5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

The door to Three Fishermen’s Watering Hole opened slowly as a slight popping sound can be heard under the surface. For the regular customers the popping sound is often overlooked, while for the newest patrons of Three Fisherman’s Watering Hole it is a reminder of the uniqueness of the area’s first ice bar.

Weston Roy Luhning is the 2017 Henning HOPE first baby of the year. Luhning, who was born on Jan. 7 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minn., is the son of Will and Katie Luhning of rural Battle Lake.

Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Henning Wall of Fame induction. The deadline for nominations is May 16. The Henning Wall of Fame honors high school graduates from the current boundaries of school district 545. Those inducted into the wall of fame have shown outstanding achievement and involvement throughout their career and/or lifetime.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Feb. 5, 1997

Max’s Mission: Tailgate at -25 degrees—It’s the “if you get lemons, make lemonade” philosophy in practice, as applied to this ultra-challenging winter. Twenty people recently had a tailgate party—complete with food and drink—at a fish house near Ottertail in 25-below-zero weather. The idea was conceived and implemented by a group called the Knights of the Square Table, which gets together on Friday evenings to play tip boards at the Otter.

It’s the time of the year when people have already done their taxes or are thinking about doing them. Bill Egan of Henning did taxes about 25 times last year and probably will do taxes at least as many times this year. No, he’s not a professional tax accountant. He’s a retired railroad maintenance engineer. But he does taxes on a volunteer basis for senior citizens and persons with low and fixed incomes, through the American Association for Retired Personas TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) Program.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Feb. 10, 1972

Basic rates vary in 13 different exchange classifications in Minnesota, according to the number of main telephones which a customer can call without a toll charge. In Henning, one party residence phone service will cost $4.85 per month, an increase of $.75. Two party service will cost $3.80 per month, an increase of $.60. Rural eight party-residence service will cost $4.40 per month, an increase of $.55.

Karen J. Waskosky has been named Henning High School’s Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for 1972. Selected on the basis of her score in a written knowledge and attitude examination administered to senior girls last Dec. 7, she will receive a specially designed award charm from General Mills, sponsor of the annual education program. Additionally, she is now eligible for state and national honors. Karen is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Waskosky of Henning.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Feb. 9, 1947

One of the worst dust storms in many a moon blew into this community Monday from the south and the dirt mixed with the little snow that was available, the strong winds and near zero temperature made it a nasty day to be out. Businessmen, schoolmen and housewives were unanimous in saying that they were disgusted with the dust that whipped in through seemingly air-tight spots. And so, a general cleaning up is in order. They also found it a difficult matter to keep themselves warm on this particularly “blue” Monday. Right now the snow is an ugly grey color to make it nice and muddy when tracked into wherever you might be tracking. As a consequence, many Henningites have been heard of late to say: “We sure do hope we can get a fresh snow-fall to cover up this mess.” Tuesday morning the temperature fell to 13 below and that evening was once more on the downward trend from a daytime reading of about zero.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Feb. 8, 1922

We saw one of the new “peace dollars” in Henning the other day, which is not being coined in the Philadelphia mint. On the back is the figure of an eagle, standing on a mountain top. An olive branch, which is symbolic of the Washington conference lies near the eagle. On the back of the mountain shines the rays of the sun of a new era. A new head of the Goddess of Liberty, with the words “Liberty” and “In God We Trust” is found on the front of the coin.

The question often comes up as to the origin of the name “Henning.” The town was named after John O. Henning, who lived and owned real estate here more than 40 years ago. He moved to Hudson, Wash., and resided there at last accounts. Mr. Henning presented the bell to the local M.E. church and it is still doing service from its tower.

We note by the Mahnomen Pioneer that a graveling truck was hitched to a snow plow and the main streets there cleaned of snow in a jiffy. It is a wonder that this simple task is not done here, for it would not only improve automobiling, but sleighing as well.

150 years ago

Ottertail city news

Thursday, Feb. 3, 1872

In a shooting affray at the Junction on the MPRR one day last week a man named Dan Cambell was shot and fatally wounded.

The poor of Boston are soon to have daily rations of soup.

Twelve million cigars were made in Westfield, Minn., last year.

The Ministers in Indiana have reduced the wedding fee to one dollar and a half to steady customers.