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Henning fall musical drops curtain Friday

The finishing touches are being put on the Henning High School fall musical. The musical will officially open on Friday night with encore performances set for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

This year’s musical is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway classic “The Music Man.” The musical is based on a story by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey about a con man named Harold Hill. When he comes to town, Hill hopes to trick the town into buying instruments and uniforms for a new band. Harold is no musician, however, and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. While some in the town believe his enthusiasm, others aren’t so sure.  

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Rice appointed as mayor, two named to council

The Henning City Council has appointed a new mayor following the passing of long-time mayor Jim Hermanson. During the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Councilman Jerimiah Rice was appointed mayor and Beno Lohse to the vacant council seat left by Rice.  

City Clerk/Treasurer Gina Ellingson said that there were no inquiries since the passing of Hermanson regarding filling mayor’s role. However, she said Lohse offered his services as a councilman if needed. Ellingson said that Rice had shown an interest in the position of mayor. “It’s more of a willingness rather than an interest, I just know that someone has to fill these shoes,” said Rice.  

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Krejci steps into new role at HRHC

Patrick Krejci has been on the job for just over three months, but the new administrator at the Henning Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center facility can’t help but smile when speaking about the staff and residents at the facility.

“There is a real sense of community. The staff here are so dedicated to our residents. It was really inspiring,” he said. “There hard work has been so important for us. The warmness here is something that sticks out.”  

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Nearly 71,000 deer tagged in firearms opening weekend

Minnesota firearms hunters registered 70,724 deer during the first two days of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Preliminary numbers from opening weekend show that the number of deer registered was essentially the same as from 2016. Of the deer harvested, 57 percent were bucks, compared to 67 percent of the first weekend harvest of 2016.  

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EOT 4-H hosts awards program

Area youth and adults were recognized for their service and achievements at the annual East Otter Tail County 4-H Recognition and Awards Program on Sunday, Oct. 29 and was held at the New York Mills Extension Office.

Minnesota 4-H Youth Development makes measurable impact in the lives of youth in their out-of-school time.  However, without caring youth and adult leaders who volunteer their time, talents and services, to build caring relationships with one another, the positive impact would not be possible.  EOT 4-H is thankful to those who so diligently contribute to the community’s youth through the 4-H program.  

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Anderson joins staff at Henning Clinic as new PA

Jessica Anderson has returned to her roots in rural Otter Tail County. After living in the Fargo, N.D. area since she graduated high school, the Bluffton native was recently hired as a new physician assistant at the Henning Clinic.

Growing up on a dairy farm near Bluffton, Anderson understands the needs of small town and rural families on a day-to-day basis through her own experiences growing up on a farm.  

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