5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

A new business in downtown Henning will help area residents get in touch with their creativity. The Art Room recently opened in the front of the Vanity Beauty Salon on Douglas Avenue. Owner Erin Weiss hopes the business will be a place where artists of all levels will be able to get away and work on a project. The Art Room will be available to anyone who needs workspace or supplies to work on their art project. The space will also double as a location for one of her other businesses “Gallery on the Go with Erin Weiss.”  As part of Gallery on the Go, Weiss hosts parties in which participants will create a painting or other project with a group of friends. 

A group of volunteers and camp staff held a garage sale in Vining this summer to help raise money for Lutheran Island Camp. The group raised over $1,000 at the garage sale, and with that money, purchased four smaller kayaks for younger children who attend the camp. 

Otter Tail Central Bulldogs couldn’t quite put it all together as they lost to Pillager 29-6 in the Section 6AA championship football game in the Fargo Dome on Friday night. OTC ended their 2016 season 8-3 and will graduate five outstanding seniors including Eric Van Erp, Sylvan Graham-Blackman, Austin Eckhoff, Daniel Ukkelberg and Tommy Seidel. 

30 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991

A rural Henning family lost their home and possessions Sunday evening as fire gutted their mobile home in Folden Township, about four miles south of Henning. Randy and Debbie Hagen and their children were at home when the fire started.

Healthy people between the ages of 17 and 75 are being sought to give blood when the Red Cross Bloodmobile comes to Henning. The fall blood drive will be conducted at the Henning Community Center that day from 1-7 p.m.

The first season of the Otter Tail Central Bulldog football coop ended in the championship game of the Section 8B playoffs Monday afternoon as the Bulldogs lost by a 17-6 margin to the Breckenridge Cowboys. 

55 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 10, 1966

There were 256 free chest x-rays given here Thursday and Friday of last week, sponsored by Christmas Seals sales. The mobile unit received an assist from the local Gray Ladies.

The Henning grid squad had a perfect slate for 1966, Henning football tri-captains are Vernon Rinerson, Gerald Brutlag and Stan Eckhoff.

The village election here had opposition for trustee only, with Fillmore Trites winning over Emmett Brogard, 252 to 117. For clerk, Hazel Rodman received 361 votes and for justice of the peace, Mrs. Charles Jorud polled 40 write-in votes. On the special ballot, the Optional A plan was adopted with 156 voting yes and 78 no.

105 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 9, 1916

C.E. Nelson left Monday evening for the cities to purchase equipment for his new movie theater, which he has decided to name the “Rex.” The Advocate tried to persuade Mr. Nelson to call it the “Gem,” but Rex is just as short and sweet. The building is very near completion and it is expected that it will be thrown open for business about the end of the present month.

Fred Wefflemayer, manager of the Harmann Pickle Co., was in the village Saturday, Superintending the last shipment of the product of the local factory. It amounted to three carloads.

One of the interesting topics of the town is the price of potatoes. The price has been going up so fast that a “spudometer” is required to keep track of it.