5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

February 6, 2018

A group of Henning High School students quickly drank a pop as part of a class race during Friday’s Snow Week pep fest. Among the students participating in the pop drinking race were Tristin Roggenkamp, Nash Roach, Marcus Sigman and Cody Jacobs.

Chalk up knighthood as the latest title Amanda Morlock has earned over the past year. The 2017-18 Henning Festival Queen attended the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival two weeks ago where she was ceremoniously knighted. Morlock, who is the daughter of Duane Morlock and Susan DeVries and a senior at Henning High School, said a representative from the royal group was knighted during the ceremony to honor the visiting royalty from across the region. That knighting also meant each of the approximately 80 visiting royalty were also knighted.

Repairs and cleanup of county ditches are an ongoing process, coordinated by county employees in coordination with the five-person Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. All county drainage ditches were built from 1900 to 1923.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 11, 1998

The hunt is underway for the elusive Henning medallion in the fourth annual Medallion Days being sponsored in conjunction with Winter Crazy Days by the Henning Chamber of Commerce and local merchants. A $750 prize in Henning Lucky Bucks awaits this finder of the medallion this year. Since the Medallion Hunt prize has gone unclaimed for the past two years, the chamber has guaranteed that the prize will be awarded this year and will continue to post daily clues in Henning stores until the medallion is found.

In an effort to keep our readers up to date on various happenings around the county, the Advocate will begin publishing regular reports from county law enforcement and the county court system. These reports, generally to be published on a weekly basis, will be gleaned from public records at the Otter Tail County Courthouse in Fergus Falls. The reports will be found in this and future editions under the heading “Public Record.”

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 11, 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 on February 24 from each business for “Cherry Pie Day.” This project is sponsored by the Henning Commercial Club.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 12, 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 8, 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 9, 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 wanted 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 surely find that there is much strength in unity.