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Remember When, 1968: Interstate 94 opens near Osakis

100 Years Ago

October 31, 1918

Lake House sold. J. A. Hedberg, who recently bought the Lake House from Mr. John Brouns, last week closed a deal for the sale of the property to Messrs. Julius Skuey and R. C. Bjorstrom and the new owners have taken possession. For the present they will continue to run the hotel as a rooming house only, but may decide to open the dining room in the spring.

Spaulding buys interest in Osakis Auto Company. H. H. Spaulding has bought the Peter Rutten interest in the Osakis Auto Company business and will continue to have charge of the office. Mr. Spaulding has been with the company for a year and has proven a valuable man in the business.

Wild game waste. The food administration is asking all hunters to guard against waste of wild meat this year. They are urged to save all edible portions of every animal killed and not let wild game be an added luxury but let it take the place of their market meat. They also admonished that no more game than can be eaten should be killed.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 31, 1968

Interstate 94 dedication. Plans have been completed for the dedication of Interstate 94 south of Osakis. A short program will be held at the site where 127 joins the interstate on Thursday, Nov. 7. The program will consist of the local high school band, a welcome by Mayor Pollard, remarks from the official state party, and the cutting of the ribbon opening the new section from Osakis east.

Two fire calls. The Osakis fire department received two fire calls this past week, both resulting in little or no damage. Sunday the department was called at 8:15 p.m. to the former Ostrom house in the east end of town, where a pile of rubbish threatened to get out of control and no damage resulted. On Monday afternoon, the department was called to the Roger Akervik farm, where electrical wires had shorted and set a small fire to siding of a barn. A small amount of damage was done to the siding.

Green sheet no longer supplemented. With this issue of the Review, we are dropping the Green Sheet supplement. That means starting next week we will no longer take advertising nor carry the green sheet in our issue. We have decided we would rather devote our full time to the local paper. Folks wishing to run a want ad in the greensheet are invited to send their ad to the Park Region Echo or Sauk Center Herald.

25 Years Ago

Nov. 2, 1993

Morey offers students advice. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Eldon Morey, offered his knowledge with a lecture on dating, loving and belonging to about 250 Osakis students grades 7-12 at Osakis Public School on Oct. 27. The lecture came with much encouragement, sound logic on the importance of values, the reality of the need for deep and real love, and encouragement.

Free career day for women. "Discovering Myself in School", a free, three-day, non-traditional career exploration course designed for women, will be held at the Alexandria Technical College, Nov. 17, 18 and 19. The overall objective of this course is to provide opportunities for prospective technical college students to "sample" non-traditional programs and gain awareness of campus support services.

Nutrition Center celebrates. Lutheran Social Services will celebrate 20 years of service the week of Nov. 8 through 12. Door prizes will be given away each day, with an evening celebration meal on Nov. 10.

10 years Ago

Nov. 4, 2008

Monster Mash was a bash. Many families who attended the Community Halloween Party in Osakis last Friday had a bash! The event offered a safe, warm environment for families, thanks to the hard work of the Osakis Women's Association.

A new life for old clothes. It's big, boxy and bright red and one is located right in Osakis. It's the "use again" clothes recycling bin located near Paul's Pump and Pantry in Osakis. A for-profit recycling company called U'SAgain, which has locations in several states put the bins in place. The purpose of the bins is to reduce the amount of clothing and textiles that end up in landfills each year.

Blind-sighted by honor. Carmen Silbernick, OHS music and choir teacher, was honored as the Wal-Mart Regional Teacher of the Year during the Osakis High School homecoming pep fest after being blindfolded in front of the entire student body. With no idea what was happening, Silbernick said she was overwhelmed and very grateful and shared the honor with she called a district full of great kids. In addition to receiving a certificate, she received $1,000 to spend any way she chooses for her music program and a $100 gift certificate for herself.