5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

A five-year-old Henning girl is fighting for her life after an accident on the family farm. Savannah Springer, daughter of Brittany and Stephen Springer, was hurt on Monday, Aug. 22 when she was pinched between the hitch of a haybine and the hitch of a trailer. Savannah was air-lifted to HCMC where she remains today. She will be there at least another three weeks and has already gone through five surgeries lasting more than 15 hours, with more surgeries scheduled this week. 

Henning will see four new teachers starting this fall. They include Daniel Nies, Kayla Blair, Heather Lehmkuhl and Tether Eckhoff. School is set to start on September 6.

Members of the Henning Ambulance received their new ambulance on Aug. 18. After trades and discounts, the new ambulance rig cost $176,164. The new rig will be on display at the Henning Fire and Rescue open house on Sept. 11 at the fire hall. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 28, 1996

Henning Public School will be starting the 1996-97 school year Tuesday, Sept. 3, with a 20-year veteran of the faculty taking over as administrative assistant. Randy Riemer, long-time social studies-physical education teacher, will handle the same duties as the principals did in previous years. Riemer noted that the school district had three principals during the course of the 1995-96 school year in addition to the students adjusting to the new building. This year he predicts things will be more settled. 

A number of Henning-Vining area people were involved in a two-car accident Sunday on Highway 210 near the intersection with County Road 47, two miles west of Battle Lake. There were minor injuries to several of the drivers and passengers. 

A 1981 Ford Fire Truck with a 1250-gallon pumper was recently purchased from the Stillwater Fire Department by the Henning Fire Department. It replaces a 1958 Ford with a 1000-gallon pump. It cost $35,000, which came out of the fire department’s truck replacement fund. “We put away money every year for pumpers,” said Fire Chief John Thalmann.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 2, 1971

Ashur Cordes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from SDSU.

There was a tornado touch down in Nidaros area by the Alfred Lind farm. Trees are down in that area.

Verona Hursh retired from the Nursing Home after 10 years.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 23, 1946

The United Lutheran Church has bought the Mrs. Inga Ramberg home to use as their parsonage.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 1, 1916

Ground has been broken for the basement of the new town hall at Almora. The material being used is cement block.

A big buck deer furnished a beautiful sight for the crew threshing at Hans Peters, within the village limits this forenoon. The animal, with wide spreading antlers, stood watching the threshing operations. A man started walking toward him when the deer started off, bounding over fences and disappeared in the Pete Nelson pasture.

Deer Creek this year has a good ball team and would have won all the games this season had not the opposing teams been so unfair. They quit in the middle of the games with the Mills team because the umpire was unfair.

The country boy does not always talk as fast as his city cousins, but he can tell things that he has done rather than what he is going to do.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 3, 1896

Bryon’s popularity is not caused by the Chicago platform or what he stands for as much as it was by his declaration of opposition to Wall Street and the great money monopoly. It was his defiance of them that struck the popular cord. The people are through with political cowards. If John Lind is defeated it will be on account of political cowardice.

The editor has not changed his opinion that Donnelly was an unbalanced disorganizer and as is well know opposed the abandonment of the old Alliance organization to go into the one set up by Donnelly; that organization was started to raise discord and is apparent now that it will fulfill its mission. The natural law of like begetting like is showing itself in the Dobbyn-Donnelly squabble. 

The editor has been in the Twin Cities for a week; he was there during the primaries in both cities for county conventions to elect delegates and was surprised at the small attendance at them; this was especially surprising in view of the repeated charges made by the Penny Press and others about the boodle being used to defeat Lind. In many precincts only one or two pops were in attendance. If the opponents of Lind had organized they would have carried Ramsey and Hennepin Counties. But there was neither organization or money in sight; the only organization was of candidates who wanted fusion on local officers and these all favor Lind. This is an interesting view of T.C. Hodgson’s attack on the opponents of Lind, in the Fergus Globe of last week. The editor has not forgotten that Hodgson was on the wheat inspection force prior to the wheat investigation of 1891-2; also that he was expected to give important testimony; he failed to do it and his son was given a soft sit on the force. In fact silence became more Golden than the Truth. It is not surprising that Hodgson is for Lind.