5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

A sea of orange will be converging on Otter Tail County fields this weekend for the annual deer hunting firearms opener. Following three straight mild winters, along with conservative harvest regulations aimed at regrowing the deer population, there is a reason for hunters to look forward to this fall tradition. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is expecting a harvest similar to the 20-year average of nearly 206,000 harvested deer.

With a line stretching along the wall in the elementary gym, students quickly picked up their tray packed full of food at Henning School last week. But before leaving the lunch line they have a choice between two things that more closely resemble the menu of a local restaurant, than that of school lunch. As they pick between chicken alfredo, and a chef salad with breadstick, the students can’t help but notice a larger bowl of fresh fruit before heading to the salad bar.

Henning HOPE hosted its annual Community Halloween party on Saturday afternoon at the community center. The afternoon included everything from games to candy and face painting.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 29, 1997

Ruby Koski is Leaf Lake Township’s historian. She has compiled information on the schools, churches, cemeteries and business places in the township. Here, she stands by the Leaf Lake Township Hall, which, she thinks, is the township’s oldest existing building that is still in the township.

Most of the necessary township road naming for the Otter Tail County’s new Enhanced 911 emergency identification system is now completed, according to E-911 coordinator Bob Block. Of the county’s 62 townships, all but five have named their roads, Block told the Advocate Monday. Of those townships in the immediate Advocate area, Block said that all roads have been named in Henning, Otter Tail, Leaf Lake, Folden, Inman and Elmo Townships. He continued that he has not yet received road names from Nidaros Township.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 2, 1972

A night typing class will begin Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. There is a $5 charge for adults. The class will meet 10 times for two hours each. Please call the high school to register.

Edna Markuson, Charles Oppegard, Alden Peterson and Anton Thompson attended the presentation, “An Italian Straw Hat” at the Guthrie Theatre at Minneapolis Saturday.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 30, 1947

It was a big night Thursday for the Ottertail Fire Department when they dedicated their new fire hall in gala fashion. More than 325 delicious turkey dinners and all the trimmings were served by the women of the community. Mayor Fred Wiebe gave the interesting talk giving some of the history of the department and stating that a new fire truck would be arriving soon.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 2, 1922

The Iverson & Less clothing store in Battle Lake was entered and robbed by three men Tuesday evening, one of whom is already in the county jail. The captured man goes by the name of McDonald and says he is from New York. McDonald said he did not know his two companions, having met them in Fargo a few days ago. The Ford car they were driving evidently is a stolen car; being fitted up with curtains, flower holders, etc. and is not the type favored by bandits. The other two men have been seen in Amor this morning and their chances of getting away are very slim.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

November 1897

John Vetter, the well known foreman of bridge construction and general building of the Northern Pacific, died very suddenly last Tuesday in the sanitarium at Brainerd, where he had undergone an operation for appendicitis. He attended to his duties until last Friday, little thinking that his end was so near, but not feeling well, he went to the hospital to ascertain what the trouble was, and an operation was found necessary. This was performed promptly, and it was thought successfully, but complications developed which required a second operation to be made, and he died Tuesday evening.

The Advocate has made arrangements with the Farm News whereby it is enabled to offer the two papers for $1 for one year. Old subscribers to the Advocate may avail themselves of this offer by paying up all arrears and one year in advance. The Farm News we can recommend to be a good paper. This is an offer which is too good to last long therefor come in right away if you want to take advantage of it.