Juledazzle a hit in Hendricks

December 1, 2016

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Lincoln Drietz, son of Ashley and Marino Drietz, seemed to enjoy his visit with Santa during Juledazzle.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hendricks was the place to be on Saturday, Nov. 26. With special events held at local businesses throughout the day and into the evening, including Trivia at the Red Barn Theater, a 50th anniversary celebration at the library and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Legion Hall, the day was packed with things to do around town.
Local businesses served holiday treats and special prices to people stopping in to browse. The lumberyard drew a large crowd for their $100 cash drawing, with Shelly Kampman being the winner.

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

Legion retires 150 American flags

December 1, 2016

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The Reuben Hansen Post 195 American Legion members retired and properly disposed of around 150 American Flags on the evening of Nov. 22.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

In a solemn ceremony held the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 22, members of Reuben Hansen Post 195 American Legion retired and properly disposed of, by fire, 150 American flags that had become worn out, torn or damaged dur­ing their use and were no longer serviceable.
The ceremony includes the presentation to the Vice-Com­mander of the unserviceable flags for inspection…

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

Siverson Public Library in Hendricks celebrated 50th anniversary Nov. 26

December 1, 2016

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Holiday crafts for the kids, treats and prize drawings were all part of the 50th anniversary open house at the Siverson Public Library.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

On Nov. 3, 1966, the dedi­cation ceremony of the new library building in Hendricks was held, with the invocation by Rev. Lloyd Kallevig and ad­dresses by Mayor Harvey Buchholz, President of the Twentieth Century Club, Mrs. David Johnson, representing the school was Supt. R.S. Froi­land, representing the Literary Study Club was their president Mrs. R.S. Froiland, Creative Co­terie Study Club president Mrs. Glen Kvernmo and dedication by Rev. Harold Melby. Mrs. J.W. Siverson cut the ribbon.

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

Norwegian language researchers visit with Hendricks residents

December 1, 2016

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Caroline Peterson, left, gets acquainted with linguist Yvonne van Baal.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

A team of five researchers from the University of Oslo visited with many area speakers of the Norwe­gian language.
Over 6,500 languages are spo­ken throughout the world. Each language allows people to commu­nicate thoughts, emotions, ideas and feelings. Languages change over time, though the changes may be subtle. An English speaker from the year 1300 A.D. would require a translator to understand an English speaker from today.
Languages are vital to our exis­tence and they’re worthy of study. Five Norwegian linguists recently stopped by Hendricks to research the usage of the Norwegian lan­guage brought here by our im­migrant ancestors. The team was led by Janne Bondi Johannessen, a professor at the University of Oslo in Norway.

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

If four-year-olds were in charge of the Thanksgiving menu . . .

November 23, 2016

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Hendricks preschoolers shared what they would make for Thanksgiving dinner if they got to choose the menu.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
When you were a child, did you ever think, “if I was making dinner, I would have…?” The Hendricks Pioneer interviewed the four-year-old preschool class at Hendricks Public School to see what they would make for Thanksgiving dinner if they were in charge of the menu. Some of their choices were traditional, others were not, but as always, it was fun to see what the kids had to say and to see what they are thankful for. Enjoy!
Devlin Coners, son of Kelsey and Cody Coners, said he would make square noodles and some popcorn chicken. “That’s the good stuff. Mama’s gotta cook the pumpkin juice and some corn, though,” said Devlin. He would cook the chicken in the oven, put some sauce on the noodles and dip the chicken in ketchup.

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

Texley written in for School Board

November 23, 2016

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Braden Texley was elected to the Hendricks School Board by write-in vote.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks School Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The election results were canvassed during this meeting.
There were three seats up for election, with only two candidates—Gary Johnson, who filed for and was re-elected with 469 votes, and John Olson, who was also elected with 348 votes. With no third candidate, the third position was dependent on write-in votes.
Pending official acceptance of the position, Braden Texley has been elected via write-in vote to the Hendricks School Board. Texley, who verbally told members of the public that he would accept the position if written in, garnered 65 of the 119 write-in votes, and was the only person in double digits.

