5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The new visiting artist at the Landmark Center and Henning School won’t have to travel very far to share her artistic talent. Mary Jo Wentz, who currently resides in Battle Lake, will begin a two week visit with art students at Henning School this week. A native of Nebraska, Wentz will be teaching students the art of painting with alcohol inks on yupo paper.

William Joerger and Nathan Heschke were just two of a number of countless golfers that hit the links last weekend. Several golf courses opened a bit earlier than usual to take advantage of the unseasonably warm spring. Oakwood Golf Course in Henning opened on Sunday, while Balmoral in Battle Lake and Thumper Pond in Ottertail also opened last week.

Everyone knows the Easter Bunny is nothing more than a ham. Always looking for another great photo opportunity to steal the show with area children. On Saturday, the giant bunny will be striking a pose at the Henning Community Center as part of the annual Cottontail Carnival.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 2, 1997

One-Time Fur-Trading Location—Two centuries ago, there was fur trading activity in the Leaf Lake area. Documentation of a trading post in the area as early as 1792 qualifies present-day Leaf Lake Township as the first white settlement in what is now Otter Tail County. A marker notes the settlement was known as “Leaf City” in the late 1850s, when, or three years, it included a Post Office.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 6, 1972

Korean Girl Adopted—This two-year-old Korean girl arrived by plane from Seoul, Korea, Tuesday, her total possessions being the clothes she is wearing. Bonnie Sue was met in Minneapolis by her new parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Witt, Jr. of Henning who are seeking adoption papers. The little “tyke” was very hungry on her arrival and ate just about anything. The first night she went to sleep on the floor as that was what she preferred. Bonnie Sue still cannot walk because no doubt was carried on the back of her real mother. Her father she was an American G.I. Mrs. Witt said it would take about two months before the girl can speak some English.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 6, 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.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 6, 1947

Dr. K. A. Lee, the “rub” doctor from the town of Leaf Lake, who is in jail in this city on the charge of failing to support his wife and children, has gone on a hunger strike. This is the first hunger strike we have had in the county jail here. Sheriff Billings feeds his prisoners well and most of them show a disposition to eat everything that is set before them. Dr. Lee has heard about hunger strikers in Ireland and elsewhere and announced yesterday morning that he was not going to eat until he was released. He refused to take any food yesterday and was still striking this morning. No one is very much worried over his condition, however. Dr. Lee is here to await the action of the grand jury which convenes in May and has been unable to furnish bail to secure his release. He will be quite hungry if he keeps on fasting until the grand jury meets. There might be more sympathy for him if it were not for the fact that he is accused of leaving his children to go on a hunger strike indefinitely. It is understood that after two days of fasting “Doctor” Lee got very hungry and started to eat.

150 years ago

Ottertail city news

Thursday, April 6, 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.