5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Desta Misegades has been riding horse since she was small.  Following in her mother’s footsteps she entered her first competition in the sixth grade, as soon as she was able and began reaching for goals. Misegades won five titles at the Minnesota High School Rodeo State Finals earlier this month. She won the goat tying state champion title, took third place in the cutting and team roping to advance to nationals, horse of the year for Josey, high school all-around title and Rookie of the Year. The high school girls all-around Title is given to 9-12th graders who have the most points. 

Sam Witt recently returned from the 72nd annual Minnesota Girls State Inauguration 2018. Girls State is a weekend sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, which is meant to empower young women and educating them in governmental issues.

The crowd was all smiles as Todd Anderson, aka Elvis Presley, serenaded a fan at the Ottertail Summer Concert series on Tuesday night. Anderson performed a number of classic Elvis Presley songs as hundreds of people packed the community park for the second free summer concert of the year. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 24, 1998

It is this Sunday, June 28, that members and friends of Leaf Mountain Lutheran Church will gather to mark the 125th anniversary of worship together. More than 300 members and friends of the congregation have made reservations for the catered meal that is to be served under tents following the 10:30 a.m. Communion Service. The Service is to feature guest speaker Pastor Arlen Hermodson, Bishop of the Northwest Minnesota Synod of The ELCA. A program will then be held at the church, the smallest of four in the Vining Lutheran Parish, at 2 p.m.

It was in special session that the Henning City Council last week put to rest discussion in two separate but equally controversial projects. In the first case, it was decided that the city will pay $5,000 to Harry and Karen Thernell, owners of a Douglas Avenue building that turns out to share one of its walls with a city-owned building now in the process of being razed. In the second case, it would appear the city council fell victim to rumormongers, and called into question whether Les Deckert was still haying land leased from the city of subcontracting it out, contrary to terms of the contract between himself and the city.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 28, 1973

By conservative estimates, 300 people turned out for the Fireman’s Fish Fry.

The Arrowhead Resort has been sold by Fritz and Pauline Hjeltness. The new owners are Robert and Olive Nephews.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 26, 1948

Martin Waskosky has received his appointment as substitute postal clerk in Henning Post Office replacing Maynard Ellenson.

The village of Henning has purchased 37 acres of land for a dump ground site.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 27, 1923

Albert Kvale, son of United States Congressman, Rev. Kvale, who recently married Ethel Virginia Stanfield, Ziegfeld “Follies” beauty, will open his vacation on Ottertail Lake with his wife. The couple were recently married at Chicago. Miss Stanfield’s father is a wealthy contractor living in Pikesville, a suburb of Baltimore. Rev. Kvale is the United States representative from the Seventh district.

Harold Heard arrived Saturday from Minneapolis to spend the summer. He says he is going to milk cows, feed pigs and be his Grandpa’s general hired man until school starts. He is 7 years old.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 23, 1898

WAR BULLETS—Latest news from the seat of war

When the Associated Press dispatch boat Dauntless left Guantanamo bay early yesterday morning after the thirteen hours’ skirmish between the United States Marines under the Lieut. Col. R.W. Huntington and the Spanish guerrillas and regulars, it was expected the fighting would be renewed. The Marblehead was landing reinforcements and nothing had been heard from the advance pickets under Lieut. Wendell Neville and Lieut. Melville Shaw. At 9 a.m. the firing was again renewed by the Spaniards, who appeared off the camp on the edge of a small island about a mile to the northeast. It was promptly returned by thirteen rifles and a siege gun, and in a short time the enemy had disappeared. Lieut. Col. Huntington then sent to the landing for a second three inch gun which was dragged up the hill and placed in position at the summit. The skirmish lines thrown around the camp kept up a popping all the morning, but with not much result to show for it. To the great delight of the Marines in camp Lieutenants Neville and Shaw with thirty men of Company D, returned in good shape, but much exhausted, by eighteen hours of picket duty. One man Sergeant Smith of Company K had been shot through the abdomen and instantly killed.