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Local toy drive makes a difference at Children’s

Hannah Augustus didn’t just deliver a loading cart full of toys to the Children’s Hospital in the Twin Cities, she could have just as well filled a small U-Haul truck. The Henning High School senior delivered over 650 items to the Children’s Hospital on March 16 as part of her National Honor Society service project.

Augustus, who has visited Children’s Hospital countless times over the years due to hip dysplasia, said she was grateful for all of the donations she received as part of her project.  

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Henning area residents honored by county board

The county board of commissioners nominated Steven and Jodi Misegades of Henning as the 2017 Red River Valley East Otter Tail County honorees for setting a good example through volunteering, community service, farming, agricultural operations and commitment to conserving natural resources.

The couple was honored at a banquet Saturday, March 25, at the University of Minnesota Crookston.  

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Clitherall resident is a man of many personalities

James Wedgwood may have voices in his head, but don’t call him crazy—call him uniquely funny. Well if he is around another dummy at least.

“We are not all schizophrenic, it’s like acting,” Wedgwood said about ventriloquists.  

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Henning to search for new school counselor

Henning School will be seeking a new school counselor this fall.

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night the school board approved a notice of termination and non-renewal for school counselor Heather Lehmkuhl. The move is effective at the end of the school year.  

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Little Critters visits Henning School

The Henning ECFE program hosted a special activity featuring the main character from the Little Critter book series on Thursday night. The event featured a life-sized critter, as well as a rubber band boat activity (bottom left), arts and crafts (bottom right) and a variety of other games and activities. The night also featured a guest speaker for parents and guardians.  

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Five Henning students advance to National BPA competition

The Henning Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter had a very successful trip to the state contests this past week with five individuals qualifying for the national contests in Orlando, Fla. from May 10-14.

Henning students advancing to nationals include: Greta Nyhus, Lydia Hansen, Paige Wallevand, Amanda Otto and Colin Geyer. A total of 20 Henning individuals qualified for state after competing at regions in January. These Henning students joined over 1,200 other students from across the state to compete last week.  

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