5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Otter Tail County boys golf team took fourth place at the state golf tournament last week. The Bulldogs were led by sophomore Jackson Nyhus who placed 13th overall. 

Grizz-Lee Industrial Coatings recently opened on Inman St. near McCullough Welding in Henning. The business is owned by Jamie McCleary and David Hagen who have big plans for the new business. Hagen has been doing powder coating in one shape or another for over a decade and sees a need for a business like Grizz-Lee Powder Coating in the Henning area.

Deer Creek has a new city clerk in town. Longtime health care executive and administrator Tom Parish has taken over the reigns at the city. He will bring a variety of budgeting and accounting experience to the position for Deer Creek residents. Parish, who resides on his home on the east side of West Battle Lake, has 46 years of experience in the health care field.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 24, 1998

Here it is June again, the month in which many of those living in agricultural areas make a point of saluting the contribution made to their industry day in and day out by dairy farmers. But the dairy business scene is changing quickly, especially here in Minnesota where, according to Dean and Dave Bolland of rural Henning, no fewer than three dairy farmers call it quits each day. That’s three each day. Symptoms of change are everywhere: there are fewer and fewer dairy farmers of course, and those remaining in business have faced some tough decisions. Main among them is whether to get bigger or to get out altogether. The Bollands, working the same farm that’s been in their family for a century, say they have struck a compromise between themselves and the sometimes intractable industry to which they have devoted much of their lives.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 21, 1973

Darlene Cichy of Henning, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Clarence City was named EOT Dairy Princess at the county contest in Perham on Wednesday. She will compete in the Region II Dairy Day on June 20.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 19, 1948

A fire broke out in the Dr. E.C. Perreten garage shortly after one o’clock Friday afternoon and though the Henning Fire Department turned out in record time the building and personal property was a total loss. Olaf Ellenson, returning to work at the Wilcox Lumber company first discovered the fire and at the time flames were shooting up from the roof. Ludvig Hanson ran to the city hall and turned in the alarm. Full insurance was carried.

The United Lutheran Church of Henning will observe its 50th anniversary on Sunday with three festival services.

Mr. And Mrs. Roger Stephens opened their entirely remodeled Red Owl Agency in Henning last week. The building was enlarged and a new plate glass front installed.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 120, 1923

A bad accident happened in Ottertail on Saturday. Harry Reinhard, whose parents reside between Richville and Perham, hitched a ride with a freight standing on the bumpers between freight cars. Reinhard decided to get off, but misjudged the speed of the train. He stumbled and fell, striking his head on a tie or another hard substance. A Henning physician was called and after the boy received first aid was taken at once to the Perham hospital. Upon arrival it was found that a part of skull bone had been driven into or near the brain. The physicians present said there was little hope for the young man.

A heavy fire loss was sustained by the Henry Kappa family Monday when their entire home in New York Mills was consumed by flames. The family was asleep, and was aroused by those who discovered the fire. Fortunately all were brought out safely but none of the furniture or clothing was saved. Only a small part of the loss was covered with insurance.

A United States Marshall was taken ill with appendicitis while taking an Indian accused of murder from Fort Gibbon to Fairbanks, Alaska. The Indian prisoner placed the officer on the sled and mushed more than 100 miles with him to a hospital, where an operation was performed.

Mr. And Mrs. Henry Cordes of Leaf Lake have issued printed invitations for the marriage of their daughter Emma to Fred H. Thalmann, which event will take place in the Ottertail church.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 16, 1898

WAR BULLETS—Latest news from the seat of war

A Newport News special to the New York Telegram says: Naval Officers here say that Commodore Schley will soon lead the flying squadron against the coast of Spain for the purpose of capturing or destroying the Cadiz fleet. Said squadron will consist of the Brooklyn, Minneapolis, Columbia, St. Paul, Yale, St. Louis and Harvard and maybe the Cincinnati and Newark.

Henning will celebrate the Fourth in the old time fashion again this year. Henning is the only town in this part of the country which can undertake anything of this kind on a larger scale and carry it out successfully. On account of the war with Spain conditions favor a glorious Fourth of July celebration this year and al lil participate with a genuine feeling of patriotism.

The Queen congratulated Cervera for getting to Santiago de Cuba, but the Admiral will congratulate himself if he ever gets out of there.

There are men living today who would rather be right than be vice-president.