The Otter Tail County Historical Society and Save…
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The Otter Tail County Historical Society and Save the Trinity are sponsoring a World War I Cemetery Tour at Trinity Cemetery on Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.
One hundred years ago, April 6, 1917, the United States officially entered World War I when Congress declared war on Germany. President Woodrow Wilson said this would be the war to end all wars. As a result, a massive mobilization of people and resources were needed. A month later thousands of people lined the streets Henning to give young men heading off to service a fitting farewell. The enlistees formed a line on Main Street and, with the Henning band in front, lead a procession to the N.P. Depot. They were part of the approximately 2,000 men from Otter Tail County who served in the war.
Twelve World War I veterans are buried in Henning's Trinity Cemetery. Among them is a purple heart recipient, a victim of the flu pandemic and one who helped break the infamous Hindenburg Line that lead to Germany’s surrender. They represent different service branches as each and every one did their part to win the war. Join us as we commemorate the lives of these men who served their country during the “Great War.”
Admission is $6 with proceeds benefiting Save the Trinity and Otter Tail County Historical Society. After the tour refreshments will be available at the Trinity building.
For more information contact OTCHS at 218-736-6038 or find us on Facebook.
Trinity Cemetery in Henning Tour
There will be a World War I Trinity Cemetery Tour…
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There will be a World War I Trinity Cemetery Tour in Henning on Wednesdsay, May 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Proceeds fro the cemetery tour will benefit Save the Trinity as well as Otter Tail County Historical Society. Refreshments will be available after the tour at the Trinity building.
Admission is $6
Blondeau Fine Art's Festival
Each year the Kennedy
Secondary School sets aside…
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Secondary School sets aside an evening to celebrate the many talented students
of Fergus Falls Middle and High School. This years Blondeau Fine Art's Festival
will be held on Thursday, May 25th from 5:30-8:00 The halls of the Kennedy Secondary
school will be filled with the sights of hundreds of pieces of art that were
created by our students as well as the sounds of performances from students who
present their musical talents. There will also be a Middle School Choir Concert
taking place at 7:00pm in the Auditorium. We invite you to spend the evening
with us free of charge as the Fine Arts Faculty presents the Blondeau Fine Arts
The Minnesota Assistance Council For Veterans invites you to a FREE Drop In Legal Clinic for Veterans, Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm at the VFW Post 612, Fergus Falls. Attorneys, MACV Staff, Veterans Service and Child Support Officers available to assist veterans with questions and legal forms for housing, employment benefits, debt collection, expungement and family law including child support concerns. The MACV Free Legal Clinic is not Ottertail County exclusive, all veterans are welcome, May 25, 11 am to 4 pm at the VFW, Post, 612, Fergus Falls, MN.
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Tour
The Otter Tail County Historical Society is…
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The Otter Tail County Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Friday, May 26, 7 p.m.
In 1865, a scouting party of six families and three single men came upon an area between Clitherall Lake and West Battle Lake. They were members of the Church of Jesus Christ, a Mormon splinter group led Alpheus Cutler.They were living in Manti, Iowa until a vision by Cutler directed them to Minnesota to seek a swath of land between two lakes. Even though he had died some months earlier, Cutler’s dream was fulfilled with the formation of Clitherall, Otter Tail County’s first permanent settlement.
Situated on a hill overlooking Clitherall Lake, Mt. Pleasant is the resting place of many Cutleries. According to the Old Clitherall Storybook, “when many of the first graves were made, care was not taken to arrange them in perfect rows, the trees growing naturally among the graves often preventing their being placed more orderly.”
Join OTCHS in this serene setting as we weave together the history of the individuals who formed Clitherall. Cost of the tour is $6. For more information contact OTCHS.
Ashby Garden Club Plant Sale
The Ashby Garden Club is having a huge plant sale…
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The Ashby Garden Club is having a huge plant sale at the Country Heating parking lot, highway 82 East in Ashby starting at 8am. Part of the proceeds will go to Relay for Life, and part of it will go to Ashby Education Foundation. Everyone is welcome. Come select some beautiful plants.
27th Annual DCCW Fun, Food & Fund Day
The 27th Annual DCCW Fun, Food & Fund Day will…
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The 27th Annual DCCW Fun, Food & Fund Day will be held Thursday, June 15 at St. Ann's Church 514 First St. SE Wadena starting with registration at 8:30 followed by Rosary and Mass. "Pearls of Wisdom" is our theme. Silent Auction, Lunch and Door Prizes are planned. The Kuhn brothers, Fr. Aaron and Fr. Matthew will entertain.
The church is handicapped accessible and gluten free is available if indicated on the registration. $15 on/or before June 5th, late registration and walk-in's $20.00. This event is sponsored by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women with Fergus Falls-Wadena Deanery hosting. Registrations should be sent to Lois Nanik, 15100 County Road 23, Verndale, MN 56481(218-445-5395) Join the fun, wear your pearls.
Fred and Laurie Petersen Benefit
Laurie had a stroke in August 2016, she was life…
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Laurie had a stroke in August 2016, she was life flighted to Fargo where she underwent surgery to relieve pressure from her brain. She was then transferred to Battle Lake Good Samaritan to continue her recovery process. She was able to return home in January 2017. In late November 2016 Fred was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. He was hospitalized in St .Cloud for 2 months receiving chemotherapy treatments. He has since been to the University of MN for more chemo treatments and hospitalized a few times due to infectins. Due to their health problems, both of them have been unable to work. All proceeds with help cover current and future medical expenses and travel expenses.
Benefit will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Eagles Club on 120 S. Peck St, Fergus Falls
Supper will be from 5-7 pm and will be BBQs, Baked Beans, Chips ($5 minimum donation is appreciated)
There will also be a Bake Sale, and a Silent Auction (which will end at 7:30 pm), and a DJ Dance to follow.
Ashby Appreciation Days 5K
The Ashby Appreciation Days 5K will be Saturday…
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The Ashby Appreciation Days 5K will be Saturday July 15, 2017. This year they have added a 10K race and expanded the 1 Mile Fun Run into a family event. This Annual Run/Walk funds Ashby community happenings. For information and to register, email email@example.com - that's firstname.lastname@example.org, or message the Ashby Community Club page on Facebook. The Ashby Appreciation Days 5K/10K Run/Walk and Family 1 mile Run Run - July 15, 2017
Grant County Fair - Herman
Grant County Fair in Herman runs July 20-23, 2017…
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Grant County Fair in Herman runs July 20-23, 2017 Aaron Tippen will be performing at the Grant County Fair on July 21