5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

With a slight overcast and warm temperatures, hundreds of motorcycles roared through downtown Henning as part of the 17th annual Ronald McDonald House RIDE on Saturday. As part of the stop in Henning, bikers were able to play bean bags, as well as participate in the 1,000 hot dog challenge. 

As he sits at a conference table in his office, Henning School Superintendent Jeremy Olson reflected on his four years in the Henning School District. Though he will be leaving the district soon for a new adventure as the superintendent at Crookston Public Schools, his desk is still filled with school financing papers and work that needs to be done before the end of June. In addition to Henning, Olson served as superintendent of the Underwood School District.

Authorities identified a man who was found dead in Henning on Friday, June 8. The deceased individual is 19-year-old Jordan Bolgrean of Barnesville. His remains were found at 12:29 p.m. near the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks. The cause of the death was still not determined as of Sunday, June 10.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 10, 1998

Henning Meats & Processing is now open for business in the former Henning Locker Plant building. New owners are Sharon and Cleyon Anderson of rural Henning.

The Advocate this week opens its first-ever branch office when News & Used opens for business this Thursday, June 11. The new business, owned by Advocate publishers Andy and Debra Barr, will feature the news office, plus a wide assortment of used books for all ages, as well as a number of antique and collectible items. The new venture, located in a former cafe building next to the Post Office in downtown Ottertail, is intended in large part to give Ottertail residents better access to the newspaper.

Wall of contention—The City of Henning owns the brick building on the right side of the lot while Harry and Karen Thernells own the wood-sided building to the left. Problem is the exposed wall in the center belongs to the Thernells, but sits on the city’s lot and is slated for demolition with the rest of the city building.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 14, 1973

Gail Guse of Henning has been offered a contract to teach kindergarten at the Henning School.

Fifteen 4-H clubs participated in Field day at Henning this weekend.

Rondi Thiel took second in the state track meet. He participated in the high jump and cleared 6’2”. This was a personal high for Thiel.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 12, 1948

New ’49 Ford will be shown here June 18.

A total of 60 people attended Bible school at the Baptist church this week.

Ottertail-Henning game ended in a big argument in the fifth inning over the question whether or not the local diamond was in shape to play after the rain. The game is to be replayed, which was decided by the manager and umps.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 13, 1923

Judge Frankberg received a letter from Sam Wallace Thursday announcing the arrival of a 12-pound son and heir at his home in the town of Corliss. This is the 21st child born in this remarkable family. The family consisted of 14 sons and 7 daughters, of whom 18 are living. There are also 41 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Mr. Wallace is 69 years of age.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 9, 1898

WAR BULLETS—Latest news from the seat of war.

Reports from Cape Hayten say that a fierce bombardment of the Spanish defenses occurred on Monday in which the latter were badly dismantled. Over 1,500 heavy shells and projectiles were fired and the Spanish losses are believed to be heavy.

A bloody battle has taken place near Manila. The insurgents, armed by Admiral Dewey, attacked the Spaniards, killing over 1,000 and took 2,000 prisoners. The Spanish in Manila are panic stricken. The insurgents are ready to take the town, but are restrained by Dewey.

If you are rich, invest in something, employ somebody.

Be courteous to strangers that come among you; they go away with good impressions.

Don’t throw stumbling blocks in the way of your own town officers; they are generally public-spirited men and spend lots of time in the public interest for which they receive no renumeration.

Never condemn your local paper unless it has unfairly used you. If it has dealt with you unjustly, write to it or go in the office or talk with the editor about your case if he is wrong he will lose no time to tell it to the public.

Don’t let politics get mixed up with your business. If you are a businessman don’t lose the help that a newspaper can give you because its political. Newspapers are read by all men.

The primary cause of the rebellion which has existed in the Philippines since July, 1896, was the corruption and insatiable greed of Spanish officials, leading them to extremes of taxation and persecution in order to enrich themselves. The first cry of the revolutionists was “Down with the taxes,” which soon was changed to “Down with the clergy” and finally to “Taxes,” which soon was changed to “Down with the Spanish.”