Syttende Mai celebrated early

May 17, 2018

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Phil and Roberta Trooien were crowned King Ole and Queen Lena 2018 during the Syttende Mai program held Friday evening, May 11.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Syttende Mai was celebrated early in Hendricks this year, with events taking place Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.
Saturday’s events included a Scandinavian dinner at the Senior Dining Center and city-wide rummage sales.
Friday was the main event, with the program taking place at the school in the evening…

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

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Arne Dragasoien, visiting Hendricks from Oslo, Norway, shared photos of Syttende Mai in Norway during his presentation last Friday evening at the school. This photo features the Royal Palace in the background.

Honor band

May 17, 2018

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On Saturday, May 12, five Hendricks Public School students participated in the first and second Year Honor Band in Wabasso. Sixth graders Katherine Kroger, tenor sax, and Rachel Hexem, alto sax, played in a band with 60 students from the area in their second year of band. Fifth graders Ayla Texley, percussion, Kasen Wendinger, alto sax, and Tegan Hansen, trombone, played in a band of 55 area students in their first year of band. Pictured left to right in front are Ayla Texley, Tegan Hansen and Kasen Wendinger; in back are Rachel Hexem and Katherine Kroger.

The store that never closes

May 17, 2018

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Richard Bruns, owner of Vick’s Grocery in Hendricks, puts his job first. He has faithfully served the public for 50 years.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Richard Bruns does not own a “Closed” sign. He doesn’t need one. It may be hard to believe in an era of flexible hours, computers, vacations, working from home, and busy lifestyles, but Richard has had his store open 50 years, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Merlin Vick, the original owner of Vick’s Grocery, opened his new store east of Highway 271 in 1959. Richard Bruns started working for Vick in 1968. After Merlin’s death in 2004, Richard became the owner.

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

HPS 3rd and 4th students present a “Living Wax Museum”

May 17, 2018

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Josias Pozzi represented Walther Chauncy Camp, the Father of American Football, at the HPS living wax museum.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

 
Students in the third and fourth grades put on a Living Wax Museum last Tuesday evening, May 8. Students picked a historical figure, researched them and created a presentation. The evening of the museum presentation, students were dressed as their characters. To hear information on that person, one had to touch a “button” to “activate the figure.” Most of the students had the information on their person memorized.

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

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Kiley Cahow represented Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, at the living wax museum.

Hendricks Public School ALC graduation is Friday

May 17, 2018

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Hendricks Public School ALC Graduation ceremony will be Friday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. at Hendricks Public School. Those graduating are Kash LaDawn Pierce and Alexandria Kai Tabor.

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

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HPS commencement set for May 19

May 9, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Five seniors will be receiving their diplomas from Hendricks Public School during commencement exercises at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19 in the school gymnasium.
The five seniors are Kristina Bolish, daughter of Jeff and Kaley Bolish; Autumn Buchholz, daughter of Mike and Julie Buchholz; Greta Johnson, daughter of Gary and Sherri Johnson; Bethany Long, daughter of Jacob Long and Jyl Lytle; and Dawson Satter, son of Randy and Christy Satter.

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

Scholarship recipient

May 9, 2018

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Greta Johnson, a senior at Hendricks Public School, is the recipient of the Dean E. Anderson Scholarship and ITC Scholarship. Johnson is one of 21 recipients of this scholarship.

Lincoln Street complete, work continues on cabins at campground

May 9, 2018

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The final layer of asphalt was applied to Lincoln Street, bringing the project to completion.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Monday, May 7 meeting of the Hendricks City Council, City Administrator David Blees provided updates on the Lincoln Street and campground cabin projects. With the final layer of asphalt having been put down, the work on Lincoln Street is now completed. Final inspections will need to be done and there is the possibility of touchup work on the boulevards.
Work continues on the construction of the cabins at the campground….

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

Commissioners hear update on prescription drug collection program

May 9, 2018

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Sheriff Chad Meester provided an update to the Lincoln County Commissioners on the prescription drug collection program. To-date, 21 pounds have been collected.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer@gmail. com

During their Tuesday, May 1 meeting, the Lin­coln County Board of Commissioners heard from Sheriff Chad Meester, who provided an update on the new prescription drug collection program.
In January this year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced they had partnered with CVS Health and The Partner­ship for Drug-Free Kids to provide the first drug collection box in Lincoln County. The collection box is located in the lobby of the law enforcement center and the public can drop off unused prescrip­tions anytime, day or night.

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

The end of World War II

May 9, 2018

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Ed and Eveline Mitteness of Hendricks talk about World War ll and Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

History points to World War II as the deadliest con­flict in human history. With 50 to 85 million fatalities, it included massacres, bomb­ing, starvation, and disease.
May 8 celebrates the end of the war in Europe, known as V-E (Victory in Europe) Day, 1945. Victory in Japan, known as V-J Day, 1945, is celebrated Sept. 2.
Locals tell about their re­actions to the Second World War.

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