Remember When, 1917: Dogs steal Sunday dinners
10 Years Ago
December 4, 2007
"Mitten Tree" now set up at City Hall. The annual Mitten Tree will be displayed again. This year it will be set up at City Hall. Each mitten tag on the tree includes the gender, age, clothing size and some toy or gift ideas. All names are kept confidential. You can stop by City Hall and pick up one or a family of mittens and add those people to your holiday shopping list.
Snowmobile safety classes being offered. The Department of Natural Resources is offering snowmobile Safety Training to all youth in the Osakis area. Students age 12 and older are encouraged to attend.
Cold wind brings ice to Lake Osakis. With predictions of a warmer than average Minnesota winter, last night's howling wind brought a sigh of relief for local anglers. Add to that, the temperatures were in the single digits and by early this morning; Lake Osakis had officially frozen over. This is three days earlier than last year. People are urged to stay off of the ice until it is at least 4 inches thick for walking.
25 years Ago
December 1, 1992
Rex and Mr. Safe bring safety tips to Osakis. Rex, the Minnesota Vikings dinosaur mascot that teaches safety was at the Osakis Elementary School on Tuesday, November 24. Rex travels along with Mr. Safe, played by Bruce Erickson, to all Minnesota schools. The twosome teaches elementary students about safety, including tips on safety on the bus, on their bikes, the importance of education and how to avoid stranger danger.
Local VFW, Auxiliary will give Christmas party. The George H. Elliott VFW Post 7902 and Auxiliary Christmas party will be held December 5. The Resorters Quartet will perform.
Osakis Creamery reports a banner year. The Osakis Creamery Association reported another banner year at its annual meeting on November 21. Milk volume is up 4 million pounds, totaling over 105 million pounds for the year.
50 Years Ago
November 30, 1967
Downtown Osakis all set up for the Christmas season. The Osakis Chamber of Commerce members put up the sparkling new decorations last Sunday and they give the old town an attractive appearance for the holidays. Osakis residents and visitors are sure to enjoy these festive new decorations.
Dr. G. O. Clifford to retire from medical practice. Dr. George W. Clifford wishes to announce his retirement from the practice of medicine effective January 1, 1968. Dr. Clifford, a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, practiced medicine in his hometown of Osakis until 1939, when he moved to the Alexandria Clinic until now. Dr. Clifford wishes to thank all who have made his years as a physician such good ones.
Evening hours set up for yule shopping. The stores in Osakis will be open for the shopping convenience of all Christmas shoppers each evening from Friday, December 15, through Saturday, December 23, until 9 p.m.
100 Years Ago
November 29, 1917
New postage machine added at Post Office. Postmaster F. H. Borchert has added a new electric cancelling machine to the equipment at the Osakis Post Office. The new machine is just like those now used in the bigger cities and does away with the slow and arduous task of cancelling stamps by hand.
Red Cross notes. The American Red Cross Northern Division is sending out notice emphasizing the need for more knitted goods for our soldiers. The Osakis Red Cross ladies have been very successful, doing their part, in their campaign to raise funds through their afternoon and evening tea parties. Several dollars have been raised in this way.
Still time to forward gifts. If you think you've missed an opportunity to send a gift to a soldier, take heart. The War Department says they will transport all Christmas packages to our boys in France.