Veterans honored with Veterans Day program at Hendricks School

November 20, 2014

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A Veterans Day Program was held at Hendricks Public School on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Local veterans and Legion Auxiliary members were honored with a Veterans Day program at Hendricks Public School on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Two prelude numbers were performed, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and “God of Our Fathers,” played by students comprising brass and trumpet quartets.
Following the Advancement of the Colors by the American Legion and Auxiliary, the National Anthem was sung by the preschool through 12th grade choir and the audience. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Principal Dale Weegman.
The audience again joined the choir to sing “This Land is Your Land” before a presentation by Weegman, which included a slide show accompanied by patriotic music.
The choir sang “A Tribute to Armed Services” and, as each branch of service was sung about, those veterans, Auxiliary and audience members who were in that branch or those who had family members in that branch of the service stood up. Some audience members stood multiple times.

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Students sang “The Star Spangled Banner” and other patriotic songs during the Veterans Day program at Hendricks Public School on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Holiday music concert to raise money for new Red Barn Theater

November 20, 2014

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The “Blues Brothers” will be some of the featured performers at the Nov. 30 holiday concert to be held at the school.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
You can spend an unforgettable afternoon with area musicians on Nov. 30 during the Red Barn Theatre’s holiday fundraiser. The event promises to be one you won’t want to miss.
The concert takes the audience on a musical journey of American songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s by father and son, Dr. Terry Parr and Dan Parr.
A musical “Blues Brothers” sketch will be presented by comedy actors Slade Siverson as Dan Aykroyd (Elwood) and Brad DeBeer as John Belushi (Jake). They will take you on a whirlwind ride through the American Blues era. “The Blues Brothers” is a 1980 American musical comedy film. Siverson and DeBeer made their debut as Blues Brothers at a Halloween Party this fall.
“It sort of developed from there. Slade wanted a fun, crazy guy to work with and I guess I fit the bill,” DeBeer said.
Performing a range of familiar Christmas songs and songs from several musicals will be Missy Sagmoe and Shawn Cable. Sagmoe and Cable attended SDSU at the same time.
“We both sang in the college choir and in madrigals,” Sagmoe said. “We have performed together ever since.”

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Global Dairy owner speaks up

November 20, 2014

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Michael Crinion, co-owner of Global Dairy, was on hand at the Monday, Nov. 17 meeting of the Hendricks City Council to provide information on his dairy operations and answer any questions. He issued an open invitation to anyone who would like to tour one of the dairies.
Global Dairy is the company proposing construction of the 3,999-head dairy operation near Oak Lake. Many area citizens are opposed to the construction of the dairy, and at their Nov. 3 meeting, the Hendricks City Council voted to be a co-appellant along with the Lake Hendricks Improvement Association to appeal the decision of the Brookings County Planning and Zoning Board to grant a conditional use permit to Global Dairy.
Mayor Jay Nelson said that because they have met with an attorney and the paperwork has been filed, the Council has been advised to not openly discuss the matter, but that Crinion was welcome to address the Council.

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Wintery weather lends to holiday atmosphere for craft fair

November 20, 2014

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The HPS Prom Committee has been selling evergreen swags to raise money for the prom. These students manned a booth at the Club 14 Craft Fair held on Saturday, Nov. 15 to boost their sales. The fair was host to a variety of crafters and vendors, some of the booths can be seen in the background of this photo.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Wintery weather on Saturday lent to the holiday atmosphere at the annual Club 14 Holiday Craft Fair.
The gymnasium at the Hendricks school was filled with tables displaying the wares of local vendors selling everything from cosmetics and nail accessories to books and jewelry, all to the wonderful sounds of the season being played on the piano by Treava Lundberg.
The HHS prom and PTO committees also had tables. The prom kids have been selling evergreen swags to help fund their spring prom and the PTO had Grizzly Gear available.
Local crafters selling embroidered towels, handmade rugs and quilts, mittens, doll clothing and a plethora of other items were also on hand, and of course, Club 14 had their craft items available.

