5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Butch Herzberg was recently recognized by the Minnesota Trappers Association (MTA) and was named “Volunteer of the Year” for his work with the organization. While Herzberg volunteers in many aspects of the organization, a main focus of this award was on his time spent as a trapping instructor in Alexandria. Herzberg began as a firearm instructor and has since transitioned to a trapping instructor. Herzberg has been trapping for over 60 years. 

The Henning City Council held a public truth in taxation forum at its meeting Tuesday night. The purpose of this public forum is to publicly announce their tax intentions for 2017 and to approve the proposed and final property tax levy. The general fund will be increased to $142,402, an increase of $5,679 from 2016. This is an approximate increase of three percent from 2016. The taxation amounts were passed unanimously. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 11, 1996

A former Henning girl, age three, has been returned to her mother after missing for 2 ½ months, according to Mounds View Police Office Tom Kinney. The girls father has been taken into custody. The girl’s father, Joseph Peterson failed to return Alisha Peterson to her mother Teresa Peterson in Mounds View on Sept. 20. The Petersons lived in Henning between October 1993 and October 1995. 

Undramatic, uneventful and routine were words that could be used to describe the Dec. 3 Henning School District levy hearing. Other than school board members, only a few people were in attendance. The 1996-payable-1997 total levy before adjustment is $1,042,049.84 compared with last year’s $1,029,913.22. The average increase in Henning School District related property taxes will be 1.18 percent, according to Superintendent Bruce Montplaisir.  

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 16, 1971

Game Warden Al Schmid reported last week that two deer perished late Sunday afternoon when they broke through the ice on East Battle Lake at Sanda’s Beach. Joe Lang of Girard reported the plight of the deer to Schmid. Schmid said that no rescue attempts were advisable with the ice making conditions dangerous. The two deer, a doe and a fawn were about six or seven blocks out when they fell in.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 17, 1946

The following letter, mailed November 10 from Oberberken, Germany, was received here by Mrs. J.R. Green:

“Several days ago we received from the Churches Helpwork from Stuttgart, a coat. In a pocket of same, we found your address with the greetings and New Years wishes, for which, Mrs. Green, we want to give our heartfelt thanks to you. My wife now has a winter coat and she will not feel the cold so much. We personally don’t need anymore.

We were driven out of our home, and will try and start a new home here. I, myself work in a chemical factory as a helper, and have wife and children to support. The wages I get barely are enough for our living. We live in one room and have the bare necessities to get along with. This bad situation we have only the Nazis to thank for, whose reign at last has come to an end, but with the help of God we will in time again earn our own quiet and peaceable homes.

We would be happy to receive an answer from you after receiving this letter.

In hopes that these lines will reach you in the best of health. Many hearty greetings.

Your thankful family 

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 15, 1921

Oscar Holmgren, the shoemaker has installed a new finisher in his shop, which makes him better equipped to turn out work.

Three young fellows were arrested and fined $10.70 each for being drunk and disorderly at the dance given here Wednesday night. Moonshine, of course was responsible for the trouble, and the events of the evening ought to be warning sufficient not to imbibe in the stuff too freely- at public dances at least. 

About fifty friends, young and old, who came from Ottertail, Henning, Vining and Folden, tendered a surprise to the “newly weds,” Mr. and Mrs. August Nelson. Music was furnished by such instruments as tin pails, circular saws, and such. The party was invited to come in and a delicious lunch were served the entire party.

125 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 17, 1896

A young lady of Columbus, Ohio went into her mother’s dining room to get a drink of water and by mistake swallowed a cup of concentrated lye. She was promptly pumped out, and her life was saved, but she lost her voice. The Fergus Falls Advocate swallows a big dose of concentrated lie almost every week, but, unfortunately for the public, it don’t seem to operate on as it did on the young lady above mentioned.

We congratulate the citizens of Ottertail City and its vicinity upon the great reduction in prices of all kinds of goods which has lately taken place here. The opening of the Northern Pacific Railroad for the transportation of freight puts us, practically speaking in almost as favorable a position to obtain cheap goods right at home as are the citizens of St. Cloud. The merchants of Ottetail City are now selling their goods at prices far below those of Fergus Falls, Alexandria or Sauk Centre.

Happy are families when the government of the parents is the reign of affection, and the obedience of children is the submission of love.