Thirty-seventh annual Lake Hendricks Ice Fishing Derby held

February 11, 2016

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Winning the big fish prizes were Hunter Anderson, in front, and left to right in back, Jesse Christianson, Cody Krier, Matt Victor, Scott Lawrence and Cody Huber.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
A village of fish houses sprang up on Lake Hendricks, providing shelter for the over 400 anglers participating in the 37th Annual Ice Fishing Derby held on Saturday, Feb. 6.
It was a great day for fishing with 85 Perch caught, and all other big fish prizes awarded.
Dirk Pearson received a prize for having caught the first fish of the day, a 5.3 oz. Perch. The derby started at 11 a.m., Pearson caught his fish at 11:09 a.m. and it was still on the hook when he brought it in. He won a $15 Gift Certificate to Borch’s Sporting Goods in Marshall.

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

A stitch of love

February 11, 2016

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Deb Kanengieter of Astoria, South Dakota recently started sewing Angel Gowns for deceased babies.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
Valentine’s Day is a day associated with love. It is a perfect time to express love to your family and friends by giving them chocolates, greeting cards, roses and jewelry.
Deb Kanengieter of Astoria, South Dakota, shares her love in an extraordinary way. She brings comfort to parents who are facing the most difficult time of their lives.

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

Pressure may be the problem

February 11, 2016

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Lincoln County Commissioners Joan Jagt and Mic VanDeVere, members of the Southern Prairie Committee, are pictured with a framed photo commemorating the Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards Ceremony during which Southern Prairie was honored for their contribution to Human Services program clients in 2015. Southern Prairie is a collaboration of 12 counties in southwestern Minnesota working toward integrated community services and supports that improve local health care, deliver lower costs, and foster good health for everyone in the region.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 

Continued issues with the rooftop heating and cooling units prompted Bob Verschelde, Head of Maintenance at the Lincoln County Courthouse, to contact a person out of Sioux Falls that designs the units. Verschelde told the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners that, according to the gentleman he spoke with, the problems could be stemming from improper installation and/ or improper pressure. Verschelde said that before installing new units, it needs to be determined if the current ones have the correct pressure.

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

Cherished memories of Paul’s Studio

February 4, 2016

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Paul Ness and his wife Gwen of Penfield, New York, owned Paul’s Studio in Hendricks from 1954 until 1964.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
This time of the year when high school graduates are making preparations for their big day, my thoughts spiral back to the day I posed for my high school graduation picture at Paul’s Studio in Hendricks.
The studio was located in what is now the Hendricks Dining Center and was owned by Paul and Gwen Ness. The portrait was in black and white.

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

Campground fundraiser to feature craft beer, bacon and bean bags

February 4, 2016

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Sunday, May 29 is the date a planning committee has set for the second annual Hendricks Invitational Beer and Bacon Festival, a fundraiser for the Hendricks Campground. This year’s featured food will be bacon, and with a wide variety of foods that are made with, or include, bacon in the recipes, bacon lovers will not want to miss this event!
Several area craft beer breweries, including Hendricks’ own Bank Brewing Company, will be on-hand serving up both old and new favorites. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

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

City Council

February 4, 2016

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By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council approved a request made by members of the campground fundraising committee for a temporary liquor license for the date of the fundraiser, which will be held on Sunday, May 29.
As Hendricks does not allow the sale of liquor on Sundays, prior to Monday night’s meeting, City Administrator David Blees had contacted the State to inquire if it is possible to allow a temporary liquor license on a Sunday. Blees told the council that it is allowable.

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

County committee election results

February 4, 2016

County committee elections are over, the ballots are counted and the results are in.
Don Engelstad of Hendricks was elected to represent LAA 1 and John Olson of Hendricks will serve as the first alternate.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

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

Program on birds to be presented by Ivanhoe Library

February 4, 2016

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Naturalist and author Stan Tekiela.

Do you enjoy watching our feathered friends? Would you like to learn more about the many different birds that come to your backyard feeder? If so, then plan on attending “Uncommon Facts about Common Birds” presented by nationally known naturalist/author Stan Tekiela on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Ivanhoe Community Center or at 2 p.m. at the Wabasso Community Center.
“Uncommon Facts about Common Birds” is an hour-long presentation filled with fascinating facts and tidbits about some of the birds people love to hate, along with birds we enjoy watching at our backyard feeders.

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

BRN accepts three awards at last week’s convention

February 4, 2016

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Buffalo Ridge Newspapers picked up three awards at the 2014-15 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest at the Hilton Double Tree in Bloomington Thursday evening. Pictured from left are Managing Editor Mark Wilmes, Publisher Chuck Hunt, MNA President and publisher of the Worthington Daily Globe Joni Harms and Lake Benton Valley Journal Editor Steven Hurd.

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

Commissioners talk County Development

January 28, 2016

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The cost including labor and materials for panic buttons at the Lincoln County courthouse will be $2,000, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Amber Scholten in her report to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
Scholten also presented the Safe Assure contract for its annual renewal; the cost has gone up $100.
The Board approved a resolution approving a Joint Powers Agreement between Lincoln County and nine other counties to help pay for Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water projects. According to Lincoln County Auditor Deb Vierhuf, “LPRW is doing several improvements. The estimated cost of all projects is $4,539,000. They are receiving a grant for $1,431,000 but need to bond for the remaining $3,108,000. LPRW does not have authority to issue General Obligation Bonds so they need to go through a county for the bonding process. Lincoln County is going to issue the bonds on LPRW’s behalf if the other nine counties sign a Joint Powers Agreement and are responsible for their appropriate share.”

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