5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

Former Parkers Prairie City Clerk/Treasurer Kim Schroeder has been hired to serve in a similar fashion in the City of Henning. The Henning City Council approved the hiring during a special city council meeting on Wednesday afternoon.With Schroeders experience, which included a 17-year stint as Parkers Prairie City Clerk/Treasurer from 1999-2016, Henning Mayor Jeremiah Rice said “on paper she was miles ahead of them all.”

While many of her students are spending the summer away from their instruments, Mary Ellenson continues to be reminded of the powerful tool that music can become. Even before Ellenson stepped foot in a classroom as a teacher, Ellenson worked as a self-employed music therapist for 12 years and served everywhere from Fergus Falls to Hawley and even Fargo, N.D. When she got into teaching her passion for music therapy never fizzled, her passion for music was just utilized in a different way. 

Otter Tail County is one of the first counties in the area to discuss raising the requirement for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 years of age. County commissioners held a public hearing on this subject early Tuesday afternoon, August 14, at the county government services center in Fergus Falls.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 19, 1998

Dave Holmgren, member of the Advisory Committee of the Hornet’s Nest, was on hand to inform the school board of the progress and future of the student-owned and operated store. He brought the board up to date on the activities of the summer, including the hiring of Cindy Shaw as manager and the emergency meeting that was held to make the decision to add nachos, pizza and other snack items to the products offered.

No changes are planned for the Henning senior nutrition site or for those in the nine-county area that will soon be served by a new meals provider, Nutrition Services, Inc. of Waseca. On August 17 the West Central Area Agency on Aging WCAAA awarded the meals contract for Otter Tail and eight other counties to Nutrition Services after it was judged by a committee to be the best out of five proposals received.

Vining Lutheran Church will dedicate its new addition on Sunday, Aug. 30 at the 8:30 a.m. service. This addition provides the church with 2,400 additional square feet and includes a large fellowship hall, a kitchen, two handicap accessible bathrooms and two offices.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, August 23, 1973

Guy Clement dusted off his golf bag, untouched for 30 years, and launched an assault on the new Oakwood Golf Course last Wednesday. 

A 1963 Oldsmobile belonging to Bill Bursch was stolen from behind Bursch Drug in Henning sometime on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office is investigating.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 19, 1948

Henning stores will be closed Friday afternoon in respect for the funeral of Pfc. Maurice Henderson who was killed in action in the Philippine Island campaign by a Japanese sniper. A military funeral will be held at the First Baptist church with Rev. Ricker officiating.

With all the siding completed on the Henning harvest festival exhibit building, volunteers are asked to come out and finish the painting of the new structure near the ball park. All the equipment needed will be paint brushes and a little energy.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 23, 1923

Fire wiped out the farm home of Jacob Stapel, two miles south east of here Friday. The family had spent the day in Henning taking in the creamery picnic and went home at about six. All changed their better wearing apparel for the work clothes. The daughter lit the kerosene stove and all left for the barn yard to do up the evening chores quickly. In a half an hour or so smoke was seen issuing from the house. An alarm was turned in for the village fire department and although the boys made a fast run the roof of the house was ready to go in when they arrived. There was nothing to do but watch the house, topple to the ground.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Aug. 25, 1898

A special dividend of $20 per share has been added by the Pullman Palace a company to its regular quarterly dividend of $2. The gross amount is $7. 200,000 on a capitalization of $36,000,000. Besides this vast accretion the Pullman company confesses to having a surplus of $18,000,000 which it proposes to distribute in the form of new certifications of stock against an increased capitalization.

“Shall New York execute a woman?” asks the Chicago Times-Herald. There is a question that precedes that one, dear sir. Is this “Shall a woman commit murder?”

Since the new war tax was imposed men may feel uncomfortable over the stamps on the checks they fill out, but they must accept the irritating outgo until Uncle Sam has paid for his torpedoes. War is an expensive indulgence.

No man lives a useless life. He may serve as an example for others to avoid.

Learning does not necessarily imply wisdom.

It is always a severe strain on the angelic qualities of a woman when she has to use her wings to dust the furniture.