5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Day care, or a lack thereof, was the key topic of conversation between the Henning City Council and Henning School Board on Tuesday. The two groups met jointly in the Henning School Library to talk about the perceived need of day care in Henning and the surrounding communities.

Everybody has them—old pairs of shoes collecting dust in the back of their closet. Sometimes the shoes no longer fit, were a fashion miss or just replaced over time. Henning High School junior Colin Geyer is hoping to turn those old shoes into a resource to help some of the poorest people in the world. Geyer, who is the son of Ben and Becky Geyer of rural Henning, is collecting shoes as part of his National Honor Society service project to donate to Soles 4 Souls.

The Henning City Council began their monthly meeting last Tuesday by opening the bids for the bandstand gazebo. Three written bids were submitted, the highest of which was $1,010. However, Dan Broten, one of the three bidders, verbally raised his bid to $1,011, which the council agreed would be the highest bid.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 9, 1997

Water everywhere—Henning and Deer Creek developed some new lake fronts over the weekend, thanks to high temperatures and a lot of melting snow. The high water didn’t go over the roads like it did in some areas not too far away, but for a while, it almost looked like it was going to get to that point. Then on Sunday, plunging temperatures accompanied by snow turned the lakes into skating rinks.

Aaron Nevala said that from the time he was a boy, he always wanted to be a policeman. He never aspired to any other career options, he stressed. “I’ve always had a great respect for law officers,” he said. “I’ve always thought it would be a good career and I never thought about anything else.” At age 23, he has his first professional police officer job, for the City of Henning. He will be working with Police Officer Jim Brandborg.

On the north end of the Ottertail mini-mall is an unpretentious office whose sign identifies it as the Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. It’s been the object of some curiosity. “Is it a government agency?”, some people have wondered. The answer is no. It’s a non-profit corporation that provides technical assistance and training in water, wastewater, solid waste and housing issues to small rural communities. 

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 13, 1972

Ted Olson has four very dear great grandchildren; and you better believe it, because Great Grandmother Ella can prove it with bonafide pictures of them. But getting down to the building of the grandfather clock. It seems that it all started back in 1963. I think most of you can remember the saw mill that was started in the Art Carlson building on Highway 210 on the south edge of town. The operator of this mill was known as Woody and became quite involved in his charge account at Ted’s DX station. Consequently Ted wound up with one thousand feet of lumber to settle the account. After nearly 10 years of “seasoning” the lumber in Ted’s Oil Company warehouse, plans were secured. Ted then began to realize his dream of owning a grandfather’s clock. Although he did not work every day on his project, 15 months later, the clock was ready. As Bub Shelley remarked Saturday, “I was here when Ted sawed the first boards, so I am here to help carry it up from the basement, when he sets it up.” The “unveiling” was held Saturday evening in the presence of the F. W. C. Club with appropriate oohs and ahs. The time was well spent as the result of Ted’s efforts is a Grandfather’s Clock that is a “thing of beauty and a joy forever.”

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 13, 1947

Heaviest Snow of Year Fell Saturday—Starting in with a light drizzle Saturday morning, by late afternoon a heavy snow was falling which developed into the heaviest snowfall of the year. It was a wet snow, and coupled with the fact that the frost was going out of the ground, made it very difficult driving—in fact many of the rural roads were impassible. The snow clung to the trees and power lines, and people here were without current part of the time Saturday night, and about two hours at noon Monday. Anyhow, it did put a damper on the “Easter Parade,” and new spring outfits were the exception and not the rule.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 13, 1947

A deal which is of more than usual interest to the people of the village of Ottertail and surrounding community was transacted Wednesday of last week when Henry A. Schultz sold his general stores to his son-in-law, Harry H. True. Mr. Schultz has conducted a general store here for nearly 20 years and 15 years of that time he also had the post office in connection with his store. In 1903, Mr. Schultz together with his brother, G. A. Schultz owned the store now owned by Herman H. Brutlag and conducted it under the firm name of Schultz Bros. In 1907 they sold out and in 1909 Henry Schultz went into business for himself which he has conducted up to this time. Mr. Schultz has for all these years been a well liked and faithful merchant. Mr. True needs no introduction to this community. He was born and raised near Ottertail and has lived in the country all his life. His father, Dick True conducted a store in Henning for several years and Harry was for four years clerk for Herman H. Brutlag and for one year owned a store in Henning. For the past seven years he has operated the Farmers’ Equity Elevator at Ottertail.