A day in the life of the radio

February 21, 2019

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Brad DeBeer is the voice of radio Station B93.7 and K Country 102.3

By Violet Nelson
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Brad DeBeer’s voice reaches a wide audience. It can be heard in your home every morning, Monday-Friday, on station B93.7 FM from 6 to 10 a.m. and K Country 102.3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DeBeer, along with his wife and daughter, live on the west side of Lake Hendricks along Ramlo Shores. “The man with the voice” is a 17-year veteran of radio and is famous for his Master of Ceremonies gigs at many events, has done 95 episodes of karaoke, and is the voice behind pre-shows at the Red Barn Theater. “It’s all part of entertaining,” he said…

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

Your ride is a phone call away

February 21, 2019

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One of the Community Transit buses based in Ivanhoe.

By Mark Wilmes
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Imagine being able to call up a ride whenever you need a trip somewhere. Getting a weekday lift whenever you wanted to go shopping or play cards with friends or maybe just an afternoon trip to the doctor. Imagine getting a ride that is already warmed up and picking you up at your front door. Imagine being able to have this service for a lot less money than hiring a chauffeur.

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

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Howard Peterson of Lake Benton gets a lift from Community Transit driver Jerry Rouge at the Pipestone County Medical Center.

Protecting you and yours doesn’t involve social media

February 21, 2019

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Sheriff Chad Meester

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
If social media is to be believed, then child abductions are happening all the time, right in our back yard. Fortunately, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester and Lake Benton Police Chief Tony Sievert, the situation is not as bad as it appears. However, locals should always be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity to law enforcement.
There are several “reports” of abductions circulating around social media. “A person needs to be cautious when reading and sharing posts on Facebook as to the authenticity,” Sheriff Meester said. Chief Sievert stated, “I have not heard of any abductions in our area. I see a lot of people sharing ‘abductions’ quite frequently on Facebook. However, some of this information can be very misleading and often times is false information.”…

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

The birds are coming and bringing spring with them

February 21, 2019

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By Shelly Finzen 
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By now, most Lincoln County residents are sick of snow. With more in the forecast for the coming week, a number of people are accusing the ground­hog of being a liar. For­tunately, there is a better woodland critter locals can look for to bring news of spring’s coming. The Bird Watchers Digest web­site gives a calendar for the best time to see Minnesota bird migrations.
In March, Minnesotans still have a good chance at a snowstorm or two, but should also start see­ing storms of birds flying through the prairie skies. The bald eagles return, as do the swans and Canada geese…

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

Awards for our fire department retirees

February 21, 2019

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Four members of the Hendricks Fire Department retired in 2018— DuWayne Buseth with 43 years of service, Chuck Nygaard with 33 years of service, Todd Vierhuf with 21 years of service and Keith Nuese with 20 years of service.

Makeover planned for Hendricks Hometown Bakery

February 21, 2019

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Bakery employees Barb Hall, Tracy Bernaiak, Tammy Hanson and Haley Vincent, pictured above, will soon find themselves in a new environment. One of the features of the planned makeover of Hendricks Hometown Bakery will be a bigger, handicap-accessible bathroom. Other changes, to name a few, include new floor and ceiling and light fixtures. Construction started Feb. 16 and will be finished by the end of the week.

Mind boggling coincidence

February 14, 2019

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Jeff Gollaher, left, and Kevin Buchholz are pictured by Gollaher’s clothes dryer, the appliance with a big secret.

By Violet Nelson
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Kevin Buchholz was born and raised in Hendricks. For six years, 1986-1991, he lived in Forsyth, Montana. From 1986-1988 he attended Billings Vocational Technical College in Billings, Montana. He lived with his brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and April Buchholz, in Forsyth. Along with attending school, he worked at maintaining appliances, including dryers, at the hospital in Forsyth. He moved back to Hendricks in 1991.

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

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Kevin Buchholz holds his student ID card from Billings Vocational Technical College, where he attended from 1986-1988.

Commissionmmers approve SafeAssure

February 14, 2019

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Rick Drietz was introduced as the new Maintenance Supervisor for the Lincoln County offices and grounds at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

At the Lincoln County Commissioners’ Feb. 5 meeting, a public hearing concerning citizen partici­pation in the Small Cities Grant Program for rental properties located in Tyler and Lake Benton was held. DSI representative Teresa Schreurs spoke during the hearing. “Lincoln County is seeking $595,937 through the Small Cities Develop­ment program to assist rental property owners with rehabilitation fund­ing for health and safety issues, energy efficiency, accessibility and lead-based paint hazards in the cities of Tyler and Lake Benton,” Schreurs said. If the funding is awarded, the project will include five single-family units, six duplexes and 36 multi-family units. If the grant is awarded, projects will be able to begin in January and February 2020. There were no members of the public present at the meet­ing to comment. The board approved a resolution to submit the final applica­tion for the grant.

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

To plow or not to plow; that is the question

February 14, 2019

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Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

With the white stuff falling so frequently, many Lincoln Coun­ty residents are left wondering where the snowplows are. Rest assured, according to Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson, they are out there, in well below ideal conditions, doing their best to make road conditions conducive to travel.
In a recent interview Wilson ex­plained that the decision to plow or not to plow is generally made by Lincoln County’s Maintenance Superintendent. “He has been part of the staff since 1996 and has been in that position since 2011,” Wilson said. The decision is made to plow or treat road surfac­es when “the roads are icy, there are two inches or more of snow or there is drifting.”…

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

Another snow, another blow for Lincoln County residents

February 14, 2019

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Free snow, for a limited time only. Can be picked up at a farm place west of Hendricks.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Another round of heavy snowfall and high winds wreaked more havoc across Lincoln County last week and into the week­end. The snowfall, which was much heavier than originally predicted by the National Weather Service (NWS), led to school clo­sures and event cancella­tions, and interfered with bus routes.
The weather forecast for Tuesday, Feb. 5 included snow, but forecasters ex­pected no more than two inches to fall across the region…

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