4th of July celebration in Hendricks

July 11, 2019

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King Ole, Don Engelstad, is driving Queen Lena, Sheila Engelstad, in the parade.

By Violet Nelson
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The All-American 4th of July holiday was celebrated in Hendricks last week with four days of fun-filled activities. The festivities began Wednesday evening with a bean-bag competition on Main Street.
Thursday, July 4, a Parade of Flags Dedication at Veterans Memorial Park started at 10:30 a.m. Gary Johnson and the late Cora Olson received Community Spirit Awards. Dallas Nielsen was recognized as a local man who is presently serving in the military. The 2 p.m. boat parade was a big success with more than usual boat and pontoon entries.

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Hendricks Community Hospital redesignated Level 4 Trauma Hospital

July 11, 2019

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Pictured in the Hendricks Community Hospital Emergency Room, left to right, are Rose Christianson, RN, Director of Nursing Dave McCormick, and Jenna Roelofsen, RN.

The Minnesota Department of Health recently re-designated Hendricks Community Hospital as a Level 4 Trauma Hospital. Hendricks Community Hospital and staff voluntarily participated in the intense designation process to become part of Minnesota’s statewide trauma system. The process included an outside review of the hospital’s resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients. Hendricks Community Hospital met standards of commitment, clinical and equipment, resources and staff training, and also participates in a continuous performance improvement process.
David McCormick, trauma program manager for Hendricks Community Hospital, stated that we are very pleased to have received this designation…

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Hendricks Hospital open house tour and meal well attended

July 11, 2019

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The open house at the hospital was a huge success with many people touring the facility.

By Violet Nelson
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An open house at the Hendricks Hospital took place Friday, July 5 during Summerfest, with a large number of people touring the facility.
A map of each department was handed out at the start of the self-guided tour of the hospital renovation. As each department was visited, a hospital employee signed the sheet. After the 12th and last stop, the visitor was handed a $5 Hendricks Bonus Buck to spend at a business in Hendricks.

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Hendricks Public School’s Class of ‘59

July 11, 2019

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The Hendricks Public School Class of 1959 celebrated their 60-year reunion at Cedric’s Banquet Room in Hendricks on Wednesday evening, July 3. Pictured seated, left to right, are Beatta Sagmoe, Barbara Fliss, Karen Thompson, Danny Christianson and Larry Peterson; standing are Noel Pierce, John Stone, Larry Thoreson, Roger Christianson, David Kurth and Michael Nelson.

Hendricks Public School’s Class of ‘74

July 11, 2019

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The Hendricks Public School Class of 1974 met at the Hendricks Golf Clubhouse Saturday evening for their 45-year reunion.

Olsen crosses checkers first in the Wissota Modified feature

July 11, 2019

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Chad Olsen of Hendricks won the Modified feature at Madison Speedway on Saturday night, July 6.

By Carly Tofte

A full grandstand was in attendance for sunny skies and 100-plus cars in the pits at Madison Speed­way on Saturday night… Nick Wranek held the early lead in the Wissota Modified feature, while Troy Berends charged the lowside and quickly took over command. Chad Ol­sen also moved through the field quickly, cutting under Wranek for second and setting his sights on Berends early. Farther be­hind, Ryan Damm, Jason Anderson, Brian Haben, and Duke Erickson raced in a cluster for fourth. Anderson slid into a solid fourth and raced down Wranek, moving to the lowside into third.

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Road and bridge projects discussed by the county board

July 11, 2019

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Lincoln County Environmental Officer Robert Olsen spoke to the board about recycling sites in Hendricks and Verdi. Pictured from left are Commissioner Corey Sik, Commissioner Rick Hamer, Auditor-Treasurer Deb Vierhuf and Olsen.

By Shelly Finzen 
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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meet­ing on Tuesday, July 2 at the Lincoln County Courthouse. All commissioners were present.
Nancy Walker of South­west Health and Human Services (SWHHS) spoke to the council about approv­ing a resolution supporting Prime West as the health plan provider for Lincoln County. According to Walk­er, every four to five years, procurement takes place…

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Summerfest 2019 begins today

July 3, 2019

Summerfest 2019 is here with events beginning tonight, Wednesday, July 3. At 6 p.m. a beanbag tournament will be held at Cedric’s.
The events for Thursday, the 4th of July begin at 8 a.m. with the Lake Hendricks Improvement Association’s Pancake Feed in the picnic shelter, serving until 10:30 a.m., followed by the Parade of Flags. If you have a family member serving in the military at the present time and would like them recognized at the Parade Of Flags Dedication at Veterans Memorial Park at 10:30 a.m., you may still do so by contacting Marcy Sommervold at 507-275-3637 or Janet Olsen at 507-275-3394 before the program. Tell where they are stationed, their rank and branch of service, and anything you would like to share…

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Third annual Hendricks Motorcycle Riders charity ride saw 40-50 bikers

July 3, 2019

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On Saturday, June 29, the Hendricks Motorcycle Riders met at the Hendricks Golf Club. Before heading out on their charity ride, a few announcements were made and the National Anthem was played.

By Violet Nelson
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The third annual Hendricks Motorcycles Riders (HMR) charity ride took place Saturday, June 29 starting at 11 a.m. The 40-50 bikers gathered at the Hendricks Golf Club, sang the National Anthem and took off for Hendricks.
The trip continued to Clear Lake, Lake Poinsett, Oak Wood Park, Bushnell, Ivanhoe and back to Hendricks. Bike enthusiasts came from as far away as Omaha, Fargo and Vermillion.
Scott Krier, a member of the club, said they are a nonprofit organization. “The money raised goes to a good cause. Over the past years we’ve had a great turnout and have raised a lot of money for various families and organizations in our area. A motorcycle run is a great way to raise awareness for your charity.”

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Fire pit is a great addition to the Hendricks City Campground

July 3, 2019

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Pictured left to right Kim and Matt Amundson and City Administrator David Blees, seated by the new fire pit at the Hendricks Campground.

By Violet Nelson
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City Administrator David Blees was looking for someone to donate or sponsor a campfire site at the campground. “As part of the DNR Grant Program, we were looking to create a campfire sight for multiple people to get together,” Blees said.

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