5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Jacob Quam was just 16-years-old when he passed away on April 13. He was on his way to Henning School for an early morning workout when a semi-truck driver crossed the centerline and struck Jacob’s vehicle head-on, just a few miles away from his Vining home. Members of the late teen’s family were presented a framed picture prior to the start of Friday’s homecoming football game in Henning.

Pastor Karl Weber and his wife Mary say the best thing about the new parsonage at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Ottertail is “the outpouring of love and support from the congregation” that went into building it. Mary added that the spacious new kitchen, with lots of counter tops and beautiful wood cabinets, is also very nice. The idea for the new parsonage started to take shape a couple of years ago, when the church trustees were looking at some rather expensive repair and maintenance issues with the old building.

Head, Heart, Hands and Health, the 4-H’s of the 4H organization. Geared towards youth, but also very adult inclusive is a group that has many Henning citizens saying “sign me up.” One such family is the Bunkowski family. Casey and Gabrielle along with their four daughters, Alyvia, Kaislyn, Breanna and Shadley all raise 4-H animals on their farm just outside of Henning and participate whenever possible in 4-H activities.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 24, 1997

Senior dining programs are not expected to experience any disruptions in continuity as the result of getting a new provider, according to Otter Tail County Commissioner Bill Stone. The Region IV Joint Powers Board, of which Stone is a member, declined Lutheran Social Service’s appeal of its rejection as provider for 1998. A new provider will be chosen as soon as possible, said Stone.

The annual Henning Community Fund Drive started Monday, Oct. 6 and lasts until Monday, Oct. 13. Local volunteers are going from door to door taking pledges for contributions to support charitable organizations and foundations. The Salvation Army has been added this year as a new organization supported by the Henning Community Fund.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 28, 1972

The annual Henning Community Fund Drive got underway Monday morning with a Dutch Treat kickoff breakfast at Thalmann’s Cafe. Chairman of the drive Herman Deckert explained how the Community Fund is organized for the benefit of the new solicitors. He also presented a certificate of appreciation from the American Red Cross, thanking Henning for their fine cooperation in working with the drive.

Duckie Tomato—Yes, this tomato on display at Dilly’s store last week looked exactly like a duck and was brought in by Carl Christenson. Other produce brought into the Advocate office by Ethel Scheldberg of Inman, were several large potatoes, one weighing nearly two pounds. Then there was a giant ground cherry left at  the office by an unidentified person.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 25, 1947

Senior High School—

“A” – Melva J. Goodroad, Marraine Lueders, Linda Geeslin, Jane Linder, Donna Silverberg, Kenneth Skjegstad, Kathleen Von Ohlen

“B” – Adeline Aune, Louise Guse, Delores Haugen, Marilyn Hetland, Mariann Neuschwander, Velma Olson, Marian Swanberg, Violet Barker, Floyd Fosse, Audrey Grefe, Arlyne Knutson, Audrey Peterson, Donald Sanda, Barbara Anderson, Lenora Dreyer, Doris Fiskum, Violet Koepke, Edna Marketon, Lorene Meyer, Darlen Samuelson.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 21, 1922

Duluth-The forest fires of the north country broke control when wind lifted to 25 miles an hour. The village of Zim was completely destroyed and both sides of the Vermillion trail were rendered impassable. No loss of life was reported at Zim, the settlers having had sufficient warning, but not a building was left in the community. H.G. Weber, forest ranger, issuing a call for help described conditions as “worse than they have been for several years,” and he did not exclude the disastrous fall of 1918, when the Moose Lake-Cloquet holocaust cost many lives and millions in property. A menacing fires reported in Koochiching county where 400 forest firefighters are battling the menace which has burned over an area of more than 12,000 acres.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

September 1897

Mr. Truax who was so severely hurt in a railway wreck, is improving, and hope for his recovery is considered good.

Threshing is nearly all done in this town. Wheat will average 14 bushels to the acre. Farmers are now busy digging potatoes.

A Chicago newspaper correspondent visited the grave of Jim Crow, the inventor of Kentucky whiskey and laments that no monument has been erected to commemorate his invention. This whole broad land is dotted with monuments, big and little, to Mr. Crow.

The Swedish Lutheran society of Parkers Prairie has bought a 1,500 pound bell for their church. It arrived here last week and was taken to Parkers Prairie.