20 years ago: 1999
Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police Chief Bruce Lindgren resigned from his position to take a job at the Silver Bay Police Department. Joe Buck, of Isle, became an Eagle Scout after building a shelter on the Soo Line Trail near Isle. Lynn Fabro, who previously worked with the City of Little Falls, was the new Onamia City Clerk.
30 years ago: 1989
Wade Tramm and Angie Jones were crowned king and queen at Isle Homecoming. Controversy arose at Mazomonie Point on Cove Bay over a petition to restrict road access to Peterson’s Beach. Onamia alumnus Thomas Lindquist was appointed president of the Minnesota State Board of Education.
40 years ago: 1979
An Oktoberfest event was scheduled in Onamia, featuring a king and queen coronation, a farmers market and other vendors. A public meeting was held after the Isle Airport’s field failed to meet MnDOT standards. Max Allen won the Mille Lacs Messenger Garden Game with a 107-pound pumpkin.
50 years ago: 1969
Onamia High School held a production of the play “The People vs. Maxine Lowe” at the school auditorium. Raydene Schubert, of Isle, and Tersa McShane, of Onamia, were candidates at the Future Homemakers of America meeting in Braham. Michael McLeod was the new physical therapist at the Onamia Hospital.
60 years ago: 1959
The East Central Library announced they would offer mail service while their other services were being developed. Isle residents could review a school bond proposal that would be put to ballot on Oct. 30. Dr. A. F. Johnson, of Isle, attended a yearly fall refresher course held in Minneapolis.
70 years ago: 1949
The Onamia Civics Club held its first meeting of the year in the Home Economics room at Onamia High School. A proclamation from the Isle mayor officially recognized Oct. 2-8 as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. “Blood on the Moon,” starring Robert Mitchum, was playing at Isle Theatre.