An eternal future

April 19, 2019

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Even in the midst of sorrow and trials, Jeremy and Janet McGee and their sons find peace and joy after the loss of two-year-old Teddy. Pictured with Jeremy and Janet are Matthew (18,) Jacob (14,) Blake (14,) and Mason (18 months.)

Janet Daniels grew up on a farm near Arco. She graduated from Lincoln HI in 1999 and got her mortuary science degree from the University of Minnesota in 2002. She and her son Blake lived in Hendricks from 2007-2008, where Janet was employed with Birk Funeral Home.
After Janet left Hendricks, she worked at attaining her Masters in Business Administration (MBA), which she finished in 2012. In ad­dition to her son Blake, she gained two sons after her marriage to Jer­emy McGee in 2013. The couple were blessed with another son, Teddy, in 2014.
It was Sunday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2016…

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

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Teddy McGee left his early home on Feb. 14, 2016.

11th annual Hendricks Community Mission Fair held Palm Sunday

April 18, 2019

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As part of the 11th annual Hendricks Community Mission Fair held in memory of Sarah Buller, a packing party was held at Christ Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 14. Many from the area showed up to assemble personal care kits to be distributed through Lutheran World Relief.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Sarah Buller, daughter of Dwight and Peggy Buller, worked with a youth group at a church called Lifehouse Family Church in South Africa. She was in a praise band and enjoyed her job working with the youth and babies in the townships… Sarah never made it back to her home in Hen­dricks. To keep her mem­ory alive, her family has held a Hendricks Commu­nity Mission Fair for 11 years. Every year on Palm Sunday a morning wor­ship is held, followed by a packing party and a noon meal with free-will dona­tions to missions…

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

 

LLEC crew worked long hours to restore power in area counties

April 18, 2019

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A line of three-phase power line poles lay on the ground between Tracy and Amiret.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The early spring ice and snowstorm that pummeled the area last week not only clogged up area roads, but also left many area residents without power. Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative (LLEC) General Manager Tim O’Leary said the problems began to arise last Thursday.
“The outages started around the Tyler area the early morning hours of April 11th, but quickly moved east,” O’Leary said on Monday. “The crews spent a majority of their time working east of Highway 23.”

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

Hendricks City Council approves sale of land on Mueller Drive

April 18, 2019

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The north half of the twin homes on Mueller Drive was sold to Richard and Eileen Nielsen.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The regular city council meet­ing was called to order Monday evening, April 15, by Mayor Julie Hogie, with council mem­bers Scott Pearson and Judy Pearson absent. Following the flag pledge, the minutes of the April 1, 2019 Board of Review and the regular council meeting were approved. The evening’s agenda was approved.
Teresa Schreurs, who does Small Cities grant writing, gave an overview of Small Cities De­velopment Program (SCDP), prepared by Development Ser­vices, Inc. (DSI). DSI works with business and economic devel­opment, grant services, small cities development program, community development, hous­ing management, energy solu­tions and maintenance servic­es. DEED, a competitive grant program, provides some small city grant money but suggests utilizing other funds.

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

Lincoln County bombed by Winter Storm Wesley with snow, ice, winds

April 18, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lincoln County was hit by one of the biggest win­ter storms in history. Win­ter Storm Wesley bombed through the county Wednes­day through Friday, April 10-12, leaving behind inches of snow, ice and devastation in its path.
Early last week, the Na­tional Weather Service issued statements that suggested a blizzard would hit Lincoln County, with the expecta­tion of high winds, a wintery mix, and several inches of snow falling before the storm ended…

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

Prom 2019 theme was “Diamonds are Forever”

April 18, 2019

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Photos courtesy of Trudy Lawburgh and Angie Schumacher

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

“Diamonds are Forever,” the theme of the Hen­dricks Public School Prom, was beautifully portrayed in the school gymnasium Saturday evening, April 13. The students and their dates added to the beauty of the night.

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

Hendricks area churches opt out of World Day of Prayer

April 18, 2019

The churches in the Hen­dricks area met in January to discuss whether World Day of Prayer has been meeting the needs of our community. Although our churches have taken turns hosting this event for many years, we feel that we are missing out on the opportu­nity to pray for our schools, churches, families, gov­ernment officials, and our military. We are saddened because we know the bible says the “Enemy” comes to steal, kill and destroy. But we praise God that we can come to Him with confi­dence, knowing that He is able to handle any trouble we face in our communi­ties and in our nation.
We have decided to re­place World Day of Prayer with A Journey Together…

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

Jorgensen, one of the older volunteers in Hendricks community

April 12, 2019

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Nels Jorgensen of Hendricks is a volunteer at the Hendricks Nursing Home and Hospital.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity for us to thank our local volunteers and the thousands of volunteers across the country. If not for you, many organizations and community events would not exist.
Ninety-three-year-old Nels Jorgensen is probably one of the older volunteers in our community…

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Hendricks students get a first-hand look at agriculture

April 12, 2019

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Students from Hendricks, Ivanhoe and Lake Benton learned about different aspects of agriculture at 2019 Ag Awareness Day, sponsored by the Lincoln County Farm Bureau and hosted by Lake Benton Elementary School.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Lincoln County Farm Bureau sponsored 2019 Ag Awareness Day, held at Lake Benton Elementary School on Wednesday, April 3. Ten presenters covered different aspects of agriculture, from crops such as soybeans and sugar beets, to livestock such as goats and pigs. Third and fourth grade students from Hendricks, Ivanhoe and Lake Benton spent the morning visiting with the presenters.
Ava Schoenfeld of Lake Benton spoke to students about raising goats. The seventh grader brought two bottle-fed goats along with her to help in her presentation…

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

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Students had the chance to learn about different pollinators and why they are important. Other topics at Ag Awareness Day included animal safety, raising goats, and electrical safety on the farm.

Lincoln County board recognizes Lincoln County volunteers

April 12, 2019

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Danell Herzig and Brittany Bruce of Nextera Energy presented a report on a new wind energy farm being installed in Lincoln County.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at the county courthouse in Ivan­hoe. All members were present.
Lincoln County Envi­ronmental Officer Robert Olsen spoke to the board about a possible partner­ship with Lyon County con­cerning aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention efforts. Lyon County would like to hire an intern, who would work to inform the public about the spread of AIS…

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