Local Hendricks couple have close connection to Tim Walz

September 19, 2018

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It’s not a typical election year for Val and Lynn Whipple of Ivanhoe. Their son-in-law Tim Walz is running for Minnesota Governor.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
When Val Whipple puts on his Walz/Flanagan t-shirt and cap and heads for the Hendricks Hometown Bakery he doesn’t know if he should lunch with the 7 a.m. liberal bunch or the 9 a.m. conservatives. Either way, Val and his wife Lynn are proud that their son-in-law Tim Walz is running for Minnesota Governor. Walz is the Democrat’s candidate for governor.

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

Hendricks Kiwanis tidied ditches

September 19, 2018

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Last Wednesday, the Hendricks Community Club cleaned the road ditches between Hendricks and three-mile corner going south out of town. Pictured left to right are Janet Olsen, Lynn Graham, Barry Meyer, Nila Meyer, Bill Schultze and Jonathan Lengkeek.

New doors have been installed at the Hendricks Fire Hall

September 19, 2018

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City Administrator David Blees requested that the council approve creating a construction fund for the purposes of the DEED grant.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met for their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 17. Council member Judy Pearson was absent from the meeting.
Discussion began with old business. City Administrator David Blees reported that DEED is strongly encouraging that the city establish a construction fund, which will contain the city’s portion of the Xcel Energy O&M East project funding, amounting to $178,500. Blees proposes pulling $89,250 from the water fund and another $89,250 from the sewer fund. The council approved transferring the funds to the new fund. If the grant is not approved, Blees will transfer the funds back into the original accounts.

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

Candidate names released for 2018 general election

September 19, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Candidate names for the 2018 General Election on Nov. 6 have been released. They are as follows—
In the City of Hendricks:
For City Council – incum­bents Darren Schumacher and Nate Nuese have both filed for re-election.
For School Board, three 4-year terms – Tom Olson, An­gie Schumacher (both incum­bents)
In Lincoln County:
For County Commissioner Dist. 2 – Mic VanDeVere (in­cumbent)
For County Commissioner Dist. 4 – Joe Drietz (incum­bent)
For County Auditor/Treasur­er – Deb Vierhuf (incumbent)
For County Recorder – Mi­chelle Facile (incumbent)
For County Sheriff – Chad Meester (incumbent), Nathan Nafziger

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

Lincoln County volunteers honored Monday in Ivanhoe

September 19, 2018

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A.C.E. (Advocate, Connect, Educate) Lincoln County Coordinator Rosanne Lasnetski speaking to the crowd.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Over 60 Lincoln County volunteers gathered Mon­day at the Ivanhoe V.F.W. to enjoy a steak supper, door prizes and entertain­ment as a thank you for all of their time and talents throughout the year.
In 2017, Lincoln County recorded a total of 333 volunteers at 52 volunteer stations throughout the county…

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

New flag at hospital

September 12, 2018

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A new American flag flies high above the Hendricks Clinic and Hendricks Hospital complex. The flag is part of the new landscaping plan that was recently completed around the hospital and clinic.

Interview with the Minnesota Vikings

September 12, 2018

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Kirk Cousins was open for questions in the press room after the Seahawks vs. Vikings game.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
In the last of my series on the Seahawks vs. Vikings game, I had the experience of going into the locker room following the game to interview some of the Vikings. This was no ordinary run-of-the-mill interview.
My first stop was at Adam Thelen’s locker.
“Adam?”
“Oh hi!”
“I am from southwestern Minnesota and work for the Hendricks Pioneer newspaper. Have you ever heard of Lincoln County and do you have any comments for us in that part of the state?”
“Don’t believe I’ve heard of Lincoln County but I am a Minnesotan. I grew up in Detroit Lakes. Hi to all you Vikings fans out there.”

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

Hendricks City Council reviews 2019 budget at Tuesday meeting

September 12, 2018

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Tuesday night, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The minutes of the Aug. 20 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved. There was no public forum.
The council reviewed Kevin Huber’s maintenance report. There is still a lot of work to be done in the campground…

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

Hamer and Vizecky are appointed to canvas results of general election

September 12, 2018

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Lincoln County Environmental Officer Robert Olsen presented a proposal for one-year ditch assessments. The assessments would be payable with the 2019 taxes.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. All members were present.
Environmental Officer Rob­ert Olsen reported that there will be a conditional use hear­ing on Sept. 19 to review and decide on a request of a permit by Ground Works, LLC, and Ex­cel Energy. The meeting will be­gin at 7 p.m. Olsen announced that County Ditch 15 needs to have the top two-thirds “dipped due to sediment in the system.” The estimated cost is $13,500…

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

Lincoln County 4-Hers place 2018 Minnesota 4-H Livestock encampment

September 12, 2018

Minnesota 4-Hers from 87 counties arrived with over 2,800 animals at the 2018 Great Minnesota Get- Together for this year’s 4-H livestock encamp­ment held Wednesday, Aug, 22 – Sunday Aug. 26. The number of livestock exhibits over the weekend included:
Beef, 578 exhibits
Dairy, 447 exhibits
Goats, 366 exhibits
Poultry, 232 exhibits
Rabbits, 336 exhibits
Sheep, 372 exhibits
Swine, 462 exhibits
Llama, 75 exhibits
Min­nesota 4-Hers have been preparing for this event all summer long. There are several components a member considers when they decide to exhibit live­stock, including selection and preparation of the ani­mal, educational program­ming, scholarship applica­tions, and participation at county fairs.

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