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February 13, 2020

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Jamie (second from left) with her sisters-in-law, mother and extended family at the cookie-making center of her mom’s home in Wabasso.

By Jeanie Ness
jeanieness@msn.com

 
The massive fires in Australia have been making international news since last fall. As devastating as the fires have been to the continent, they seem so far away to many of us. It’s often easy to feel disconnected to the catastrophe on the other side of the globe.
One local family has very personal connections to the continent of Australia, and has extended family and friends living there. Our own Jamie Englestad has two sisters-in-law who have been deeply affected by the fires in Australia. Both of her sisters-in-law, Jody and Larissa, grew up on the continent down under and currently make their home in Wabasso. Jamie’s brothers, ironically, both married women from the great country of Australia.

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

HCHA appreciative of new updated equipment from hospital auxiliary

February 13, 2020

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Director of Nursing Dave McCormick, RN, is pleased to show off new, updated equipment at Hendricks Community Hospital.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
This Ol’ Place Thrift Shop in Hendricks, operated by the Hendricks Hospital Auxiliary, has donated thousands of dollars toward valuable equipment for the Hendricks Community Hospital.
Now the all-volunteer organization has raised that tally again with the purchase of two Lifepax 20e Heart Monitors, a Triple IV Infusion Pump and a new fast and accurate weight scale.
Director of Nursing Dave McCormick, RN, said they have wanted a small Triple IV pump for use in the ambulance and emergency room. “We had three large separate pumps. Now it is combined into one small one.” McCormick said, “and it is safer for patients.”

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

Lincoln County Road and Bridge hearing set for March 3

February 13, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Directors met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson spoke to the board concerning the highway department. According to Wilson, the county has already used more sand than usual on the roadways. Typically, the county uses 1,600 tons in a year, but this year they have already used 2,100 tons. Wilson estimates that they still have 1,700 tons left. “That is why we are telling the cities and towns that we are using it sparingly,” Wilson said.

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

Eight Lincoln County youth attend leadership retreat

February 13, 2020

Minnesota 4-H held the Southwest BLU leadership retreat on Feb. 1 at SMSU in Marshall for 86 youth from across our region.
BLU – Building Leader­ship and Understanding – is an annual leadership retreat offered regionally across Minnesota. This year’s theme, Unmask Your Inner Leader, en­couraged youth to discuss their strengths, leader­ship styles, and the char­acteristics of great lead­ers…

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

Buffalo Ridge Newspapers pick up awards at convention

February 13, 2020

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Buffalo Ridge Newspapers picked up three Better Newspaper Contest awards in Brooklyn Park on Thursday evening. Pictured left to right are BRN Managing Editor Mark Wilmes, BRN Publisher Chuck Hunt, Minnesota Newspaper Association President Karin Ramige and BRN Advertising Manager Amber Knudson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The annual Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) convention was held last week at the Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Ad Manager Amber Knudson was on hand to pick up an award for Advertising Excellence at Thursday evening’s Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet. Knudson creates advertising for the Tyler Tribute, Lake Benton Valley Journal and the Hendricks Pioneer. Judges praised Knudson’s work for her “exciting ads.” Entries in the contest were judged by the newspaper association in Indiana.

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

Children’s author and illustrator comes to Hendricks Public School

February 13, 2020

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Hendricks Public School is hosting David Geister on March 31 in the Distance Learning Center.

Terri DeGezelle Michels and David Geister were selected for the travel­ing author visits for the Children’s Author and Illustrator Program co­ordinated by the SWWC Service Cooperative’s Student Activities De­partment. This program brings children’s authors or illustrators into local elementary classrooms. It gives students a chance to connect with a published author or an established illustrator. Presenters show students what it takes to become a writer, how to generate ideas, inspirations, challenges and successes. The resi­dencies were held during the week of March 25-29 and April 8-12, 2019.

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

A weekend snowstorm created hazardous weekend road conditions

February 13, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
In a weekend winter snowstorm, Lincoln County was covered in several inches of snow. Snow began falling late Saturday evening and continued into the early hours of Sunday morning. Shortly after the snowfall ended, winds picked up and caused drifting, which interrupted the Sunday morning commute for many churchgoers.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that “An intense band of heavy snow developed over parts of east central South Dakota into southwest Minnesota Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The highest reports within the band of heavy snow were 10 to 12 inches along Highway 14 while amounts closer to I-90 in South Dakota were a half an inch to 2 inches and 2 to 5 inches along I-90 in southwest Minnesota. A few locations reported as much as 2 inches per hour for a brief time.”

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

Corn and Soybean Growers held annual meeting last Saturday

February 13, 2020

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The Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers Association annual meeting and banquet was held Saturday at the Tyler Golf Club.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Grow­ers Association held its 18th annual meeting on Saturday evening at the Tyler Golf Club. Attend­ees were served a meal of roast beef, chicken and fixings before the meeting came to order. Chairman Tim Jerzak recognized the board of directors, includ­ing vice-chair Pat Jerzak, treasurer Lyle Koopman and secretary Nancy Po­powski. Directors for the past year were Kelly Krog, Mark Dunn, Fran Fier, Andy Deutz, Dennis Jens­en, Jon Johnson, Matthew Schreurs, Ronald Nuese, Tony Dunn, Ron Bun­jer, Brian Fruechte, Joel Schreurs and Bob Worth.

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

Hendricks Town Meeting held Feb. 4

February 13, 2020

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State Representative Joe Schomacker and Senator Bill Weber held a town meeting in Hendricks last Tuesday.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, State Representative Joe Scho­macker (R-Luverne) and State Senator Bill Weber (R-Luverne) held a town meeting at Irene’s Café in Hendricks with 15 locals in attendance…

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

Public awareness of life saving equipment

February 12, 2020

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Hendricks Kiwanis Club President Ashley Citterman stands beside the portable version of the AED External Defibrillator the club donated to the community. The defibrillator is available for use at Larson’s Food Center in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Thanks to the Hen­dricks Kiwanis Club and Larson’s Food Center, an AED External Defibrilla­tor is available for use in the community.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic de­vice that automatically diagnoses the life-threat­ening cardiac problems and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of elec­tricity which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.

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