(From the pages of the Osakis Review newspaper over the years)

100 Years Ago

July 1, 1920

Rains mar K. C. picnic. Even with the handicap of heavy rain, the Osakis Knights of Columbus picnic at Osakis Sunday was a success beyond belief and the remarkable thing about it, in the face of the most unfavorable weather conditions, the committee went through with the entire program, including the speakers and the baseball game.

Help pull Minnesota out of the mud. Bryan A. Gilkinson, son of Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Gilkinson of this city, has been in Douglas county this week arranging for a big good roads meeting to be held this month in Alexandria. Mr. Gilkinson is with the Minnesota Highway Improvement Association of the Twin Cities.

Rudy Bjorstrom buys back Ideal Cafe. R. C. Bjorstrom, who sold the Ideal Cafe to C. M. Klenske of Sauk Centre about a year ago, has bought the business back and took possession this week. Rudy is an old hand at the business and will be welcomed back by his old friends. Mr. Klenske and his family are moving to the cities to live.

50 Years Ago

July 2, 1970

Bea says goodby. One year has passed very quickly for Batriz Claudio, Osakis’ AFS student this past year. Bea left this community on Sunday afternoon to begin her long journey back home to Uruguay. Her American parents and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kremer and Jeri, took Bea to Aberdeen, S.D on Sunday and saw her off on a bus with other AFS students on Monday morning.

Big fireworks display is planned here on July 4. The Osakis Golf Club will again host a fireworks display at dusk on July 4. Members, guests and visitors are all invited to come out to the golf club that evening. Please come to the number one fairway right in front of the clubhouse to watch the fireworks display.

Patricia Sanau chosen Dairy Princess of Region III. Patricia Sandau of Vergas was chosen Dairy Princess of Region III. She will compete with the entrants from other regions for the title of “Princess Kay of the Milky Way.” Princess Kay will reign supreme as goodwill ambassador for the Minnesota Dairy Industry.

25 Years Ago

July 4, 1995

Welcome home, Osakis alumni! Plans are completed for the Osakis High School Alumni Celebration (Classes of 1915-1955) on Friday and Saturday, July 7-8. The event provides an opportunity for alumni to renew friendships, as well as visit with community friends and relatives. Guest speaker is Charles Lindberg, the last survivor of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.

Miss Osakis pageants to be held Friday. Four young ladies will be vying for the Miss Psalos 1995 pageant on Friday night. THey are Julie Ann Forbregd, Kelly Kluver, Carrie Steidl and Katie Wainio. Miss Osakis 1994, Susie Skramstad, will be giving up her reign on Friday night as new Miss Osakis is crowned. She has represented Osakis in parades and events around the area during her reign the past year.

Osakis High School Band to perform at Valleyfair. On Saturday, July 29, the Osakis High School Band will perform at Valleyfair Family Amusement Park. The Osakis band, under the direction of Randy Resley, will march along the walkways of Valleyfair entertaining guests from the United States and Canada. The band will also stop at the front gate to perform additional selections.

10 Years Ago

July 2, 2010

Mikkelson has more plans as Todd county Sheriff. Todd County Sheriff Pete Mikkelson will be seeking a second term in office in the November election.

Get ready for Roddin’ Round the Lake car show. The annual Roddin’ Round the Lake car show, sponsored by the Central Lakes Cruzers car club, is back again this year on July 9 and 10. Other events included are Flower Pots and Garden Stops tour, an old-time horse-drawn trolley with rides sponsored by the First National Bank of Osakis, and boogie to the music of the 1950s as it fills the air of downtown Osakis.

Ready to retire. After nearly 18 years as a friendly fixture in Osakis, Joe Ketelboeter will be retiring from his position as manager of the Osakis Municipal Liquor Store this week.