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Delivering a healthy snack for students

Whether you have known it or not, you or someone in Henning who you know has been affected by, or involved somehow, with the local nonprofit organization C.H.A.T.

C.H.A.T. is an acronym for Community Health Action Team, an organization that has been in the community for approximately 20 years. The group’s mission is to work with the community on matters dealing with health and safety. They partner with various other community groups such as the police department, the school or public health services.  

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County discusses how to address watershed issues

A year ago Otter Tail County and area counties adopted the philosophy of “One Watershed, One Plan.”

This plan is intended to utilize the existing structures of county government, soil and water conservation districts and watershed districts while increasing collaboration across county lines.  

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HFD to look into FEMA grants for a new fire truck

The Henning City Council held their regular monthly meeting on January 9. The meeting was originally scheduled for January 2, but was postponed that evening because of a fire call.

Henning Police and Fire Chief Mike Helle reported that research is being done to gather the information needed to apply for a FEMA grant for a new fire truck.  

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Bloodmobile to stop by Henning on January 23

Henning area residents could save the life of a complete stranger in less time than it takes to read this article. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood—a need that is all-too-real for families across the region.

In order to help fill an increasing need for donated blood, the Henning Community Center will be hosting a blood drive on January 23 from 12-6 pm.  

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Henning students kick off annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign

Henning fifth and sixth grade students kicked off their annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser on January 5. More-than 40 students will attempt to raise $2,000 as part of the program to benefit the American Heart Association. While the fundraising aspect of the event is important, the awareness it builds in the students and their families about signs and symptoms, preventative measures, treatment and research is also important. Money raised during the fundraiser will benefit the American Heart Association. The fundraiser will go through January 26 at the school. To make a donation, contact a fifth or sixth grade student or contact phy ed teacher  Gerardo Armendarez at Henning School at 583-2927.  

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Leif Erikson, Sons of Norway to host Winterfest on February 17 in rural Vining

Programs sponsored by Leif Erikson, Sons of Norway, of Vining, will change venues during the three winter months of 2018.  The programs are free and refreshments are served.

The first film that will be featured as part of the Winter Film Festival will be shown on January 21 at the Battle Lake School Broberg Auditorium. The program will begin at 2 p.m. and will feature a nostalgic film, “I Remember Mama.” The films tells the story of a Norwegian family who immigrated to the United States and moved to San Francisco where relatives have settled earlier.  

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