5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

March 13, 2018

Kale Misegades, who is the son of Randy and Becky Misegades of Henning, has advanced to his second straight Elks National Hoops Shoot contest. Misegades, who is a fourth grader at Henning School, made 20 of his 25 shots and 10 of 10 shots in the shoot off to advance to nationals. Misegades, who is in the 10-11-year-old age category, competed against state champions from Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois in the North Central Regional last Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Scott and Sandy Naddy family of Henning celebrated Ben Naddy’s individual state championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on March 3. The family credits the support of those in the area for making a difficult start to 2018 a little easier to manage. On New Year’s Day, Tyler Naddy was rushed to Children’s Hospital in the Twin Cities after his CO2 levels reached dangerous levels.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 18, 1998

Whether Henning and Northern States Power (NSP) will be able to proceed with presales of natural gas hook-ups to see if construction of a city-wide system is feasible still remains a matter to be decided. Decided, that is, by Battle Lake. The decision for Henning itself was made already by city voters, who approved recently a referendum authorizing their city council to investigate and, if profitable, build a natural gas system. Residents of Battle Lake, however, failed to pass a similar referendum and now the Henning project looks unlikely—unless the Battle Lake City Council agrees to call another vote and the voters, a five-eighths majority of them, support the project.

Up to five state and eight federal prisoners may be housed at the Otter Tail County Detention Facility in the near future. Commissioners gave the OK to county jail and law enforcement authorities last week. John Halvorson, director of the detention facility said the jail could handle the prisoners. 

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 15, 1973

Trouble: You think you got problems! Pity the poor newspaper editor. If he attends a meeting, he is nosy; if he doesn’t, he isn’t interested. If he writes an in-depth story, it’s too long; if he condenses one, it’s incomplete. If he takes sides on an issue, he’s prejudiced; if he doesn’t, he’s a know-it-all. If he makes a mistake, he hears about it for weeks; if he doesn’t, he never hears about it. If he expresses an opinion, he wants to run the show; if he doesn’t, he lacks guts. If he misspells your name, you never forget it; if he doesn’t you didn’t read the story.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 13, 1948

Local dentists Dr. E. C. Perreten and Dr. Vernon Johnson completed a teeth checkup of all the students at Henning Public School. A perfect set of teeth was found in one local student Mariann Neuschwander who has no fillings or cavities.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 15, 1923

The Richest Little Village—Hibbing has distinction also of being the most extravagant of towns. That Eveleth is a piker compared to Hibbing, styled the “richest little village in the world,” when it comes to extravagant and illegal spending is well borne out by the report of Public Examiner Garfield Brown, made public this week, in which the financial affairs of the village for the past three years are reviewed. Unfortunately, the report which is a volume of several hundred pages will probably never get beyond the vaults of the public examiner’s office where it will eventually be consigned, but the present legislature could with profit have it printed and placed in the hands of every municipal officer as a rebuke and a warning. While athletic enthusiasm was the undoing of Eveleth, Hibbing, according to Mr. Brown went at the job of extravagant and illegal municipal spending with a full knowledge of their illegal character in a number of cases and with a desire to spend money simply for the purpose of putting it in circulation in the case of other expenditures. No enterprise, public or private was too big or difficult for those in charge and nothing, not even the law was permitted to stand in the way of their accomplishment. “Grossly illegal” is the way Mr. Brown characterizes many of the villages’ expenditures. In most cases, he says, contracts for public work were let to the highest bidder and in a number of instances there is no official record of the same. Loose bookkeeping methods were found in practically every department and “covering up” was general. A shortage of over $45,000 which developed during the incumbency of two of the village treasurers has never been paid. In the distribution of contracts the village officials, according to Mr. Brown’s findings, were just as liberal with the newspapers as they were with favored contractors and individuals and some of the payments noted which run into thousands of dollars are enough to make the average country publisher green with envy. But why go further? One could fill pages and then not tell it at all.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

March 17, 1898

Six French officers and 100 soldiers were killed by Madagascar insurgents Monday.

A man was arrested last Friday for disorderly conduct. He was considerably cooled off after having spent the night in the village cooler.

The Perham Bulletin contains eight notices of liquor license applications. A person will not be compelled to go thirsty in Perham this year.

Anton Trana resigned his position as nurse at the Fergus hospital Saturday. He left yesterday for Seattle to secure healthier work and more remunerative wages.

John Nelson has returned from the Brainerd woods where he has been working during the winter. He says activity in the lumbering business has been unusually good considering the little snowlogs and lumber have been conveyed by means of pouring water on the roads to be traveled and letting it freeze.