HCHA Open House with tour, lunch is part of Summerfest events

June 26, 2019

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Enjoy a self-guided tour of the newly renovated Hendricks Hospital on July 5.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Friday, July 5, in conjunction with our town’s 4th of July celebration, a lot of fun festivities will be taking place inside and outside Hendricks Community Hospital.
Laralyn Skorczewski, hospital open house marketing chairman, said the hospital is hosting an open house of the new facility. A self-guided tour beginning at the hospital/clinic main entrance will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff will be available to describe the updates and improvements to their areas, and to explain the services they provide.

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

Relay For Life Friday in Ivanhoe

June 26, 2019

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Relay For Life of Lincoln County returns to Gilson Field in Ivanhoe this week.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Hundreds of participants will come together this weekend in Ivanhoe to honor cancer survi­vors and their caregivers and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
The 2019 Relay For Life of Lincoln County will be at Ivan­hoe’s Gilson Field this year…

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

Hendricks board approves land purchase

June 26, 2019

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Hendricks Principal Paul Chick.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Superintendent Bruce Houck was at his last board meeting for the district at last week’s regular meeting. Board Member John Olson opened the meeting by thanking Houck for his service.
“I want to thank Bruce for all the years,” Olson said. “This is his last board meeting here. Lots of things have changed over the years and we’re still here.”
Houck returned the thanks to the board members.
“I appreciate all the help and all the friendships over the years,” he said. “You guys don’t realize how much I do appreciate it.”

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

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Hendricks Superintendent Bruce Houck overseeing final meeting. Current principal Paul Chick will take over in July.

Summer Recreation underway

June 26, 2019

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The Summer Recreation Program sponsored by the Hendricks Community Club is going well and the kids are enjoying a variety of free activities at Veterans Memorial Park and the baseball field. Any child, 6-13 years old, is invited to participate. Even a grandchild visiting you this summer, or a friend who is in Hendricks for a few weeks, is invited, as the program is very inclusive to everybody. Summer Rec activities take place every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m through 12 p.m., and will run through mid-August. Pictured above—Trudy Lawburgh is teaching the children how to tie-dye t-shirts at the park in Hendricks; below— the kids playing kickball are taking a break between games. In foreground is Aidan Barnel from Colorado, who is spending time with his grandparents, Vince and Gina Archuleta, this summer.

 

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Siverson earns Eagle Scout

June 26, 2019

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Eagle Scout Cade Siverson

Cade Siverson, 17, son of Travis and Sue Siverson of Eden Prairie and grandson of Ralph and Patty Siverson, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Cade is a member of Eden Prairie Troop 342, sponsored by United Methodist Church in Eden Prairie.

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

Hendricks VBS well attended

June 26, 2019

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Vacation Bible School students put on a closing program last Thursday night at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Vacation Bible School, sponsored by Faith Lu­theran Brethren Church, Singsaas Church and Christ Lutheran Church of Hen­dricks, was well attended this year. All children go­ing into first grade through children going into sixth grade were invited to at­tend, including those vis­iting the area. The theme was IPoint Records (Inspi­ration Point Records).

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

A passion for irises

June 26, 2019

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In her spare time, Traci Rowlett loves taking care of her iris garden.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Driving by Harold and Traci Rowlett’s house on North Prairie Street in Hendricks might just cause you to say “my oh my!” If it did, you expressed the beauty of Traci’s iris gar­den and you identified the name a hybridizer gave one of her plants.
Each of Traci Rowl­ett’s 220 iris plants are given a name chosen by the hybridizer. My Oh My was chosen by hybridizer Schreiner in 2007.

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

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One of Traci’s iris plants is a variety called My Oh My, a name chosen by the hybridizer.

FEMA in Lyon County June 26 for disaster relief meeting

June 26, 2019

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Dustin Hauschild and Joe Wilson spoke to the commissioners concerning bidding for upcoming road projects in Lincoln County.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 18. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Lincoln County Emergency Manager Amber Scholten spoke to the board requesting permis­sion to travel to Chicago, Illinois for a wireless/broadband confer­ence. She was asked by the radio board to represent our region at the ARMER Radio training con­ference. When she returns, she will report to the rest of the re­gion the topics discussed at the conference. The board granted Scholten the permission she re­quested.

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

Christensen Honorary Caregiver for 2019 Relay for Life event

June 26, 2019

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Dyllen Yockey with mom Brittany Christensen.

By Brittany Christensen
Special to the Hendricks Pioneer

My name is Brittany Christens­en. I am a mother to two amazing boys—Hayden, 12, and Dyllen, 10. Hayden was born with a rare brain malformation amongst other ailments that have affected his life and changed ours, for the better, of course. April of 2018, after many trips to the doctor’s office and tests, Dyllen was di­agnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Burkett’s Lymphoma. Focusing on Hayden’s needs for 11 years, I never imagined needing to re­focus on, now, Dyllen’s medical needs as well.
I had to shift into overdrive and lean on those around us to help with Hayden’s care so I could fo­cus on helping Dyllen beat this awful disease. I took six months off of work—I am a hairstylist— to be able to be with Dyllen dur­ing his chemo treatments…

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

Lincoln County property taxes reported on at Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting

June 26, 2019

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Appeal and Equal­ization meeting was held Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. No members of the public attended the meet­ing, but County Assessor Bruce Nielsen reported on changes in Lincoln County property taxes for 2019, payable in 2020.
According to Nielsen’s report, the 2019 total levy in Lincoln County is $5,672,867. The 2019 County Tax Capacity is 14,898,506 and the taxable market value in Lincoln County is $1,738,307,852. The total market value is $1,785,571,500.

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