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  • Landmark featured on Otter Tail County Coffee Klatch

    Published on February 18, 2021 at 5:24am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Landmark would like to thank Otter Tail County Historical Society Director Chris Schuelke for including us in their Coffee Klatch series featuring local history in OTC.  Our Friday Zoom presentation featured the history of Henning Landmark Center, as well as the restoration of the Trinity Lutheran Church building and celebrated the historic preservation movement taken… Read More

  • Landmark Center to be featured in Coffee Klatch

    Published on February 10, 2021 at 10:28am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    A warm welcome to you all during this cold February week, and a reminder that Landmark Center remains open and available to you for limited sized gatherings, meetings, workshops, Zoom meetings, or just for a warm place to sit and connect to the internet. The Viking Library continues to use Landmark Center as temporary Bookmobile, dropping… Read More

  • Valentine’s Day comes to Henning School Library

    Published on February 10, 2021 at 10:27am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Valentine’s Day is such a fun day for all ages. This year for Valentine’s Day maybe you’ll want to find yourself snuggled up with a child or grandchild and a fantastic Valentine book. We have two great books to feature this week.  “The Valentine Bears” by Eve Bunting with pictures by Jan Brett is a fun… Read More

  • Tackling some of the big issues of life

    Published on February 10, 2021 at 10:27am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Every now and then I feel driven to tackle the big issues in life. No, not politics. Not religion. Or not even why car tires keep getting bigger around and more expensive, but still wear out at the same mileage. The first big issue is: How come tape measures are all marked backwards. First, to qualify this:… Read More

  • ‘Banger’ makes snow falls an interesting adventure

    Published on February 3, 2021 at 9:48am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    There are several seasonal subjects about which I have written. Wood ticks. Fishing opener. Deer hunting. Those are just a few. Perhaps it is ego; perhaps it is lack of faith; whatever it is, first columns about those subjects are columns which I don’t think I can improve. Here is another: The first snowfall. With each… Read More

  • February is already here, spring is right around the corner

    Published on February 3, 2021 at 9:47am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    February is already here.  That means we are that much closer to spring and planting season!  I love spring time.  My daughters and I planted a medium size garden last spring and we are enjoying all the harvest that we reaped from it.   We plan to expand the garden this year and take into account… Read More

  • Advocate honored for General Excellence

    Published on February 3, 2021 at 9:47am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    It’s not very often that we toot our own horn and pat ourselves on the back—after all, there are too many deadlines to meet to get the newspaper out each week. Most importantly, I’m not one to be the center of attention anyway’s, so staying in the background and not seeking attention is fine by me…. Read More

  • National Tell a fairy day is Feb. 26

    Published on January 26, 2021 at 7:14pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    National Tell a fairy tale day is Feb. 26 this year.  What a great time to get out the fairy tale books.  These books are located in the Dewey Decimal System folklore and fairy tale books are located in the 398’s.   Today we feature three books out of this section.  Our first book is “East… Read More

  • Staying tuned in to the appliance elections

    Published on January 26, 2021 at 7:14pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The first time I realized appliances could talk to me was right after I got back from Vietnam. At that point, I was hyper “tuned in”  to my surroundings, so when my clock informed me that the refrigerator was poisoning me, and that I should move my bed over to Mr. Lennox the Furnace’s area,… Read More

  • Letter to the Editor

    Published on January 20, 2021 at 1:20pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, Seth Meyers (late- night host) believes President Trump should be immediately removed before he fully destroys the U.S.  Seth said “If our government fails to act, they’ll be assenting to the violent destruction of the democracy they claim to care so much about.”  Seth, democracy went out the window a long time ago—Democrats are… Read More

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