5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In the matter of just 15 minutes, Tom Grasswick may have become the most famous deer wrestler this side of the Mississippi. Grasswick, who went to the Wadena Wal-Mart on Tuesday with his family quickly found himself in the middle of a national phenomenon when he was hit in the back of his head by a young deer and wrestled it to the ground before it could injure anyone else. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, May 21, 1997

One of the few stones that are still standing at Oak Knoll Cemetery marks the grave of Johanne Severson, 1841-1896. Oak Knoll is in a brushed-over grove of trees on the Richard Haugdahl property on County Road 67, 2 ½ miles northeast of Henning. Most people don’t realize a cemetery is located there. Henning Township Historian Ernie Deckert feels it should be recognized as a historic site.

So how important is this year’s Henning High School graduation? Well, one of the seniors came more than 6,000 miles just so he could participate. He’s Coy Moore, who spend much of the past school year as an exchange student from Carauru, in northeastern Brazil.

The Ottertail City Council gave its approval to the purchase of a new tanker truck for the city’s volunteer fire department when it met in regular session on Thursday, May 15.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, May 25, 1972

The Henning recreational baseball program will begin on June 5 and continue through July 28. Recreation director, Dick Steensland urges all boys and girls to participate in this summer’s program. Girl’s slowpitch softball will be added to this summer’s program. Providing the turnout is large enough, there will be two age groups participating. The first age group will include girls who are in grades four, five and six.

Eddie Pikal is probably holding one of the first auto license plates issued in Minnesota and no doubt the cheapest. The digits show that there were at least 47344 plates issued and was good for three years, 1912, 1913, and 1914. Eddie found the plate covering a hole in the granary on his farm.

The Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom at the high school was held Saturday, May 13, with “Jungle Fever” the theme.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, May 25, 1947

At the Rex:

Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17 – “Swell Guy” Thrilling drama with Sonny Tuffs, Ann Blyth, Ruth Warrick, Wm. Gargan, and Mary Nash. 

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, May 18, 19, and 20 – “The Time, The Place and The Girl” The big comedy hit of the season. A razzle, dazzle of fun, frolic and laughter with Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, S. Z. Sakal, and Alan Hale. All in Technicolor.

Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22 – “The Michigan Kid” Special western filmed in color and packed with action. Starring John Hall, Victor McLaglen, Rita Johnson, and Andy Devine.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, May 25, 1922

The commercial club held its regular monthly meeting Monday evening and among the more important business done was the ordering of 265 steel guide signs that will be placed at crossroads and convenient places. The club also has adopted the slogan “Henning on the Soo and the N. P. too.”

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, May 27, 1897

A man living in Deerborn came to Barnesville during the flood time and among his purchase of supplies was a new suit of clothes. On his way home that night, the bright idea came into his head to surprise his wife by appearing in his new suit. He stopped on the road, undressed, and threw his old clothes into the raging Buffalo, which carried them away, not knowing that he had lost the new clothes out of the wagon. Unable to find either suit, he obliged to go home, like a Zulu. He surprised his wife just the same.

150 years ago

Ottertail City Record

May 1872

A marriage was solemnized near this place one day this week between a man of Scandinavian extraction who is unable to speak a single word of English and an American woman who is unable to speak a word in the Scandinavian tongue. Their courtship must have been an interesting process.

The last great battle between Sioux and the Ojibwas in this part of the country, occurred about 60 or 70 years ago at a point on the south shore of West Battle Lake, near its eastern extremity, about 11 miles from this place. A party of 40 Ojibwas Indians were out on the war path, and at this place encountered an expedition of 100 lodges of the Sioux, who were returning to the southward from their spring hunt in the northern portion of this state.