5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Four classmates from the class of 2012 share something extraordinary. Kim Doll, Gretchen Freed, Jake Williams and Zachary Johnson all decided to put their education and joined the military. It was not a decision they all made during high school, it ended up being a coincidence that the four 2012 Henning High School graduates all entered the military. During the last five years all four have entered the military from the Army National Guard to the Air Force National Guard.

Mark Helle can’t help but crack a small smile as he talks about the future. After all, he is a new father, recently celebrated his first year of marriage and has a new chance at life thanks to a life saving kidney he received from his mother just two months ago. A 2011 graduate of Henning High School, Helle underwent a kidney transplant on July 11 at the University of Minnesota. His donor was his mother, Holly Anderson, who got tested to see if she was a match without telling her son or his family.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 17, 1997

A new police officer was tentatively hired by the Henning City Council at a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 15. He is James Minion, who was hired, pending a background check, at an annual salary of $22,000. He is expected to begin his duties the last week in October. 

From now on, the annual Ottertail community festival will be called exactly that—the Ottertail Community Festival—rather than the Ottertail Potato Fest. That decision was made by the festival’s sponsoring organization, the Ottertail Business Association, at its Sept. 2 meeting.

Ready for harvest in about two to three weeks are sunflower crops. Sunflowers grown in the area have “done fairly well” this summer, according to Otter Tail County Extension Educator Bob Sommes. Mostly, they will be processed for oil from the seeds, he said. Other uses of sunflower seeds include meal, snacks, birdseed, forage and industrial products. Approximately 85 percent of sunflower seeds in North America are produced in Minnesota and the Dakotas.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 21, 1972

Twenty-eight friends, neighbors and relatives called on Mrs. H. B. Dilly Wednesday, Sept. 13, in observance of her 89th birthday. She received many lovely cards and gifts in honor of the day. Refreshments were served by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Walter Dilly and daughter, Mrs. Vernon Bergsten.

The first annual Lions golf tournament was held at the Balmoral Golf Course Sunday.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 18, 1947

In a deal closed Saturday, Cornie Markuson sold the business and fixtures of his Dairy Bar here to Mr. and Mrs. Bud Hoff of Fergus Falls. Mr. Hoff is a former Vining boy and is well-known here. He has a lease on Mugg’s Ice Cream Parlor in Fergus Falls until the first of the year, but it is expected that he will arrive here this week to take over active management of the Dairy Bar.

Henning’s football hopes were dealt a severe jolt this week when it was learned that Robert Kruta will be out of the local line-up for the season. Kruta, a speedy break-away runner, suffered a broken nose in a recent practice.

The school hot lunch program has had to raise their prices. Lunches will now cost 20 cents a day.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 21, 1922

A few steps from Hennepin Avenue, in the heart of the loop district, police in a daylight raid confiscated the largest still ever found in Minneapolis. The still, they said, has been supplying corn liquor to the Gateway district at the rate of 100 gallons a day, in accordance with a carefully tabulated card index system.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

September 1897

The capitol commissioners have let the contract for building the new state capitol. It will be built partly of Georgia marble and partly of St. Cloud granite. The state press has had a good deal to say about the selection, most of the papers condemning the commission for not  seeing fit to entirely use Minnesota stone. Of course it would have been better all round for Minnesota, but we believe the commission used its judgment honestly in the interest of the state.