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Remember When, 1993: Choir performs at United Nations

100 Years Ago

June 6, 1918

Memorial Day exercises. Rainy and threatening weather prevented the Memorial Day Program in Osakis from being carried out as planned. However, the service held in the schoolhouse auditorium was followed with quite a good audience in attendance.

Editor in recovery. We are happy to report J. A. Kinney, Editor of the Alexandria Citizen has so far recovered from his recent severe illness as to be able to be up and about again and has spent the fore part of this week visiting friends here in Osakis.

Father's Day Services to be held. A Father's Day Service will be held next Sunday morning at the Methodist church at 10:30 a.m. Don't miss out on this new special service for honoring fathers.

50 Years Ago

June 6, 1968

Stripping of walleyes down this year. Final results of the Boss Creek stripping work was reported this week by the State Conservation and Fish Hatchery in Glenwood. The end results were somewhat disappointing as compared with the last two years. Although the ice went out of Lake Osakis the earliest in 22 years, the walleye run was down considerably. The reports indicate low water levels and light water current kept the walleye from running up Boss Creek as much as in other years.

Swimming beach to open Saturday for the season. Lifeguards will be on duty at the swimming beach from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Red Cross swimming lessons will begin June 17.

Dennis Hagen promoted. Dennis Hagen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hagen of rural Osakis was promoted to sergeant on May 7. Dennis is a radio and teletype operator near Saigon in Vietnam. He enlisted and left for the service on Feb. 8, 1967 and expects to be home sometime in September.

25 Years Ago

June 8, 1993

Tutors may help Chapter One. Due to a loss of nearly $80,000 for the federally funded 1993-94 Chapter One program, the Osakis School Board gave Mary Nordbye permission to pursue a peer tutor program which is designed to help Osakis students who were traditionally helped by Chapter One.

Choir sings in New York at U. N. During its spring tour to Washington, D.C. and New York, June 8-13, the Osakis High School School Choir will perform in the same program as Paul McCartney and Sting. The world wide environmental program will be held at the United Nations building in New york. It will be televised for viewing at a later date. The choir is also performing at the old Post Office in Washington D.C. The rest of the time they will spend sightseeing.

19th Century comes to Osakis. The 19th Century Store opened on Memorial Weekend. It features antiques and replicas of the past. Barb Bowman, owner of the store said she started planning in January and it took her and her husband, Mike, a month to get the space ready for merchandise, and about two weeks with help from friends and relatives, to move in. Her store offers a wide variety of items from the past that many will enjoy.

10 Years Ago

June 3, 2008

Charter School to get new site. Lakes Building Corporation bought 10 acres of land to build a new facility for Lakes Area Charter School. Since a charter school can't own a building, the 501(c) (3) corporation formed and will lease the site to the school.

Charitable gaming give back to Osakis. Where does all the money go for pull tabs? Many have wondered. Well, so far this year, the VFW Post 7902 has donated nearly $13,000 back to the community, thanks to charitable gaming. Osakis seniors received $2,250 and the city of Osakis was given a total of $3,150 to support Osakis events, to name just a few of the events and recipients who received portions of the donated funds.

St. Agnes School principal rises to the top. Tammy Boushek, principal at St. Agnes School in Osakis, spent the day working from the roof over the back entrance to the school on May 21. Her rise to the top was a result of the students "Raising the Roof" to meet their fundraising goal for the annual Work-thon last fall. Boushek had to wait until the last week of school because of snow, rain and many other poor weather days.

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