Local couple’s ship makes worldwide headlines

January 16, 2020

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Grant and Angie Wilson spend their days managing the construction of the area’s wind tower project.

By Jay Nelson
jaynelson@gmail.com

 
Grant and Angie Wilson spend their days managing the area’s wind tower construction. Their office is four miles northeast of Hendricks. Having only a few days off per year, they decided to seek relaxation over Christmas. They booked a Caribbean cruise onboard the Carnival Cruise Line’s ship Legend. After a turn of events, the Wilson’s ship became one the world’s top news stories.
A trip onboard a cruise ship may seem routine. A captain and crew’s expertise masks the reality that boating can be unpredictable and perilous. “Those captains must be pretty smart,” said Grant. The Wilson’s ship made it to the port of Cozumel without incident. The Carnival Legend docked and was secured to shore. The Wilsons disembarked about 8:15 a.m. for an excursion.

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

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The crash damage as viewed from Grant and Angie’s balcony window.

Hamer found guilty of drug possession charge at trial Friday

January 16, 2020

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Rick Hamer

By Deb Gau
Reprinted from the
Marshall Independent

Lincoln County Com­missioner Richard Hamer was found guilty of drug possession on Friday, Jan. 3 after a trial held in Lyon County.
A jury returned guilty verdicts for fifth degree controlled substance crime, and for posses­sion of drug parapherna­lia. However, Hamer was found not guilty of a more serious charge of possess­ing methamphetamine with the intent to sell. Ju­rors also found that pos­session of guns found in a shop building owned by Hamer were not an aggra­vating factor in the drug possession charge.

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

Area’s highest Christmas tree

January 16, 2020

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Windtower workers erected a Christmas tree visible from 20 miles away.

By Jay Nelson
jaynelson@gmail.com

The area was filled with beautiful Christmas trees this past holiday season. A tree in the country stood out from the rest.
One of the area’s new wind towers was erected near the Nygaard farm, two miles north of town and .25 miles west. The tower is the first one northwest of Ted Nelson’s residence. Workers took the occasion to celebrate Christmas by erecting a tree atop the nacelle of this windtower.

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

Frank and Olsen awarded the Kiwanis scholarships

January 16, 2020

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Josie Olsen

The Hendricks Kiwanis Club is pleased to an­nounce that there are two recipients of the Kiwanis Scholarship awarded from an endowment giv­en to the Kiwanis Club by Marble Lutheran Church from the estates of Burm­ie Lindahl and Carrold Olson.
Courtni Frank, daugh­ter of Chester and Shanda Frank, and Josie Olsen, daughter of Chad and Pam Olsen, were awarded this prestigious scholar­ship…

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

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Courtni Frank

Science Museum of Minnesota visits local students

January 16, 2020

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Elementary students from Lake Benton, Lincoln Elementary in Ivanhoe and Hendricks Public School gathered at Lake Benton Elementary School last week for a presentation on engineering by the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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Instructor Sam Horak from the Science Museum of Minnesota demonstrated the advantages of a chain mail glove to elementary students from Hendricks, Ivanhoe and Lake Benton last Tuesday at Lake Benton Elementary School.

Little dog has long stay in Hendricks

January 16, 2020

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This Yorkie spent many days wandering around town.

Kirkvold’s Oil and HeART website aid in animal rescue

By Jay Nelson
jaynelson@gmail.com

A Yorkie’s trip to Hen­dricks lasted longer than expected. His Brookings-area owners recently vis­ited Hendricks over the Jan. 3-5 weekend. The little one’s bathroom trip outside turned out to be quite the expedition. The Yorkie wandered off and could not be found.
His fortune would change on Tuesday after­noon. A red-haired wind­tower worker was travel­ing to a job site when he saw the dog on the east­ern edge of Hendricks. The Yorkie was picked up and brought to Kirkvold’s Oil to form a plan to find its owners. The dog cher­ished the warmth, as he shivered for a long time until his body tempera­ture normalized.

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

Several annual resolutions and appointments approved at county meeting

January 16, 2020

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Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester spoke to the county board about joining the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Jan. 7 for their first meeting of the new decade. Commissioners Rick Hamer and Corey Sik were absent from the meeting.
The meeting opened with election of the chair and vice-chair. Commissioner Joe Drietz was elected board chair and Commissioner Mic VanDeVere was elected as vice-chair.
Because it was the first meeting of the year, several annual resolutions, decisions and appointments were approved, including the following:
The 2020 mileage rate was set at $0.57 per mile…

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

Hendricks Pioneer 2019 Year In Review, part 3

January 9, 2020

Check out the final part of 2019 Year in Review and see what you missed.

Thank you Lincoln County

January 9, 2020

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From left— Bev and Rod Wilson of Ivanhoe and Nona Krier of Lake Benton, Salvation Army bell ringers in Lincoln County, counted the red bucket donations last Friday at the Senior Dining Center in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Salvation Army is an international movement, designed to meet human needs in Jesus’ name, without discrimination. It relies on money raised in red kettles and serves more than 30 million Americans annually and serves the hurting in 130 countries around the world. This year Lincoln County, which includes, Ivanhoe, Hendricks, Tyler, Lake Benton and and Arco, raised over $1,400.
This is Nona Krier’s first year as bell ringer. “Bev Wilson found out I had just retired from my job at the Hendricks Nursing Home. She called and asked me if I would help out. I guess that was it,” Nona said. “My first attempt was at a Thanksgiving dinner in Ivanhoe.”

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

New beer released Saturday night at Bank Brewing Company

January 9, 2020

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Phil Carlson entertained the group with fine music.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Saturday evening, Jan. 4 at 4 p.m., Bank Brewing Company in Hendricks released their Into the Black (ITB) beer, also known as Into the Barrel.
The event started at 4 p.m. with music at 7 p.m. by Phil Carlson.

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