5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A pillar in the middle for the Henning Giant Norsemen, the late Don Bondy left a lasting legacy on the greater Henning area. He would go on to play basketball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and return to his hometown of Henning to operate a cafe and ballroom. Bondy passed away in 1973, but remains the subject of countless stories and lore throughout the region. On July 13, Bondy was inducted as the 30th member of the Henning High School Wall of Fame.

Four Henning High School seniors will be competing for the title of Henning Festival Queen during the annual Henning Festival Pageant on July 13. The pageant will be held after the parade and include the Little Miss Henning Festival Pagenat. Among those competing for the title of Henning Festival Queen will be: Kayla Sweeno, who is the daughter of Sue Sweno; Samantha Witt, who is the daughter of Randy and Charlene Witt; Marissa Rehm, who is the daughter of Ron and Stacey Rehm and Madisyn Johnson, who is the daughter of Chris and Brandi Hammer. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 1, 1998

Area corn farmers are finding that this year’s growing season, though not ideal for all crops, has certainly agreed with most cornfields. And if the old the old adage that corn should be knee-high by the fourth of July can really be used as any indication of crop quality and projected performance, it looks like this might be a pretty good year for corn.

Mike Meade, until recently of Everett, Wash., recently opened Angler’s Marine and Sport Center at the intersection of Highways 108 and 78 in Ottertail. The business features live bait and other fishing necessities, as well as complete outboard repair and maintenance.

The Battle Lake City Council last week passed a resolution that may clear the way for installation of natural gas in that town and Henning, all in time for the next heating season. According to NSP project leader Mick Welty, efforts will now be directed at obtaining necessary permits and doing pre-sale campaigns in both towns Ian anticipation of a vote in favor of the project.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 5, 1973

Darlene Cichy was named Region III Dairy Princess.

The circus is coming to Henning! July 9 and 10.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 3, 1948

Rev. Fjelstad will speak at the Golden Jubilee of the United Lutheran Church.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 4, 1923

The intense heat of June came to an abrupt end when a heavy wind and rain storm swept over this section. The storm or rather storms, very effectually cooled and clarified the air.

Tragedy broke into President Harding’s Western trip here with the death of Sumner Curtis, representative of the Republican National committee with the party and two newspaper men, one of them Donald Craig, manager of the Washington bureau of the New York Herald, also a member of the party in the automobile accident in the mountains 25 miles from Denver. Mr. Curtis was killed instantly when the auto plunged over a 75 foot embankment in Bear Creek canyon. Tommie French, a statistician for the Great Western Sugar company of Denver who was driving the machine, sustained injuries from which he died before he could be taken to the hospital.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, June 30, 1898

Latest news from the seat of war—the Daily Mail’s Correspondent at Madrid says; Cape. Gen. Augusti telegraphs that he has gone into the walled city and that he will be unable to communicate with the government.

Word has been received here that the first section of Gen. Shafter’s army on landing on the coast between Santiago and Guantanamo was immediately attacked by Spanish bushwhackers.

Heavy firing on both sides is reported.

Army officials believe the Spaniards are in a position to harass our troops considerably.

One of the most delightful climates on the globe is that of the Philippine islands. The soil is rich and with little cultivation produces bountiful crops of hemp and sugar. From the north to south the islands extend 1,050 miles. There are 700 miles east to west and of the forty islands composing the group the most important is Luzon of which Manila is the capital. It was founded by the Spaniard in 1571.

It is not a question so much of being an old maid or married as it is a question of a salary or a man.

Men have better health than the women, because they sigh less when things go wrong and kick more.

A meeting of the committees on sports and programs were held for the July fourth celebration. The parade is at 9:30 a.m. in the afternoon there will be a bicycle parade, horse races, ball games, fireworks, sack races, wheelbarrow races, Ladies baby carriage race, a cracker eating contest for boys, a pie eating contest for boys, and a greased pig contest for boys.