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Lifesaving award goes to Henning native

Henning native Erin Houselog, 24, rescued five duck hunters whose boat capsized on Christopherson Lake, southwest of Erhard, on September 24.

For her lifesaving efforts, Houselog received the Lifesaving Citizen Award on Tuesday, Nov. 22, during the weekly meeting of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners.  

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Live nativity to be held at Trinity church Dec. 11

The annual Henning Live Nativity will have a change of scenery this year. The live nativity will be located outside of the Trinity Lutheran Church building in downtown Henning. The live nativity had been hosted at St. Edwards Catholic Church for a number of years, but will be moved to the Trinity building to give the community event a new twist this year.

Doreen Oseien, who is helping to organize the event, said the hope was to enlist the help of people from each of the churches in the Henning area to make the event a community gathering. The live nativity will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 and last approximately 30 minutes.  

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Henning to host Santa on Saturday

Santa and Mrs. Claus may have to shed their heavy red coats for the annual Santa Day celebration in Henning on Saturday. Held one week earlier than in the past, temperatures have been unseasonably warm so far this winter. However, only a few weeks remain for children to share their Christmas wish list with Santa before he makes his annual trek around the world.

Santa Day will be held in conjunction with the annual Community Appreciation Dinner at the Landmark Center, which is sponsored by First National Bank of Henning, Ottertail and Battle Lake.  

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Extra patrols will watch for impaired OT County drivers

Driving safely in Otter Tail County is important all year round, but the holiday season is a special time of year to make the extra effort to drive safely.

During this time of year, in light of holiday parties, itís also important to follow the slogan, ďIf you drink, donít drive.Ē  

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Henning students create hats, pillows

The Henning School third and fourth grade students created fleece hats and pillows with members of the 4-H this past week. Donna Geiser, from a local 4-H Club, organized the event and taught the kids about how important it is to recycle and keep the planet clean. The fleece came from recycled products from many different local areas. The students had to figure out math problems to see how a little bit of recycled products from everyone goes a long ways. The students were very grateful for the opportunity to make the pillows and were able to see the impact that recycling makes. Pictured above are students in Katie Muckenhirnís and Heather Brieseís third grade classes, as well as Ryan Emterís fourth grade students.  

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OtterDazzle to light up Ottertail on Saturday

Ottertail will usher in the Christmas season with a bang on Saturday with the annual OtterDazzle celebration. The day will begin with the Ottertail Lions
pancake breakfast and end with one of the biggest fireworks shows of the year.  

Ottertail Business and Community Association President Ron Grobeck said this yearís OtterDazzle will once again feature fun activities for people of all ages.  

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