Ice fishing – season of serenity

January 18, 2017

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Scott Krier, left, and his son Tanner Krier, both avid ice-fishermen, spend winter nights in their fish houses.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
On a brisk winter day, all is calm on the lake. Pickups slowly move toward their fish houses, casting a peaceful setting on snow-covered frozen water.
Scott Krier, his sons Tanner and Cody, and cousin Taylor Kurth, own four fish houses, three on Lake Hendricks, one on Oak Lake.
On any given day, Scott is roused by the jerk of his line. He gets up from the blue stuffed car seat converted easy chair he has sitting in the front of his fish house. “For me, this is relaxing,” he said of his passion to ice fish…

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

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Lake Hendricks is dotted with fishing shacks occupied by fishing pros.

A very special occasion

January 18, 2017

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The happy couple, Stephanie (Schmidt) and Jack Weizel, seal their vows with a kiss after the officiant, sister-in-law Lisa Schmidt, tells Jack he can kiss his bride.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

A wedding is a special occasion, not just for the bride and groom, but for their families as well. Most weddings call for months of preparation, the bride and groom ask­ing their bridesmaids and groomsmen if they would stand by them as they unite their lives, and selecting those two spe­cial people for the honor of Best Man and Maid or Matron of Honor. Every friend and family member wants to play some sort of role in the special day, no matter how big or small. Imagine the surprise Lisa Schmidt had when she was asked to officiate the wedding of her sister-in-law Stephanie.
“I was so honored to be asked to be a part of their special day,” said Lisa, who is married to Steph­anie’s brother Fred. Jack and Stephanie included several family members and friends in the cer­emony to celebrate their nuptials, and not to leave the younger family mem­bers out, Fred and Lisa’s daughter Katana and son Wyatt were bridesmaid and ringbearer.

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

2016 Year in Review – Part 3

January 12, 2017

Check out the news stories from the third and final section of our Hendricks Pioneer Year in Review.

Three local men compete in Missouri River Winter Survival Trek

January 12, 2017

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Tim Fryer of rural Hendricks, left, teamed up with Jay Sanderson of Bolivar, Missouri to take first place this year in the Missouri River Winter Survival Trek.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Fifty miles on foot in subzero temperatures, in three days with just the clothes on their backs and the gear in their packs—that’s what three local men, Tim Fryer of Hendricks and Sheldon Crooks and Josh Rogness of Astoria, South Dakota, signed up for when they chose to compete in the Missouri River Winter Survival Trek by Chamberlain, South Dakota last week.
This was Fryer’s and Crooks’ second year competing in the Missouri River Winter Survival Trek, and Rogness’ first. Last year, Fryer and Crooks took home the second place medal as a team…

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

Hendricks Ambulance and Hospital receive LUCAS 2 mechanical CPR devices

January 12, 2017

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Hendricks Ambulance Coordinator Dave McCormick is pictured with one of the two LUCAS 2 Chest Compression Systems that were received by the Hendricks Ambulance and the Hendricks Hospital, courtesey of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Minnesota Department of Health/Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, on behalf of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust recently provided Hendricks Ambulance and Hendricks Community Hospital Association (HCHA) each with a LUCAS 2 mechanical CPR device. Staff members from the Hendricks Ambulance and Hendricks Hospital were given in-depth training on using the device to provide critical life-saving treatment during a cardiac arrest.

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

Council and sheriff discuss issues with snowmobilers in the area

January 12, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Prior to the start of the Jan. 3 meeting of the Hendricks City Council, Mayor Julie Hogie and Councilpersons Judy Pearson and Nathan Nuese took their Oaths of Office. All three had been re-elected in the November 2016 election.
Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester was on hand to talk to the council. Meester said he would have a report prepared for them, however, at this meeting he asked if the council had any questions. Meester also requested a copy of the City of Hendricks ordinances so the Sheriff’s Office can have that for reference.

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

Celebrating 100 years of life

January 12, 2017

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Freda Burns was born Jan. 6, 1917. This past Friday, Jan. 6 she celebrated her 100th birthday at the Hendricks Nursing Home surrounded by family and friends. Freda attributes her longevity to faith in God. “He has brought me through some tough times,” she said. She remains in good health both physically and mentally. She enjoys visiting, reading, and is known for her joke telling.

Commissioners sworn in; Hamer voted chairman, Drietz vice-chair

January 12, 2017

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Lincoln County Commissioners Jack Vizecky, Rick Hamer and Corey Sik were sworn in before their Jan. 3 meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Beginning of the year busi­ness was the bulk of the first meeting of the new year for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 3.
Newly elected Commis­sioners Jack Vizecky and Corey Sik, who replaced Joan Jagt and Don Evers on the board, along with Rick Ham­er, who was re-elected in No­vember, were sworn in prior to the start of the meeting.
The election of the Board Chairman and Vice-Chair­man took place, with Mic VanDeVere nominating Rick Hamer as Chairman and Joe Drietz as Vice-Chairman. Hamer and Drietz held these positions in 2016. No further nominations were made, and a motion was made for nominations to cease. The two were elected to the posi­tions by unanimous consent.

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

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Lincoln County Assessor Bruce Nielsen is pictured above, right, as he was sworn in at the Tuesday, Jan. 3 meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners.

2016 Year in Review – Part 2

January 5, 2017

Check out the news stories of this past year in Part 2 of our Year in Review in the Hendricks Pioneer.

Cedric’s expands to include a smaller secondary banquet room

January 5, 2017

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The newest banquet room at Cedric’s measures 38 feet x 18 feet and can seat 30-40 people. New carpeting, sconce lighting and a fireplace were installed to make the room, which is accessible by Cedric’s serving staff, more cozy.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Cedric’s in Hendricks now boasts a secondary banquet room, thanks to the efforts of owner Jonathan Lengkeek, who has spent the past few weeks renovating what was formerly the location of Mojo Mercantile. Lengkeek had renovated that same space in recent years to house a chiropractic business, installing a reception counter and partitioned rooms.
During this latest renovation, Lengkeek removed the reception desk and partitions, installed new carpeting, additional lighting and a fireplace.

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