End-of-summer luau at Bank Brewing Co.

September 3, 2015

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Richard Drawdy, left, and Jason Markkula of the Bank Brewing Co. in Hendricks are pictured barefoot on the “beach” they installed out back of the Tap Room especially for the luau.

By Tammy Mathison
and Sandy Hanson
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
On Saturday, Aug. 29, Bank Brewing Co. held their second annual end-of-summer party at the Tap Room, this time with a luau theme. The theme was in conjunction with a new flavor of beer—Lilikoi, which is their Sour Bomb infused with passion fruit. The name Lilikoi is Hawaiian for passion fruit.

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

Fryer places fifth in 50-mile Ultra Marathon race

September 3, 2015

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By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
On Saturday, Aug. 22, Tim Fryer of rural Hendricks participated in the Lean Horse Ultra Marathon, an event held in the Black Hills that includes a 100-mile, 50-mile, 50k and 30k races and a five-person 100-mile relay race.
Fryer ran the 50-mile ultra-marathon, placing fifth with a time of 7 hours, 32 minutes, running a speed averaging 8 minutes, 59 seconds per mile.

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

Holland playing and placing

September 3, 2015

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Steve Holland won the Sarazen flight championship in the Golf Channel Amateur Tour on Aug. 23.

By Jessica Scotting
Grizzly Sports

 
Steven Holland, a member of the Hendricks Golf Club and the Hendricks Public School golf coach, has been participating in the Golf Channel’s AM Tour this year. He has played in seven events and has placed in the top five in all events, including two tournament wins.

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

Peters is new math teacher at HPS

August 27, 2015

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Busses stand ready to take students home following their first day back at Hendricks Public School for the 2015-16 school year.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The students and staff at Hendricks Public School are welcoming four new teachers this year including Jared Peters, who will be teaching math for the 7th-11th grades.
Peters is a 2015 graduate of SDSU, having majored in math with a specialty in teaching. He did his student teaching at Brookings High School.

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

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Jared Peters is the new 7-11 Math teacher at HPS.

Hats off to Ellen!

August 27, 2015

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Ellen VanErdwyk recently received Lincoln County’s Outstanding Senior Citizen Award.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
Ellen VanErdwyk is no stranger to food preparation.
The Hendricks woman, who recently won the title of Lincoln County Senior Citizen, has been cooking for others for 33 years. Her present day job, head cook at Hendricks Senior Dining, is among scores of food preparation jobs.
Ellen was born and raised near Hamm’s Four Corners between Canby and Hendricks. After graduating from Canby High School and General Beadle College in Madison, S.D., she taught at various rural schools near Astoria, S.D. and Glencoe.

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

The ruling is in on large dairy operation

August 27, 2015

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
On Monday, Aug. 24, correspondence was received at the Hendricks Pioneer office giving notice of a ruling made by Judge Vince Foley in regard to the Lake Hendricks Improvement Association, City of Hendricks, and Norris Patrick, Petitioners vs. Brookings County Planning and Zoning Commission, Brookings County Planning and Zoning Commission Sitting as the Brookings County Board of Adjustment, Michael Crinion, Killeskillen, LLC, and LC Olson, LLP, Respondents.
This case was in regard to the Petitioners appealing a decision that would ultimately allow for the building of a large dairy operation near Oak Lake.

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

Board hears 2016 budget proposals

August 27, 2015

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is working on the 2016 budget. As such, various departments and other entities that receive county funds have been coming before the Board to present their proposed budget for their department.
The Plum Creek Library System is one of the entities that received funds from the county. These funds are shared between the libraries in Lincoln County that are part of the Plum Creek Library system…

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

Keeping the memories of School District No. 72 alive

August 20, 2015

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Country School District No. 72, six and a half miles west of Hendricks

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Whatever their design, coun­try school buildings had just one room because the school had to be managed by a single teacher. The rooms were small enough so the teacher’s voice could carry to the farthest corner.
There were so many sights and sounds as the children and teachers carried on their daily routine at the one-room school, perhaps making it some of the richest, most memorable times of childhood.
Ronnie Kjelden and his broth­er Randy, who attended School District No. 72, and neighbor Kevin Olson couldn’t bear seeing one of the last remaining one-room schoolhouses deteriorate and eventually be torn down.

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

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Ronnie Kjelden and Kevin Olson are restoring Country School District No. 72.

A new year at Hendricks Public School

August 20, 2015

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Tianna Adams, three-year-old daughter of Nikki and Reggie Adams, Jr.(above), is starting her very first school year and Janessa Scotting, daughter of Jessica and Steve Scotting (below), is a senior, but despite the age difference they have something in common as they are both excited for the new school year and were all smiles at the open house held at HPS on Monday evening.

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

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New teachers, new year at HPS

August 13, 2015

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Meghan Adams is the Online Coordinator at Hendricks Public School.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

HPS is welcoming several new staff members, replacing some who have left and others to fill newly created positions.
Meghan Adams, wife of HPS English teacher Matt Adams, joined the staff at HPS in March as the Online Coordinator. Adams holds a degree in elementary education. Her job includes co­ordinating the online school and the ALC, monitoring the school­ing of those students. There are currently 15 students enrolled in the online school; these are students who live outside the district, some as far away as the Twin Cities area.

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