Five seniors graduate at fifth HPS commencement ceremony

May 25, 2016

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Five Hendricks Public School seniors received diplomas at Saturday’s Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016.
The seniors walked in while the Hendricks Community Band played the processional, and the “Star Spangled Banner” was sung a capella by Greta Johnson, Abbigail Satterlee, Sophie Johnson, Kaylee Johnson and Deni Kor.

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Behind the scenes at This Ol’ Place Thrift Shop

May 25, 2016

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Thrift shop volunteers Joanne Christianson and Joan Krier sort through items in the back room.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

The amount of people-power that goes into the little This Ol’ Place Thrift Shop in Hendricks is astounding. The volunteer hours that go into the operation of the store is amazing. In April alone, there were 400 volunteer hours spent at the thrift shop. The entire operation is run very efficiently.
Monday through Saturday the store is a hum of activity. The back shed is continually laden with boxes and garbage bags that have to be sorted, cleaned, mended and priced.

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Lincoln County Commissioners hear updates from SW MN PIC

May 25, 2016

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners were provided with the annual report of the SW MN Private Industry Council Inc. by Juanita Lauritsen and Mary Mulder during their May 17 meeting.
Information was provided on the many programs that are available, with a short description of each, number of people enrolled in that program, employment percentage and average placement wage.

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Filing deadline for candidates May 31

May 25, 2016

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Filing for federal, state and county offices will end on Tuesday, May 31. At the Lincoln County level, seats held by current County Commissioners Rick Hamer, Don Evers and Joan Jagt are all up for reelection. Jagt, representing the Tyler District, has indicated she will not be running for reelection. Candidates must file with Lincoln County Auditor Deb Vierhuf.

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HPS students learn about Norwegian culture

May 25, 2016

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Paul Olson of the Syttende Mai Committee visited HPS on Syttende Mai to teach students about Syttende Mai and Norwegian culture. HPS students danced traditional Norwegian dances on Syttende Mai during a program in the gymnasium.

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HCHA recognizes staff for years of service

May 19, 2016

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HCHA recognized their employees for years of service last week. Many of the employees were unable to attend the recognition program, all of those recognized are listed in an accompanying article. Those who could attend, pictured left to right in front, are James Benz, Julie Hogie and Karen Christianson; in the second row are Bertha Clark, Barb Angerhofer, Tracy Noem, Jeanette Hulzebos and Heather Bednarek; and in the third row are Sarah Citterman, Falon Paluch, Kim Stroschein, Shelly Rybinski and Katie Nelson.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

As part of NationalHospital, Healthcare and Nursing Home Week, the Hendricks Commu­nity Hospital Association held special events in-house for staff and recognized their years of service with a short program on Tuesday, May 10.
Staff were recognized for their service in five-year increments. Although many of them have been working at the clinic for many years, members of clinic staff were recognized as be­ing employees of HCHA for five years, as it has been that long since the two entities have com­bined.

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Pitzls crowned Ole and Lena

May 19, 2016

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Linda and Russ Pitzl were crowned Lena and Ole 2016 during the Saturday, May 14 Syttende Mai program at the school.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Russ and Linda Pitzl were crowned Ole and Lena 2016 during the Syt­tende Mai program held at the Hendricks school on Saturday evening, May 14.
The entertainment for the evening was the Friends of Jazz Quartet.

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Hendricks Trolls get a face uplift

May 19, 2016

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Nila Meyer of Hendricks is pictured with one of the trolls she refinished.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Trolls have been tromping through the imaginations of people for many generations. In their home country of Nor­way, they are believed to exist high up in the mountains, un­der bridges and in caves. They stay away from sunlight and bad weather.
In the predominately Norwe­gian community of Hendricks, you run into a troll every once in a while. The difference is, these trolls have to be in sunlight, rain, cold and warm tempera­tures. They take a beating from the weather.

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Students present Spring Concert

May 18, 2016

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The kindergarten through fourth-grade students waving banners to the song “De Colores.”

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

The Hendricks Public School students performed their spring concert Tuesday evening, May 10. Under the direction of music teacher Donna Hamilton, the young musicians entertained a gymnasium full of people.

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The Boston Marathon becomes a reality for Tim Fryer

May 12, 2016

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Tim Fryer of Hendricks is pictured in Boston, where he participated in the Boston Marathon this year.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Tim Fryer, his wife Sheila and daughter Lita, flew to New York on April 14, stayed there two days and then took a bus to Boston. It was a nice 10- day family excursion, but was no ordinary trip. Tim participated in the Boston Marathon on April 18, a dream of making the famous trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square he has had for several years.
They don’t allow just anyone to run in the world’s greatest marathon. Qualifying is the pinnacle of running achievements. Less than 10 percent of marathoners will ever qualify for Boston. You have to have a good track record in order to get there.

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