Celebrating Thanksgiving in a big way

November 20, 2019

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Wayne Kropelnicki’s father, far right, is pictured with his 18 brothers and sisters and his parents, center front. Twin daughters died at birth.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Bazil Kropelnicki was a Greek Orthodox minister in the Ukraine. He came to the United States in the early 1900s when he was 34 years old and met his future wife, Mary, at a logging camp where they both worked— she a cook and he a logger. They married when she was 14 and he was 38 years old, and became parents to 21 children, 17 boys and four girls. This included three sets of twins, one set of girls who died at birth. Only four of their children are still living; one is the father of Wayne Kropelnicki, who lives in Hendricks.
Wayne shares with us the joys and hassles his grandparents went through, raising such a large family.

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

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Wayne Kropelnicki of Hendricks grew up with 20 aunts and uncles, all from the same family.

Hendricks Nursing Home Hospice Room, comforting the terminally ill

November 20, 2019

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Hendricks Nursing Home’s Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Citterman is pictured in a room in the nursing home that was transformed into a hospice room.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Hospice care might be an option if you or a loved one has a terminal illness. It is important for the patient and the family to have a balance of caregiving environment and a home environment.
Good Shepherd Hospice Manager Kathy Weber got the idea to transform a room in the nursing home into a hospice room.Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Citterman started working on the idea in April. With the help of others, the room was turned into a place of comfort for the terminally ill.

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

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In the center of the new hospice room is a Tree of Life, installed into the floor.

Documentation on East Expansion Project finalized at council meeting

November 20, 2019

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The council’s discussion on the Jack Streich, Jr. house on Lake Street moved into closed session.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The minutes of the Nov. 4, 2019 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
Al Molason was present for public forum. He said the water has increased in volume by his home. Scott Christianson Plumbing will be coming to fix the problem when he has time. Al said he replaced a few broken shower tiles in the men’s bathroom at the campground.

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

Cedric’s on Main has a fresh new look

November 20, 2019

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Cedric’s on Main’s dining room remodeling project is complete. It recently re-opened after getting new ceiling beams, new paint job, flooring and lights. Three large 4×6-foot pictures of beautiful Lake Hendricks are hanging on the walls. During the renovation, food was served in the bar and fireside room.

Special delivery to food shelf

November 20, 2019

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HPS Student Council hosted a We Scare Hunger event during the week of Halloween. Members of the student council brought the food collected to the food shelf in Ivanhoe. While dropping off food, the students got a tour of the food shelf and some information about what the food shelf does. Students pictured left to right in front are Taryn Scotting, Brittney Moravetz and Sydney Pierce; in back are Heidi Nicola, Jake Sapp, Sophie Johnson, Kaylee Johnson and Jesade Siverson.

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Students got a tour of the backroom of the food shelf.

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

Beat Old Man Winter with cheap and easy tips

November 20, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Old Man Winter may not have set in for good, yet, but he will come and he will bring the cold with him. Before that happens, winterize your home with these low cost, easy tips from Bob Vila.
Believe it or not, the first tip Vila gives on bobvila.com is to clean the gutters. “Making sure that water can flow freely through your gutters now will help prevent icicles and ice dams from forming later.”

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

Hendricks’ oldest resident turns 104

November 14, 2019

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Laura Nelson celebrated her 104th birthday Friday afternoon at the Hendricks Nursing Home, with a party hosted by her daughter Sandi Fredricks, granddaughter Sheri Voight, and great-granddaughters Alyson and Breanna Voight.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Back in 1915 when Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States, Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn’t yet been admitted to the Union, and gas was 15 cents a gallon, Laura Johnson came into the world at the home of her parents in Hector. Since Wilson’s term, Laura has seen 17 presidents in office.
Laura Nelson turned 104 years old Nov. 11. This remarkable milestone warranted a special celebration at the Hendricks Nursing Home, hosted by her daughter, granddaughter and two great-granddaughters.

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

Club 14 hosts the annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

November 14, 2019

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Because of the popularity of the craft fair, the mini gym was opened up for vendors.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Club 14 Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair was held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Hendricks Public School gym and mini gym. This was the biggest Club 14 event ever, with over 60 vendors selling handcrafted items, unique gift ideas, and homemade foods and jellies.

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

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Lunch was served by the HPS prom kids.

HCHA holds annual memorial service

November 14, 2019

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Fifty-six loved ones were remembered at the Hendricks Hospital’s annual memorial service last Friday. Family members were given a Christmas tree ornament bearing the name of their loved one.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Friday, Nov. 8, a Service of Remembrance was held at the HCHA Chapel. A candle was lighted for each of the 56 loved ones who passed away between October 2018 and October 2019.

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

Guy Harding retirement resignation submitted to Lincoln County board

November 14, 2019

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Lincoln County Parks Manager Daryl Schlapkohl spoke to the county board concerning a septic system project at Picnic Point and the electrical upgrades project at Norwegian Creek.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meet­ing on Tuesday, Nov. 5. All board members were pres­ent for the meeting.
Environmental Officer Robert Olsen reported that the county’s recycling pro­gram may be in trouble. Ac­cording to Olsen, the recy­cling from the rural drop-off sites has a high garbage contamination. County residents are not using the recycling and garbage bins appropriately and are put­ting trash into the recycling dumpsters. Furthermore, many residents are using garbage bags, which are not recyclable, to contain their recyclable waste and are dumping the garbage bags in the dumpsters with the recycling…

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