Harvestfest held in Hendricks

October 12, 2017

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Members of the Mark Sandro Family team were the only “chuckers” available for pumpkin chucking this year at Harvestfest. Past years have seen at least five trebuchets on Main Street.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The sun was shining and the temperatures rose to around 70 degrees last Saturday as Hendricks celebrated their annual Harvestfest.
The construction on Lincoln Street had an impact on the festival. Recent rains and the lack of pavement and sidewalks prompted a last-minute change of location for pumpkin decorating and fall photos.

For the full story and more photos, read the Hendricks Pioneer.

Joe Wilson appointed Lincoln County Highway Engineer

October 12, 2017

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Joe Wilson (right) was appointed Lincoln County Highway Engineer by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. He is pictured with Dustin Hauschild, who, along with Wilson, represented the Highway Department at the Oct. 3 meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners appointed Joe Wilson as the County Highway Engineer at their Tuesday, Oct. 3 meeting.
The possibility of appointing Wilson, who is replacing Dave Halbersma in the position, was brought forth last month by Halbersma, whose services Lincoln County has been sharing with Pipestone County. Halbersma had suggested appointing Wilson to the position now versus in May, as Halbersma felt Wilson is ready to take over the position. Halbersma had reminded the Lincoln County Board that the original plan was to have their own highway engineer, and that for the past few years Wilson had been working to complete his degree.

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

Fire saftey week

October 12, 2017

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Chad Olsen, Braden Texley and Chief Dustin Hauschild spoke to HPS students about fire safety on Monday, Oct. 9 as part of Fire Safety Week. After the presentation, children were given fidget spinners and pencil sharpeners and were able to see and climb on firetrucks.

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

One County Read program brings generations together

October 12, 2017

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Fagen Fighters Museum guide Ann Hanson spoke to the library patrons about the museum and some of the exhibits. Tour member Alva “Turk” Therkildsen, a WWII veteran from Tyler, received a special welcome from Hanson.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Libraries—Tyler Public Library, Lake Benton Public Library, Siverson Library in Hendricks, and Ivanhoe Public Library— took 29 library patrons to the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum near Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 7. The trip was the culmination of a county-wide library program, One Book-One County Read. A variety of programs were offered by the four libraries during the month of September, all of which focused on WWII history. Not only did the programs and trip teach Lincoln County residents about WWII history, but also brought different generations together for a shared experience.
Four generations attended the museum tour with ages ranging from 15 years old to 90-something.

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

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Exhibits at the museum included video displays, sculptures and actual artifacts from WWII. Jim Roggenbuck viewed inside the cockpit of the B-25 bomber “Paper Doll.

Hendricks High School Class of 1957

October 12, 2017

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The Hendricks High School Class of 1957 had a reunion on Sept. 9 at Cedric’s in Hendricks. Those attending, pictured left to right, were Phil Trooien, Luvainne (Sonny) Johnson, David Thomsen, Phyllis (Enga) Swiden, Audrey (Hexem) Norris, Terry (Stone) Potzmann, Barb Engesmoe, Don Olson and Valjean Johnson. Those not attending were Joyce (Larson) Ramlo, Wanda (Hanson) Ramlo, Harris Ueland, Merlyn Nichole, Carolyn (Nelson) Singsaas and Sylvia (Felton) Ommen. Deceased classmates are Gordy Aune, Danny Axelsen, Lanny Larson, James Kragh, Alice (Christopherson) Leuning, Karen Skovley and Ramona (Christianson) Bailey.

POW presentation

October 12, 2017

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History professor and author Dr. Thomas Saylor presented and discussed his book “Long Hard Road: Memories from WWII POWs” at the Siverson Public Library in Hendricks last week. Saylor had interviewed several WWII American POWs for the book and traveled to Europe and Japan to see first-hand the sites of the camps. Saylor is pictured reading an excerpt from his book, which in the former POW’s own words, is describing an experience.

Buffalo Ridge Chorale concert slated for Oct. 22

October 12, 2017

The Buffalo Ridge Chorale will present a fall concert entitled “Melodies of Peace” on Sunday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m. at the Church of St. John Cantius, Wilno.

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

Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders to visit Hendricks this Saturday

October 4, 2017

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This year Pumpkin Chuckin’ will take place Saturday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in front of Cedric’s. Pictured above, a crowd of people gathered on Main Street to watch the fifth annual Pumpkin Chuckin’ contest, but there was no winner, as contestants ran out of pumpkins before the scarecrow could be knocked off his bale.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
This Saturday, Oct. 7, Minnesota Vikings fans will have the pleasure of meeting two of the cheerleaders when they visit Hendricks during Harvestfest. The pair will be in the small banquet room of Cedric’s, 12:30-2 p.m., and will have cheerleader calendars available for purchase. The proceeds from the sale of the calendars funds youth programs.
Additional Harvestfest events include the Harvest Market in Cedric’s large banquet room…

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

Not So New Newlywed Game continues with Gerry Pasco

October 4, 2017

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Gerry Pasco, a one-time pawn shop owner and former insurance agent, said the last time he bought his wife flowers was Mother’s Day this year. Did his wife Martha agree?

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
The Hendricks Pioneer version of the Not-So-New Newlywed Game continues this week with answers from husband No. 2, Gerry Pasco. Married 51 years, the longest of the three couples, Gerry is more confident than Martha in winning the game. She was a little on edge as to what he would say.
Last week Cindy Larson was “off stage” when her husband Jerry confidently told us how well he knows his wife. Round one left them with 7½ points.

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

City maintenance reports headstones toppled, tree damage

October 4, 2017

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City Councilman Scott Pearson reviews the specs on the snow truck the maintenance department would like to purchase.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Before bringing the meeting to order, Mayor Julie Hogie declared the flag at City Hall would fly at half staff until Friday in honor of the Las Vegas shooting victims.
City Maintenance Supervisor Kevin Huber and crew member Aaron Moravetz were on hand at the Monday, Oct. 2 meeting of the Hendricks City Council to provide the maintenance report in person.

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