5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Henning High School prom and grand march was held on Saturday at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail with 37 couples attending.

The new Henning Festival Food Stand building is beginning to take shape. The building is being constructed by Volden Construction and will replace the aging food stand at the festival grounds. Construction is expected to be done by the all-school reunion. In addition to the food stand building, construction continues on the new Dollar General Store on Highway 210 and a second set of town homes near the city offices.

The Water’s Edge Church in Henning is hoping to turn a little May sweat into drinking water for children in need. On Saturday, May 6 the church will host a 6K run, walk, stroll or crawl in Henning. The concept behind the 6K race, as opposed to a conventional 5K, is meant to represent the average distance people in developing worlds walk for water.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 30, 1997

Not much spring planting was underway yet last week, but some preparatory field work—like picking up branches and brush—was being done. Donald Neels engaged in that activity off County Road 61. Serious planting on a large scale is expected to get underway soon, after a few drying days.

In spite of a soggy start, serious farm field work in the area might be just a few nice days away, according to East Otter Tail Extension educator Denzil Cooper. While acknowledging that this is a late spring, Cooper said that the ground now is “not unusually soggy except in the lower ground,” and added that “we’re better off than other counties.”

Clay Houselog, a native of Deer Creek, will be the principal of Henning Public School starting next fall. His selection was unanimously approved April 15 by the Henning School Board.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 27, 1972

Henning was fortunate for the first time to have two students chosen from their concert choir to be in the Minnesota All State Choir. Students chosen were Randy Torgerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Torgerson, and Jeff Gaustad, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gaustad. They will go in July to Bemidji, where they will practice with the other students chosen for the choir. 

Coach Gordon Johnson greeted eight returning lettermen as the Hornets strived to get ready for the 1972 opener. The weather, no the players strike, kept the Hornets inside for all but three practices before the opening game. A shortage of experienced pitching looks like the biggest problem facing the Hornets besides the shortage of decent weather.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 27, 1947

A place for a baseball diamond has been donated to the Girard Baseball Club by Mrs. S. J. Maher.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 27, 1922

At the last general town election the Henning town board discussed the matter of securing a more uniform method of accepting gophers among the towns and villages, in this section at least. Heretofore each town has proceeded to pay gopher bounty on its own haphazard regulation, and the result has conflicted with those of neighboring towns. Some have paid bounty on heads, some on feet and still others on tails. It is easy to see this arrangement is tempting to enterprising lads to “sell” the whole works, as it were. It is a “heads I win; tails you lose” game. It is therefore suggested that all town boards take the same action as the Henning town board and pay bounty on heads only.

H. J. Runge, who bought the J. A. Peters place in Girard last year had a great fish story to tell last Saturday. As he was driving to town he saw something flopping in the roadway. He went to investigate and found it was a pickerel that had failed to negotiate the stream of water running over the road at this point from the Sanda creek. Another fish tried the same trick, and after Mr. Runge had got a mess drove on. Mr. Runge, who is one of the new settlers here, had never seen anything like this before and which he considered one of the most exciting times in his life. He knew about the law prohibiting spring spearing, but when the fish will get out on the state road and frighten one’s horses, he feels that a citizen should have some protection, too.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, April 29, 1897

Poor little struggling Cuba is losing ground since Napoleon McKinley took the chair. United States is a pretty big country, but it has some small men at the executive head of it. The much spoken of air ship was seen by a number of our citizens here Wednesday about 9:30 p.m. As usually only the red and white light was visible, one however, claims he saw the body of the ship. It finally disappeared going in a northwesterly direction, against the heavy wind then prevailing.