5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Saying goodbye is never easy, let alone when you are saying goodbye to the place where you were baptized, confirmed or even married. But that was the case for members of Joyful Spirit Church in Deer Creek, formerly the United Methodist Church in Deer Creek, as they gathered for the final time in their local church on Sunday. The congregation will be attending church in Wadena until a new church can be constructed in-between Deer Creek and Wadena.

Chad and Dani Koenen, owners of Henning Publications, LLC, have purchased the Frazee-Vergas Forum from Gale and Delair Kaas. The purchase was finalized on Tuesday, July 31. In addition to the Frazee-Vergas Forum, Henning Publications also owns community newspapers based in Henning and New York Mills.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 5, 1998

Change of Ownership—Pete and Beth Wallevand are new owners of what for the past 22-plus years has been Jim’s Service in Henning. The new owners are taking over the station from Pete’s Uncle, Jim Wallevand, effective August 1, and the station will henceforth be called Pete’s Amoco.

There are times in life when it seems difficult to be heard…especially if you’re a teenager in an alternative hard rock band in a somewhat conservative small town. Such is life in the here and now for the members of “No Exit,” a self-proclaimed “garage band” in Henning. The two-year-old group includes Doug Yorgason of Henning playing guitar and providing lead vocals, Brian Post of Henning on bass, and Aaron Cook of Parkers Prairie on drums. Yorgason and Post will be seniors at Henning High School this year; Cook is a 1998 graduate of Parkers Prairie High School.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, July 29, 1948

The largest wall-eyed pike to be taken from local lakes in the past two years was caught by Clarence Olson of Minneapolis, fishing out of Leaders Cabins on the green on West Leaf Lake on Sunday.

A St. Louis woman, Mrs. Nina Reinshagen, 62, was drowned in West Battle Lake on Friday. She and two other people fought the waves from the overturned boat for seven hours. According to the story told by Mr. and Mrs. Davies, the wind sprang up about 9 a.m. and Mrs. Reinshagen expressed a wish to go to shore as the lake was getting rough. As Davies was hoisting the anchor, a large wave struck the boat sideways and filled it about half full. The next large wave swamped the boat and it turned over in the water. Davies says he managed to get one leg wrapped around the rod of the motor, and clung to his wife and mother-in-law. He said they clung to Mrs. Reinshagen for about an hour, and then discovered  she was dead. In order to save themselves, they then let her go. After being saved form the lake Battle Lake fishing guide, George Hendrickson found Mrs. Reinshagen’s body floating at about 6 p.m.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 2, 1923

A 900-lb swordfish, maddened by a lance cast by Royce Amman sent rowboats and fishermen scampering to all parts of Montauk Bay. Amman spied the monster when he was within 300 yards from shore. Cutting half the bottom of his boat away in retaliation for the lance, the huge fish ignored the crew it had sent floundering in the water and rushed around seeking more boats to scuttle. Elisha Amman put out in a power crawler, rescued his brother who was having difficulty in keeping his head above water, and succeeded in killing the monster after 10 minutes of shooting.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 4, 1898

On August 12 the stars and stripes will float over the Hawaiian Islands. Precisely at eight minutes to 12 the Hawaiian flag will descend from the flagstaffs on all the government buildings and exactly at five minutes to the same hour the Stars and Stripes will float on the tropical breeze from every official flagstaff. The ceremony will be an impressive one. The “Hawaii poni” will be played the last time as the national anthem. Then the bugle will blow taps as the Hawaiian flag will descend. Then will come the bright call for the raising of Old Glory and the strains of “The Star-Spangled Banner” will break forth and the banner will be unfurled.