5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

One year after an estimated 700 people packed the Henning High School gym, A Magical Medora Christmas Show will make a return to Otter Tail County. This year’s show will be held on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. As part of this year’s show a community choir will begin singing at 3:30 p.m. as the audience is being seated. Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to be there, and a bell ringer for the Salvation Army will be on hand as well. Attendees are invited to enjoy cookies, apple cider and licorice, which will be available for a free-will donation. The show will last approximately 90 minutes, and the entertainers will hold a “Meet and Greet” in the lobby following the performance.

The “Music Man” was brought to life by the Henning High School choir over the weekend during the annual fall musical. The musical followed the story of Harold Hill, played by Andy Weniger, who tried to trick a town into purchasing musical equipment.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 26, 1997

Off the road and on its side—An 18-wheeler driven by Ronald Dolman of Verndale lost control, left Highway 108, and went on its side in a ditch just west of Henning at about 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 18, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A nearby sign appears to have been hit by the truck before it left the highway. A State Patrol spokesman said the truck was not loaded and Dolman was not injured. The incident is under investigation.

The 1997 firearm deer season harvest in the area is somewhat lower than last year. Combined deer harvest reported to the four Henning-Ottertail-Vining deer registration stations this year totals 1,186. This compares to 1,195 registered at the four stations last year. Denny’s Conoco of Henning registered 438 deer in 1997, compared with 418 in 1996.

Vining streets are getting signs for the first time ever. The signs are being installed to comply with Otter Tail County’s new E-911 emergency identification system. But residents have been asking for signs for a number of years, said councilman Glenn Whiting, who is doing most of the installation.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 23, 1972

Twenty-five members of the commercial club enjoyed a turkey dinner at Thalmann’s Cafe on Monday. Christmas promotions were discussed and the retail trade committee will announce details on this soon. Several merchants have coupons in the Advocate this week and this promotion was explained more definitely by Vernon Bursch. Santa Claus day with trees for the kids will be Saturday, Dec. 16. The stores will be open several nights before Christmas on the following dates: Dec. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 and 18 and 22. The Henning stores are well stocked with good Christmas merchandise and are ready to serve you.

The Otter Tail County Safety Council will sponsor a Snowmobile Instructor’s  Certification Course to be held at 8 p.m. on Nov. 30, at the Otter Tail Power Company Building, 125 South Mill, Fergus Falls. The course will be administered by instructors from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and upon completion of the course, those certified will be able to instruct the youth snowmobile certification course.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 20, 1947

“The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by the Majesties to invite Miss Betty Clarke to an afternoon party on Monday the 17th of November 1947.” But Miss Betty Clarke, who quite recently became an American citizen, was unable to accept the royal invitation, and sent a gift to the Princess bride.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 23, 1922

Henry Lundquist and Arno Young returned from Leaf Mountain last evening and report that the body of Henry Swenson, who was drowned while hunting with them there Thursday morning, was recovered about 5 p.m. in the afternoon in twenty-six feet of water. Mr. Swenson was a second cousin of Mr. Lundquist.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

November 1897

A number of young ladies of this city are discussing the advisability of organizing a young ladies union, one feature of their constitution to be an emphatic declaration that they will not associate with young men unless they are known to be strictly temperate and of good moral character. They state that if they can induce 50 young ladies to unite with them they will form such an organization.

Another dreadful accident has just occurred in Motley. William, Halver, and Charlie and Stillman Halverson four brothers arrived with a portable saw mill and this noon they started for Esterly in Cass County where they expected to spend the winter. As they attempted to cross the long bridge over the Crow Wing river in the north part of the town the whole south span of the bridge gave way suddenly and participated the engine, the truck which was attached to it and three of the men to the bottom of the river, a distance of about fifteen feet. William who was walking in front of the machine received a wound from a piece of the bridge hitting him in the head, he could not recover and passed away also.