5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

The Ottertail Lions Club hosted its eighth annual Polka Daze celebration near the water tower in Ottertail last weekend. The large crowds gathered for three days of polka music under the big yellow tent.

If members of the Save the Trinity group had an extra hop in their step last wee it was for good reason. The group, which has spent the past couple of years restoring the former lutheran and catholic church in downtown Henning, received a donated player piano on the eve of one of the buildings biggest events to date. The piano was donated by Luke Larson, of rural Henning, who has dedicated the past 30 years to restoring and preserving vintage player pianos.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 10, 1997

Henning firemen extinguished a fire Friday that started in one of the smaller units at Henning Grain and Feed. Fire Chief John Thalmann said the unit, which is used for mixing grain and fermentation overheated. The fire was not as potentially serious as those which have broken out in other communities in large dry-grain elevator buildings, Thalmann continued. No major damage was done, he said.

There was standing room only Saturday as approximately 95 people packed the Clitherall Community Center for an informational meeting on a proposed irrigated farming project between Battle Lake and Clitherall Lake. What was originally scheduled to be a two-hour meeting exceeded three hours and some emotional exchanges took place. The meeting was held by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The meeting, with its continuous back-and-forth exchange if DNR moderator Don Buckhout had not ended it shortly after 12 noon.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 14, 1972

Norman Egge brought a record size onion into The Advocate office Monday—it was huge. The onion weighed 2 pounds and 3 1/2 ounces and there were many more over a pound in weight. They were grown in the garden of the Eggs’s daughter, Mrs. Clara Knudson.

A big event is coming up in the Henning Elders Home which will be known as “Clement Manor” in honor of G. C. Clement, who has done the bulk of the work in this government project. The start of the plans began on Nov. 1, 1966 when the village council created the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Henning. Actual construction started five years later with Media & Son of Wahpeton, N.D., the low bidder on the structure which comprises 20 units.

Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Klimp spent Saturday to Tuesday over Labor Day weekend in Iowa. They attended a parade at Zearing near Des Moines, where the 40 team hitch was featured. These beautiful horses are sponsored by Schlitz of Milwaukee.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 11, 1947

Principal Kalmer Ostby disclosed today that the high school junior and senior enrollment has been increased to 245 students. The senior high cheerleaders are Henrietta Wick, Betty Kruta and Barbara Anderson. Junior High Cheerleaders are Phyllis Amundsen and Arlene Volden.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 14, 1922

Struck by lightning on the top of his head, his body burned the full length to the bottom of his feet, from which the soles of his shoes were stripped, Orville Miller, uncle of Mrs. Clyde Buckmaster of Pine Lake town escaped death in a miraculous manner. Mr. Miller was fishing on Big Pine Lake last Wednesday when the electric storm swept this vicinity. Although unconscious for some time, he was revived and will be going home to Iowa this week.

The best way to cure strikers would be for everybody to go on strike at the same time, including housewives, merchants, professional men and farmers. If all would refuse to work it would take only a few days to starve nearly the whole population and then we could begin all over; that is, the survivors could, and there would be no unjust employers, no dissatisfied employees and no restless public. There is no question that into every life at times comes the desire to go on strike against conditions to lay his burdens down and walk off in a huff regardless of consequences to himself and everybody else. The only trouble is that this spirit does not seize everybody at the same time. The difficulty lies in the unreasonableness of men and their innate selfishness.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

September 1897

A party from Wadena are camped on Mr. Elliott’s farm and shooting chickens.

Hans Sherve of Wisconsin has bought 160 acres of what was known as the Murray farm for $1,000 in cash. That is dirt cheap; he also has one-third of the crop.

A sad accident fell John Gishar, a cigar maker of the Hunt force, Sunday forenoon. Gishar, with a few friends were practicing target shooting at Dead Lake when Gishar accidentally stepped in front of the target at which Andrew Fritz at that moment shot at. The ball entered just above the left hip going through the intestines and lodged near the skin in the front. Physicians were hastily summoned, but Gishar failed rapidly until he expired Monday morning at 3 a.m. Mr. Gishar has been here but a year when he came from Glencoe. He was about 25 years of age and of irreproachable character. He married about three months ago to Miss Alma Givings.