2019 Ag Issue

March 21, 2019

Check out the 2019 Ag Issue for some great stories and information.

Kiwanis waffle feed serves 250-plus

March 21, 2019

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Volunteers from the Hendricks Fire Department made waffles for three and a half hours on Saturday, March 16 at the Kiwanis Waffle Feed. Firemen pictured front to back are Braden Texley, Duane Olson, Matt Pederson and Dustin Hauschild. In line to eat are Eldon Lovro and Orlan Sandro.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The annual Kiwanis Waffle Feed, sponsored by the Hendricks Kiwanis Club, took place at Hendricks Public School on Saturday, March 16. Serving started at 9 a.m. and continued until 12:30 p.m. It was estimated over 250 people were served at this popular all-you-can eat meal. Volunteers from the Hendricks Fire Department took care of all kitchen duties, including making batter and cleaning up.

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

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Nicole Bockelmann Espland combined her love of headgear with her love of waffles on Saturday. She is pictured wearing her lighted St. Patrick’s Day hat. In the background are Kiwanis members Matt Amundson and Bill Schultze.

Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting set for June 10

March 21, 2019

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Joe Wilson requested approval on the purchase of a 24-inch Frost Ripper from Titan Machinery. The equipment will cost $1,468.80, which is more than $500 below the budgeted amount.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The regular meeting of the Lincoln County Com­missioners was held Tues­day, March 5. Commis­sioners present were Joe Drietz, Corey Sik and Mic VanDeVere. Commission­ers Rick Hamer and Jack Vizecky were absent.
Environmental Officer Robert Olsen requested that the board approve Resolution 18-2019, which was to assess the benefits of County Ditch No. 39. The assessments are for a 10-year period at a rate of 4 percent. The assessments may be prepaid but will accrue interest on the entire unpaid principal from the date the drainage lien was recorded to Jan. 1 of the next calendar year, and afterward from Jan. 1 to Jan. 1 of each year.

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

Life in a snow globe requires snow removal efforts

March 21, 2019

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City of Hendricks employee Aaron Moravetz, pictured above, said snow removal this winter has seemed endless. Moravetz is one of several people we can thank for keeping our roads open.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

What a winter it has been! As we look out the windows of our warm, cozy homes, we see snow­plow vehicles going by. It might be a snowplow, skidload­er, ATV, snowblower or a shovel.
These great people work long hours to get the job done. They have gone beyond the call of duty to keep our roads plowed…

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

Hendricks City Council goes into closed session at Monday’s meeting

March 21, 2019

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Julie Hogie presiding. Following the flag pledge, the minutes of the March 4, 2019 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
There was no public forum.
City Administrator David Blees gave an update on the East Expansion construction project. He said digging has begun on the lift station.
City Attorney John Engels gave a golf cart ordinance update. The ordinance is necessary to address the interests of public safety. Engels said if the golf carts have proper tail lights, headlights and brake lights, they can drive after dark.

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

HAWKS program focuses on positive characteristics

March 21, 2019

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HPS started the HAWKS program shortly after Christmas break. Each letter in HAWKS stands for a characteristic we want students to demonstrate—Honesty, Attitude, Wise choices, Kindness, and Self control. Every morning, elementary students meet in the gym and a teacher gives a small talk or tells a story from their own life about the word we are focusing on for that week. We have finished up the HAWKS words and last week chose to focus on integrity. This week we are working on responsibility. During each week, teachers are on the lookout for students showing the characteristic we are focusing on. Teachers can then award those students with a small paper wing. This wing goes into a bucket and on Friday we draw a student from each grade. At the end of each month we have a big drawing for a prize with all the names of students who earned a certificate that month. Students pictured above, left to right, are Kadence Cahow, Carli Fuller, Blake Coners, Giovanni Pozzi, Colsen Texley, Gracie Vos and Kinsley Beer.

Lincoln Lane Villa—a lifestyle designed with you in mind

March 21, 2019

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Mavis Kirkvold has lived at Lincoln Lane Villa for nine years.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The door closes at night. Mavis Kirkvold retires to her home at Lincoln Lane Villa Apartments in Hen­dricks. It’s been a wonder­ful day celebrated with friends and neighbors.
It all began in 1924 when a number of people de­cided a hospital would be a strong fit for the growing community. It has escalated from there. Today we have a wonderful hospital, nurs­ing home, hospice, home care, HCHA clinics, and Lincoln Lane Villa Apart­ments…

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

Weird weather terms that are really real

March 21, 2019

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Thundersnow, snow squalls and other weird weather hit Lincoln County this past winter.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Weird weather requires some weird weather terms, but by the end of the last storm, many were wondering, “Are these terms really real or is someone making up stuff?” Rest assured, most of the weather headlines of the 2018-19 winter were actual terms, some coming from more than 50 years ago. The Weather Channel’s web­site listed and explained some old weather terms that have not been heard in awhile.
The term “polar vor­tex” was used in weather headlines this year, as well as in 2014, but it was first introduced in the weather world in the late 1930s…

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

PJ Day at Hendricks Public School

March 21, 2019

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The kindergarten through sixth grade students at HPS enjoyed their dress-up day by wearing pajamas to school during Read Across America Week. Below— after all their reading and sitting still for pictures, they look ready for a nap!

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Area performers at the LBOH

March 21, 2019

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Several area performers participated in “Broadway Meets Lake Benton” at the Lake Benton Opera House on Saturday. Pictured above, left to right, are Gabby Thooft of Tyler, Sarah Engels of Ivanhoe and Alexis Christensen of Lake Benton performing “Cup of Roasted Coffee” from “The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals.”