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Sold! Ottertail auction raises over $11,000

The ninth annual Ottertail Community Auction was once again a big success as it raised over $11,000 for the community. In addition to providing funding for things like flowers and decorations for businesses, the proceeds will help to pay for the new bathrooms being constructed in the community park. Tim Erp (pictured) looks through one of the items auctioned off during the ninth annual Ottertail Community Auction on Saturday. The gift package featured locally harvested honey and was just one of dozens items up for bid.  

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Henning vandalism under investigation

Nine pools, two trampolines, a bus and playground equipment are just some of the items damaged by a large vandalism spree in Henning during the night of July 9.

According to Henning Police Chief Mike Helle there was a limited amount of vandalism on the night of July 6 before the larger vandalism occurred just three nights later.  

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Deer Trails Day is set for Saturday

Deer Trails Day will kick off Saturday morning in Deer Creek.

The fun filled day kicks off with the Smokin’ Hot 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m.  

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Henning to wait to construct picnic shelter until next year

A new picnic shelter at city park will likely wait until 2018.

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night the council discussed waiting until next year to construct a picnic shelter to see if a grant can be secured. This will also allow the city to include all picnic tables and benches, along with the shelter on the same grant.  

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EOT County Fair kicks off Thursday in Perham

There is nothing like the aroma of food stands, the sounds of the 4-h barn and the buzz of rides at the East Otter Tail County Fair. The EOT Fair will be held from July 20-23 in Perham.

One of the highlights from this year’s fair is Imagination station open that will be open all three days. The station is located in the Main exhibit building. This is a chance for children to experience farm life on i-Pads and for families to learn more about agriculture and play some educational games on kiosks. More events for the kids include a scavenger hunt, tractor tire scramble, Lego building contest and the bean bag toss.  

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Henning fly-in is set for Saturday

Planes of all shapes and sizes will be stopping by the Henning airport for the 33rd annual Henning Fly-in breakfast on Saturday.

Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and feature pancakes, eggs and sausage. The cost for the breakfast is $7 for adults. $3 for children age eight and under, and free for all pilots. An adult breakfast will cost $7.00, and children 8 and under is $3.00. Pilots in command eat for free.  

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