5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

A group of area residents became “super heroes” for a day in an effort to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. Members of “Team Bryce” raised $3,600 on Sept. 17 as part of the Cure-Search Superheros Unite! event at Lake Phalen in St. Paul, Minn. The Henning group, which was organized in honor of the late Bryce Thalmann, raised the fifth most money out of all of the teams that registered for the family activity day. The event itself has raised nearly $44,000.

The Henning School Board set its 2018 preliminary tax levy in an otherwise light agenda on Tuesday night. The preliminary levy, which can be decreased, but not increased when it is finalized in December, was set at a 10.61 percent increase over 2017’s levy. Henning School Superintendent Jeremy Olson said one of the main reasons for the increase was due to a $78,000 debt reduction that was applied to the levy in 2017. This money was left over from the building fund and was returned to taxpayers in 2017. The money will not be in place to reduce the levy next year.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 24, 1997

Women Start Brain Injury Survivor’s Support Group—Barb Wohlwend and Coryn Van Grunsven are intelligent, personable, attractive 35-year-old women. Except for the fact that Van Grunsven has difficulty walking without a cane, one would not suspect from casual conversations that they sometimes have major problems coping with the everyday routine of life. But they do. Wohlwend, from Henning, and Van Grunsven, from Staples, are survivors of traumatic brain injuries. Wohlwend and Van Grunsven say that there are quite a few other people who are experiencing similar problems.

Vining native Kevin Wallevand has won the first Emmy award ever for a North Dakota television station. A newscaster for WDAY-TV, Fargo, Wallevand won the award of excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts for his documentary, “The Quilt: Hope from the Heartland.” The documentary, filmed in early fall of 1996, follows a quilt made by volunteer quilters at a country church in Kragness, Minn., to a refugee camp in Angola, where it was received by land mine victims. Wallevand travelled from Kragness to the Angola refugee camp to film the documentary.

On Aug. 1, DuWayne “Pete” Thalmann went to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for a second opinion on his heart condition. The opinion was that he needs a new heart and that he better stay until he gets one. So since that time, Thalmann has been in St. Mary’s Hospital waiting for a new heart. “I haven’t been home since July 27, said the 37-year-old Ottertail farmer.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 28, 1972

The Henning Community Fund committee has completed the plans for the 1972 Community Fund Drive which will be held in the village of Henning, Oct. 2-9. One of the many solicitors will be calling on you early in the week with the list of funds to which you may contribute.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 25, 1947

At the Rex Theater this week: “I’ve Always Loved You” Starring Philip Dean, Catherine McLeod, William Carter and Maria Cuspenskaya. “They Won’t Believe Me” with Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Grew and Rita Johnson. And another musical western “The Trail to San Antone” with Gene Autry and a great cast!

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 21, 1922

Boy Scouts in the United States now number nearly a half million, and during the past year more than 18,000 new members have been added. Nearly 600 boys have become “Eagle Scouts,” the high rank of scout dom.

A machine has recently been invented that automatically cuts and dips ice cream bars. The machine has a capacity of nearly 12,000 bars in eight hours.

One of the elevators of the Washington monument at the capital is in charge of J.B. Evans who has been on the job for 42 years. The distance he has traveled up and down would be equal to three trips around the world.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

September 1897

A basket party will be held at the new Lutheran church for the purpose of raising money for a church bell. Crowds continue to cluster around the merry-go-round like bees around a bee hive. It will be removed to Wadena.

Peter Bjorklund’s team took a run on its own hook Monday morning. They were standing near the mill and ran into a telegraph pole, total wrecking a light wagon against it and started on a mad run toward Jacob Nelson’s farm sometimes through lots and over fences. They were caught in a slow on N.P. Rasmusson’s farm.

Jimtown Alert: A train up near Pembina ran over a keg of beer, lately, and the passengers came near lynching the engineer when the discovery was made. At first is was supposed to be only a tramp.

A story is being told of a good looking well-to-do bachelor or Iowa, who was being teased by the young ladies of a club for not being married. He said; “I’ll marry the girl of your club whom on a secret vote you elect to by my wife.” There were nine members of the club. Each girl went in the corner and used precaution in preparing her ballot and disguising her handwriting. The result of the vote was that there are nine votes cast, each girl receiving one. The young man remains a bachelor, the club is broken up and the girls are all mortal enemies, united in one determination that they will never speak to the nasty man again.