100 Years Ago Nov. 14, 1918
100 Years Ago Nov. 7, 1918 WAR ENDS!! The United Press received a wire this morning stating that Germany had signed the armistice terms. Hostilities were to cease this afternoon. Washington is celebrating. All departments have stopped work. The big guns are sounding from Fort Meyer. President Wilson and the National Government have been notified and are rejoicing over the coming of peace.
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.
100 Years Ago Oct. 24, 1918 Hanson in machine gun corps. Sergt. Carl A. Hanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hanson of Gordon, is now in the machine gun corps according to a letter received by his parents this week. He sent a novel souvenir in the shape of a piece of metal lining from a burned Boche zeppelin. Sergt. Hanson was only a half mile from where the Allies beat down two out of five Zeps.
100 Years Ago Oct. 17, 1918 Schools and public places to close due to outbreak of influenza. Following one death in the village and the report of other new cases of influenza in town and many more in the country, the village council, school officers and board of health at a joint meeting decided that it was advisable as a precautionary measure to close the schools, churches, motion picture theatre and pool rooms in Osakis and also to prohibit all public gatherings.
100 Years Ago Oct. 3, 1918 Water tank condemned and deemed unsafe. Notice is hereby given, by order of the village council, that the village water tank and tower are in such condition that they may collapse at any time. At a special meeting of the village council held last evening the tank was condemned and will be torn down immediately. The public is warned to discontinue taking the shortcut across the lot where the tower stands and to stay on the street and sidewalks.
100 years Ago Sept. 26, 1918 Relic train draws immense crowds. An estimated 5,000 plus from Alexandria and 2,500 from Osakis, stayed up late to tour the relic train on its way through the country. Among the exhibits included were: a German sniper box, a depth charge, an observation post and many French and German machine guns, including a big French field gun known as the famous "75" type, which the Germans had captured and the Americans recaptured in June of this year. It took roughly 30 minutes to rush the 2,500 Osakis tourists to view the exhibits.
100 Years Ago Sept. 19, 1918 Clothes for war victims needed. Five thousand tons of clothing for the destitute people of occupied Belgium and France is the subject of a campaign announced by the American Red Cross in Washington. The Red Cross groups of Osakis will commit to doing their part in this campaign. Contributions may be left at the M.E. parsonage in Osakis any day during the week of the drive, Sept. 23-30.
100 Years Ago Sept. 12, 1918 Gasoline users warned to save. Oil administrator declares voluntary economy is necessary. The decision of the fuel administration has notified the nation that unless wasteful methods in the handling and use of gasoline are corrected, the government will take over the distribution, with the result that automobile owners will be made to conform to more severe measures.
100 Years Ago Sept. 5, 1918 An early killing frost. There was a killing frost Tuesday night that did more or less damage to garden truck and injured fodder corn in many places. Some late corn was also damaged, although much of the corn was out of danger and some fields have been cut. The freeze was quite severe in this locality, some thermometers registering as low as 29 degrees above zero. The frost is nearly two weeks ahead of the average date for the killing variety.