Christmas 100 years ago

December 14, 2017

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Freda Burns of Hendricks tells about Christmases past.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
This year on Dec. 25, Velma Larson and Freda Burns, both from Hendricks, will celebrate their 100th Christmas. They were both born in January 1917, during World War I. Freda resides at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Velma lives in her home in Hendricks.
How did Christmas fare during the First World War? The conscious attempt was to celebrate as usual—keeping the old traditions and promoting Christmas cheer.

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

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Velma Larson of Hendricks tells about her Christmas traditions.

Parent input meeting held at HPS; twenty-three parents share ideas

December 14, 2017

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Tom Olson reads through his group’s list of Hendricks Public School positives during the parent meeting. Working in groups, parents were asked to list positives of athletics and activities at HPS and, on a separate sheet, any challenges they feel the district faces.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

In response to re­quests from parents to the Hendricks School Board to provide sports opportunities for junior high and senior high boys at HPS, during their Nov. 21 meeting, the board discussed the is­sue. At this time it would mean a sports pairing arrangement with an­other school, but the board held off on making a decision before getting input from parents.
Following the School Board meeting, a par­ent input meeting was scheduled for Monday, Dec. 4, but due to the weather was resched­uled and held on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 10.

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

HCHA Ambulance purchases new equipment with donated funds

December 14, 2017

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Using donated funds from the community, the Hendricks Ambulance service has also purchased a Slishman STS traction splint, which is a splint for fractured thigh bones. This new splint does not extend past the patient’s foot, which allows the patient to be transported by helicopter. Rusty Nelson is pictured practicing applying the splint on a crew mate during the Hendricks Ambulance crew’s last meeting. The crew trained on both pieces of new equipment that were purchased.

The Hendricks Com­munity Hospital Ambu­lance recently purchased two new pieces of equip­ment to help with patient care.
For pediatric patients, a Ferno PediMate Plus was purchased, which al­lows patients weighing from 10 to 100 pounds to be safely transported on the ambulance stretcher.

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

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Using funds received from donations from the community, the Hendricks Ambulance Service has purchased a Ferno PediMate Plus, which allows them to safely transport pediatic patients weighing from 10 to 100 pounds on the ambulance stretcher.

SWCD presents project overview to Lincoln County Commissioners

December 14, 2017

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Dale Sterzinger gave a PowerPoint presentation on various erosion prevention methods in use throughout Lincoln County.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Dec. 7 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Dale Sterzinger of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District office showed an hour-long power point presentation containing photos and information on various methods of soil erosion prevention currently in use in Lincoln County.

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

Making Christmas merry for children

December 7, 2017

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Members of Christ Lutheran Church are once again helping make Christmas a little merrier for kids at the Children’s Home Society in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Every child deserves to have a merry Christmas, and thanks to people like the members of Christ Lutheran Church, the kids at Children’s Home Society in Sioux Falls, South Dakota will once again have presents under the tree.
This Christmas will mark the 16th year that members of Christ Lutheran Church have donated presents to Children’s Home Society.

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

City sets levy with slight increase

December 7, 2017

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The Hendricks City Council discussed liquidated damage cost related to the Lincoln Street project at their Dec. 4 meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council approved the final 2018 levy amount with a 2½-percent increase from last year. The amount of the 2018 levy is $302,615. The revenue budget was approved at $856,407, and the disbursement budget at $896,659.
The council discussed the liquidated damages due from R and G Construction for not meeting the Oct. 27 deadline.

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

Beating the blues

December 7, 2017

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

For some people, the holidays are not the joy­ous season they are sup­posed to be. Depression and everyday stress are often made worse by the busyness, the family dra­ma, and a greater sense of inadequacy. Don’t let the holiday blues get you down this year. There are ways to beat the blues.
What causes the holiday blues in the first place? The holiday blues are not the same as chronic depression or other mental health ill­nesses. They are simply the mild depression that can ruin the holiday spirit…

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

Juledazzle

December 1, 2017

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The local chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented a live nativity next to the town clock during Juledazzle.

HPS Board to hold parent meeting regarding future of boys sports

December 1, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

During their Tuesday, Nov. 21 meeting, the Hendricks School Board discussed the need to plan for boys sports. Currently, Hen­dricks has several elementary students participating in youth football, however, as Hendricks does not have enough students to have their own football team, the boys have been participat­ing on the Elkton, South Dakota youth football team.
Moving forward, as these stu­dents get older and if they still wish to play football, Hendricks needs to decide what to do as Elkton has indicated that pair­ing with Hendricks for football would result in Elkton having to go up a class in the division.

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

Commissioners hear report from Fair Board members

December 1, 2017

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The Lincoln County Commissioners heard from Curt Madsen, left, and Frank Jorgensen of the Lincoln County Fair Board last week. Don Evers is pictured in the background.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

 

Members of the Lin­coln County Fair Board— Curt Madsen, Don Evers and Frank Jorgensen— presented a report on the 2017 Lincoln County Fair. “We had a really good fair,” said Madsen, who added that the weather was good and attendance was up. No records are kept on attendance, however, at­tendance was up at the demolition derby and the 4-H canteen had record sales in the first three days. Madsen said since the prices have not been raised at the canteen, this was also an indication that attendance was up at the fair this year.

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