5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

Lutheran Island Camp will be hosting its 25th annual quilt auction on Saturday. More than 300 quilts have been made for the auction this year. All the proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit general projects at the camp and will help support sending kids to camp.

A 45-year old Henning woman, Rebecca Lhotak, was injured in a motorcycle accident just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. She avoided hitting a first deer, but hit a second deer at the intersection of Highways 16 and 5, east of Glendalough State Park and northeast of Battle Lake.  She suffered a head laceration, road rash on her torso, neck and back pain and pain in her left leg. Lhotak was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Carol Pearson will be stepping down as the Deer Creek City Clerk within the next three months. The city council approved her letter of resignation and would like to see a new city clerk hired sooner rather than later. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 31, 1996

Delmar and Manila Wiebe of Ottertail “have a place in their hearts for kids,” said Otter Tail County Child Foster Care Licenser Rod Imsande. “That’s why they’re in foster care.” They’ve been doing foster care for Otter Tail County for more than three decades—longer than any other family in Otter Tail County.  They’ve provided foster care for more than 100 kids, raging from babies to 18-year-olds. They have three grown children of their own and have also done respite care in which they have relieved other foster parents who needed time off. 

Chrissy Turchin, daughter of Richard and Janice Turchin, was crowned Henning Area Festival Queen for 1996-97 at a coronation ceremony that had been postponed for 24 hours because of a tornado threat. She along with First Princess Debbie Johnson, Second Princess Missy Bode and Miss Congeniality Sarah Witt, will represent Henning at many special events throughout this year and next. 

Twenty-six planes flew into the Henning Airport Saturday for the 13th annual Henning Fly-In. 

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 5, 1971

Barbara Sandahl was crowned as the new Henning Harvest Festival Queen. She is attended by first runner-up Pat Heinis and second runner-up Karla Johnson. Miss Congeniality was Diane Trosdahl.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 2, 1946

The Henning Giants made a valiant try for a win in the play-off game against Detroit Lakes on Sunday, but were repulsed by a score of 4-2.

Save your rice water to starch your husband’s collars.

Cauliflower leaves cooked and served with butter taste like Brussel sprouts.

Use dental floss for sewing buttons it is a lot stronger than thread. 

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 4, 1916

The Henning and Ashby ball teams met on the local grounds Sunday in a regular “swat fest” with Ashby doing most all the swatting. The local part gave promise of a closely contested game, but in one or two innings things went awry for the locals. The score was 2 to 19 in favor of Ashby. Henning goes against the strong Frazee team next Sunday.

“Dear Editor,” wrote the correspondent, “I am in love with a very plain girl, while a pretty one with lots of money wants me to marry her. What shall I do?” The editor replied: “Marry the one you love by all means; and send me the name and address of the other.” 

We heard a story the other day about an editor having to be carried home on a stretcher as a result of having received a kind word over something he had printed. The shock simply unnerved him. But just as he reached his home someone gave him a good cussing about another article he had printed and he got up and returned to work.

The thunder and lightening was severe here during yesterday’s storm. Lightening struck and splintered the light poles on lower Douglas. 

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 30, 1896

Col. Bridgman was at Henning over Sunday. In speaking of wheat fields along the route, says that to take the fields as they come he would not harvest the crop for it.

The little son of G.A. Poulson, while playing on the roof of a barn a few days ago, accidently fell off and broke one of his legs.