5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

Henning School third graders received a special treat at the end of Friday’s elementary Christmas program as they were able to crack an egg over the head of either Henning Principal Thomas Williams and Building and Grounds Supervisor Robert Brostrom. Since students and staff raised over $1,500 during the Pennies for Presents fundraiser the grade that raised the most money per student was allowed to crack an egg over their head.

The right stuff: That special combination of nature and nurture that goes into the making of a champion. Purina Large Animal Nutritionist Marissa Roden’s Jersey cow Stadview Premier Loyal has it all. The genetic advantage comes from a long line of excellent cattle raised by Chad Born on his dairy farm in Litchfield, Minn. The environmental edge is the result of Marissa Rodeo’s experience, education and commitment to working with animals.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 17, 1997

Gordon Schlichting will be retiring the day before Christmas after 32 years with the United Parcel Service. He’s been handling the Deer Creek-Henning-Vining-Clitherall route for almost 30 years. In a million-and-a-half miles of driving, he’s never had an accident.

Gigantic greeting card is accumulating signatures at the Ottertail Post Office before being sent to Pete and Renae Thalmann. Pete, an Ottertail farmer, is recovering from a Thanksgiving Day heart transplant in Rochester. Renae is an Ottertail-based rural mail carrier but is on a leave from her job to be wit her husband during his recovery.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 21, 1972

Santa was in Henning Saturday afternoon with treats for the kiddies. Over 400 children were on hand to talk with Santa and receive their treat. If you were unable to receive your treat Saturday, stop in at Albright Insurance and pick it up.

The First National Bank of Henning is inviting all of its customers and friends to attend Appreciation Day Saturday, Dec. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. Orchids will be given to the first 200 ladies attending. Coffee, milk and doughnuts will be served. You may register for a $25 savings account. Two will be given away.

The Henning Lions Club will sponsor a basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. between the town and the country alumni. The game will be played at the Henning high school gym. At half time the 4-6th graders will play.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 18, 1947

About 30 guests were present at the home of mrs. Wilmer Belmont Monday evening to honor Mrs. Wm. Rodman and Mrs. Charles Lewis at a stork shower. The evening was enjoyed playing bridge and whist with Mrs. C. W. Barker winning high honors at bridge and Mrs. Frank Koplin at whist. The honored guests were the recipients of many lovely gifts. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostesses, Mesdames Cameron Markuson, Roger Stephan’s, Walter Dilly and Wilmer Belmont. Mrs. Harry Luce of Conrad, Montana was an out-of-town guest.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hedberg have the former Hans Berg building on Front Street all remodeled and are opening their “Town Clock Lunch” Saturday of this week by giving away free coffee and doughnuts that day. A large neon electric clock is being put up o the front of the building, hence the name for the business.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 20, 1922

Peter Saetre, age 38, who was fearfully burned in his garage here on the morning of Nov. 28, died at St. Luke’s hospital at Fergus Falls on Thursday, after a fight of ten days for life. It was first reported that Mr. Saetre used gasoline on the stove and that he tried to put out the fire in the garage after his own clothing took fire. It appears, however, that he fired kerosene not osome fuel in the stove in order to start the fire and there were evidently some live coals in the stove that formed the explosive gas. Mr. Saetre came from Norway ten years ago. His mother was by his side when he passed on.

The English IV Class are going to begin the study of the drama MacBeth this week.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

December 1897

Olaf Nelson surprised his friends last Wednesday by getting married. Mrs. Gunnil Johnson was the bride. The happy couple were married by Justice Barney. Olaf set ‘em up to the boys, but some of them were not content with this and began to form a marching tin can brigade. Unfortunately for the serenaders. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were not at home to their friends.

A 12 year old daughter of Martin Ellington who resides in Leaf Lake met with a painful accident last week. She was playing with some other children and in some way she was thrust against a pane of glass. The upper portion of her nose as cut to the bone and one cheek received an ugly gash. A surgeon was called to dress and sew up the wound. The girl will probably be disfigured for life.

An Otter Tail county man has married a girl by the name of May Wheat. If market reports are reliable she is worth 92 cents to the bushel.