Laura Nelson celebrates 103 years

December 6, 2018

Laura Nelson image1(1)
Laura Nelson celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family on Sunday, Nov. 11.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Laura Nelson, born a year after the outbreak of World War I, has just celebrated her 103rd birthday on Sunday, Nov. 11 with family and friends at Hendricks Nursing Home in Hendricks.
Laura has seen a lot of changes since she was born in 1915, but her faith in God and love of family has remained unchanged.

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

Hendricks locals watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade live in New York

December 6, 2018

fuller 46998204_278088262729474_5209641256686190592_n
Sheila Fuller and her daughter, Lita Fryer, flew to New York to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and see the sights of New York City.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Across the country, many of us started our Thanksgiving celebration by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 92nd parade entertained 3.5 million spectators on the streets of Manhattan and over 50 million television viewers. The parade included 59 balloons, 26 floats, 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers, 12 marching bands and over 1,000 clowns.
What would it be like to actually see the wonders of this famous parade in person? Sheila Fuller and her daughter, Lita Fryer, can tell you firsthand. They were standing three-deep, right in front of Macy’s Department Store during the two-hour parade.

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

fuller macys 47087354_2291578667793789_2242762386450677760_n
One of 59 balloons floating through Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Local snowfall reports don’t align with official reports in first snowfall

December 6, 2018

snow kids 1202181614
These kids seemed to enjoy the snow alot more than some. Braxton Johnson, Corbin Mack and Jaydyn Mack of Hendricks were enjoying their walk in the snow Sunday afternoon. Hendricks received seven to eight inches Saturday night into Sunday morning.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
If you are dreaming of a white Christmas in southwest Minnesota, you will most likely get your wish. The first major snowstorm of the season hit over the weekend, leaving inches of snow across the region.
Official reports from the National Weather Service show that Marshall received between six and seven inches, while Brookings, South Dakota only received two inches. Hendricks, Lake Benton and Tyler are reported as having between two and three inches. Locals have something different to say about the situation, however.

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

Council discusses east expansion project at Monday’s meeting

December 6, 2018

city 1203181902
The Hendricks City Council finalized the Lincoln Street utility project and the campground project at Monday
evening’s meeting.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. It was so moved to approve the minutes of the Nov. 19, 2018 meet­ing and the evening’s agenda.
There was no public fo­rum.
The maintenance re­port was reviewed by the council. The snowplow­ing policy was reviewed. Snow removal is done if two or more inches of snow has fallen. City At­torney John Engels said cars can be towed if parked cars violate the snow removal ordinance.

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

November library programs

December 6, 2018

library baxter
Kathy Baxter presented her program to a nice crowd on Nov. 8 at the Hendricks Public Library. Her program, “It’s a road to stardom! Three great writers who grew up near Highway 14,” was very educational and entertaining.

library crafts
Kids of all ages enjoyed making crafts and coloring at the Hendricks Public Library on Nov. 24 during the Juledazzle celebration in Hendricks.

There is time for landowners to get in on a potential wind energy project

December 6, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Calling all area land-owners! A new wind energy project will potentially come to Lincoln County and there is still time for landowners to get in on the project. Representatives of NextEra Energy spoke to a group of approximately 50 area landowners on Tuesday evening at the Lake Benton Community Center.
According to Danell Herzig, NextEra of Juno Beach, Florida, would like to develop up to a 110-megawatt wind farm in the area, but time is of the essence. “We must be commercially operational by 2020,” Herzig stated.

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

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus

November 29, 2018

kindelbergers IMG_4364
Roger and Vicki Kindelberger have played Santa and Mrs. Claus for the past six years in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Roger and Vicki Kindelberger are known throughout the area for their realistic interpretations of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Their bubbly natures make them the perfect couple to take on the big roles at Christmas time.
The Kindelbergers moved to the Hendricks area eight years ago from Aurora, Illinois. Roger worked for the Caterpillar Tractor Company in Aurora and she had her own cleaning business. They have three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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

Celebrating Juledazzle in Hendricks

November 29, 2018

yule 5 1124181432
Jessica Siverson had a large array of Christmas goodies, including soup, during Juledazzle.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The annual Juledazzle celebration not only gets us in the Christmas spirit, it provides a unique shopping experience in our many fine stores. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our community.
Saturday, Nov. 24, the streets were full of the hustle and bustle of shoppers, the stores were filled with good deals, and Santa and Mrs. Claus were greeting kids at the Red Barn Theater…

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

Hendricks school board approves bus purchase

November 29, 2018

hend01
Pictured at last week’s regular meeting of the Hendricks School Board: in the foreground is Business Manager Wendy Lawburgh; from left to right are board members Gary Johnson, Braden Texley and Tom Olson, Supt. Bruce Houck, and board members Angie Schumacher, Nick Citterman and John Olson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Under Minnesota statutes, school boards must adopt a long-term, comprehensive strategic plan to “support and improve teaching and learning,” known as World’s Best Workforce. The plan is designed with five goals:
1. All children are ready for school.
2. All third-graders can read at grade level.
3. All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed.
4. All students are ready for career and college.
5. All students graduate from high school.

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

Fair board reports on the 2018 fair at commissioners meeting

November 29, 2018

county  DSC_0014 (2)
The Lincoln County Highway Department will purchase a new John Deere Gator. Engineer’s Assistant Dustin Hauschild and County Engineer Joe Wilson reported that the old UTV was sold for just over $5,000.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. All com­missioners were present for the meeting.
The new Veterans Ser­vices Officer (VSO), John Hovland, introduced him­self at the meeting. Hov­land said he is from Lake Benton and that the VSO position is a second job for him.

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