5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

January 30, 2018

Shannon Tierney took first place at the annual Henning School Spelling Bee on Wednesday morning. Kira Koester took second and Alyvia Bunkowski took third place. 

Katelyn Rinicker, who is the daughter of Lisa and Sean Rinicker was crowned as queen while Bryce Rach, who is the son of Dondi Kimber and Sheree Rach was crowned as king during the annual Snow Week coronation on Monday afternoon. 

The Henning Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter competed at the Region 6 contest at M-State in Detroit Lakes last Wednesday. There were 25 students from Henning competing in a variety of contests with 16 of the 25 students earning a trip to the state contest held from March 8-10 in Minneapolis, Minn.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 4, 1998

The Ottertail Fire Department took delivery last week of its brand new 3,000-gallon tanker truck, which came in several weeks ahead of schedule. The new truck, a 1998 Ford Louisville chassis with a baffled tanker assembled by Central States Fire Apparatus of Union, SD, came in with a price tag of about $81,000, of which $20,000 was paid by the Ottertail Lions Club and $10,000 by the Ottertail Rod & Gun Club. The department serves an area of roughly everything within a five-mile radius of the City of Ottertail. The new tanker will help maintain the area’s insurance rating at 8, which dictates fire insurance rates in the department’s service area. The rating has been at the same level since it was last improved in 1987.

Henning voters will go to the polls Wednesday afternoon, February 11, to decide whether they will give their city council the authority to proceed further with development of a city-owned natural gas system. On the ballot voters will be asked to give the council authority to sell up to $1.3 million in general obligation bonds to build the system, which, if built, would be owned and operated by the city.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 4, 1973

The village of Henning recently purchased the Water Winch Traveling Gun system. It is to be used to irrigate sewage water disposal.

Cherry pies will be given away February 24 from each business for “Cherry Pie Day.” This project is sponsored by the Henning Commercial Club.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

January 29, 1948

Harold Cordes, who has been employed at the Henning post office, has received the appointment as rural mail carrier on route two filing the vacancy caused by the retirement of Oliver Johnson.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 1, 1923

The school Dist. 163, known as the Morrow district in Otter township, was burned to the ground last Thursday forenoon. The fire was started from an overheated furnace. School was in session and Miss Ahlberg, the teacher, first devoted her efforts in getting the pupils out. A high wind was blowing and it required but a half hours time to level the structure. The books and all other contents were destroyed.

About the time you think you make both ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 2, 1898

From the New York Sun: “A lecture for ladies only and the fathers, husbands and brothers of those who attended,” was the way it was billed. That in itself was enough to attract a crowd but it wasn’t all. Beneath in glaring red letters followed: “Subject, The Recognized and Polite Way of Holding Up the Skirt While Walking in the Street Illustrated by What May be Called Sanitary Living Pictures, to Show Certain Features in a Practical Way.” So naturally there was a jam in the hall. And there were more than women on hand. The men fluttered about before the lecturer appeared and excused themselves to each other for being there. Some of them just because their daughters, wives or sisters anted them for company; some came to meet others and others just happened to be passing and dropped in for a minute to see what it was all about. Not a man in the hall was interested in the fashionable way of holding up the skirt this winter. At least, that’s what they said. But the women present were, and they frankly admitted it.

The newspaper publishers of Otter Tail County have organized themselves into an association for the furtherance and protection of their interests. There are a large number of papers in Otter Tail County and the publishers are to be congratulated that they have gotten together and will henceforth “stand pat” with one another. They will doubtless find that there is much strength in unity.