5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

It was a sometimes emotional afternoon inside Henning School as students in grades K-12 paid tribute to the sacrifices and contributions made by local veterans on November 12. In the midst of the songs, dances, speeches and videos was a special tribute created by the very hands of some of the students at Henning School. For the first time, Quilts of Valor were presented to 24 veterans who served in the military and attended the Veterans Day program. The presentation was organized by Henning student and 4-H member Maggie Cronk. 

Greta Nyhus, 2017 graduate of Henning High School and current sophomore attending University of Northwestern, has just been named to the first team all-conference for girls golf.  

Right in the heart of lakes country, the City of Ottertail could soon be home to a new disc golf course. Provided the necessary funding from local organizations and businesses can be secured. During a presentation to the council on Thursday night, Brett Burch, of Big Cat Golf LLC in Ottertail, said disc golf is the second fastest growing sport behind pickle ball.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 25, 1998

Middle Leaf Lake made the perfect setting for a reflective moment one day last week, after snow had fallen and before any of the seasonal ice had yet formed.

“No one’s bankrupt. No one’s fired.” Such were the words Dan Schmitz offered in response to rumors that the Link Recreational marine dealership he manages in Ottertail had gone “belly up.” Rumors started to spread last week, when some two dozen employees were sent home. Schmitz reported later in the week that the cuts made take the form of temporary layoffs, and affected workers will be offered jobs come the first of the new years.

Henning’s volunteer ambulance service has long prided itself on its fast response times and top-notch service, and in order to preserve those attributes, the call is being put out for new members for the emergency response team.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 22, 1973

A cow owned by George Kawlewski of Ottertail was found butchered during the weekend in Rush Lake Township, according to a report from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office. All of the meat was reportedly taken and the entrails and an unborn calf were left at the scene. The cow was a seven-year-old Hereford weighing about 1,300 pounds and was worth about $500.

Rodney Deckert, a reporter for the Corvallis, Ore., Gazette Times for the past two years has been appointed city editor of the paper, publisher Robert Ingall’s announced recently. Deckert is a 1961 graduate of Henning High School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Deckert.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 25, 1948

Mrs. Herman Hannebuth of Inman Township had a close call Monday. Mrs. Hannebuth was making sauerkraut when she heard something strike the kitchen range. Investigation revealed that a rifle bullet had passed through the house and struck the heavy nickel on the stove below the warming oven. Mrs. Hannebuth was exactly in line with the path of the bullet, but luckily it struck the stove first. The bullet, which was fired from the gun of Maurice Meintsma of Inman, first killed a deer and then traveled 60 rods and into the house the well shattered bullet was found on the kitchen floor.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 22, 1923

It has been announced that the National debt probably will be wiped out by 1925! Senator Magnus Johnson, the plain “uncouth” senator farmer from Minnesota and H. Cabot Lodge, the aristocrat senator from Massachusetts met in a 15 minute social chat in Washington the other day. No blows were exchanged or blood spilt.

S. A. Berg of Richville began a suit in the district court here today against the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Saul Ste. Marie railway for $28,300 for injuries suffered when a car in which he was riding was derailed in a blizzard near Glenwood on February 14, 1923.

C. H. Markuson, butter maker of the Henning creamery, won the district championship of the Red River Valley Dairy mans’ association at Crookston last week. The prize was of course for quality creamery butter and consisted of a gold medal.

Gladys Lund of Vining won the first prize for the goose exhibit at the Jr. livestock show, which was held at St. Paul last week. Her geese weighed about 16 pounds each and sold for 20 cents a pound.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Nov. 24, 1898

A petition has been liberally signed in Deer Creek asking that the county commissioners to allow that town to be incorporated.

Mrs. John Howell of Inman, died of typhoid fever Friday at the age of 55. She was an old settler in Inman and leaves a husband and several grown up children.

A Thanksgiving ball will be given Thursday night in Nelson hall. Good music will be refurnished and everybody invited to come and have a good time. Tickets are 50c per couple.

The first real Minnesota blizzard of the season arrived on Monday. The wind felt intensely cold and but few people ventured out into the streets unless it was urgent to do so. The snow drifted badly so it was difficult to get through with either sleigh or wagon. The local trains were a trifle late. The morning passenger west bound did not reach here until after 7 Tuesday morning.