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Hogie elected Mayor of Hendricks

November 14, 2014

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Meester, VanDeVere and Drietz get county seats

By Tammy Mathison
Hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hendricks City Administrator David Blees, Hendricks Mayor Jay Nelson and City Council members Judy Pearson, Fred Schmidt and Scott Pearson canvassed the General Election results on Friday, Nov. 7 at City Hall, ultimately voting to approve the election results with no recounts.
Julie Hogie was elected Mayor of Hendricks with 87 percent of the vote, garnering 192 votes in last Tuesday’s General Election. Hogie ran unopposed.
City Council incumbents Darren Schumacher and Scott Pearson were re-elected, with Schumacher receiving 205 votes and Pearson receiving 204.
As the results have yet to be canvassed by school officials, the unofficial school board election results were as follows.
Incumbents Nick Citterman, Tom Olson and Angie Schumacher were all re-elected, with Citterman receiving 273 votes, Olson 312 and Schumacher 334. A fourth candidate, Al Dunn, who had moved from the ISD 402 School District after filing for candidacy, thereby rendering himself ineligible for election, received 76 votes.
The Hendricks School Board will canvass the election on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner set for Nov. 22

November 14, 2014

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Once again the Salvation Army, Ivanhoe Green leaf 4-H Club and the Ivanhoe-Hendricks-Arco Area Food Shelf will be teaming together to serve the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for residents in northern Lincoln County.
The date of this year’s dinner is set for Saturday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and it will be held at the VFW in Ivanhoe.
The cost of the dinner is one can of food per person attending.
The 4-Hers will be having a bake sale and the Salvation Army Kettle will also be set up that day. Please come prepared to support their efforts as the proceeds will be kept in Lincoln County.
All families who want to share in this Thanksgiving are required to call one of the following people no later than Nov. 17:
Muriel Koopman–275-3049; Twila Koopman-694-1727; Beverly Wilson–694-1665; Joyce Citterman–694-1350; Agnes Rybinski-694-1425; Shelly Rybinski-694-1315; Beth Daniels–487-5751; Teresa Drietz-223-7840.
Please call as the team needs to know the number attending for correct amount of food preparation. The team also asks that you let them know if you need take-out delivery.
The Food Shelf team would also like people to know that due to less cash donations this year, they will be unable to provide holiday food boxes. Regular hours are Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ivanhoe Community Center.

Life in Hendricks in the early 1900s

November 14, 2014

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When the town of Hendricks was established in 1900, small barns were built to accommodate a cow and a horse. These preserved pieces of history are fine illustrations of how life was lived back in the early 1900s. This red barn with a lean-to built on to use when cars came into existence is located on an empty lot along Brook Street.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
The town of Hendricks was established in 1900. Before this, Hendricks was located north of where it is now, by Chuck Nygaard’s farm. It consisted of a grocery store and a creamery. Ronald Larson’s father L.A. Larson owned the grocery store. When the railroad came through, Hendricks was moved to where it is today.
The early settlers could not envision what the town would look like some day. Laboring men were hard at work building barns for their horses. After building the barns, they would build a house. The lots were large enough to have a garden and a space for a small pasture for keeping a cow and a horse.

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

Concerns over Hendricks Elevator dust emissions discussed

November 14, 2014

Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard routine reports from Robert Olsen of the Environmental Office and Dustin Hauschild from the Highway Department.
Olsen reported that the tile replacement on Highway 19 is complete and that there is a lot more tile that will need to be replaced rather than repaired as it crumbles.
“There is three to four hundred miles of tile from the early part of the century that hasn’t been replaced,” said Olsen.
Olsen went on to say that the biggest problem with trying to repair these tile lines is when excavating to find a place to hook on to them, they crumble. He said this was the same problem with Ditch 33.
In regard to JD13, Olsen said he is trying to get quotes again. He said the quotes he had gotten had come in much higher than they had estimated. The engineer has proposed a change to the slopes which will add a lot of expense. Olsen said he will look to the petitioners for direction.

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

Meester will be Sheriff of Lincoln County

November 7, 2014

According to unofficial results from the general election in Lincoln County, Chad Meester has defeated Guy Eric Harding in the race for Lincoln County Sheriff.
Meester received 1,331 votes to Harding’s 968 votes, with 14 write-in votes.

Citterman, Olson, Schumacher win school board race

November 7, 2014

According to unoffical results of the general election in Lincoln County, Nick Citterman, Tom Olson and Angela Schumacher will take the three available seats on the Hendricks School Board.
Schumacher received 334 total votes, Tom Olson received 312 votes, Nick Citterman received 273 votes and Al Dunn was defeated with 76 votes.