5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

There will be a pair of new faces on the Henning City Council as Darren Wiese defeated incumbent mayor Jeremiah Rice and Tammy Fosse will join the Henning council. Jim Haberer will remain on the council, as well Doug Trana who won a special 2-year council seat.Wiese edged Rice, who was appointed to the role of mayor following the death of Mayor Jim Hermanson last year, 244 to 124 votes or by a 65 to 33 percent margin.

Otter Tail Central’s season ended on a cold and snowy day in Alexandria on Saturday. The Bulldogs fell to the BOLD Warriors 50-6.  OTC ended the season with a record of 10-1.  

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 18, 1998

At a specially called meeting of the Henning Economic Development Authority on Friday, Nov. 13, Hornets Nest advisory committee members and some of the students who own the five-month-old business asked for a $2,500 loan to continue operation of the store. By the end of the meeting, the loan was approved and the Hornets Nest, though with some restructuring, is prepared to keep its doors open.

D-Day (“Don’t Smoke Day”) is Thursday, Nov. 19. If you smoke, perhaps the single best thing you can do to improve your health and your life expectancy is to quit smoking. In the month of November and especially on D-Day, local businesses and the school will be supporting and promoting issues relating to tobacco use. Let each of us work toward a successful D-Day in our area.

First weekend deer totals were up somewhat over last year’s and the jury is still out on how the second weekend will pan out. At Denny’s Conoco in Henning, 378 deer were registered the first weekend, compared with 328 the same time last year. And as of Tuesday morning, registrations totaled 119, which is already ahead of last year’s 110 total for the second weekend.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 15, 1973

Faced with the energy crisis as much as anyone else, the Henning Board of Education discussed several measures which have already been or may be taken to conserve the school’s allotment of fuel oil for the coming winter. According to Supt. Jens See the school’s furnace will be cut off at 2:30 p.m. each school day in order to conserve heating fuel.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 18, 1948

B. M. Thompson local garage man and formerly state representative, addressed the junior and senior high school students at the Armistice Day program. The students were deeply impressed by Mr. Thompson’s speech relating to his personal experiences. Using familiar scenes near Henning, he described the terrain around the Meuse River near the town of Polo, France, where allied causalities were high in the assault. The elation of both sides on receiving news of the armistice led to former enemies embracing each other and joining in a peace banquet of meager rations.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 15, 1923

A Rev. Fink of Austin, representing the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan movement, was here and spoke to a large crowd of curiosity seekers at the Rex Monday night. The speaker was late in arriving owing to car trouble, but he launched right into his subject after he got onto the stage. He began by saying that the Klan is not as black as pictured by the Associated Press. Then in forceful tones, he outlined what the organization stands for and what it did not stand for. He said it stood for the great principles of pure Americanism. It was against no creed, sect, or religion if they minded their own business. But it was against a church that entered politics. At this remark the speaker was roundly applauded. He asked those who wished to join remain in their seats, but no one had the $10 fee and as far as known none remained to sign up.

Gasoline prices dropped like a Republican’s chin in the recent Minnesota election, but don’t cheer. The companies are about to have a conference. Their motto is “Whatever goes down must come up.”

A locust cookbook has been issued by the Bureau of Agriculture of the Philippine Islands. To prepare the locusts they are poured alive into boiling water and then spread out on shallow trays to dry. Wings, legs and tip of body are trimmed off, and they are then rinsed in water. Small locusts need not have legs removed, as they are tender. One recipe is as follows: boil locusts for about 10 minutes in sufficient vinegar, salt and crushed garlic and when the vinegar dries off, fry in lard.

Try a shower or tub. Bath at the Basement Barber shop. Price 35c.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 17, 1898

Several persons who have arrived at Port Townsend, Wash. from Copper River, Alaska say that there are rich deposits of copper there, and that the Indians keep its location a secret.

The widow of the late Cuban general, Jose Maceo, was one of the applicants for rations at the American free distribution depots at Santiago. She had been on the verge of starvation for many weeks.

It was learned that Mrs. Russell Sage will contribute $300,000 for the building of a military sanitarium in Citronelle, a few miles from Mobile, Alabaman, on the Mobile and Ohio railroad. Gen. Joseph Wheeler under instructions from the war department has inspected the area and construction will begin soon.

Street cleaners in London have rich pickings. The other day a purse containing four diamond rings was found in a dust cart. A short time ago a $2,000 necklace was picked from a rubbish heap by a South London busman. He returned it to its owner and received a reward of at least five shillings.

In Burmese schools, making the lads shout is the approved method of elementary education. The Burmese educationalists argue that so long as a boy is shouting his mind is occupied. When he is silent he is certain to be scheming mischief. Therefore, the best shouters are the best pupils.