Home is a treasure to Leon, the Buchholz family cat

September 19, 2019

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Kelly and April Buchholz lost their home in a fire 15 months ago. Their house cat, Leon, who was presumed dead, is happy to be home.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Kelly and April Buchholz were living comfortably in their home west of Hendricks on the shores of Oak Lake until the night of June 19, 2018. A fire swept through their home and everything was lost. Belongings are bad enough, but that night, one of their three cats was badly burned and later died. The other two were gone. It was a sad time for the whole family.
The cats didn’t come back the next morning or the morning after that.
Cold days came around and they never came in to get out of the weather. The assumption was they died in the fire.

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

Homecoming!

September 19, 2019

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See more event pictures in this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Bush discusses Walkable Community Workshop set for Oct. 9

September 19, 2019

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Janet Bush of SW Health and Human Services invited Hendricks to participate in an upcoming Walkable Community workshop.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, Sept. 16, with Mayor Julie Hogie presiding. Following the flag pledge, the evening’s agenda and the minutes of the Sept. 3 meeting were approved.
Al Molascon was present for public forum. The Molascons have had a water problem by their home on the corner of Cottage and Lake Streets. Al asked for cost estimates to connect to the storm sewer across the street to the west.
Janet Bush, who works for SW Health and Human Services, a multi-county agency committed to strengthening individuals, families, and communities by providing quality services, said a Walkable Community workshop has been set for Oct. 9.

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

Greg Olson new business banker at Great Western Bank

September 19, 2019

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Great Western Bank is pleased to welcome Greg Olson as a Business Banker for its Brookings, South Dakota area.
A graduate of South Dakota State University, Olson has a Bachelor of Science degree in General Agriculture and minors in Agricultural Business and Animal Sciences. Olson’s education plus his 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, six of which were focused in Ag Lending, equip him to work through the requests of a wide range of customers. He understands the importance of a strong customer relationship and strives to be a trusted resource to help borrower’s meet their financial goals.

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

Ms. Lily, the kissable pig, visits HPS

September 19, 2019

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Mr. Chick, Principal and Superintendent of Hendricks Public School and Head Volleyball Coach for the Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks, was the lucky winner of the Kiss the Pig Contest held during Hendricks Homecoming 2019. Laura Sherman of Christensen Farms brought Ms. Lily (aka Chicklet) for a Question-and-Answer session during the Horizon Program held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Hendricks Public School. Lily (aka Chicklet) will now go enjoy life on the farm at the Kurt and Joni Dagel residence, where she will live the life of a 4-H pig.

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Mr. Chick kissed the pig (Ms. Lily, aka Chicklet) between the home volleyball matches for all to enjoy!

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UCAP serves Lincoln County

September 19, 2019

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By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

When tough times hit unexpectedly, Lincoln County residents can find help through United Community Action Partnership (UCAP). UCAP is a non-profit organization that “brings together a multitude of resources to help communities prosper,” according to their website.
UCAP’s corporate office is located in Marshall. It is represented and led the by the counties it serves, with tri-partite board of 27 members. The website explains, “Community Action Agencies (CAAS) have a tri-partite board system that is composed of one-third representation from the consumer sector (low-income individuals and families in their community), one-third representation from the public sector (elected officials), and one-third representation from the private sector (representatives of business, industry, labor, faith-groups, law enforcement, education and other groups and interests in the community). UCAP serves nine Minnesota counties: Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Redwood and Renville.

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

Homecoming festivities held at HPS

September 12, 2019

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The 2019 Royal Court, from left to right, includes Katelynn Eischens, Ethan Hansen, Ty Hinders, Sophie Johnson, Brittney Moravetz, Jacob Sapp and Taryn Scotting.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Hendricks Redhawks Homecoming is being celebrated with weeklong events for students of all ages.
The events started Sunday, Sept. 8 with the cross country team running the football from Hendricks to Estelline, Soputh Dakota. The movie inspiration/dress-up for the day was “Forrest Gump.”
Monday, Sept. 9, Pajama Day, started out with a pep fest at 8 a.m. and the Homecoming Coronation at 2 p.m. Movie inspiration/dress-up day was “Breakfast Club.

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

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Sydney Pierce goes with the theme for Homecoming Pajama Day on Monday, Sept. 9.

Three boys compare HPS to school in South Africa

September 12, 2019

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Donavan, Danre and Duhan Skorbinski from South Africa are attending Hendricks Public School.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Three boys are excited about their new school, but find it very different from what they are used to. The Skorbinskis come from Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape, South Africa. Donavan is an eighth grader, Danre is in fourth grade, and Duhan is in preschool.
Their father is an employee of Chad Olsen Custom Farms. The family recently moved to Hendricks to begin life here in the United States. They are still getting used to the safety factor of the community. In South Africa the boys did not dare leave the house alone.

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

Hendricks Farmers Elevator’s development agreement date amended

September 12, 2019

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A sidewalk will connect King’s Court on Mueller Drive in foreground, to the hospital parking lot in background.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Tuesday evening Sept. 3. Mayor Julie Hogie called the meeting to order. Following the flag pledge, the minutes of the Aug. 19, 2019 and the Sept. 3, 2019 agenda were approved.
There was no public forum.
City Administrator David Blees reviewed the maintenance report presented by Kevin Huber and Aaron Moravetz. There are some vehicle needs on city trucks. The guys have done a lot of work cleaning the beach area. They are having trouble finding a contractor for street repairs on Hobart Street. Between Kelly Mathison’s and Jim Benz’s, a water line had to be dug up and a different cap had to be put on it. Minnesota Rural Water will help map the location of valves, etc. in the city. Wednesday, Blees will meet with Kevin to talk about choices of rural water meters.

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

Antique appraiser Mark Moran returns to Plum Creek libraries

September 12, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Plum Creek Regional Library System will once again sponsor free antique appraisals by expert appraiser Mark Moran. Moran toured the region in early 2018.
Moran is the author of dozens of antique reference guides. His resume also includes formerly serving as senior editor of antiques and collectibles books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wisconsin, a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine, serving as editor of Antique Review East magazine, as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and as editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group…

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