5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

February 20, 2018

Otter Tail Central celebrated a Matt Hendricks 5-4 decision over Chris Onstage of West Central Area in the Section 6A championship match on Friday at Bertha-Hewitt High School. It was one of several close matches the Bulldogs won on their way to a 30-27 victory.

Samantha Witt, Amanda Morlock and Rachel Borchardt performed the song “New Years Day” during the annual “Love” concert at the school last week.

As costs continue to rise and repairs continue to mount, the Henning City Council weighed the future of the Laundromat building in town. Water leakage and mold continue to be an issue in the back of the Washateria in downtown Henning.

After approximately 20 years at the helm, long-time Henning Ambulance co-director Bob Reinbold will be stepping down from the position at the beginning of March. During its regularly scheduled meeting last week, Reinbold presented his annual report to the council. At the end of the report Reinbold gave his letter of retirement to the council. Reinbold said he has been working with Jane Cook for some time to help make a transition smooth when he retires from the position. He said she was willing to take on the position and recommended her for the job.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 25, 1998

The mid-winter blahs were given a run for their money these past two weeks as the Henning Chamber of Commerce put on its fifth annual Medallion Days. As in previous years, the event included the medallion hunt, which this year yielded a $750 Lucky Bucks prize for its finder, Chad Shaw of Henning.

Henning’s airport, F.R. Steuart Field, has been growing over the past several years. Today it is home to 15 airplanes and has 11 hangar buildings, two of which were built just this past fall when the facility grew by 56 acres.

It was by a margin of nearly three-to-one that Henning city voters voiced their approval to the proposed construction of a city-owned and operated natural gas system. However, because voters in neighboring Battle Lake turned down a similar initiative that if passed would have made installation of both systems a single project for Northern States Power Company (NSP), it is not immediately clear whether Henning will be able to proceed with a gas project of its own.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 25, 1973

Junior Jim Frederick, 112 lbs., will represent Henning in the Region 6 wrestling tournament to be held in Alexandria.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 26, 1948

The assembly program held at the school last Friday made a big hit with the pupils. Mrs. Hobson’s English nine class presented the one act play. “The Trysting Place” by Booth Tarkington. A cast of freshman made their first appearance on the stage and are to be complimented on a very fine performance. The cast follows: Mrs. Curtis, Donna Persons; Lancelot Briggs, Russel Juvrud; Mrs. Briggs, Norma Ann Thompson; Jess, Peggy Chase; Rupert Smith, Robert Barker; Mr. Ingoldsby, Charles Egan; Mysterious voice, Wayne Peterson.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

February 22, 1923

It is reported that an artesian or flowing well has been struck on the old Hokan Bakken farm, five miles south of Henning. There has been difficulty in getting good water, or any water at all, on the place. So it was decided to drill deep enough into the bowels of the earth in order to secure the necessary water. After drilling through hardpan at a depth of 90 feet, water rose and shot up through the pipe many feet about the ground carrying sand and even stones with it. The stream was finally harnessed sufficiently to test the quality of the water, and it was found to be the very best. The Bakkens are perfectly satisfied with both quantity and quality.