5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Big changes could be on the horizon for the Henning Fitness Center. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the Henning School Board heard a presentation from Henning School Superintendent Jeremy Olson about the fitness center in the school. After years of stagnant membership, issues with finding enough staffing and losing money, the district began investigating ways to turn the tide at the facility.

As a timer counts down on a Smart Board on the wall, a group of Henning School kindergarteners carefully navigate a balance beam and describe shapes along the way. Other students run along a wall quickly counting to 30, while another group jumps, dives and races through an obstacle course in the middle of the room. In the hallway those who pass by can’t help but stop to see the commotion as laughter fills the room as students work on their letters, shapes and memory work. This fall Henning School unveiled its new Action Based Learning lab as a way to get students moving, while they learn their ABC’s, addition, subtraction and their memory.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 26, 1997

The annual Henning Chamber of Commerce Day-After-Thanksgiving Sale is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 28. Many stores will be open until 9 p.m. Many bargains are planned. In a new feature, shoppers will have the opportunity to register between Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 to win $250 in Henning Lucky Bucks. One prize each of $100 and $50 and four prizes of $25 will be given away during Santa’s visit to Henning on Saturday, Dec. 13.

A special appearance by rural columnist Val Farmer is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 1 from 3-5 p.m. at the Henning Community Center. Farmer’s column, which deals with rural lifestyle and personal relationship issues, appears regularly in the Advocate and may other newspapers throughout the midwest. Farmer’s presentation, sponsored by the Advocate, is scheduled address the subject, “Coping with Change.”

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 30, 1972

Henning’s basketball team will find themselves in a new basketball conference which will be called the Satelite. It will be made up from six participating schools: Battle Lake, New York Mills, Deer Creek, Bertha-Hewitt, Parkers Prairie and Henning. Perham will join the Satilite in the spring for the baseball season.

Randy Deckert of Vining was among the 50 student-athletes who were awarded varsity football letters at Moorhead State College for 1972, according to Athletic Director Dr. T. Edison Smith.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 27, 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. 30, 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 5:00 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 fifty 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.