5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

February 13, 2018

“A bright future” is what lay speaker Kathy Techam sees for the Joyful Spirit United Methodist Church. The former Deer Creek United Methodist and Wadena United Methodist Churches have consolidated and chosen their new name, Joyful Spirit United Methodist Church. Currently services are held the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month at the church in Wadena, and the second and fourth Sundays at the church in Deer Creek. Both church buildings are for sale however, and eventually the congregation plans to find or build a neutral site at which to worship.

Future Hornets on display—Gemma Greenwaldt attempts to catch a pass during the Henning Elementary basketball halftime show on Thursday night. Students in grades K-2 performed a routine on their final night of practice.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 18, 1998

If all goes well for Pier proprietor Landis Weaver, a 49-room resort hotel just may be destined for construction just across Highway 78. The project cleared two hurdles in its path last week when the Otter Tail Town Board rezoned the parcel commercial and granted Weaver a permit to build.

About three dozen people turned out for a town meeting held Thursday, Feb. 5, to discuss the proposed establishment of a municipal gas utility in Henning. The meeting was held in preparation for the special election being held today, Wednesday, Feb. 11. Polls are open to Henning voters from 3- p.m. at the Henning Community Center.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 18, 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

February 19, 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 15, 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 16, 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.