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Ottertail Easter egg hunt is Saturday

Whether you’re out to hunt eggs with your children, looking to spot the Easter bunny or needing an excuse to enjoy a warm spring day outdoors, the Ottertail Business and Community Association will have just what you are looking for on Saturday afternoon.
The annual Ottertail Easter Egg Hunt will kick off at 2 p.m. on Saturday and will once again be held at the Ottertail Community Park near the Ottertail Community Center.
Sponsored by the Ottertail Business and Community Association, the event will feature hundreds colorful plastic Easter eggs hidden throughout the park, the Easter bunny and a variety of other activities for children of all ages.  read entire story. . . .

Henning board hears about levy options

A couple of dollars each month could make a huge difference for the Henning School District. At least that’s what the Henning School Board learned during a work session on Tuesday night.
Representatives from Ehlers met with members of the Henning School Board last week to discuss the potential financial impact of a capital project levy and how it could benefit the school. The board has been discussing the need for the new levy for quite some time as a way to help pay for items like technology, building maintenance and repairs, and transportation (buses).
Since the school will be paid for at the end of 2014, any tax increase due to the capital project levy should still result in lower taxes than currently in place for district residents as the new levy will be for a lower amount than the school bond. Henning School Superintendent Dean Krogstad said the exact amount of the decrease in taxes will not be known until the school receives its audit sometime this summer.  read entire story. . . .

NHS to lend a hand on national day of caring

A new service project by the Henning National Honor Society will spruce up the community and aid area residents get some much-needed chores done around the house this spring.
As part of the “Day of Caring,” Henning NHS students will join countless other NHS organizations across the country to help individuals get ready for summer. Members of the Henning NHS will provide free manual labor to help with jobs within the city limits between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21. The only thing the property owner will need to provide is instructions and any materials that will be needed.  read entire story. . . .

Ottertail council to hold meeting for public input

The City of Ottertail is beginning the process of developing its first Comprehensive Plan. At the same time, the Ottertail City Council is developing economic development strategies and policies that will help guide future economic development in the city.
The Comprehensive Plan is a document giving guidance to the Ottertail City Council on how the citizens of Ottertail see the planned growth in the community, which goes hand in hand with economic development.  
Throughout this 10 month process, there will be many opportunities for public input through the use of newsletters, information on the city website, surveys and other forms of communication. One such opportunity will occur on April 29, at 6:30 p.m. when the city will host a public meeting for citizens to provide input about economic development and the comprehensive plan. This meeting will be held at the Ottertail Community Center.  read entire story. . . .

Henning speech team competes at sections

On April 5, 10 members of the Henning High School speech team competed in the Section 6A speech tournament at Underwood High School.  Those 10 students had earned the right to compete at the Section level after placing in the top six of their respective events at the Subsection 22 contest held the previous week.  
The Section 6A tournament featured all 13 categories of competition sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League: Creative Expression, Discussion, Serious Drama, Dramatic Duo, Extemporaneous Reading, Extemporaneous Speaking, Great Speeches, Humorous Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Original Oratory, Serious Poetry, Serious Prose and Storytelling.  
At the section tournament, each speaker competed in three preliminary rounds of competition.  After those three rounds, the top six speakers in each category advanced to the final round in their respective events.  From the final round, the top three contestants then earn a berth in the State tournament.  
Henning saw four speakers advance to the final round:  Alyssa Houselog (Serious Drama); Jacob Haugen (Extemporaneous Speaking); Whitney Borchardt (Creative Expression) and Christian Rose (Extemporaneous Reading.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward’s Church to host Living Stations

come to life on Wednesday evening when area youth perform the Living Stations of the Cross at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Henning.
The performance is held every other year and takes guests through Jesus’ journey to the cross. The last time the performance was held in Henning was in 2012.
The parts in the performance will be played by members of the St. Edward’s youth group in grades 7-12 and all of the music will be provided by church parishioners and members of the community.
The Living Stations of the Cross is open to the public. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. and be held at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Henning.
The event is sponsored by St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Henning.  read entire story. . . .