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

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City officials canvassed the election results on Tuesay, Nov. 15. The three positions were all filled by incumbents, with no challengers—Mayor Julie Hogie and Councilpersons Judy Pearson and Nathan Nuese.

County Board of Commissioners continue to review the budget

November 23, 2016

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Curt Madsen of the Lincoln County Fair Board, left, spoke with the Lincoln County Commissioners at their last meeting.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

Budget review was the item of the day at the Nov. 15 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commis­sioners.
Lincoln County Engineer Dave Halbersma said there was nothing to change on the Highway Department’s budget, adding that the biggest thing is fuel prices, noting they have been go­ing down each year and he anticipates them to be what they were last year. Com­missioner Mic VanDeVere asked about the building in Tyler. Halbersma said he is looking into sizes and pric­es and plans to come back to the board with that infor­mation. Halbersma said the building will not impact the 2017 budget.

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

“A Christmas Carol” cast

November 23, 2016

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The cast and crew of “A Christmas Carol,” which ended it’s run Sunday, Nov. 20. From left to right in front are Annalise Estey of Balaton; Holly Juutilainen of Marshall; Cameron Hennis of Tracy; Joseph Dagel of Lake Wilson; Cari Baune, Coco Snow and Savannah Snow of Tyler; Zoey Greer of Lake Benton; Caleb Thul of Balaton; Amanda Engels of Ivanhoe. In the second row are Nathaniel Gates, John Holleman and Bailey Riedel of Brookings, South Dakota; Sierra Schwartz of Garvin; McKenna Hovland of Lake Benton; Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton; Gabby Thooft, Graham Petersen of Tyler; Anika Finzen of Lake Benton; Jocelyn Klein of Tyler; Sianna Schwartz, Sarena Schwartz of Garvin; Carrie Enga of Marshall. In the third row are Dan Fricke of Lake Benton; Channa McCurdy of Verdi; Kathy Holck of Ruthton; Jeanine Fricke of Lake Benton; Sarah Engels of Lake Benton; Dayna Dinnel of Lake Benton; Crystal Enga of Marshall; Alan Riedel, Stuart Melby of Brookings, South Dakota; Dr. Steven Snow, Kathy Wilmes of Tyler; Tom Schmitt of Porter; Heather Estey of Balaton. In the fourth row are Sara Vogt of Florence; Teresa Schreurs, Josh Reese of Tyler; Gail Hovland of Lake Benton; Benjamin Engels of Ivanhoe; Arthur Finzen of Lake Benton; Shelley Schwartz of Garvin; Mark Wilmes of Tyler; Karen Lichtsinn of Lake Benton. In the back row are Jodi Greer, Chris Dinnel of Lake Benton; Sandy Hanson of Tyler; Ryan Juutilainen, Kayla Lindberg of Marshall; Eric Fish of Lake Benton; Peter Engels of Ivanhoe; Alexis Christensen of Lake Benton. Not pictured are Joseph Cheadle of Ivanhoe and Jerry McCullough of Lake Benton.

Removing poverty one bead at a time

November 23, 2016

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Michele Smith, wife of Pastor Ron Smith of Brookings, South Dakota, recently showed kids how to make paper beads during Religious Release Time at Hendricks Public School. The women of Uganda make paper beads for a living to combat poverty.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Every day we can en­joy private and personal blessings beyond mea­sure. We have plenty of food in our refrigerators, clothes on our backs, a home, transportation, and a job.
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Michele Smith, wife of Pastor Ron Smith of Brookings, South Da­kota, taught bead-making to the Religious Release students at Hendricks Public School.
The art of rolling a bead out of magazine paper is a profession among the women of Uganda, East Africa. They have to make these to shed poverty.

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

Students, staff and community honor veterans at their program

November 16, 2016

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HPS fifth graders presented a skit about Veterans Day, and this poster thanking veterans.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
A Veterans Day program was held at Hendricks Public School on Friday, Nov. 11. Members of the Reuben Hansen American Legion Post 195, Legion Auxiliary members, and members of the community enjoyed a patriotic program put on by the students of Hendricks Public School.

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

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All showed respect during the Advancement of the Colors for the Veterans Day program, Nov. 11 at Hendricks Public School.