“Gulliver’s Travels” to be presented by students at HPS

March 23, 2017

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Hendricks Public School students from kindergarten through eighth grade auditioned for parts in the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Gulliver’s Travels” on Monday afternoon. The performances will be Saturday, March 25.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The students at Hendricks Public School are working with the Missoula Children’s Theatre this week preparing for their March 25 performances of “Gulliver’s Travels.”
Auditions were held after school on Monday, March 20 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, with practice beginning that same evening for some of the cast.

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

April 4 has been declared National Service Recognition Day

March 23, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hendricks is joining a nationwide salute to volunteers by proclaiming April 4 as National Service Recognition Day.
Mayor Julie Hogie signed the proclamation which begins, “We are proud to join in a nationwide salute that will highlight the importance of citizen engagement and recognize the dedication of National Service Senior Corps RSVP volunteers, and inspire more residents to get involved in their communities.”

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

Broadway meets Lake Benton

March 23, 2017

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The 11th annual Broadway Meets Lake Benton show was presented at the Lake Benton Opera House over the weekend. Pictured top: The cast performs “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast.” From left—Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton, Gabby Thooft of Tyler, Annalise Estey of Balaton, Pastor Stephen Rasmusson of Marshall, Eric Fish of Lake Benton, Joseph Cheadle of Ivanhoe (front and center), Tom Schmitt of Porter, Alexis Christensen of Lake Benton, Emilirose Rasmusson of Ivanhoe, Paula Nemes of Marshall, Julia Nilles of Ruthton, Lacey Barke of Arco, Aubree Cheadle of Ivanhoe and Lauren Johnson of Florence. Above: Graham Dinnel performing “That’s Amore” from “The Caddy” and Pastor Steve and daughter Emilirose Rasmusson singing “No Matter What” from “Beauty and the Beast.”

Participants take part in active shooter training

March 23, 2017

On March 21-22, 11 employees of Southwest Health and Human Services, along with 114 other participants from a total of 16 counties in southwest Minnesota, are attending Active Shooter Training.

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

The Newlywed Game continues with Miranda Tschetter’s answers

March 23, 2017

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Miranda Tschetter is hoping her answers will compare with her husband Tyler’s answers, to put them in the lead.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Newlywed fans are anx­ious to see if Miranda and Tyler Tschetter’s answers will beat Ashley and Ma­rino Drietz’s 15 points scored last week. The final week, we will hear from April and Cal Yocius. Which couple will be sit­ting in the winner’s seat?

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

County Historical Society receives $25,000 bequest from Trooien estate

March 23, 2017

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The Lincoln County His­torical Society Board of Directors would like to an­nounce the receipt of a be­quest of $25,000 from the estate of Trygve A. Trooien. The board members express heartfelt appreciation for this gift, as it will positively impact the viability of the Pi­oneerMuseum and its mis­sion to the community.

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

Hendricks music students put on Pops Concert last Tuesday

March 15, 2017

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The 5th and 6th grade choir sang “Geronimo” for the Pops Concert.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks Public School Music Department presented their Pops Concert last Tuesday, March 7.
Band students in grades 5-12 performed solos and ensembles, with the students choosing the music they would perform.
The evening began with a performance by the sixth grade band, followed by a trombone duet by Jesade Siverson and Jesus Marcos, a snare drum solo by Taydyn Nelson, a baritone solo by Landen Johnson and a trombone solo by Mavik Siverson.

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

Old Man Winter visited again

March 15, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
With temperatures ranging from below zero wind chills to nearly 70-degree highs over the last few weeks, most people will agree that this has not been a typical spring. Old Man Winter reared his head again this past weekend, dumping inches of snow across the region.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), snowfall ranged from four inches in Pipestone to 10 inches in Marshall and eight inches in Brookings, South Dakota across into Lake Benton…

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

Commissioners hear about Buffer Law

March 15, 2017

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Robert Olsen talks to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners about buffers.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding the Buffer Law. Olsen told the board that under the current governor, the law isn’t going to go away, and at this point the deadline for implementation is November of this year. Olsen said they are hoping to get federal dollars to compensate farmers for acres that are put into buffers. Commissioner Jack Vizecky asked how many acres would be lost. Olsen said, “Not a lot to meet compliance.Olsen went on to further clarify that amount to be about two to four acres.

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

Eagles on the lakeside

March 15, 2017

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Bald eagles have become a common sight in the Hendricks area, especially near the lake. This photo of an eagle soaring over Lake Hendricks was taken from the swimming beach area.

For more information on birds, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.