Construction begins on Lincoln Street utility project

May 25, 2017

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Work began last week on the Lincoln Street Utility project.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Construction began last week on Lincoln Street with the mill­ing of two blocks of pavement. Crews also placed temporary water lines, covering them at the intersection of Main and Lincoln. These are the “humps” that are across the intersec­tion. As construction progress­es down Lincoln Street toward the hospital, more temporary water lines will be placed.

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Congrats Class of 2017

May 25, 2017

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The Hendricks Public School Class of 2017— Brianna Bolish, Joshua Kjelden and Jordyn Satter.

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Remembered for eternity

May 25, 2017

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The friends and family of Scott Buysse will continue to keep his legacy alive.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Scott Buysse was born 23 years ago to Roger and Kristi Buysse. He was born facing sev­eral medical challenges. “Even though he was a very sick little boy, we never once thought we would lose him,” Kristi said. “We never gave up. If we had, we would not have been following God’s plan.”
Last fall, Scott passed away as a result of a pickup accident. Losing a son is difficult to bear, but it is sustained by God’s com­passion, grace and love. “God’s plan was not our plan,” Kristi said, “but there was a plan with this.”

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Secretary of State Simon visits county

May 25, 2017

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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon made a stop at the Lincoln County Courthouse last Friday to talk with Barb Dybdahl and County Auditor Deb Vierhuf about last year’s election process.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Secretary of State Steve Simon dropped in at the Lincoln County Court­house in Ivanhoe on Friday as part of his yearly state­wide tour. Simon visited with County Auditor Deb Vierhuf and Deputy Audi­tor Barb Dybdahl to learn of any issues that may have shown up during the recent election.
Overall, Vierhuf said the local election process went smoothly.
“It went really well,” Vi­erhuf told Simon.

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Buffalo Ridge Newspapers welcomes new office manager

May 25, 2017

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Michelle Breems is the new office manager for Buffalo Ridge Newspapers, working in the Tyler office.

Clean Air Ordinance presented at Lincoln County Board meeting

May 25, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Ann Orren of Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners last week, presenting informa­tion on a Clean Air Ordinance.
Orren told the board that in 2007, the State of Minnesota had passed an ordinance re­garding smoking inside, and in 2014 added e-cigarettes, ban­ning the use in government-owned buildings, hospitals, schools and state colleges.
Orren talked to the Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers about creating an indoor air policy for the county, including e-cigarettes in the policy and creating setbacks from entranc­es and exits of at least 10 feet for smokers.

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School board approves resignations

May 25, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Hendricks School Board approved four resig­nations during their Tues­day, May 16 meeting.
Head bus driver Scott Pearson, who has driven bus for the Hendricks School District for well over 30 years, submitted his res­ignation effective May 30.
Elementary teacher Beth­ann Murphy and high school math teacher Jared Peters submitted their resigna­tions, as well as para-pro­fessional Jasilynn Nelson.

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Syttende-Mai celebrated in Hendricks

May 18, 2017

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Hendricks’ new King Ole, Dale Artz, and Queen Lena, Joyce Thompson.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

On May 17, 1814, the consti­tution of Norway was signed declaring Norway an inde­pendent kingdom. To this day, Syttende-Mai (17th of May) is celebrated in numerous ways, in many places.
Saturday, May 13, Syttende-Mai was celebrated in Hen­dricks. The weekend drew a lot of people to town for city-wide rummage sales, Norwegian foods, music, beautiful weather and a new King Ole and Queen Lena.
Dakota Country, a band of five, performed a nice medley of songs at the school Saturday night…

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Rusty and Barb Nelson sang the Norwegian National Anthem.

Council approves TIF funding for elevator projects

May 18, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

A public hearing for the TIF Business Subsidy for the Hen­dricks Elevator was held dur­ing the Monday, May 15 meet­ing of the City Council. The public hearing was required as the proposed funding is over $150,000.
The Hendricks Elevator has two projects that TIF funds can be used for – a new bin and a new shop. The value of the proj­ects is estimated at $750,000 for the bin and $150,000, which would amount to a tax increase of $32,700. This increase would be captured by the TIF…

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Summer is a time for ticks

May 18, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Summer is a time to be outside, working in the yard and playing at the park. Unfortunately, sum­mer is also the time to be watchful for ticks.
According to the Univer­sity of Minnesota Exten­sion, there are 13 known species of ticks in Minneso­ta. Most of them are “hard ticks,” which have a shield-like plate behind their heads. The most common of these species found on humans are the dog tick (or wood tick), the blacklegged tick (formerly known as the deer tick), and the brown dog tick.
Ticks are considered a pest and a parasite be­cause they bite humans and feed on human blood. The blacklegged ticks are known to be carriers of several diseases, including Lyme Disease and Powas­san virus. Nearly all tick-borne diseases are difficult to treat and the illnesses are often life-long. Avoid­ing tick bites is the best prevention.

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