5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Sept.4, 2018

The school year is underway and four new teachers will be joining the Henning School District this fall. The new teachers include: Christina Wolden, Kala Mills, Jason Speer, and Aleicia Claassen have been preparing themselves for the new school and all of their students. School officially began on September 4. 

Maybe it’s something in the water.  Or the scenic rolling hills.  Or all the beautiful trees in the area. The site of the old District 265 country school southeast of Vining is a lovely spot that evokes a feeling of simpler times with close-knit families and communities. A dedication ceremony was held there during Vining Watermelon Days this year.  The ceremony, led by Dick Kennedy, started with the 30 or so people in attendance reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, like in the old days.  Then around a dozen of the former students of the school who were there were asked to say one sentence about what they liked and remembered best about the school.  Later everyone had a glass of water from the flowing well.  

Sisters Grain Bin in Ottertail is another family owned business in the region. Sisters Kris Wallgren and Karla Kupfer from New York Mills own and run the business exclusively together. For two years now the sisters have been selling collectables. The business started as a hobby selling vintage items out of Kris’ “she shed” in the backyard.  The two love shopping and decorating together so the business comes completely natural to the pair.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 2, 1998

Headed to the State Fair—Winning a trip to compete at the Minnesota State Fair were Erika Bjerketvedt with her Needle Arts project and Jackie Reineke with her Citizenship project. Both girls are members of the Nidaros 4-H Club and competed at the West Otter Tail County Fair last week in Fergus Falls.

Blue ribbon winners—Winning awards at the West Otter Tail Country Fair were Candi, Robin and Tammy Keirleber, who won with their Nicholas Breed Market Turkeys. Candi won Champion honors and a state fair trip. Robin won reserve Champion honors.

Sportsman wins honors—Nidaros 4-H member Troy Turchin entered the West Otter Tail County Fair 4-H competition with a Shooting Sports project. He won a blue ribbon and Champion for this division which earned him a State Fair trip. He also entered the Wildlife and Fishing competitions.

Electricity and Small Engines—Qualifying twice at the W.O.T. County Fair for a state trip was Rob Trosdahl. He won reserve champion in Electric and blue ribbons in Shop and Small Engines. He will compete at State Fair with his Electric project.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 2, 1948

Miss Joy Farmstead left this week for Minneapolis and will go on to Boston. She will study at New England Conservatory to study Opera.

Five good work horses belonging to Wm. Ohlrogge were killed by a Soo Line trail Tuesday night of last week near the Ohlrogge farm.

A well drilled by Ted Waskosky, Jr. has been completed at the Henning Harvest Festival grounds near the ball park. Mr. Waskosky donated his time and equipment towards the project.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 6, 1923

Rev. And Mrs. J.S. Paulson and five children will leave tonight by car for their new home in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Rev. Paul has answered a call to be the pastorate of the First Lutheran Church.

Emma Embertson left Saturday for Duluth where she will teach in the public schools.

Boys between 14 to 21 must secure a license to hunt, but the license will cost nothing. Blanks may be secured at any bank.

Innis Thompson left for Wadena Sunday where she has secured a position as teacher in the public schools at that place.

Helen Christenson left Saturday for Tower, MN where she will teach school the coming year.

B.B. Haugen, former prominent Otter Tail County resident, ahs been the guest of his brother, Dr. O.M. Haugen. Mr. Haugen, besides taking a prominent part in politics in the county, also took an active interest in music. He is now publishing a book, which includes a collection of popular songs. During the past few years he has been closely identified with former Gov. Norbeck of South Dakota, who is now United States Senator.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 8, 1898

Learning does not necessarily imply wisdom.

The man who starts out to look for trouble usually ends by having it thrust upon him.

To cease to make excuses, is to pray.

The flower of forgiveness blooms in the garden of love.

Patriotism is frequently used as a cloak by scheming politicians.

The man who fails to lay up something for a rainy day always has to depend on his friends for an umbrella.