Hendricks Homecoming Week is Sept. 22-26

September 19, 2014

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Candidates for the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen are, from left to right in front, Tyson Frank and Austin Benz, and in back, Nicole Mathison, Anastasia Schwarz, Desiree Scotting and Anna Digre. Coronation will take place at a school assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 2:15 p.m.

 

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Homecoming Week at the Hendricks Public School is Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 26, with the crowning of the Prince and Princess yet this week.
On Thursday, Sept. 18, an all-school assembly will be held in the gymnasium at 2:45 p.m. to introduce the candidates for the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen and announce the 2014 Prince and Princess. Seniors vying for the titles of King and Queen are Austin Benz and Tyson Frank for King and Anna Digre, Nicole Mathison, Anastasia Schwarz and Desiree Scotting for Queen. Students will vote on Friday, with the coronation of the King and Queen set to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. They will be crowned by the Prince and Princess. Juniors vying for title of Prince and Princess are Matt Victor and Francisco Klas for Prince and Molly Belaen, Sierra Satterlee and Janessa Scotting for Princess.

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

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Candidates for the 2014 Homecoming Prince and Princess are, from left to right in front, Sierra Satterlee, Molly Belaen and Janessa Scotting; in back are Matt Victor and Francisco Klas. The Prince and Princess will be announced at a school assembly on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 2:45 p.m.

Video Production class a hit at Hendricks Public School

September 19, 2014

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
An exciting new class teaching students about video production is being offered this year at the Hendricks Public School.
With the use of high-tech video equipment, students are able to make their own videos and televise events such as games over the local television channel on ITC.
The class is co-instructed by Mrs. Emily McGowan, who attended a class over the summer related to teaching the video production class, and Mr. Matthew Adams.
“The goal of the class is to get the kids familiar with being in front of and behind the camera,” said McGowan. “They will be learning all the aspects of video production, running the cameras, running the editing equipment and learning how to edit audio.”

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

Come run with the Grizzlies

September 19, 2014

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks Grizzlies Cross Country Team is extending an invitation to people of all ages and fitness levels to come and run a 2,000- or 4,000-meter cross country course with them on Thursday, Sept. 25. The course will be set up at the Hendricks Golf Course, with the run starting at 5:15 p.m.
A special invitation has been issued to children in kindergarten through the fifth grade, to be at the course by 5:45 p.m. to warm up and stretch with the Grizzly Cross Country Team. The run for these children will begin at 6 p.m. The distances for the elementary children have been adjusted as follows:
K- first grade – 200 meters
Second and third grade – 400 meters
Fourth and fifth grade- 800 meters
It should be noted that elementary children can choose to run a distance even if they are not in that designated grade.
Following the races at 6:45 p.m., there will be a supper sponsored by the Hendricks PTO at the golf course.
Everyone is invited to join the run or watch and cheer and share in the Homecoming excitement.
For additional information on this event, please contact Pam Olsen at 507-530-2908.

Council discusses pending projects

September 19, 2014

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The City Council heard an update on the subdivision at their Monday, Sept. 15 meeting. City Administrator David Blees told the Council that since it has rained a little bit, the road there will have to be packed and graded. The curb and gutter crew is hoping to start work on Thursday.
Then ensued a discussion on what the contracted completion date was and if there is a fine if the road is not finished. Oct. 24 is the date for substantial competition, after that it is $500 liquidated damages, Blees told the Council. “We all agree that it should have had the curb a while ago,” said Blees. He went on to say the Engineer could say days were missed because of this or that, as the weather has played a factor in why the curb is not in. “We could allow a little bit for that, but basically, it is $500 per day.”
“It’s a council decision, but I would encourage threatening them with that,” said Mayor Jay Nelson.
“You’re still within contract for now,” said City Attorney John Engels. “As long as it’s done by Oct. 24. That’s the deal you made.”
“Maybe we should send them a letter reminding them,” said Councilwoman Judy Pearson.

