2017 Year-in-Review-Part 3

January 10, 2018

Read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer to catch up on the stories that were recorded in the last four months of the year.

New year, new you – Hendricks boasts three salons on Main Street

January 10, 2018

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Betty Johnson, owner of Betty’s Beauty Salon.

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Angie Schumacher, owner of Angie’s On Main Salon

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 

If you’re thinking of a new look for the New Year, with three salons and four stylists on Main Street in Hendricks, a new look is just a hop, skip and a snip away.
Betty’s Beauty Salon, owned and operated by Betty Johnson, is the longest-running salon in Hendricks, having been established in 1976…

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Stephanie Pederson, owner of Studio 117, and Diane Citterman, former owner of the business, which was then known as Classy Cuts.

Hendricks City Council holds first meeting of the year

January 10, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council held their first regular meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
City Administrator David Blees presented the year-end maintenance report on behalf of Kevin Huber, which included mosquito control from the summer of 2017. The city had been fogged 19 times; hours involved totaled 51. The crew put in a number of hours on the street sweeper last year; those hours totaled 207 for the year. Some minor water leaks were included in the report as well as the fact the city’s well passed inspection. It was also reported that there is a plan to build at least ten new picnic tables. This led to a discussion by the council of whether to put picnic tables inside the campground cabins as well as outside.Most likely the picnic tables will only be on the outside, with other tables used inside.

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VanDeVere elected Chairman of Lincoln County Commissioners

January 10, 2018

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Mic VanDeVere (left) was elected Chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners by his fellow commissioners. Joe Drietz (right) was elected Vice-Chairman.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2, with several beginning-of-the-year annual items on the agenda for approval.
The first order of business was to elect the 2018 Board Chair. Commissioner Joe Drietz nominated Commissioner Mic VanDeVere, with this motion seconded by Commissioner Corey Sik and approved unanimously. Commissioner and out-going Board Chairman Rick Hamer was not present.

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A personal connection to President Ronald Reagan

January 10, 2018

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This photo of Ronald Reagan, his wife Nancy Reagan, Secret Service personnel and Marine One flight crew, was taken in 1987 at Point Mugu Naval Air Station near Oxnard, California, by area man Jim Canaan.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
Have you had a chance encounter with someone famous, or do you have an unusual story or an unusual photo you would like to share with the readers of the Hendricks Pioneer? We would love to hear about it.
During his enlistment in the Marine Corps, Jim Canaan of Clear Lake, South Dakota was assigned to the Executive Helicopter Squadron (HMX-1) based in Quantico, Virginia. The helicopter supplies the White House with executive transportation anywhere around the world.

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

2017 Year-in-Review-Part 2

January 4, 2018

Check out the stories we highlighted from the year past in Part 2 of the Hendricks Pioneer Year in Review.

Dolee’s Pizza—a hit in Hendricks

January 4, 2018

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Randy Fuller, owner of Irene’s Cafe, is pictured with the new pizza ovens.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The pizza ovens are up and running at Irene’s Café, and orders have been pouring in since their first evening of operation.
“I’ve always wanted to bring a luxury from a big town to a little town, so Hendricks can know the same luxuries,” said Randy Fuller, owner of Irene’s Café, regarding the café’s new pizza operation.

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

A hairy situation in St. Paul

January 4, 2018

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The driver made his way out when he parked outside the Cafe Astoria.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
I’m sure everybody, young or old, has observed something unusual. By chance, you may have even took a picture of it. I would love to hear about it and put your story in the Hendricks Pioneer for readers to enjoy.
What my family saw on a trip to St. Paul this fall caught all of us off guard. While driving along Grand Avenue in rather heavy traffic, we approached something quite strange. This thing, which we could not identify, was keeping up with the traffic between a car and a pickup.

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

Snow removal

January 4, 2018

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The area saw a few inches of snow after Christmas, which was followed by a stretch of what weathermen were calling “dangerously cold” temperatures. With wind chills, the temperatures dipped as low as 44 degrees below zero.

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

Tips to keep animals safe in the cold Minnesota winters

January 4, 2018

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Outdoor pets need a shelter to protect them from the cold Minnesota winds and extra calories to fight the negative temperatures.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Minnesota winters can be tough on everyone, es­pecially our furry friends. Keeping pets healthy and safe is already a big un­dertaking, but adding ex­tremely cold temperatures to the mix adds a new chal­lenge to the task. Here are some tips for keeping your pets healthy, warm, and safe this winter.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cru­elty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests that indoor-pet owners keep their homes humidified to prevent itchy, dry skin. Their tip is probably just as beneficial for the pet owner, as well…

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