Fair Souvenir is here!

August 15, 2018

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Participating in the 4-H Fashion Review at the Lincoln County Fair were Kiera Larsen, Claire Dagel and Brinley Hanson.

See the souvenir Fair Issue in this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Great things are happening at Hendricks Public School

August 15, 2018

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Hendricks Public School Principal Paul Chick is excited for the new school year.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
Hendricks Public School has some new, exciting things go­ing on this year. Principal Paul Chick said he is excited about everything that is happening in the school. “I am honored to be a part of it,” he said.
There are new teachers and new students joining us on Monday, Aug. 20. “Welcoming new students and families into our community is a cherished aspect of our school,” Chick said.

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

Hendricks Public Library organized clothing swap

August 15, 2018

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Joni Dagel, librarian at the Hendricks Public Library, helps a young man find gently used back-to-school clothing in the recently organized clothing swap.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Between getting school supplies and new clothes, the cost of sending our kids back to school can really add up.
Luckily, a community clothes swap organized at the Hendricks Public Library by Librarian Joni Dagel gave some parents much-needed help.

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

County says “no” to full-time deputy sheriff, “go” on property tax abatement bonds

August 15, 2018

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Robert Olsen, left, of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke about concerns that area farmers are having with the installation of the new wind farms in the Arco area. Eileen and Richard Nielsen are Arco farmers whose property has been undermined by the installation of the wind tower power lines. According to the Nielsens, they have uncovered power cables running across their property.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Ivanhoe.
The scheduled public hearing regarding the proposed proper­ty tax abatements in connection with the issuance of Tax Abate­ment Bonds began at approxi­mately 9:05 a.m. Vince Robinson and Shelly Eldridge were both on hand to speak to the commis­sioners and community during the hearing…

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

“An Enemy of the People” to be performed in Lake Benton and Pipestone

August 15, 2018

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A group of professional actors and musicians will team up with local residents to present “Enemy of the People” at Lakeside Park in Lake Benton on Thursday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 19. Both shows will be presented at 7 p.m.

Sod House Theater is excited to present a new, bluegrass-in­fused adaptation of “An Enemy of the People,” written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Darcey Engen, Luverne Seifert, Brian Laidlaw and Ashley Hanson. Known for their fantastically fun produc­tions, Sod House will join forces with local talent and audiences to celebrate summer and com­munity through the experience of live, site-specific theater. The production will play in Pipe­stone at Hiawatha Pageant Park on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. and Aug 18. at 1 p.m., and in Lake Benton at Lakeside Park on Aug 16 and 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.sodhousetheater.org.

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

Flower gardening is a passion

August 8, 2018

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Joyce Thompson of Hendricks has a passion for flower gardening. Her home on Main Street in Hendricks is surrounded by beautiful flowers.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Let’s take a walk through Joyce Thompson’s flower garden on Main Street in Hendricks. One-hundred flower pots and a huge flower garden show her love of flowers.
Most of the flowers in the pots are annuals, meaning they need to be planted every year. These include favorites such as geraniums, impatiens, petunias and begonias.
Then, there are the perennials. These plants will have two growing seasons in their life cycle. After this time, they will seed out so the process can start all over again. Even though they come back, they still need to be cared for.

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

Hendricks City Council reviews Healthy Equity Data Analysis Project

August 8, 2018

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At Monday evening’s city council meeting, Ann Orren, Community Public Health Supervisor at SW Minnesota Health and Human Services, reviewed strengths and weaknesses of the public health system in Lincoln County.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The regular city council meeting was called to order by Mayor Julie Hogie. The minutes of the July 16, 2018 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
Public Health Supervisor Ann Orren was at the meeting to talk about the strengths and weakness of the public health system in Lincoln County and other counties in southwest Minnesota…

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

Lincoln County man runs for U.S. Congress

August 8, 2018

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U.S. Congressional candidate Matt Prosch and his family.

By Violet Nelson 
vanelson70@gmail.com

The halls of U.S. Congress might soon contain a familiar face from Lincoln County. Lo­cal businessman Matt Prosch of Lake Benton has been busy with his campaign to represent our congressional district in Wash­ington, D.C. He eagerly awaits his first big hurdle, which is the Aug. 14 primary election.

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

“Footloose” ends successful run in Lake Benton

August 8, 2018

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The Lake Benton Opera House production of “Footloose: The Musical” ended on Sunday after 10 performances. Pictured are the cast, orchestra and crew. From left to right in front are Sarah Engels, Lynn Carpenter, Sandy Hanson, Ashton Lindahl, Sydney Johansen, Amanda Engels, Robyn Condelli, Justin Condelli, Adam Madsen, Lauren Johnson, Emma Gunnare, Taylor Engel, Jodi Greer, Nathaniel Gates, Bailey Riedel, Josh Reese, Darla Biel and Zach Haltvick. In the second row are Tom Schmitt, Katie Roberts, Alexis Christensen, Graham Petersen, Luke Bielfeldt, Jocelyn Klein, Crystal Enga, Cecilia Rabaey, Chesney Panka, Taylor Holck and Carrie Enga. In the third row are Ian Lundgren, Annie Nichols, Mary Porter, Lacey Barke, Kay Finzen, Ben Engels, Jackson Jeremiason, Anika Finzen, Jacob Haen, Emma Lipinski, Luke Johnson, Sabel Christensen, Katana Schmidt, Brianna Pattison, Cameron Nelson and Deven Edinger; and in back are Arthur Finzen, Noah Greer, Gabby Thooft, Emma Kampmann, Jenna Holien, Ellie Frahm, Amber Bakker, Channa McCurdy, Holly Juutilainen and Cari Baune. Not pictured are Jesse Linneman and Mark Wilmes.

HCHA honors staff for service milestones

August 2, 2018

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Recognized for 45 years of service at HCHA were Lola Hindbjorgen and Corrine McMahon.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Hendricks Community Hos­pital honored staff members on July 25 for their years of service with a celebration in the nurs­ing home dining room. Cake and refreshments were served at a come-and-go reception…

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