5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Quilts of all shapes, sizes and colors were on display at the 26th annual Lutheran Island Camp quilt auction on Saturday. With over 300 handmade quilts and items, the auction raised over $33,000 that will be used for general projects at the rural Henning camp. The auction also helps to support sending kids to Lutheran Island Camp. In addition to the live auction, there was a silent auction, inflatable rides and pony rides on Saturday.

School Avenue will soon be a “no parking during school hours” zone. At the August city council meeting Mayor Jim Hermanson informed the council that the signs were in and would be placed soon. The decision was made to place the signs in order to reduce congestion in the area and improve the bus situation.

Summer way be coming to an end, but Otter Fest is just around the corner. Ottertail will be filled with activities from Aug. 11-12. The festivities will kick off with the Demo Derby on Friday, Aug. 11 in the demo derby pit near the water tower.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 13, 1997

A trailer-load of candy was distributed to a young sweet-toothed audience by Ottertail Lions in the Ottertail Potato Fest Parade on Saturday. Among the winners in the parade were: best theme-mayor Raymond “Ole”Mounts and entourage; best in beauty-Henning Chamber of Commerce; best in children-Otter tail Cub Scout Pack 321; best organization-Wadena England Prairie Pioneer Club.

The United Parcel Service (UPS) strike hadn’t affected area Post Offices much as of early this week, according to Postmasters Dave Brasel of Henning and Mary Lee Weaver of Ottertail. But by mid-week, the strike could result in a big increase in packages at both Post Offices, they stressed. The volume of packages has been “bigger than normal, but not big-big,” said Brasel Monday.

While there has been very little of what could be called “smear politics” in Henning in recent years, city government became downright messy last Thursday. That was the day in which Henning city councilman, Economic Development Authority (EDA) members and city employees lined up to take turns throwing and smearing pudding in the face of Mayor Richard O. Johnson. The Henning Chamber of Commerce had set up a “pie-in-the-face” booth to add flavor, if you will, to Henning Crazy Day. However, pudding—both butterscotch and chocolate with plenty of whipped cream—was substituted for pie.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 10, 1972

According to G. C. Clement, secretary of the Henning Elders’ Home committee, a final meeting with HUD will be held this Friday to iron out the last details before the planned opening set for Sept. 1. HUD will have to approve the list of applicants who have signed up for apartments. The building will be filled with occupants immediately. Mr. Clement said that $7,800 will remain on deposit for one year until the structure has been proven satisfactory and an additional $16,000 will also be held back.

The Emma’s Singers from Lutheran Island Camp, under the direction of Wm. E. Eifert, will again give a concert in the city park in Henning next Thursday evening, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Centennial festivities will be held at the Vining Lutheran Church Aug. 12 and Aug. 13. The celebration will begin at the Vining school house Saturday evening, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. with a confirmation reunion banquet and program.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 7, 1947

A weed burner on the Soo Line was the cause of a bad fire in Ottertail. Eleven 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. 10, 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 in Chicago has returned to her home here.

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