5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Quilts of all shapes, sizes and designs were on display at the annual Lutheran Island Camp Quilt Auction on Saturday. Despite a rainy start to the day, and overcast skies, the bidding and buying was fast and furious throughout the annual fundraiser. This year’s quilt auction raised over $41,000, which was over $6,000 more than last year. In addition to the quilt auction, inflatable rides, a silent auction and even horse rides.

Gloria Axelson knows there is more than an ocean separating the shores of East Battle Lake and the heart of London. But that hasn’t stopped the long-time composer from writing handbell music on both a local and international scale. Recently, a song she arranged for a group based in Hong Kong made it to the international forefront when it was part of a London concert.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 5, 1998

Applications have been made to a slate of state and federal regulatory agencies, and it appears approval is eminent—or at least hoped-for in the very near future—and work will likely begin late this summer on the Thumper Pond golf course development in Ottertail. And if all goes according to plans, golfers should be out golfing on the Ottertail course in the spring of the year 2000. Such was the word last week from Verle Blaha, a partner in the project being undertaken by he and his brothers and Jim and Tom Ahlfs. Blaha said he and his partners are “very excited” about the project, which he promises will not only be a good golf course, but one that is “100-percent environmentally correct,” to boot. Blaha explained that the project carries an estimated cost of $3 million and centers on a professionally designed 18-hole golf course, all within the city limits of Ottertail. The 6,600-yard par 72 course is to be interspersed with sites for single family homes as well as condominiums.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, August 9, 1973

Loren Thalmann announced this week that he has sold the Thalmann cafe business to George and Shirley Kimber. The new owners took possession on Aug. 15. Thalmann states that he will now devote more of his time to his insurance business.

Today the Henning Advocate takes pride in presenting to the community a new weekly addition. It is called The Market and is designed to give readers a wide range of advertising to aid them in their buying decisions.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 5, 1948

Postmaster examinations for the position left vacant here by the resignation of Carl Von Ohlen will be held at the Henning School house on Saturday morning. There are seven applicants to the job, including the present acting postmaster, R. T. Nelson. The others are all veterans of the last war: John Paulson, Art Espeland, Noble Gilbertson, Cliff Nelson, Howard Trana and Lawrence Belmont. Carl Von Ohlen, local civil service secretary, will give the exam. Ratings will be known in 60 days.

Mr. Richard Duncan, conductor of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra will be Guest conductor at the final band concert this Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the village park.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 9, 1923

Henning and other city and village officials throughout the state are being notified of plans to enforce the new law against highway advertising signs; effective Dec. 1. Stating that the state department will remove all signs remaining after the date, except official bulletin boards and markers and believing that local authorities will do likewise on other roads.

Death claimed President Warren G. Harding with shocking suddenness at 7:30 p.m. in San Fransisco. He was stricken with apoplexy, while Mrs. Harding was reading to him. The end came quickly. His exact age was fifty-seven years and nine months. Untold thousands of American citizens stood with uncovered heads, day and night as the funeral train passed.

Calvin Coolidge is now president. He is the 30th president of the United States. He is the sixth vice president to succeed through the death of the president. The other five presidents were William Henry Harrison, Taylor, Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley. Coolidge took the oath as President of the United States at Plymouth, Vermont at the home his father, John Coolidge. The oath of office was performed by the new president’s father who is a notary public. The text of the presidential oath had been telephoned to Mr. Coolidge from the White House.

Former President Woodrow Wilson’s own delicate state of health forced him to refused to participate in the national funeral ceremonies for President Harding.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 11, 1898

War Bullets—Latest news from the seat of war.

Spain’s reply to the US was received here today, but its contents has not been revealed. Acceptance of peace terms are probable.

Gen. Miles Army is advancing upon San Juan from four distances and some important results are likely to follow.

The French government demands the immediate release of the steamer Roderiguiz captured by the US Navy.

“Puerto Rico will be decidedly ours” says a Honolulu paper, Hawaii already feels as if it is one “of us.”

Admiral Schley and Capt. Evans of the battleship Iowa are ill of a disease which physicians believe to be typhoid malaria.

Bismarck, capital of North Dakota, was nearly wiped off the face of the earth by fire Monday.

It is sad to note that now when votes are going to be so badly needed there are over five hundred good republicans here in Stillwater disfranchised—Prison Mirror.