5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Taxpayers in the City of Henning could see a slight increase in their taxes next year. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the Henning City Council approved a three percent increase in its preliminary tax levy for 2017. Last year the council approved a similar three percent increase to its levy. 

Senior Paige Wallevand became the first Hornet volleyball player in school history to pass 2,000 career set assists last week. 

As the Henning High School Class of 2017 began their senior year last week, they were missing one of their own as Shyanne Jacobs was absent. Jacobs is recovering from a whirlwind two months that started out with headaches and ended up with a trip to Mayo Clinic. She has gone through surgeries and is now going through treatment to combat an aggressive form of cancer.  Once her radiation treatment is complete, Jacobs is hoping to begin her senior year at Henning High School. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 11, 1996

E and M Industries, Inc. is a new business in Henning that makes electrical indicators, coil assemblies and auto pilot clutches, along with an occasional heater assembly for gas detectors used by the U.S. Department of Defense. The manufacturing business moved here from Elk River, Minn., and is located in downtown Henning, in what is known both as the “old creamery building” and the “downtown Little Red Sled building.” David Reese runs the business with his wife Judith and their sons, Michael and Daniel. They’ve had a farm near Vining since 1987 and have been planning to move their business to the area for a number of years. 

Henning High School Homecoming King and Queen candidates are Denise Deckert, Tena Eckhoff and Sarah Witt, Henry Montplaisir, Isaac Watkins and Matt Thorson.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 16, 1971

The large barn owned by Robert Hebranson was apparently struck by lightening on Saturday and was totally destroyed. Five heifers and calves, 6,000 bales of hay and 1,000 bales of straw were lost in the blaze. 

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 14, 1946

Gaylord Saetre, son of Ida Saetre of this place, who has been practicing law in Moorhead, Minn., for the past six months, has formed a partnership with Edgar Sharp in that city.

Art Lynse of Fergus Falls is the new owner of the Vanity Beauty Shop in Henning, having bought out the business from Mrs. Edith Falls. 

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 15, 1916

The Battle Lake Review tells of a skunk getting away with 80 chickens in one night. P.D. Sorenson of this village lost chickens on different occasions, but he thinks the skunk was not of the four-legged kind.

Last Thursday the Henning city hall came near to going up in smoke. Had it not been for Nick Thill, who first saw the glare of light from his house, the fire may have been more serious. He and others rushed to the hall and found a pile of oil rags burning fiercely in the drying room. The blaze had not reached the woodwork of the racks and it was extinguished without difficulty.

When Adam in bliss, asked Eve for a kiss, she puckered her lips with a coo; and answered emphatic with look quite ecstatic, I don’t care Adam if I do.

They have now concluded that the whale swallowed Jonah was the original profiteer because it grabbed all the prophet within its reach.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 17, 1896

A Kansas court ruled that “a man who calls upon a woman regularly and takes her to entertainment occasionally, is legally engaged to marry her.”

A Parisian house furnisher has invented a little appliance for carving chicken, which, fashioned somewhat after a pair of scissors, is said to be able to make at least three chicken sandwiches before the professor of economy gets through the chicken skin. 

The name of “trolley cars,” now commonly applied to electric street railway cars, was derived from the trade name of the upwardly projecting pole.” This pole being the most conspicuous difference between an electric street car and a horse car. The former soon became popularly known as trolley cars.