100 years and still golfing

April 19, 2018

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One hundred-year-old Chris Hoversten was honored at the Hendricks Golf Club last week. Hoversten is an active member there and still golfs.

 By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Last week, Clarence “Chris” Hoversten was recognized at the Hendricks Golf Club’s annual meeting by the members there and the United States Golf Asso­ciation (USGA), with a personal letter from Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA, acknowledging Hov­ersten’s milestone birthday and his being an example of a “life­time of joy and involvement of the game.” Davis congratulated Hoversten on his birthday and passion for the game of golf.
Hoversten was presented with a plaque from the HGC Board, that will hang on the wall at the Clubhouse on their Wall of Fame. A video of the presentation of the awards can be viewed on the Hendricks Pioneer’s Facebook page.

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

Three-day spring blizzard brings area to a standstill

April 19, 2018

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Children play in the snow before heading to school Monday morning. The kids appreciated the large drifts more than the adults!

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

A spring blizzard— the likes of which no one can recall seeing in recent years, and which will go down in the history books—hit the area hard over the weekend, causing event postponements, church and other cancellations and road closures.
The three-day event began Fri­day, April 13 with rain and snow accompanied by high winds in the morning. Around 12:30 p.m., thunder, lightning and darken­ing skies were noted. Already in a blizzard warning, the area was notified that northern Lincoln County was in a severe thunder­storm warning…

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

Spring snow blamed for truck rollover north of Hendricks

April 19, 2018

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A Valley Queen milk truck suffered some damage after tipping over in the ditch by Chris Nelson’s. Pulver Towing of Rochester got it out.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Around 3 p.m. Saturday after­noon, during the powerful spring snowstorm, 11-year-old Taydyn Nelson, son of Chris and Julie Nelson, looked out the window of their home 3½ miles north of Hendricks. He told his dad there were round bales in the field. Af­ter investigating, Taydyn’s older brother Tyler said it was not round bales, but the wheels of a truck tipped over in the ditch.
The men walked down the driveway and found the Valley Queen milk truck from Milbank, South Dakota laying on its side at the end of the driveway. The 40-year-old driver, unhurt, was on the phone with his boss.

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

Spring is on vacation!

April 19, 2018

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This drift on Henderson Street was about eight feet deep. Crews were able to break through it Monday morning.

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

HPS holds spring concert

April 19, 2018

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The Religious Release Time students kicked off the Spring Concert with a performance of a contemporary Christian song.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Hendricks Pub­lic School Music Depart­ment, under the direction of Meghan Carmody, pre­sented their spring con­cert on Thursday, April 12, with students in preschool through 12th grade show­casing their musical talents to a gym filled with family and community members…

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

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The fourth graders played two selections on the buckets for the Hendricks Public School Spring Concert.

Prepare for severe weather ahead of time

April 19, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 

Even though the ground outside is still white, tor­nado season is just around the corner. Preparation is the best way to stay safe in the event of severe weath­er hitting southwest Min­nesota. Here are some tips to staying safe this severe weather season.
According to the Nation­al Weather Service (NWS), “Severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of produc­ing hail that is an inch or larger or wind gusts over 58 mph…Thunderstorms (can) also produce torna­does and dangerous light­ning; heavy rain can cause flash flooding.” Large hail and high winds can cause severe damage to proper­ty including plants, struc­tures, and vehicles.

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

City plow truck sustains damage, community helps with snow removal

April 19, 2018

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Vehicles left in the streets, like these on Main Street, impeded the ability of crews to remove snow. In the case of Main Street, a lane on each side of the ridge made two-way traffic possible, but not on this end, due to the vehicles being in the way.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail. com

The recent blizzard and snow removal was on the agenda at the Hendricks City Council meeting Mon­day evening. City mainte­nance workers Kevin Hu­ber and Aaron Moravetz were on-hand to speak to the council to provide an update on the snow re­moval.
The city plow truck had sustained damage, presumably to its axel, on Friday. Huber said he wouldn’t be sure of the extent of the damage until he was able to get it into the shop. As of Monday evening, the truck, filled with about five tons of sand, was stuck, having sunk into the soft ground by the City Maintenance shop.

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

 

Faith Lutheran lasagna supper rescheduled to April 22

April 19, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

A fundraising lasagna supper planned for Sun­day, April 15 at Faith Lu­theran Church has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday, April 22, 5:30-7 p.m. The postponement was due to the recent bliz­zard…

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

Tour of Tables rescheduled for April 21

April 19, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

Planned for Saturday, April 14, the annual HCHA Good Shepherd Hospice Tour of Tables fundraiser was postponed until April 21 due to the weather.
Held at Christ Lutheran Church, the Tour of Tables is the premier fundraiser for the Hospice program, with people purchasing tickets and elaborately decorating tables with various themes, which are available for the public to view from 3-5 p.m…

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Hendricks Senior Dining starting promotional night

April 12, 2018

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Ellen VanErdewyk is one of the cooks at the Hendricks Senior Dining Center.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks Senior Dining Center provides nutritious meals for senior citizens both at the dinning center and via Meals on Wheels, serving and delivering meals five days a week for under five dollars per meal.
“Attendance has been going down all winter,” said Ellen VanErdewyk, one of the cooks at the Dining Center. VanErdewyk said Hendricks is not alone in this, other Senior Dining Centers are also seeing lower attendance numbers and serving fewer meals.
In an effort to attract more clients, Hendricks Senior Dining is using a donation received from a local organization to offset dining costs on the third Tuesday of the month for the next few months.

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