5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

There was a steady stream of people coming through First National Bank of Henning on Friday afternoon. As most people made their final deposit or withdrawal before the weekend, long-time banker Lois Fiskum was off to the side of the row of tellers sharing stories, laughs and a piece of cake with some of the bank’s most loyal customers. After 60 years in the banking industry, Fiskum has plenty of stories to share over a cup of coffee and cake bearing her likeness. 

Pete Thalmann didn’t know if he would see Christmas 20 years ago, much less the birth of his grandchildren. But after spending nearly 120 days at Rochester Mayo waiting for heart transplant in 1997, Thalmann said he wanted just one thing when his family came to visit on Thanksgiving Day. On Thanksgiving Day 1997, he became just the 134th heart transplant recipient at Rochester Mayo. His heart transplant made headlines from Henning to Fargo, N.D. and everywhere in-between.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 9, 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. 

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.

Jan Jelinek helped decorate downtown Henning for Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce Octoberfest. Participants are needed for some of the attractions, including the farmers market, the pie-eating contest and the pumpkin contest.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 12, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Deckert wish to announce the marriage of their daughter, Elaine Ann, to Paul Pipo of Barrett. Mr. and Mrs. Pipo will reside in Elbow Lake after Oct. 20.

The Lions Club met Monday evening and several projects were discussed. Starting Friday, Oct. 13 and for as long as they last, free leaf bags will be given away by the Lions at the hatchery. These bags along with other bags and boxes will be hauled to the dump later Saturday afternoon, Oct. 21.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 9, 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, Oct. 12, 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

October 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.