5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Sara Christiansen knows there is much more to chiropractic care than simply cracking a few bones and getting them in line. Finding that healthy balance is what Christiansen is hoping to give her clients as she opens Healthy Balance Chiropractic in the former Henning Chiropractic building in town.

As members of a Henning family and decedents from the Peter and Anna Hoyhtya family gathered around a table on Sunday afternoon, there were no shortage of laughs, stories and even reflections of years past. With each item that was passed around the table, Jerry Blom, Ron Jacobson and Larry Jacobson shared stories about what they knew about the family members they never met and the items that have been stored in a box for over 30 years they never knew existed.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 4, 1998

Just as the season for giving is almost upon us, so too is the time for the annual Henning Community Fund drive. This year’s drive will start Monday, Nov. 9 and draw to a close on Friday, Nov. 13. This year’s drive features a newly organized executive board with local volunteers going from for to door taking pledges for contributions to support charitable organizations and foundations.

Going outside this weekend? If you’re not a deer hunter, or at least wearing plenty of blaze orange clothing, you may want to reconsider. More than 400,000 deer hunters are expected to take part in Minnesota’s firearms deer season, which opens this Saturday, Nov. 7. Last year, 420,000 gun hunters harvested slightly more than 127,000 deer across the state.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 4, 1948

Truman and Humphrey were elected presidency and senate. 

Five Henning business places were broken into and burglarized sometime Tuesday night. The thieves entered the D. H. Cordes store. They opened the safe door and took $43.00. At B. M. Thompson Garage the burglars entered the building after breaking the window of the side door. Here they rifled the cash register and took $40.15. The thieves also broke in to Pikal’s Market, Rex Theatre, and the City Drug Store.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 1, 1923

Home is where a man sleeps. Therefore, Albert Riemann of Ottertail City, bankrupt, moved a bed into his confectionary store and slept there from Sept. 27 the day when he closed the doors of his store and definitely decided he was bankrupt. 

That he moved into the confectionary store to establish it as him homestead, which would be exempt from the claims of his creditors was admitted by Mr. Rieman in preliminary examination held before N. R. Field, referee in bankruptcy this afternoon.

Mr. Rieman admitted when questioned by G. W. Frankberg as attorney for the trustee, that he had been the owner of an automobile a week previous to filing proceedings bankruptcy, but denied he transferred the car to his wife to keep it out of the hands of his creditors. He admitted going to Henning and buying wearing apparel a few days prior to his bankruptcy. “What did you buy?” The attorney asked.

“A brown suit of clothes, some underwear and a pair of shoes,” answered Rieman. Where are these items,” said the attorney. “They are at my wife’s home.”

Mr. Rieman testified that his wife and the eldest boy slept with him in the store all but three nights, while other members of the family slept at the home which was in his wife’s name. The creditors are trying to show that Mr. Rieman “stocked up” on clothing, while contemplating bankruptcy and they take the ground that the confectionary store, where he began sleeping just before filing his petition, cannot be considered his residence and is therefore not exempt.

Male help wanted—for general farm work, hire by the month. Man that is honest, truthful and one hundred percent American citizen. Of liars, deceivers and Pro-Germanism we have had our fill. Lydia Anderson and Minnie Anderson, Henning.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1898

By a statement made by the only survivor of the dynamite explosion at Duluth men were killed, it is shown that the explosion was caused by the gross carelessness of the man in charge, Diver Scherf, who was killed. William Pinney, who makes the statement says that he was directed by Scherf to build a fire in a boiler on the scow that the men were all on, in order that the dynamite might be thawed therein, and that he did so, though telling the diver that a pail of hot water was ready for thawing. Scherf thought it would take too long to thaw it by water, and the men built a very hot fire, large enough, Pinney says, to have made 120 pounds of steam in the boiler. This fire was then drawn and the sticks of dynamite laid in the firebox. Pinney looked in the door and saw the dynamite melting, and so said to Scherf, who told him to shut the door. He again looked in and found flames playing about the stuff and shouted that it was exploding and all started to run, the others too late.