5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Dozens of pontoons and boats were decorated in a variety of red, white and blue colors during the annual West Leaf Lake Fourth of July pontoon parade last week. With sunny skies and warm temperatures, a number of people lined the shores of the lake to watch the parade.

Stacy and Chad Hagen have spent the better-part of five months rebuilding and replacing what was destroyed by a fire in January at Chagen’s Pub in downtown Henning. The bar/restaurant is open for business once again.

The 79th annual Henning Festival is set for this weekend in Henning. Festivities start on Friday with the brand new food stand opening at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. the kiddie parade will begin, followed by the big parade with grand marshal Lloyd Amundson leading the parade.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 9, 1997

More than 100 units of all kinds are expected to participate in the festival parade that will kick off this weekend’s “Diamond Jubilee” Henning Area Festival at 7 p.m. Friday, according to parade chairman Karen Stueve, who is also the overall festival coordinator.

Classic, ultra light, warbird and antique airplanes will be featured at the 14th annual Fly-In and Club Convention at Henning Municipal Airport next Saturday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A special invitation is being extended to pilots of antique and classic aircraft. Judging will be held, and awards will be given 100-octane and auto fuel will be available.

Stuart Tollefson, of Ottertail, was one of the many crafters at the weekend Phelps Mill Festival. Tollefson had a pottery booth.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 7, 1972

Art Benti is shown with a corn stalk that measured 7½ feet in height, which he and Emil Guse raised on their Leaf Lake farm. The corn was planted May 14 and Art reports 15 acres is pretty much of even height.

Lisa Fredrick is shown holding a 14 lb. 2 oz. Northern her uncle, August Frederick of Battle Lake, caught on Otter Tail Lake on June 29. He was fishing in 25 feet of water with a Hans spinner and fathead minnow.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 10, 1947

Al Torgerson has accepted his appointment to the board of education of the Henning School filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ben Albright. Mr. Albright was forced to resign because of his acceptance of a teaching position with the veterans farm training program here.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 13, 1922

Sauerkraut will restore lost health, bring you youth if you are old, make you beautiful if you are not, and strong if you are weak, according to the National Kraut Packers association, which is holding its 15th annual convention to plan an intensive campaign to advertise the food value sauerkraut and methods of raising the standard of its product.

Martin Meeter of Illinois is president of the association Dr. Harvey Wiley, the food expert, in a letter read to the convention reported: “Cabbage is one of the vegetables which is found to be richest in vitamins. And there is no form in which it can be used to such advantage as in sauerkraut. The American people do not realize the value of cabbage in all its form. Any information which would increase the use of this wonderful vegetable would be for the benefit of the health of the people.”

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 8, 1897

The United States ranks fifth among the great naval powers of the world. Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy lead our country in this respect, while Germany falls a little behind us. C. F. Macdonald, editor of the St. Cloud Journal Times has been removed by President McKinley from the office of receiver of the land office at St. Cloud. It is understood that Mr. Macdonald’s term would not have expired until March 1898. Therefore in removing him the rule that incumbents who satisfactorily perform their duties shall be permitted to serve out their term has been set aside in this case. This implies that Macdonald has been derelict or at fault in some official way. But it appears from a letter he has addressed to President McKinley and published that his record is alright and officially endorsed at Washington. It is therefore assumed that he has been removed for political reasons, and this is charged by Macdonald who also calls attention to the plank. In the national republican platform declaring that preference shall be given to ex-soldiers in making appointments to office. Macdonald also calls attention to the fact that Congressman Morris, who demanded his removal, was a southern rebel, and that he had been shown preference instead of Macdonald, who was a union soldier during the Civil War and also had a brother in the service. Macdonald is a democrat, of course, and supported Bryan and Sewell last fall in his newspaper, although he did not personally take part in the campaign. His successor in office is Alvah Eastman, editor of the Journal Press, who is an active republican politician and was not a soldier. it appears that Macdonald has made out a clear case in his charge that the profession of the republican party in favor of ex-soldiers as exemplified in its national platform is a hollow pretense and a sham; that it is violated whenever a political purpose can be served and no dependence can be reposed in it.