Syttende Mai celebration May 25

May 16, 2019

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Phil and Roberta Trooien were crowned King Ole and Queen Lena 2018 during the Syttende Mai program held on May 11, 2018.

Syttende Mai is right around the corner and Hendricks is ready with its annual celebration of Scandinavian heritage. The date is a bit later on the calendar than usual, but the entertainment promises to be worth the wait.
Highlighting the weekend is the Saturday, May 25, program with music from the Oak Lake String Band, which is back by popular demand. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the school, with a $5 admission at the door.

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

Xcel Energy is national leader in wind energy

May 16, 2019

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Current Xcel Energy wind projects under development in the region include Blazing Star 1 and 2. Project headquarters located east of Hendricks.

Xcel Energy has completed the purchase of two wind energy projects that add to its growing Upper Midwest wind energy portfolio. The 200-megawatt Blazing Star 2 wind project in southwest Minnesota and the 300-megawatt Dakota Range 1 and 2 projects in eastern South Dakota will allow Xcel Energy to continue to be a national leader in wind energy. The two projects, in addition to the under-construction Blazing Star 1 project, are part of the company’s low-cost, clean energy strategy that will add 1,850 megawatts of renewable energy in the region over the next two years.

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

Parks Department awarded short-term loan for campground improvements

May 16, 2019

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Nancy Walker and Beth Wilms reported that SWHHS is “in the black,” during the May 7 Commissioners’ meeting.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 7. Commissioner Jack Vizecky was absent from the meeting.
Beth Wilms and Sarah Kirch­ner of Southwest Health and Hu­man Services (SWHHS) spoke to the county board to give an update on the organization’s fi­nancial status. “We did a deep dive into our finances,” Wilms stated, “and found that we weren’t where we wanted to be.”

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

A big step backward for spring

May 16, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Spring took a big step backwards last week. In an unusual, but not unheard of, late spring snowstorm, Lincoln County was covered by snow on Wednesday, May 8 into Thursday, May 9. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), up to 3.5 inches of snow and up to two inches of rain fell on the county.

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

Hendricks PTO carnival

May 16, 2019

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The Hendricks PTO Carnival was held Friday, May 10, featuring a jungle and adventure theme. A meal was served from 4:30-7:30 p.m.; carnival games were played from 5-8 p.m.; and a silent auction was held from 5-9 p.m.

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

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Hendricks students present a patriotic program May 7

May 16, 2019

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Photos courtesy of Trudy Lawburgh

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
America Classics U.S. Folk Songs, a patriotic program, was presented Tuesday evening May 7 by Hendricks Public School students four years old through senior high…

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

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Hendricks City Council hears of street repair needs at May 6 meeting

May 16, 2019

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A tough winter has left city streets in need of repairs. Pictured are some of the potholes on Hubert Street that will need some attention.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Kevin Huber and Aaron Moravetz were on hand at the regular meeting of the Hendricks City Council on May 6 to discuss sanitary sewer issues in town. Moravetz said the system had a very high inflow and infiltration problems. A high volume of precipitation this spring is at the root of the issue, with excess water entering through a variety of ways, including defective and damaged pipes and joints as well as inappropriate discharge of sump pumps.

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

Ministry at Hendricks Nursing Home

May 9, 2019

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Pastor Al Molascon leads Bible study at the Hendricks Nursing Home every Tuesday afternoon as he reaches out to share Christ’s love with the Hendricks Nursing Home and Lincoln Lane Villa residents. Talking about and applying the Bible reestablishes one of life’s valued experiences. The residents find it fulfilling and are thankful to Pastor Al for his faithfulness.

Fifty years of golfing, Hendricks Golf Club opened June 1969

May 9, 2019

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Harvey Buchholz of Hendricks was president of the first golf organizational board back in 1964.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Spring is here! It’s time to get back on the golf course.
The concept of having a golf course near Hendricks all started in March 1964, when an organizational meeting, with 12 members present, was held.Harvey Buchholz was appointed president of the first board.
In 1965 it was decided to proceed with the project. Finding shareholders, making loan applications, selling lakeshore lots, enlisting temporary and permanent directors—the list goes on and on—needed to happen to begin the process.

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

Telecom/Dean E. Anderson Scholarship recipient, HPS senior Abigail Satterlee

May 9, 2019

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Abigail Satterlee, a senior at Hendricks Public School, is the recipient of the Telecom/Dean E. Anderson Scholarship. Abigail will graduate in May and plans to attend South Dakota State University, majoring in sociology.