5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Dozens of area fire fighters, teachers, students and community members from Henning and Battle Lake who participated in the first-ever Kids of Valor Donkey Basketball game in Henning. The games were a fundraiser for the local non-profit and was held at Henning School.

The NDSU Bison football teams have gained national recognition in recent years, coinciding with national championships. Two players who hail from Otter Tail County take pride in being Bison players for 2017. They include Matt Biegler of Underwood and Garrett Malstom of Vergas.

The addition of five new holding cells is complete at the county detention center in Fergus Falls. They were added to the two previous cells which now brings the total to seven.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 3, 1997

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson’s well-publicized Dec. 3 surgery was done by a Henning High School graduate, Dr. Gaylan Rockswold. Rockswold performed the surgery Dec. 4 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital for a herniated disk in Johnson’s neck. The need for the surgery was made apparent by a worsening weakness in Johnson’s throwing hand.

Rita Yaggie and Buzz Cary decorated the tree at First National Bank of Ottertail that is used as focal point for the community Love Lights a Tree project. Through the project, donations to the American Cancer Society can be made in honor of cancer survivors or in memory of cancer victims. The donations will be represented by bows on the tree, bearing the names of those who are being honored or memorialized.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 7, 1972

A snowmobile club is being organized in Vining. If you are interested in becoming a member, call any of the following business places: Vining Superette, Vining Palace, Vining Cafe or Thomas Oil. Everyone interested in this club will be notified when the first meeting will be held. Officers will be elected and promotional groups named.

Sixty relatives, friends and neighbors came Saturday, Nov. 2 to help Henry Thoreson celebrate his 80th birthday. Five of his six children were present with their families.

Pfc. Lawrence Berkland, the son of Tom and Angeline Berkland, Route 1, Henning, graduated as a private first class from the Army Heavy Equipment Maintenance School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Pvt. Berkland enlisted in the Army Delayed Entry Program on March 4, 1972. He graduated from Henning high school in May 1972, then in July he departed for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. His new duty assignment will be in Europe.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 4, 1947

With the object in mind of raising funds for the purchase of new uniforms for the Henning High School band, the local American Legion is sponsoring bingo games at the city hall two Saturday evenings, Dec. 13 and 20.

Nearing completion in the city hall are three public rest rooms, which will soon be available for use by people of this community. There will be two rest rooms on the main floor, where the public library was formerly located. The other room will be located on the second floor of the hall.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 6, 1922

Pope Pius is to have the first pontifical automobile. The people of Milan have presented him with a machine of the latest Italian model. It is mauve colored and bears the papal cast of arms surmounted by the triple crown and the pontifical keys. Vatican officials have changed from relatively recent times when ecclesiastics were forbidden to ride bicycles.

The remains, or rather the dust, of five kin of J. M. Hursh arrived here Saturday, it being transferred from a cemetery in Minneapolis to the Hursh family plot in Inman. The removal of 3000 bodies is necessitated by the condemnation of an old Minneapolis burial ground. Relatives of Mr. Hursh resided in the Minnetonka district practically before there was any Minneapolis. The last of the Hursh kin to be buried in the cemetery so rudely encroached upon by civilization was 45 years ago.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

December 1897

A. O. Undseth, the watchmaker, who left here for Norway last summer, returned to Henning this morning. He says it is all right to visit Norway, but when it come down to making a living the old country isn’t in it with America.

The young ladies “Now-you-stop-drinking-smoking-chewing-swearing-spitting-or-I-won’t-go-with-you” club has failed to materialize. Evidently they found our area a poor field for operation.

Ice in the lakes is nearly a foot thick.

Wars and rumors of wars mostly in the newspapers.