Legos to invade the public library

September 21, 2016

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Some of the many Lego creations crafted by Curtis “The Lego Guy” Mork, who will be teaching a workshop at the Hendricks Public Library.

 

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
The Hendricks Public Library is about to help nurture the area’s future crop of engineers, artists and architects. Kids of all ages will soon be taking buckets of Legos and creating whatever their hearts desire—and they’ll have the best help in the world—literally. The world-famous ‘“Lego Guy” is slated to bring his interactive Lego building seminar to town.
In many ways, Lego bricks are the ultimate creative tool. If one has six Lego bricks, they can be combined in 915 million different ways. Legos are one of the world’s most popular toys. There are more than 700 billion bricks in the world, and a small portion of these bricks will soon be available at the Hendricks Library.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Lincoln County 4-H riders participate in State Horse Show

September 21, 2016

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Lincoln County participants in the State 4-H Horse Show, left to right, are Sierra DeRuyter, Josie Olsen, Gabby Wieme, Claire Olsen and Katilynn Jorgensen.

Lincoln County had a very strong showing at the annual MN State 4-H Horse Show. Representing Lincoln County were Katilynn Jorgensen, Josie Olsen, Claire Olsen, Gabby Wieme and Sierra DeRuyter. The State Horse Show takes place in September each year following the regular MN State Fair. The event is too large to be held during regular state fair dates, this year 750 4-Hers participated in the horse show. The event takes place over four days and those kids did many events from showing halter to running games to judging horses and many other events in between.
Katilynn Jorgensen of Arco participated in poles, barrels, jumping figure eight and keyhole. Katilynn placed fifth in barrels. This was Katilynn’s second year at the MN State 4-H Horse Show.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Deubrook school comes marching home

September 21, 2016

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The Deubrook High School Marching Band made an appearance in their Homecoming Parade, the first since 1996.

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Deubrook School is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, a fact recognized during the Homecoming Parade held in White, South Dakota on Friday, Sept. 16. Each grade, K- 12, participated in the parade. The elementary students walked in groups and the junior and senior high school students decorated floats. The parade was the first Homecoming Parade Deubrook has had in 20 years.

Homecoming royalty and candidates

September 15, 2016

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HPS Homecoming royalty and candidates are pictured following coronation ceremonies held Tuesday, Sept. 6. From left to right are Devin Ward, Prince Dawson Satter, King Josh Kjelden, Queen Brianna Bolish, Princess Greta Johnson and Jordyn Satter.

See page 7 for more moments from homecoming 2016 in Hendricks Pioneer.

Hendricks City Council chooses to opt out of temporary dwellings

September 15, 2016

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So it begins…The campground improvement project that involves the construction of a new shower/restroom facility will be moving forward, the first step being the demolition of the old shower house and restroom buildings last week.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

 

A public hearing for Temporary Health Care Housing was opened prior to the start of the regular meeting of the Hendricks City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The purpose of the public hearing was to get public opinion on whether or not to opt out of the requirements of Minn. Statute 462.3593, which defines and regulates Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings. Governor Dayton had signed into law the creation and regulation of the temporary health care dwellings, codified at Minn. Statute 462.3593, which permit and regulate the dwellings, in May. Cities across Minnesota have the option of opting out of the Statute. No members of the public were on hand to provide any public input on the matter, and the public hearing was adjourned at 7:30 p.m. The City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance to opt out of the statute, and Chapter 10 of the Hendricks City Code has been amended to add the provision.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

County Commissioners hear Plum Creek Library System update

September 15, 2016

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard from Jim Trojanows­ki of the Plum Creek Library System, along with Shelly Finzen of the Lake Benton Library during their Tues­day, Sept. 6 meeting. City of Hendricks Administrator David Blees was also pres­ent to report on the Hen­dricks library.
Trojanowski, who is the director of the Plum Creek Library System, made the annual funding request from the county, request­ing the same amount as last year – $34,808 to be divided between the three libraries that have been established in the Plum Creek Library system in Tyler, Lake Benton and Ivanhoe, and $7,500 for the library in Hendricks, which recently joined the Plum Creek Library system.

For the full story, read this week’s Henricks Pioneer.

Mojo Mercantile and Handelstad combining under Mercantile name

September 8, 2016

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Mojo Mercantile and The Handellsted will be combining in October.
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By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 

Beginning Oct. 1, two Main Street businesses in Hendricks, Mojo Mercantile and The Handelssted, will be combined under the Mojo Mercantile name.
According to Mojo Mercantile owner JoAnne Ovall, Mike and Jolene Glazier, owners of The Handelssted, recently approached her regarding the possibility of combining the two businesses.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Christian, Gothic artist, wins first place in Disney cartoon contest

September 8, 2016

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Tim Christian of Hendricks has been drawing gargoyles, dragons and monsters for five years. The drawing to Christian’s right was a winning entry in a Disney contest.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
When you enter Tim Christian’s apartment in Hendricks, you can’t help but notice his drawings of ghoulish creatures. A local artist, Christian is fascinated with gargoyles, dragons and monsters of every sort. His drawings are on all walls and his unfinished sketches lay around in 150-page notebooks.
Christian was born and raised in Winnebago. He moved to Hendricks six years ago to take care of his father, who lived on the South Dakota side of Lake Hendricks. “When my dad passed away, I was lonely. I didn’t have anybody to talk to.” His mother died seven months later. He started drawing.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Forty-seven kids and counting

September 8, 2016

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Ovall has been a host mom to 47 foreign exchange students over the past 23 years.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hosting a foreign exchange student is an enriching and educational experience for the student, their host family, the school he or she is attending and the community. Each year, thousands of foreign students come to the United States, choosing to leave family and friends behind for the opportunity to broaden their horizons, learn new things and make some lifelong friends and memories.
Since 1993, JoAnne Ovall has been the host mom to 47 students—16 girls and 31 boys— hailing from all over the world— Brazil, Germany, Australia, Japan, Columbia, Norway, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Three of those have been summer students, the others for the full school year…

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Homecoming royalty

September 8, 2016

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Hendricks Public School’s 2016 Homecoming Princess and Prince are Greta Johnson and Dawson Satter. Homecoming festivities continue throughout this week.