5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kale Misegades has advanced to the Elks National Hoop Shoot Finals after winning a tiebreaker in the North Central Region contest over the weekend. After connecting on 22 of his 25 free throws in the competition, Misegades made all five of his tie break shots. The competition was held in Iowa City, Iowa and featured state champions from Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Twenty-nine years after her mother became Henning’s all-time leading scorer, Paige Wallevand ended her basketball career in a similar fashion. In what would become the final game of her high school career, Wallevand went into the Sub Section 6A North semi-final game against New York Mills needing just three points to eclipse Courtney Dague’s scoring record of 1,287 points. Last season Dague broke Casey Haugdahl’s record of 1,270 points that was set in 2013. That record broke Beth (Misegades) Wallevand’s scoring mark of 1,087 points that was set in 1988.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, March 19, 1997

A wide variety of exhibitors, some well-received added attractions and many interested people added up to a successful 1997 Henning Farm and Trade Show, according to Andy Barr, who coordinated the event. “It went really well,” he said. The March 15 event, sponsored by the Henning Chamber of Commerce, was the second of its kind.

With some jobs, schedules can be modified during inclement weather—such as last week’s snow storm. Other jobs, however, involve getting out in any kind of weather, including snow storms. And some jobs often involve getting stuck on snowy roads. Rural mail carrier is one such job. Ken Gunderson, for example, has been stuck “probably close to 100 times” this winter and was stuck five times this past Thursday alone.

Members of the Henning Area Community Choir will present their annual Easter cantata Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the elementary gym at the Henning Public School. The 47-voice choir, under the direction of Richard O. Johnson, will perform “The Triumphs of His Grace,” by Marty Parks, with a special finale, The Halleluja Chorus from “The Messiah.”

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, March 23, 1972

Leaf Lake—The husband of a former resident of Leaf Lake township, who is a general science teacher at Whitefish, Mont., high school, has been awarded an international teaching fellowship and will spend the next three years in Australia teaching and traveling. He is David L. H. Krekulla of Whitefish, Mont. Mr. and Mrs. Krekulla left Jan. 23 for Australia and he will teach at schools in the state of Victoria.

An Easter promotion is being sponsored by the Henning Commercial Club. Twenty canned hams, three pounds each, will be given away Saturday, April 1. Registration begins Saturday, March 25 in all participating business places.

The annual 600 bowling tournament was held at the Henning Lanes Friday evening. There were 15 bowlers that entered the tournament. Wesley Torkelson bowled a series of 643 taking first place; Chuck Steuve, second 635; Alfred Meyer, third, 627; and Jean Liden, fourth, 626. Their scores are with handicap included. Each bowler bowled four games and threw out their lowest game. To be eligible to bowl in this tournament, a bowler must have bowled a 600 series at the Henning Lanes.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, March 23, 1947

Modernization of equipment, a program interrupted by the war and scarcity of materials, is going ahead full steam on the Soo Line. New seats of the most modern type are being installed in many of our coaches. Richly upholstered in pleasing colors, these seats are engineered to provide greater comfort during long distance coach travel.

Other features include: new wall and ceiling decorations, new flooring, hat-racks, roomy luggage compartments and new plumbing and porcelain fixtures in toilet compartments. These distinctive improvements have just been installed in the Soo Line Winnipeger crack train between St. Paul-Minneapolis and Winnipeg and will soon be seen in other Soo Line services.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, March 22, 1922

Bobbed tresses, silk stockings and short skirts are taboo in the big plan of the National Cash Register people at Dayton, Ohio. Some of the men folks have apparently been forgetting to ring up the coin, their attention being distracted by the display of feminine charms.

An exchange says Missourians are more profane than the people of any other state. Well, that’s where the mules come from.

We found the following classified ad in last Sunday’s paper: For Sale: Bulldog—Very fond of children, Will eat anything.

150 years ago

Ottertail city news

Thursday, March 23, 1872

Over six hundred dollars worth of young fruit trees will be set out on the farms to the different settlers in the town of Rush Lake in this country this spring.

We hear that there is some talk of starting a new newspaper at Fergus Falls in this county. As Fergus Falls is rapidly growing and already thriving and prosperous place, her business men must feel the need of a reliable home organ and advertising medium. An honest, respectably conducted newspaper at that place would doubtless be a paying institution from the start.

What is the difference between half a glass of water and a broken engagement? One is not filled full, and the other is not fulfilled.

Four members of the Yale senior class have been indefinitely suspended for snowballing passers by.