5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Katelyn Zillmer, Brigitte Froslee and Ellie Smith were recently honored by the American Heritage Girls troop in Henning for achieving the level of Dolley Madison. It is one of the highest honors a person in American Heritage Girls can achieve and recognizes community service, earning badges and going in front of a Board of Review.

There was just one way that Mike and Trish Mortenson were ever going to leave the Henning community—well other than retirement. It was the opportunity for the former Marine to come home and offer support and care for his fellow servicemen. Approximately two months ago, Mortenson and his wife Trish closed their chiropractic business in Henning for the final time and began a new venture at the VA Hospital in Fargo, N.D.

Otter Tail Central avenged last year’s section final loss to Ada-Borup with a commanding 38-28 win over the Cougars on Friday night at the FargoDome. The Bulldogs will now turn their attention to the first round of state and take on second ranked and undefeated BOLD on Saturday in Alexandria, Minn.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 11, 1998

Progress was the name of the game when the Ottertail City Council met for its regular monthly breakfast meeting Thursday, Nov. 5, at Jerry’s Village Inn. Topics for the meeting included approval of a tax increment finance TIF plan to facilitate the much-discussed Thumper Pond development; approval of a conditional use permit that clears the way for development of adjoining lake lots; and a preliminary inquiry into an annexation to the city was entertained as well.

Voters statewide turned out to the tune of more than 60 percent to vote last week, a turnout level considerably higher than the 53 percent forecast by Secretary of State Joan Growe. Turnout was notably higher locally as well, In Henning, 75 percent of the 506 registered voters turned out to cast ballots. Large turnout did not translate into big support, of course, and among casualties was the excess operating levy referendum sought for the Henning School District.

Plans for upcoming holidays were among the topics of discussion at Monday night’s meeting of the Henning Chamber of Commerce held at the Kountry Korner Cafe. First on the schedule will be the annual “Henning for the Holidays” promotion in local stores, which will be this weekend in conjunction with the Henning Women of Today craft bazaar.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 8, 1973

Grand opening was held at the Coast to Coast in downtown Henning.

Mayor Fillmore Trites was re-elected and Richard Brogard defeated incumbent trustee Richard Cloeter in the annual village election in Henning.

Representing Henning in the District 3 Make it with Wool Contest in Fergus Falls were Faith Seeman, Cindy Hanson and Leslie Smith.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 11, 1948

George Dilly asks $50,000 in damages following accident after losing his leg.

The Henning High School music groups under the direction of Victor Hardt presented their annual fall concert at the school. The junior girls glee club and senior mixed chorus both were excellent in their renditions. Also enjoyed were the newly formed orchestra and concert band.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 8, 1923

Come to the Program and Basket Social Friday evening. Five and one-half miles south of Henning. Program begins at 8 p.m. Ladies please bring lunch for two.

Citizens who are interested in Henning School matters will be interested to know that Mr. C. E. Culbert, who has been attending the MEA in St. Paul last week was elected president of the graded school section for the coming year.

After seven dry years, Alberta on Monday went wet by 40,000. This lines the U.S. border with four wet Canadian provinces.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 10, 1898

John D. Rockefeller has offered to donate $2,000,000 more to Chicago University provided an equal amount is raised among other donors before Jan. 1 and President Harper says $1,500,000 of this additional amount has already been subscribed. Look out for another advance in the price of kerosene.

G.F. Peterson who has a following in his paper, The Sentinel, now moved to Minneapolis. These who are acquainted with Peterson know how too consistent it is with what he preaches: the existence of the liquor traffic and other forms of human greed, only demonstrates that there is a great deal of churchianity and but little christianity.

Washington, Nov. 8—an explosion and fire at 5:15 last evening wrecked the supreme court room and rooms immediately adjoining it on the main floor of the capitol. The damage in enormous. The entire central eastern part of the great marble pile from the main floor to the subterranean basement practically in a mass of ruins. The force of the explosion was so heavy that the coping stones on the outer walls, just east of the point where the explosion occurred were bulged out nearly two inches; windows in all that part of the building were blown out and locked doors were forced from their hinges almost 150 feet from the scene of it. Fire followed the explosion so quickly as to seem practically simultaneous. The explosion shook the immense structure to its foundations and was heard several squares from the capitol. It occurred in a small room tightly enclosed by heavy stone walls immediately below the main entrance to the old capitol building. The library of the supreme court, located immediately beneath the supreme court room was badly damaged. A total of 20,000 volumes of law reference books were destroyed.