5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

The new Hilltop Lumber store opened just before the Fourth of July in Ottertail. “Walk in and be welcomed with high ceilings, a color bar for choosing paints with confidence and a front counter with wood cabinets and natural patina,” said Eric Doll of Hilltop Lumber. The building is 2½ years in the making and officially opened on July 1.

Lutheran Island Camp is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year and one of the more popular events at the camp this summer is the annual quilt auction. The 26th annual Quilt Auction is set for Saturday at Lutheran Island Camp. Over 300 handmade quilts and craft items will be at the auction this year. Viewing of the quilts begins at 8:30 a.m. and the auction will start at 11 a.m., rain or shine.

A grass roots fundraising effort is bringing a new bathroom to the popular Ottertail Community Park. The new bathroom will replace the Porta Potties that have been placed in the park in the past.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 30, 1997

Dr. Joe Schneiderhan, O.D. is the new optometrist at Lake Region Eye Center in Henning. A native of Alexandria, Minn., he previously worked out of Woodbury before returning to the area, where he will be practicing in both Alexandria and Henning.

Algae in the Henning water treatment plant’s three ponds was sprayed with chemicals. Algae and weeds were interfering with the facility’s irrigation system. The spraying to kill the algae and weeds took place Friday, following a special emergency Henning City Council meeting at which the procedure was approved.

Potato Fest Historical Display—Harold Huber organized the historical display for Ottertail Potato Fest, which will take place this Friday and Saturday. The historical display is only one of many parts of the Potato Fest, which also includes a demolition derby, arts and crafts booths, a car show, a parade, strolling entertainment, a tractor pull, a magic show, a truck teeter, a street dance, fireworks and several other attractions.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 3, 1972

One of the most severe flooding conditions was at the Bernard Thornton farm (formerly Lewis Lyson place) south of Henning at the junction of the Vining-Almora road. The water poured in from surrounding hills causing a crest of nearly seven feet in one of the sheds. Mr. Thornton was forced to trench out to drain some of the water. He also has a pump pouring water out at the rate of 50,000 gallons an hour. This has been going on for over a week and they still have water standing near the buildings.

Cordes Implement Co. has scheduled an open house for all farmers in this area on Saturday, Aug. 19. Irv Cordes, owner of Cordes Imp. says he will unveil Generation Two, the biggest advance in tractors since John Deere introduced the New Generation Tractor twelve years ago.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 31, 1947

A wood burner on the Soo Line was the cause of a bad fire in Ottertail. A total of 11 Carloads of REA Poles had been unloaded and started on fire. The Ottertail Fire department carrying cream cans helped save the depot which was 75 feet away.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 3, 1922

Strayed away-Cow and suckling. Anyone knowing their whereabouts please leave information at Pikal Bros. Meat Market.

Mayme Christenson who had been studying art at Chicago has returned to her home here.

First $175.00 takes Ford Roadster. Mechanically perfect. See Jack Kane.