5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

From growing up in the Palm Springs, Calif. area, to attending college in Virginia and Wyoming, working in Colorado,  and then finding his calling in Clitherall, Pastor Aaron Simon’s wife Melanie describes it as a journey “only God could have planned.” The congregation of Lakes Community Baptist Church in Clitherall welcomed Pastor Simon as their new minister this summer, and the young Simon family including children Kenny (2 1/2 years) and Ruthie (9 months) has happily settled into their new role.

The Ottertail Lions are hosting their eighth annual Polka Days. Join the approximately 700 people, or up to 300 people per day, and listen to the great music performed by four different bands, September  7-9.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 3, 1997

Forty-year pen pals Jean Rortvedt of Henning and Carole Brett of Plymouth, England finally got to meet each other in person when the Bretts visited Henning in 1993. They did a lot of traveling in Minnesota, including to Itasca, where the Mississippi River begins.

Century Farm status has recently been awarded to a farm on County Road 57 in Nidaros Township that has been in the same family for over 100 years—109 to be specific—and for four generations. It belongs to the Winifred Levring and her daughters Janet Miles and Judy Thomsen. The farmhouse was built in 1891 or ’92.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 7, 1972

Five 4-H’ers from East Otter Tail County will compete in the regional 4-H dog show Saturday, Sept. 9 in Wadena. The show will be held at the National Guard Armory and will begin at 1 p.m.

The board of the Otter Tail County Historical Society has accepted the bid of Anderson Brothers, general contractors, for construction of a new museum in Fergus Falls. Work is expected to start immediately.

Market interests at the West Fargo Stockyards and Siouxland Dressed Beef are sponsors of a meeting open to all livestock producers at the village hall in Battle Lake Thursday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 4, 1947

On the opening day of school an enrollment oddity appeared at the high school where there were 16 girls and but one boy (George Smith) registered in the seventh grade. That was Tuesday, and Wednesday another boy Martin Westad from out of the district, appeared in class to bolster the male forces. Recruiting suspicions may have been cast on Smith who probably figured he had more than he could handle.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 7, 1922

Detroit—One hundred thousand employees of the Ford Motor company will be without jobs after September 16. In addition, several hundred thousand other workers employed in industries furnishing materials for the Ford plants will be affected. Henry Ford gave these figures out in announcing that his three big motor plants located in the Detroit suburbs and his assembly plants throughout the country would be closed on that date because of the coal shortage.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

September 1897

The measles in this town are about over and all the afflicted ones are well.

Grant Chesborough’s new house is beginning to assume a more homelike air.

We haven’t heard of any one in town catching the gold fever yet, although there is some who could be benefited by the gold cure.