5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

The fifth ranked Otter Tail Central Bulldogs took care of business against United North Central on Friday as they scored 56 points in the first half to move to 7-0 on the season.  The Bulldogs will finish their regular season on Wednesday night in Barrett as they will play West Central Area. The Knights are 4-3 on the season and defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 36-13 on Friday night. 

The Henning volleyball team had two away games last week. On Tuesday they traveled to Breckenridge and Thursday they were in Verndale.  The Hornets went 1-1 for the week as they defeated Breckenridge 3-0 and then fell to Verndale 2-3.  The Hornets are now 18-7 overall and 4-2 in the PRC. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 7, 1998

The Henning Women of Today’s scarecrow contest was a big hit at this year’s Chamber of Commerce Octoberfest held Saturday. First place went to the entry from Mrs. Brutlag’s class. First place in the pumpkin contest went to John Hartman of Underwood with his 370 pound Atlantic Giant. Hartman, a serious pumpkin grower with three years experience in competition, used a custom-made sling to haul his entry to town.

By now you have probably seen the message on television or heard it on radio: railroad crossings can be very dangerous, and often enough fatal places for motorists to trek. It is in large part out of a concern for this sort of safety hazard that members of the Ottertail City Council have for years been looking for a way to improve the crossing within its city limits. This year they have found some needed help in Verle Blaha, the seasonal resident now well known about town for spearheading proposed Thumper Pond golf course. Blaha presented the council with an inventory of existing crossings in the city, and he reports that an effective line of communication has been established with the entity that has ultimate authority over the crossings, Canadian Pacific.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 11, 1973

William Bursch received notification from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office that his automobile, stolen about two months ago had been recovered in St. Cloud. The ’63 Oldsmobile which was taken from behind Bursch Drug was found locked and parked in a bank parking lot in the Waite Park area of St. Cloud by the police department of that city. The car was in good condition with many items belonging to Bursch still in the vehicle. The only damage was a dead battery and burned points the result of leaving the ignition on for some time.

Larry B. Belmont, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Belmont of Henning has purchased half-interest in the Petterson Funeral Home in Thief River Falls, Red Lake Falls and Oklee and assumed his new responsibilities Oct. 13. The business will now be known as the Petterson-Belmont Funeral Home. Belmont, who is a third-generation funeral director, grew up in Henning as a member of a family whose history in the funeral home business dates back to 1909.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 11, 1948

The costliest fire in Henning history razed the P.H. Gust elevator here Saturday afternoon, totally destroying one of the largest and most modern elevators in the county. The loss estimated at $200,000 included a large elevator, feed mill, seed room, warehouse and office. Also destroyed was the Henning Fuel company warehouse belonging to H.E. Ecker.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 11, 1923

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Nelson at the Wright hospital at Fergus Falls. That makes 12 for the editor, so some of you guys better pay your subscription.

Eastern Otter Tail will send at least three boys and girls to the Fat Stock Show at South St. Paul on Nov. 14, 15, 16. Ruth Paine of Oak Valley Township will go with her fat lamb, William Ziehls of Deer Creek with a barrow and Gladys Lund of Vining with a pen of geese.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Oct. 13, 1898

Matters at the agency assumed a rather better appearance yesterday afternoon. Flat Mouth, the chief who absence Sunday caused considerable speculation and uneasiness, came in yesterday and joined in a council with the authorities at which a definite understanding as to the policy of the government toward the hostiles was reached. Gen. Bacon assured the Indians that if the hostiles would come in and surrender the score of men for whom warrants had been issued, and who arrest was the original object of the expedition which resulted in the battle, the rest of them would be allowed to return to their homes in peace. “Tell the Indians that the government makes laws for all the Indians as well as for the whites and punishes all alike who disobey these laws. The Bear islanders must come in and surrender the Indians whose names are written on the list, and the others can return to their homes and be good. If they do not come in and surrender without delay they will be hunted and killed and captured by soldiers both winter and summer and not permitted to return to Bear island” said Gen. Bacon in a written statement.

Events of the past week show that all good Indians have not gone to the “Happy Hunting Grounds.” The present trouble is at Leech Lake Indian reservation in Cass County—not over 75 miles distant from here. It appears that a number of the Pillager Indians who live on a large island in Leech Lake were wanted as witnesses in an illegal liquor selling case and Gen. Bacon and 100 soldiers were dispatched to secure them. As is stated in another place in this paper Major Wilkinson and seven of his men were ambushed and killed. As a result severe criticism is heard in the matter of dealing with the Indians; that they should be wiped out of existence, etc. This incident emphasizes the fact that has long been apparent that the reservation system is a radically wrong method of caring for the Indians. It tends to encourage and perpetuate their barbarous ideas and customs, and gives them little opportunity of learning the duties and responsibilities of citizenship. They should be given legal rights and responsibilities and be held amendable to the law with opportunity to work out their own civic salvation. Scattered among the people as other nationalities are there would be no more danger of Indian wars.