5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hannah Augustus dcould have filled a small U-Haul trailer with toys for the Children’s Hospital in the Twin Cities. The Henning High School senior delivered over 650 items to the Children’s Hospital on March 16 as part of her National Honor Society service project. Augustus, who has visited Children’s Hospital countless times over the years due to hip dysplasia, said she was grateful for all of the donations she received as part of her project. 

The county board of commissioners nominated Steven and Jodi Misegades of Henning as the 2017 Red River Valley East Otter Tail County honorees for setting a good example through volunteering, community service, farming, agricultural operations and commitment to conserving natural resources. The couple was honored at a banquet Saturday, March 25, at the University of Minnesota-Crookston.

Cichy burgers, root beer floats and even a slice of apple pie will have a new home this summer. While the location will be similar to years past, the building itself will receive a makeover some 70 years in the making. Beginning in early April, the old Henning Food Stand building, which was built in the early to mid 1900s will be torn down to make way for a new food stand. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, March 26, 1997

For the second year in a row, Henning High School eighth graders scored higher in recent state-wide math tests than the state average. They also scored higher than their peers in most area schools. Seventy-nine percent of Henning eighth graders achieved this year’s passing score of 75 percent or better. The state public school average was 70 percent. Henning’s 79 percent was higher than comparable scores in all other participating Otter Tail County schools except Fergus Falls (81 percent) and Rothsay (84 percent).

The way Chris Schuelke looks at it, there is a lot of interesting history in area townships, and people should be aware of that history. That’s why Schuelke—director of the Otter Tail County Historical Society—is initiating a Township Historian Program. Its first meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 in the Otter Tail Community Center.

Kids concentrated as they picked up goodies in last Saturday’s Easter egg hunt in the Henning Health Care Center. It was sponsored by the Henning Women of Today.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, March 30, 1972

Inman – Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haneburth that their son, Jerrold, who is in Anakara, Turkey, recently spent a three weeks vacation in Germany, Austria and Italy. He says that Italy was very impressive with spectacular scenery and that Austria was very nice. Everything is so down to earth, not like the hurry and scurry of Munich and other German cities. In April Jerrold plans to spend a week in the Netherlands seeing the tulips.

Land O’Lakes Ag Service Division has purchased the Hayden Farm Supply at Deer Creek. Henning Ag Service Center and Deer Creek will be combined. The merger was effective March 1. The same fine service that Lyle has given over the years will be carried on. Roy Hermanson has been named general manager of both places.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, March 30, 1947

Stores will be closed in Henning on Good Friday according to Walter Dilly. People are urged to do their shopping on Thursday. The Henning Library will close until suitable quarters are found. All books will be put in storage. Magazines will be given away to anyone who would like them.

150 years ago

Ottertail city news

Thursday, March 30, 1872

An old woman, Mrs. Connor, who has peddled cakes and pastry in New York for many years at the corner of Fulton and Nassau Street died the other day, leaving to her heirs a fortune of $10,000, all of which had been realized by the old lady from her daily sales of tarts and cakes.

Some time since, in commenting upon the way in which justice had been administered in this county, we made some plain statements concerning the Oconors robbery case. The Fergus Falls Advocate shortly after denied our statements and gave an entirely different version of the affair. We paid no attention to this, as it was a matter of public notoriety that our statements were correct and the Advocate’s false, and we only notice it now for the sake of putting a query. A few days since the editor of the Advocate was in town and stated publicly and repeatedly that he had obtained his version of the affair from Sheriff Anderson. Sheriff Anderson just as positively asserts that he never told the Advocate man any such thing.