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

Faith Lutheran Brethren Church celebrates 50 years

September 12, 2014

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By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Faith Lutheran Brethren Church celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 7, with both current and former congregation members and pastors present. The community was also invited to attend.
The day’s events included the regular morning service, a catered noon meal and an afternoon program and dessert luncheon. Pastor Dan Chell, who served as pastor at Faith Lutheran Brethren from 1976 to 1981, was the guest speaker.
A history of Faith Lutheran Brethren Church spanning 1963 to 2014 was included in the commemorative bulletin; an effort to condense that information was made here.

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

Lincoln County Museum keeps growing

September 12, 2014

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Pictured above, left to right, are Carol (Nelson) Krueger, who grew up by Lake Hendricks, and three of her cousins, Ellie Brooks of Surprise, Ariz. and Shirley Stelzer and Darlene Baal, both of Sioux Falls, S.D. The ladies donated their great-grandmother’s kowl to the museum.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
One of many great attractions in Hendricks, the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum, helps engage and educate the community. Comprised of six buildings, the museum inspires visitors with an exceptional array of items from many time periods. Every item can help educate both the young and old.
Last Wednesday, four great-granddaughters of Helga (Soldal) Heggeseth presented museum board members with a kowl, or wooden milk bucket, from Norway. Carol (Nelson) Krueger is the daughter of Elmer (Bernice) Nelson of Hendricks, and sisters Ellie Brooks, Shirley Stelzer and Darlene Baal are daughters of Leslie Nelson. Elmer and Leslie were grandsons of Heggeseth.
Helga Soldal was born in 1850 in Oystese, Norway. During the summer the girls and women of the family were responsible for the daily milking of the cows at their mountain house (the cows were driven up the mountain where it was cooler.) The milkmaids, or budeie, milked the cows, churned the butter, processed the cheese and preserved the dairy products for the coming winter months.

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

School evacuated last week due to gas leak

September 12, 2014

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
A gas leak in a line feeding the backup furnace at the school last Thursday, Sept. 4, resulted in the evacuation of the staff and students to Faith Lutheran Church, and later, an early close to the school day.
Principal Dale Weegman told the Hendricks Pioneer that the smell of gas had been detected coming from the boiler room around 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4. Weegman said that a call was immediately placed to the gas company, Minnesota Energy Resources, who advised him that service personnel would be at the school as soon as possible. Weegman was also advised by the Minnesota Energy Resources representative to evacuate the school as a precautionary measure.

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

Council approves sale of two buildings

September 12, 2014

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
At their Tuesday, Sept. 2 meeting, the Hendricks City Council reviewed the bids and considered the proposals submitted for the purchase of the old police/fire hall and old city shop buildings, ultimately approving the sale of the buildings to Vince Zylstra.
The city had placed the buildings for sale, advertising that the bids must include which building the bid was for, the dollar amount of the bid, the proposed use of the building, if there would be an active business, the number of employees and the anticipated improvements to the building. It was stated in the advertisement that the proposed use of the building would impact the council’s decision for an approved buyer.
Five bids/proposals were received and were each reviewed in turn, with City Administrator David Blees reading them aloud during the meeting.

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

Bank Brewing Company holds its first Beer Bash in Hendricks

September 8, 2014

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Bank Brewing Company staff served as bartenders and sold merchandise in the brewery during the Labor Day Beer Bash.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Food, music and beverages combined to make for an afternoon and evening of fun in Hendricks on Saturday, Aug. 30 for the Labor Day Beer Bash put on by the Bank Brewing Company.
The street in front of the old creamery building, which is now the location of the brewery, was filled with people as the beer garden opened at 3 p.m. serving the craft beers which the Bank Brewery is known for.
The Hendricks Volunteer Fire Department roasted two hogs for the pork sandwich feed, which went long into the evening.

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

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The Hendricks Firemen roasted two hogs and served pork sandwiches at the Labor Day Beer Bash hosted by the Bank Brewing Company on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Threshing bee held

September 8, 2014

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The annual threshing bee at the Trygve Trooien farm drew people from miles around to watch and participate in the old-fashioned harvest. Men are pictured above pitching oats into the threshing machine. Additional vintage machines used that day were a silage cutter, corn shredder, corn binder and a pull-behind hay loader.