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  • Landmark Center gets ready for a busy spring season

    Published on April 7, 2021 at 5:21pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    As we welcome the arrival of spring, the Landmark Center is beginning to increase activities and schedule some of our upcoming workshop events.  Our book club “Beverage and a Book” will return to monthly discussion meetings every four weeks beginning on May 11. Copies of “5-Presidents” by Clint Hill are available at the Landmark Center, with… Read More

  • Buying and selling a vehicle

    Published on March 31, 2021 at 6:10pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Question: I got rid of my vehicle a while ago. It needed some work and I gave it to my nephew to fix along with the title. I have no idea what he ended up doing with it. Now I’m getting contacted by a Law Enforcement Agency from another state due to the vehicle getting… Read More

  • Learn about the United States at the Henning Library

    Published on March 31, 2021 at 6:09pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Three years ago I  took a road trip across Montana with two very good friends. For a few months before we left, we made an itinerary of what we wanted to do.  Our first stop was Medora, N.D. We planned to attend the Medora Musical but Mother Nature had her own ideas and immediately after we… Read More

  • Otter Tail County Public Health COVID-19 weekly update

    Published on March 31, 2021 at 6:09pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    COVID-19 Vaccine  Distribution Data for  OT County Public Health As of March 25, Public Health has administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 2,394 people, with 1,663 completing the vaccine series. Those receiving vaccine thus far at public health clinics have been part of the phase 1a priority group, and phase 1b essential workers with… Read More

  • Thank You

    Published on March 31, 2021 at 6:09pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Thank you to all the volunteers and attendees of the Lions Pancake Fundraising breakfast held on March 21.2121 at the community center. Attendance was great, and it was fun to see folks after a year of few events.  A special shout out goes Parker’s Prairie Boy Scouts who currently are home to Henning Scouts for… Read More

  • More staffing is needed at Willow Creek

    Published on March 25, 2021 at 12:51am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, In light of recent city council meetings, I would like to take the time to provide the public with information regarding Willow Creek and share, what I feel, is holding it back from becoming one of Henning’s greatest assets.  Though I grew up in Henning, I am an unfamiliar name to many of you… Read More

  • A tracking device could come in handy on the farm

    Published on March 25, 2021 at 12:51am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The last time I had any commentary on my occasional instances of doing harm to myself was from one of my children. I had slipped and chipped two front teeth as I was climbing onto one of my tractors on the farm. “Look,” one of The Young Girls said to me—(and they’re not that young anymore)—“We’ll… Read More

  • What’s in a name? More than you may think

    Published on March 25, 2021 at 12:50am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    With the birth of a new baby comes the opportunity to give a name that is unique to that child.  It can be an overwhelming moment or a simple one. My niece is 12-years-old and is the first of my oldest brothers children.  Since he was in high school back in the 80’s he knew that… Read More

  • Newspapers excel as your collective ‘eyes and ears’

    Published on March 17, 2021 at 1:44am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Jim Pumarlo Special to the Advocate My days of sitting behind an editor’s desk have passed, but I’ll never lose my newspaper blood. I regularly enjoy my first cup of coffee while scanning newspaper websites. It’s a great way to keep current on what’s happening in communities. Public affairs have always been a passion, so I… Read More

  • Ways to not kill an apple tree

    Published on March 17, 2021 at 1:44am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    I have in the past written about how to best kill an apple tree. Let’s clear that up. Should you want an apple tree to survive, you must: Select an apple tree correct for this growing zone; support it with posts and ties to keep the wind from shaking the soil loose around the roots; protect… Read More

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