5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

The Henning City Council filled its vacant full-time police officer with a familiar face. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the council hired Tyler Schwartz to fill the vacancy left by Justin Lohse earlier this fall. Schwartz had been working as a part-time officer in Henning for almost two years.

The Trinity building in Henning was filled with area residents on Sunday afternoon for the annual Live Nativity. The community event featured the Christmas story and birth of Jesus as portrayed by local volunteers and community members.

Situated along a back wall of the Kountry Korner Kafe in Henning, a group of about 10 friends and classmates quietly laugh among one another as they recall the golden year of high school, how things have changed and the antics of their children and grandchildren. There is a calmness to the members of the Henning High School Class of 1946 who gathered at the Kountry Korner Kafe last Monday for their monthly luncheon. After all they have spent their entire life together, even if they took a small detour during their working years.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 10, 1997

Two area daylight burglaries that took place last week were the work of the same person or persons, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. “We know they were related, because of the footprints and vehicle tracks,” said Lt. Mike Born. The Ernie and Althea Deckert residence of Henning Township and the Alvin Eckhoff home of Deer Creek Township were burglarized Wednesday morning, Dec. 3.

Veteran police officer Leon Reineke, 61, of rural Henning, died Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. Reineke was Deer Creek Police Chief for 21 years. He was also with the Henning Police Department in the 70s.

Names of contributors who have give $545 or more to the H-545 Foundation/Dollars for Scholars are listed on this plaque, recently unveiled in the auditorium lobby of Henning Public School. The purpose of the H-545 Foundation is to increase scholarship opportunities for Henning High School graduates.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 14, 1972

The Ottertail Corporation, a private small business corporation, has announced today the purchase of the old bank building in the village of Ottertail. The former bank building is one of the oldest and largest buildings in the community. It presently houses the Corner Cafe, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Johnson and Ehler’s Grocery, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ehlers.

Thanks to the business places, the Henning Concert Choir, under the direction of Mr. Richard Johnson, will perform on KCMT-TV on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The public is cordially invited to listen to their Concert Choir perform.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 11, 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. 13, 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.