5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

While rain forced the performance indoors, grammy-nominated children’s musician Ralph Covert shared his humorous and eclectic original songs at the Landmark Center on Wednesday. The night featured a variety of songs, dances and stories.

Fundraising continues for a new Frisbee golf course in Henning. With enough money raised to fund six of the proposed nine hole golf course, Scott Hart is seeking additional donations to help make the project come to fruition this summer.

An 80-year-old dam on West Leaf Lake will soon be replaced thanks to the work of the local lake association and two state legislators. Loren Hoyhtya, who is a member of the Leaf Lakes Association, said he was relieved when he learned the cost for replacing the dam on West Leaf Lake was included in the state bonding bill.

The addition of five new holding cells and installation of a new elevator at the county jail, adjacent to the courthouse south of downtown Fergus Falls, should be completed by early October 2017.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 2, 1997

July is the month for new clergy in the Henning-Vining area. Father Leroy Maus became pastor of St. Edward’s Catholic Church of Henning (as well as St. Joseph Catholic Church of Bertha) July 1; and Pastors Mark and Connie Tiede will begin serving the Vining Parish (Vining, Folden, Leaf Mountain and Nidaros Lutheran Churches) Sunday, July 6.

It was April of 1872. The first church services were held in what is now Nidaros Township. They were at the Mikkal Anderson home, and they were conducted by Rev. J. A. Berg. Those services represented the beginning of Nidaros Lutheran Church. In July of that year, the congregation was formally organized. Now, 125 years later, the congregation is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The celebration will take place Sunday, July 13, and it will include a program, speakers, special music and a catered meal.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 6, 1972

Miss Jacki Albright, a senior at Henning high school, has been selected as a member of the 1972-73 Minnesota All-State Band. The All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra traditionally represent Minnesota’s finest high school musicians. The All-State Band will assemble during a summer camp held in Bemidji July 26-30.

Four miles of road construction is being completed on the county road north of the “Butcher” corner west of Hennng. The road is being graded and will probably be tarred to “meet” the tar road to Ottertail.

The Henning Golf Course is rapidly coming to a “head” with a watering system nearly complete on greens, fairways and tee stands. This week a large delegation from Wheaton is coming in to help the owners, Neil and Frank Johnson, who hope to have the course in operation in the spring.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 6, 1947

Marvin Nyberg will be the instructor this year for Red Cross Swimming Lessons. Parents are urged to register their children. Transportation will be provided to Leaf Lake.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 6, 1922

What were the religious views of Abraham Lincoln? is asked. The following on this point is an extract from a book entitled, “Six Months in the White House with Abraham Lincoln,” by a well-known American journalist and author in his time: “The conversation turned upon religious subjects, and Mr. Lincoln made this impressive remark: I have never united myself to any church because I have found difficulty giving my assent, without mental reservation, to the long complicated statements of Christian doctrine which characterize their articles of belief and confession of faith. When any church will inscribe over its altar, as its sole qualification for membership, the Savior’s condensed statement of the substance of both law and gospel, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind, and love thy neighbor as thyself,” that church will I join with all my heart and with all my soul.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer.