam. An area serviceman was reported killed in action in Vietnam this past week. He was Robert Frank Marthaler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon (Bud) Marthaler, of Osakis, with a Sauk Centre address. Robert, 20, went into service in June of last year. He arrived in Vietnam on Jan. 8 of this year. He had been stationed at Phan Thiet, near Cameron-Bay. He was a medic and drove the ambulance picking up the dead and injured. He was killed by a landmine.
H. S. Tennis team wins district crown. The Osakis High School tennis team capped off a tremendously successful season by taking the District 22 tennis championship held at Long Prairie and Osakis, last Friday.
Olson, Ferris reelected to School Board. The annual Osakis Public School district election was held on Tuesday May 19 with a total of 149 votes cast. The two incumbents, Newman Olson and Robert Ferris were returned to office.
25 Years Ago
May 30, 1995
War and effects are Hell, Kinzer tells Memorial crowd. “War is Hell,” said Father Victor Kinzer in his Memorial Day address at the Osakis cemetery on Memorial Day morning. “The after effects of war are Hell also.” Fr. Kinzer reminded the service attendees that not only should we remember the men who gave their lives in WWI, WWII and Vietnam, but should remember the women who participated and the people who remain in need of medical treatment and to carry our part of the responsibility to promote peace and justice.”
All Conference Honors. Three Silverstreaks were honored by being named to the 1995 All-Conference Team. Julie Johanson, Lindsay Niehoff and Lori Kral were all notified at the Sub Sectional Tournament that they had won conference honors.
Olson named Academic All American NAIA Golfer. Adam Olson, son of John and Roberta Olson, was named one of 16 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) golfers to receive Academic All American honors at the NAIA Men’s Golf Championships held in Tulsa, Okla. last week.
10 Years Ago
May 28, 2010
Osakis art students create visual masterpieces. Vibrant colors, coils of pottery, shades of gray, optical illusions – the variety of projects at the Osakis Art Show stimulated a visual masterpiece of talent. Amber Keller, a senior who plans to major in communications and art in college, shared her behind-the scenes look at her artistry. Her future plans are to pursue art or graphic design.
Class of 2010 ready for future. Sixty members of the class of 2010 will graduate from Osakis High School on Saturday, June 5 with a commencement program at 2 p.m. The class has chosen as its motto: “Today we follow; tomorrow we lead.”
State champs. The Osakis JO 15 and under volleyball team won first place in the Hutchinson State tournament recently. Coach Alicia Wagner, helped her team come to a very impressive win.