Hendricks Hospital closing in on end of multi-million dollar project

December 13, 2018

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Among the renovations to the Hendricks Hospital are the expansive centralized admissions area inside the main entrance and the waiting area.

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By Mark Wilmes
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Over six years after the planning process began for renovation of the Hendricks Hospital, the end is nearly in sight. The vision of implementing major upgrades to the facility began in 2012. The first plan was scrapped when it came in over budget, but the subsequent plan was a go, and in 2016 the first dirt was moved in what would result in many eye-opening changes to the facility.
The first major changes were noticed about 18 months ago with the new administrative suite. The patients now will notice big changes just inside the front entrance with a spacious, centralized admitting area where everything begins…

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

Lundberg and Paluch retire from County after decades of service

December 13, 2018

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Loretta Lundberg and Sue Paluch were honored for their service to Lincoln County on Friday, Dec. 7.

By Shelly Finzen
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Lincoln County will lose two dedicated employees in January. Loretta Lundberg and Sue Paluch are both retiring from their positions in the county, effective Jan. 7, 2019. A retirement party was held at the courthouse in Ivanhoe last Friday, Dec. 7.
Lundberg has served Lincoln County for more than 50 years. She began working at the courthouse at the age of 18 years. “They had to have a babysitter for me,” she said with a smile, “No one under the age of 21 could sign any official documents and I was only 18.”…

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Lighting upgrade project comes in below 10K reports

December 13, 2018

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County Attorney Glenn Petersen requested that the commissioners approve the joint powers agreement with MnCCC, the organization that manages the MCAPS software package. Petersen said that he uses MCAPS “for processing complaints.” The commissioners approved the agreement.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Lin­coln County Courthouse in Ivanhoe. The meeting was set for Thursday due to a schedule conflict with the normal Tuesday time.
As one of her last offi­cial acts as County Trea­surer, Loretta Lundberg presented the annual no­tification of compliance.

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Hendricks grandparents share a common bond

December 13, 2018

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Brooke Piper, left, daughter of Randy and Karmen Piper of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and granddaughter of Henning and Raya Hansen of rural Hendricks, and Kauryn Krier, daughter of Kevin and Michelle Krier of Sioux Falls and granddaughter of Nona Krier of Hendricks, are both cheerleaders for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In high school, they attended Dakota Spirit Cheer School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota together.

By Violet Nelson
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Out of the millions of cheerleaders world-wide, only a small percentage go on to cheer at a col­legiate level. Preparing to take that step typically requires a great amount of preparation and com­mitment.
Kauryn Krier and Brooke Piper, both from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, got acquainted at a young age through cheerleading. Their parents, now all liv­ing in Sioux Falls, grew up in the Hendricks-Elk­ton area and their grand­parents are all from this area…

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Residents ask questions at county Truth in Taxation meeting

December 13, 2018

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By Shelly Finzen 
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Lincoln County held its Truth in Taxation meet­ing on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Lincoln County Court­house. Several people were on hand to comment and ask questions about the recently received Pro­posed Property Tax state­ments for 2019.
John Appelen of Canby asked what impact the new wind farms would have in tax relief…

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Frosty the snowman

December 13, 2018

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A giant snowman sits outside the Garfield Street home of Dr. Liz.

By Violet Nelson
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Hendricks is full of many shapes and sizes—of snow­men, that is. There are tiny ones, lit and unlit, real and blow-up. Fun to look at but that’s about all.
Wrong—there’s alot to learn about snowmen. Snowmen have dated back to 1380, when the first-ev­er snowman was found in The Hague, Holland…

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

Rescheduled Opera House Christmas Show set for Saturday

December 13, 2018

The Lake Benton Opera House board of directors has added a presentation of its annual Christmas Show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. The original shows on Dec. 1 were hampered by the late fall snowstorm that dumped several inches of snow on the area. The afternoon show went on as planned but the evening show had to be cancelled. Director Mark Wilmes of Tyler said it was the first time in 22 years that the weather had cancelled the show.
“We were probably long overdue for some weather issues,” he said. “We had several requests from area residents as well as performers to see if we could schedule another show. With the ominous forecast we only had about 50 in attendance for the Dec. 1 show and had to cancel in the evening.”

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Lincoln County Coat Drive

December 13, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
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Minnesota winters get mighty cold and a good, warm coat is a must-have to get through. The Lake Benton Chamber of Com­merce would like to invite community members to help keep Lincoln County warm this winter…
In Hendricks, individu­als who wish to donate to the Lincoln County Coats for Kids drive can bring donations to HCHA. Dona­tion boxes will be located inside the clinic entrance and the nursing home en­trance this week.

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Children win with the Weekend Winner program

December 13, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Every child deserves a healthy meal three times a day, seven days a week. But, according to nonprofit organizations such as No Kid Hungry and Feeding America, 13 million children in the United States go hungry on a regular basis. This can create health issues and educational deficits. And the problem isn’t “out there.” According to Child Care and Nutri­tion, Inc. (CCNI) in Ivan­hoe, up to 80 children in Lincoln County could face being hungry at any time.
CCNI is a nonprofit group dedicated to serv­ing family childcare pro­viders and families. They initiated a Weekend Win­ners backpack program in Lincoln County, which serves the schools in Hendricks, Lake Benton and Ivanhoe…

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Laura Nelson celebrates 103 years

December 6, 2018

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Laura Nelson celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family on Sunday, Nov. 11.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Laura Nelson, born a year after the outbreak of World War I, has just celebrated her 103rd birthday on Sunday, Nov. 11 with family and friends at Hendricks Nursing Home in Hendricks.
Laura has seen a lot of changes since she was born in 1915, but her faith in God and love of family has remained unchanged.

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