Children’s author/illustrator visits Hendricks

September 20, 2017

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Children’s author/illustrator Nancy Carlson visited Hendricks last week, putting on two programs, the first geared toward younger children, the second for older children through adult age. At both, she demonstrated how to draw various characters.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Children’s author/illustrator Nancy Carlson visited Hendricks last Friday, Sept. 15, presenting two programs at City Hall.
The first program began at 9 a.m. and was geared toward preschool though 3rd grade children. The second program was for adults and children 4th grade and up…

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

Haunted Minnesota presentation Friday at the Hendricks library

September 20, 2017

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Author Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual.

Get ready for a scary morning of bizarre ghosts, wicked spirits, and deadly poltergeists as Chad Lewis has put all of his most haunted cases into one creepy presentation for the Hendricks Public Library.
As the author of numerous books on Minnesota folklore including “The Minnesota Road Guide to Haunted Locations,” he has now combined all of his research of mysterious Hendricks and the entire state.

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

Council discusses county solid waste/recycling site at meeting

September 20, 2017

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The Hendricks City Council discussed the solid waste and recycling site.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council discussed the county’s solid waste and recycling site during their Monday, Sept. 18 meeting.
The location of the dumpsters has been much discussed the past year at both the city and county level since the removal from the original location at the request of the city and Hendricks EDA due to the development of land near them into the Kings Court Subdivision…

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

Hendricks’ version of the Not So New Newlywed Game

September 20, 2017

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Cindy and Jerry Larson’s wedding picture

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

In the beginning of 2017, three newlywed couples were grilled on just how well they knew their new­ly-married mate.
This fall, the Hendricks Pioneer will be featuring the Not So New Newly­wed Game. It is an excit­ing game in which three couples, after many years of wedded bliss, are posi­tive they know their better half 100 percent. They will compete for first place.

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

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Couple number one, Jerry and Cindy Larson, are on board to play the Hendricks Pioneer version of the Not So New Newlywed Game.

Satter and Johnson crowned HPS Homecoming King and Queen

September 14, 2017

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Hendricks’ 2017 Homecoming Royalty, from left to right—Princess Abby Satterlee, Queen Greta Johnson, King Dawson Satter and Prince Max Schumacher.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During coronation ceremonies held Tuesday, Sept. 5, HPS seniors Dawson Satter and Greta Johnson were crowned the 2017 HPS Homecoming King and Queen. Crowning the duo were 2017 HPS Prince and Princess, juniors Max Schumacher and Abby Satterlee.
HPS began their Homecoming festivities Tuesday morning with a pep fest assembly in the gymnasium. The coronation took place later that day.

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

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With Construction as the theme, the Hendricks Homecoming Parade had a good turnout.

Raising alpacas is a soft and rewarding business

September 14, 2017

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Mark and Jan Selken of rural White, South Dakota know all about raising alpacas. They have a herd of 22.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
Mark and Jan Selken, who own a herd of 22 alpacas on their farm near White, South Dakota, started raising them in December 2014. “We farm only 14 acres,” Mark said, “so we wanted something different to do.”
“We fell in love with alpacas after doing the research on them,” Jan said. “They don’t require alot of work. They have a peaceful nature and because of their padded feet, they walk around quietly in the pasture. They are rarely vocal, except humming when content. They are a herd animal and do not like being apart from the rest of the family.”

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

Commissioners approve preliminary plat for Shaokatan development

September 14, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Sept. 5 meeting, Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding a subdivision on Lake Shaokatan. Olsen was requesting the approval of a preliminary plat, as the same had already been approved by the Planning and Zoning Board.
Olsen said the public had a chance for input and questions, with a favorable result. However, there was a question regarding excavating for a boat ramp. Olsen is working with the landowner and coming up with alternatives.

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

EDA has new program to assist daycares

September 14, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Due to the Monday holiday, the Hendricks City Council met Tuesday, Sept. 5. During the meeting, City Administrator David Blees provided an EDA update, saying a daycare is changing locations thanks to assistance provided through a new program the EDA created that helps with starting or enhancing a daycare. Blees said those applying could be eligible for up to $3,000.
The twin homes on Mueller Drive are being surveyed, a necessary step in completing the purchase agreement…

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

Selling for Harvey

September 14, 2017

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Girls from the Hendricks Federation of Christian Athletes modeled t-shirts like those they were selling to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.

Refreshed Lake Benton motel welcomes visitors once again

September 14, 2017

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Owners Tami and Chad Benck

The lake views are beautiful and the fish are biting at the newly remodeled Benck’s Lakeview Lodge in Lake Benton. New owners Tami and Chad Benck reopened the roadside motel with help from Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program.
Formerly the Highway 75 Motel, the lodge is located just across the road from Lake Benton. It had been closed for about a decade when Tami and Chad discovered it in their search for a resort or hotel to purchase.

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