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Remember When, 1993: Esala hired as principal

100 Years Ago

Oct. 10, 1918

Pays $25 fine for having too much canning sugar. O. W. Lind of Garfield was given his choice of either paying a nominal fine of $25 as a contribution to war relief work last Thursday, or to have his case reported to the Law Enforcement division of the Federal Food Administration. Mr. Lind appeared to have little to say in defense of his action except that he did not think that the county food administrator was keeping close tabs on the amount of sugar used by the consumer and that he was merely taking his charges. He expressed his desire to pay the $25 contribution and in the future to comply with all U.S. Food Laws and Regulations.

Training to drive new Chevrolet. J. L. Kuhlstedt of this city, is learning the art of driving a brand new five passenger Chevrolet touring car bought this week from the Wm. Harrison agency in Osakis.

No closing of lake resort yet. Landlord C. H. Comport of Fairhaven says they just won't let him close his resort on Lake Osakis this season. Two auto loads of guests from North Dakota points and two parties from Minneapolis came last Saturday and are still enjoying the delightful weather and fine fishing at the lake, guests at Fairhaven.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 10, 1968

Liquor Store remodeling to begin soon. Extensive remodeling plans have been made for the Municipal Liquor Store in Osakis and bids have been called for to do the work.

Bond issue vote set for October 21, 1968. A public notice is given by the village this week that a special election of village voters will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, for the purpose of deciding whether or not to go ahead with a plan of improvements the village council has outlined.

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25 Years Ago

Oct. 12, 1993

Debate ensues over status of city planning commission. The Osakis City Council discussed correspondence and recommendations from architect Brian McMahon at the Oct. 5 city council meeting. McMahon brought to the council a list of eight recommendations for the city of Osakis and a draft report planning for the future of Osakis.

Search for elementary principal ends. The search for an elementary principal is over. At the Oct. 7 meeting the Osakis School Board accepted a contract from Greg Esala for 210 days at an annual salary of $44,000. The search for an elementary principal began after former principal Jerry Hanson resigned in mid-August and accepted a position in Perham.

Hospice program celebrates 10 years. On January 10, 1983, the Douglas county Board of Commissioners gave their unanimous support to establishing a hospice program in Douglas County. The forerunners of the program were Shirley Faehnrich and Joyce DeGrote. Since its inception, the douglas County Hospice Program has served nearly 300 people.

10 Years Ago

Oct. 12, 2008

Belva gets her wish. Belva Miller, 91, of Osakis, received a wish come true when Kent Hetland took her on a motorcycle ride October 1. Riding a motorcycle was something she had always wanted to do.

Kids learn fire safety. Osakis firefighters demonstrated fire safety to second graders in a fire simulation in the Douglas County Fire Chief's Safety House on Wednesday. They spoke to them about ways to prevent fires, what to do in case of a fire and other emergency information, including practice calling 911.

A pool in Osakis. Galeon in Osakis offered the community a sneak peak on Sept. 26 at its new Wellness Center, complete with a warm water swimming pool and viewing area. Earlier in the week, the Galeon Board of Directors gathered to cut the ribbon for the new Wellness Center and Bridgewell Memory Center.

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