Veterans Day program

November 15, 2018

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The American Legion and Auxiliary ended the Veterans Day program with the Retirement of Colors.

New this year at Hendricks Juledazzle 2018 — elves!

November 15, 2018

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New this year at the Hendricks Juledazzle Celebration is the running of the elves down Main Street. This lone elf hopes to be joined by little and big, old and young elves.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Get your holiday fun off to a good start by attending Hendricks Juledazzle festivities Saturday, Nov. 24. Our wonderful businesses will be open all day long into the evening and many fun events have been planned by the Hendricks Community Club, starting at 1 p.m.
New this year will be the Elf Race where big and little, old and young elves, led by Tim Fryer, are welcome to join in on the one-mile race up Main Street and back. Elves can bring their own hats or one will be provided. The event will take place at 5:45 p.m., right before the lighted parade, which is at 6 p.m.

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

General election results for 2018; Meester retains sheriff’s position

November 15, 2018

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Hendricks Mayor Julie Hogie

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The 2018 general election was labeled the “most important midterm in history,” by many media sites. The results of the various races were surprising to some, and expected by others.
Locally, in the U.S. Senate race, Republican Jim Newberger beat incumbent Democrat Amy Klobuchar in a very close race. Newberger earned 49.96 per­cent of the Lincoln County votes while Klobuchar earned 47.94 percent of the votes. Dennis Schuller gained 1.69 percent and Paula Overby obtained 0.41 per­cent of the Lincoln County votes. Statewide, Klobuchar retained her Senate seat, gaining 60.31 percent over Newberger’s 36.21 percent.

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

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Sheriff Chad Meester

Lincoln County board approves several resolutions

November 15, 2018

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The County Commissioners met for their regular meeting last Tuesday, Nov. 6. Pictured are Mic VanDeVere (District 2), Corey Sik (District 1), and Rick Hamer (District 3).

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met Nov. 6 for their regular meeting. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Vince Robinson, repre­senting Lincoln County HRA, was on hand to re­quest that the county sup­port the HRA in their ef­fort to provide small cities grants to rental property owners in Tyler and Lake Benton. The Small Cities Development Program would provide zero per­cent loans to rental prop­erty owners to address health and safety needs, energy efficiency and ac­cessibility improvements…

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

“Enchanted Bookshop” opens this Saturday at Lake Benton Opera House

November 15, 2018

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The Lake Benton Opera House production of “The Enchanted Bookshop” will be presented Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Pictured from left are Charlie Thooft (seated) Dilyn Werkman, Sophie Peterson, Jack Rybinski, Lydia Erb, Adalia Matzner and Issy Bakker. The show is under the direction of Crystal Enga of Marshall.

 

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Bookworms around the world wish their favorite storybook characters could come to life. What if they could? A couple of jewel thieves find out in this year’s Lake Benton Opera House Children’s Theater production, “The Enchanted Bookshop.”

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

Bethany-Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates 100 years

November 15, 2018

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The congregations of Bethlehem and Bethany churches in Astoria, South Dakots, merged in 1962, creating the congregation known as Bethel. Pictured is Bethel Lutheran Church in Astoria, South Dakota, built in 1975, as it looks today, recently celebrating 100 years.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Bethel Lutheran Church in Astoria, South Dakota, met its century milestone on Oct. 7, with a morning worship service celebra­tion followed by a catered meal.
Bethel, the newer name of the Lutheran congrega­tion, was established in and around the village of Asto­ria, South Dakota in May 1918. A church building, erected in 1909 and owned by the Singsaas Lutheran Church congregation, was already in existence in As­toria. Terms were negoti­ated to purchase the struc­ture for $2,500.

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

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Marge Lunde, left, has belonged to Bethel Lutheran Church for 84 years; Vivian Eggen, right, claims to be the oldest member of the congregation.

Club 14 craft and vendor event

November 15, 2018

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The Holiday and Craft Vendor Fair sponsored by Club 14 of Hendricks was held Saturday, Nov. 10 at Hendricks Public School. Thirty-seven vendors gave a large group of attendees a chance to get a headstart on holiday shopping.The Joe Kline family from White, South Dakota is pictured shopping at Erica Pearson’s Sentsy booth.

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Hendricks Public School juniors and seniors served soup and sandwiches in the cafeteria to raise money for the post-prom event. Cashier duties went to Cora Hofer, front, Jesade Siverson and Abby Satterlee.

For more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Local voting on Election Day

November 15, 2018

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The voting process went well on Tuesday, Nov. 6, with a strong percentage of voters in both Hendricks and neighboring Astoria, South Dakota. Election judges for the City of Hendricks, Hendricks Township and Shaokatan Township are Denise Fossen of the City of Hendricks and Robin Nuese of Hendricks Township, pictured at the front table. Pictured front to back at the long table are Gloria Mueller of the City of Hendricks, Jim Moravetz and Jim Ross of Hendricks Township, and Jim Eidem, Brett Johnson and Dale Dwire of Shaokatan Township.

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Election judges for the City of Astoria and Scandinavian Township in South Dakota, left to right, are Sonya Hanson of Scandinavian Township, Janice Engelstad of the City of Astoria, and Beverly Johnson of Scandinavian Township.

Honoring our veterans

November 15, 2018

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The Veterans Day program was held at Hendricks Public School on Monday, Nov. 12 in honor of the men and women who are serving and have served in the armed forces. The school choir performed several musical selections.

For more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Popcorn ball tradition continues

November 7, 2018

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Al Moravetz and his daughter Brittany handed out homemade popcorn balls as treats for Halloween.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Back in the mid-1970s when Jim and Crystal Moravetz drove their kids around Hendricks for trick-or-treating, they would always stop at Wally and Clara Schultz’s home at 305 Lake Street for a homemade popcorn ball. I think it was the consensus of most kids back then, to stop at the Schulz’s. Parents even walked their kids up to the door, in hopes they would get one, too. Kids would bring two masks so they could go twice.
Clara continued the tradition until she was no longer able to do it.

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