5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

The Ottertail City Council will move forward with the design phase of a road project in the city. The road project encompasses portions of Elm Avenue, Lake Avenue and Second Street. It also includes a paving project along a portion of Hilltop Road. 

The shell of the new Good Shepherd Lutheran Church began to quickly take shape last week. Construction on the new portion of the church is expected to last through fall and into the winter months. 

The Henning School Board took another look at a program that will provide additional reading help to elementary students in school. The school board is discussing the concept of hiring an interventionist to provide more reading help to some students that are in need. The goal would be to provide more reading assistance to elementary students, outside of the 90-minute reading block each day. 

30 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 24, 1991

The Henning Senior Citizen’s Center and the Henning Nursing Home will welcome trick- or -treaters on Halloween next Thursday night. The senior center will be open from 6-8 p.m. and the nursing home will welcome young costumed visitors from 5:45 until 8 p.m.

Three rural Henning residents recently formed a partnership, bought out an area trophy company and are now in business in the basement of Spaeth’s Department Store in Henning. The owners of the new Otter Tail Trophy Co. are Virgil and Jason Spaeth and Geoff Smith.

The Otter Tail County child protection unit will present a workshop with the theme of child protection being everyone’s responsibility in two locations next month. The first will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6-9 p.m. at the Henning Community Center.  

55 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 27, 1966

Seven hundred people were served at the Henning commercial Club’s free turkey barbeque at the city hall Saturday. Head of serving was Mrs. G.C. Flom, assisted by many good helpers.

The village of Henning will very soon make its bid to West Central Turkeys, Inc. of Pelican Rapids encouraging them to build their further processing plant in the village of Henning. This plant, representing an initial investment of approximately a half million dollars, will employ after construction from 50 to 100 persons. 

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed about 2,200 bales of hay and straw at the Leonard Gunkel farm Thursday evening.

105 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 26, 1916

The crew of brick layers engaged on the “Gem” movie theater have completed their work and the carpenters have taken their places on the building.

J.D. Lifquist is the latest automobile owner, having secured a slightly used Reo through the help of his brother-in-law in Redwood Falls.

Will Hipple, auditor for the Dower Lumber Co. was looking after business matters here yesterday.

130 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 15, 1891

The Farmers’ Elevator received 85 loads of wheat last Saturday and 82 on Monday, being the two largest days’ business Mr. Brandborg has ever done since he began the work of making Henning an open wheat market. It also shows that the farmers appreciate the contest that has been made to give better prices for their wheat. 

J.O. Lundh is rushing his building as fast as possible so as to get it completed during this good weather.

Sheriff Billings is in town this week serving the grand and petit jurors with notice that court meets in November.