5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

Years after a previous search turned up cold, the Lila and the late Sgt. Robert Johnston family received the answers they were looking for all along. Medical records and information about Sgt. Johnston’s military service, that were once thought to be lost in a fire, have now been found.

Keith and Angela Eckhoff were getting ready to spend an extended holiday weekend with their family when their lives changed forever on December 22. A fire struck the milking parlor at their fourth generation farm in rural Henning, destroying the contents inside. While the family has spend the past couple of weeks picking up the pieces from the fire, what they have been left with is the overriding feeling of support from the community.

The Otter Tail Central Bulldog wrestling team won three duals to improve to 6-0 and captured another second place finish at a highly competitive Jaguar Invitational held in Belgrade on Friday.

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Jan. 8, 1997

Ownership of a cornerstone Ottertail business changed hands with the beginning of the new year, when Dennis Dahl sold the multifaceted  enterprise to a soon-to-be transplanted Colorado family. On January 1 Dahl closed the book, so to speak, on his 19 years at the helm of the Otter Supper Club & Motel and turned the keys over to new owner Bobby Mars.

When Henning native Stacey Cichy began preparing for a career in teaching, she thought she would be teaching in a white, middle-class setting. Now, she’s not sure. An experience Cichy had in 1995 opened her eyes to the fact that there are far different settings in which children also need to be taught. And, she now realizes, in such alternative settings, teachers can sometimes make significant differences in the lives of children.

While weekend blizzards often aren’t as disruptive of normal lifestyle patterns as those that occur on weekdays, they can put emergency services to the test. This past weekend’s blizzard did indeed put the Henning Ambulance Department to the test. And the ambulance department apparently passed the test with flying colors and did the best job possible—but with help.

55 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Jan. 12, 1967

The first and a rather big snowstorm of the new 1967 year struck Henning and most of Minnesota starting January 6 and continuing on a more or less limited scale through January 9. 

Fire razed a barn and destroyed three head of cattle on a Middle Leaf Lake farm place Sunday evening. The building was on property owned by Jesse Jordan, pastor of the House of Prayer church in the village of Ottertail. 

Mary Ann Hicken, rural Henning, second-place award winner in the statewide speaking contest, recently attended the Minnesota annual meeting of soil and water conservation districts.

105 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Jan. 11, 1917

During the past weeks session of the county board, the following appropriations on state roads in this section of the county: Girard. $800; Clitherall, $500; Nidaros, $550; Leaf Mountain, $550; Henning-Inman, $1,200; Elmo, $1,000; Parkers Prairie, $1,000; Leaf Lakes, $1,500. 

Buffalo Bill is not expected to survive another 24 hours. 

Gollmar Bros., who will be remembered by old timers and exhibited in Henning on their initial trip 20 years ago, have purchased the famous Ringling Bros. Circus.