5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

March 6, 2018

Otter Tail Central fans, as well as Head Coach Scott Hart and Assistant Coach Jason Rogers jumped to their feet as Matt Hendricks secured a two-point take down in overtime to come away with a 6-4 decision over Xayvion Rogers of Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena on Thursday night. The win kept the Bulldogs in front of the Bears in the consolation finals of the state wrestling tournament. OTC would go on to place fifth at the state wrestling tournament. 

Deer Creek Museum group to seek grants for repairs—The Deer Creek City Council held their regular monthly meeting on February 26. Cliffton Allen and Kevin Bucholtz from Moore Engineering in Fergus Falls attended the meeting. After introducing themselves to the council, they explained the services they provide, including consulting and helping to understand regulations. Both emphasized their experience working with small towns and their familiarity in assisting with grant funded projects. Bucholtz explained that most grants require cities to share some of the costs of building, maintaining and repairing infrastructure.

The Henning Elementary School gym turned into Seussville on Wednesday morning for the annual green eggs and ham breakfast at the school. In addition to breakfast featuring green eggs and ham, the morning included a variety of door prizes and activities for children.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 11, 1998

Henning’s water system improvement project is moving forward, as evidenced by the drilling of test wells last week in the Hollow across from the Henning School. Test wells were sunk in an effort to find an alternate source of water, which was located at about 106 feet. 

Kyle Hoehne is Henning’s newest police officer, having come on duty on February 26. Hoehne is a native Minnesotan who entered law enforcement a little more than a year ago after serving in the U.S. Army in Explosive Ordnance Disposal. His law enforcement experience includes a year working in Cass County, N.D.

Meeting at the city’s economic development authority, the Henning City Council last week heard a report on apparent interest in the idle locker plant in town and heard updates on the Tom Faerber/Royal Dolphin and Otter Tail Dairy Supply loan cases.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 8, 1973

The Henning Advocate has been sold after being in the Johnson family for 77 years. The buyers are Curt and Yvonne Anderson of Olivia. Mr. Anderson has proven himself to be a capable newspaper man from all reports received from that city.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 6, 1948

The fine roast beef feed sponsored by the Henning Rod and Gun Club on Thursday night at the city hall was enjoyed by about 200 members and guests of the club. The local gun club now has 207 members and is one of the more active clubs in the state.

With plenty of talent available and a capacity crowd filling the high school auditorium, the amateur contest and program sponsored by the Henning Fire Department was declared a big success. A total of $322 was netted by the fire department, which was a big aid in filling their depleted coffers.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 8, 1923

A few hours before he went to the gallows, Earl Throat, murderer, entertained all the other inmates of the “death cell” in Iowa state prison at a farewell banquet. “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die,” was the slogan of the prisoners, each one of whom is doomed to be hanged as they gathered around the table. Guests who were at this grim feast, which started at midnight while guards were preparing the gallows for the host, were William Olander, Joe Williams, Roy Maurine and Archie Burns.

The teachers have returned after spending the past week at their homes.

A terrific head-on collision between two giant locomotives running 50 miles an hour, is the most colossal smash ever seen on the screen a thrill you’ll never forget in “Where is My Wandering Boy” tonight at the Rex. Vocal solo in connection with picture.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 10, 1898

The best thing a champion prizefighter ever said: “I have nothing to say.”

From the New York Press: Jewels are now the prevailing mania. Men and women alike are wearing more of them than were ever worn before. This is what every self-respecting fashionable woman must have today simply to start with and all of the first quality: a tiara or two. Just a few sunbursts. Half a dozen stars. A jeweled belt. At least 12 rings as many bracelets as will cover the arm from the elbow to the wrist.

If she has good taste she will not think of wearing too many at any one time, but she just have enough to make a change with for nothing stamps a woman as not being rich so quickly as always to be seen in the same jewelry. The account given by he newspaper of Mrs. Astor’s ball the morning after it took place made most interesting reading from a jeweler’s viewpoint. It began with Mrs. John Jacob Astor, who wore her coronet; then on down through a long list of the names always printed as “among those present” at any of the fashionable functions, to each lady was awarded either a tiara or a coronet.

On the battleship “Maine,” there were four Canadians, seven English, 14 Germans, 30 Irish, 29 Scandinavians and 131 Americans-that is American born; for all were Americans.