Tenth annual Chocolate Auction set for April 6

March 14, 2019

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It’s a Formal Affair is the theme for this year’s 10th annual Chocolate Auction on April 6 at the Hendricks Golf Clubhouse, sponsored by the Hendricks Community Club.

It’s a Formal Affair is the theme for this year’s 10th annual Chocolate Auction. Don’t let the title scare you, though. We will let you in no matter what you are wearing as long as you bought a ticket. If you feel like wearing a tux, long evening dress, diamonds, top hat, or jeans, you will fit right in! The event will take place with social hour starting at 6 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, even if we have to dig a tunnel to get into the Hendricks Golf Clubhouse!
Since it is our 10-year anniversary, we are going to be spicing things up this year by adding a diamond necklace donated by Riddles Jewelry to our auction, Cher concert tickets, Vikings tickets, and numerous other amazing items, which of course includes chocolate!..

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An otter spotted in Hendricks

March 14, 2019

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People get excited when they happen to spot an otter.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The area had a cheerful visitor this past week. The visitor braved frigid temps and spent time frolicking in the park. This visitor was an otter, and it’s unknown if it was passing through or is taking up permanent residence in the community.
The lake’s outlet has remained a hot spot of activity all winter. Fueled by the rains from last year’s harvest season, water continues to flow out of the lake. This start of the Lac Qui Parle River has maintained open water despite weeks of frigid weather…

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Hendricks Public School celebrates Read Across America

March 14, 2019

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Read Across America was celebrated last week at Hendricks Public School. Paraprofessional Kendra Cox, pictured with the preschool class, is dressed as Cindy Lou Who, a sweet young girl from the Dr. Seuss storybook, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Each day, the children got to dress in a different theme.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Last week Hendricks Public School celebrated Read Across America Week. Read Across America is the annual celebration and recognition of the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Each day, students were encouraged to dress in a wacky theme to celebrate…

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

Happy Birthday to the American Legion

March 14, 2019

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Legion members in Hendricks provide a gun salute on Memorial Day.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

In February 1919, a group of 20 war-weary World War I of­ficers met in Paris, France. They were members of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) and they had been asked to find ways to improve troop morale after one of the most emotionally dev­astating wars in history. Lieuten­ant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., the eldest son of President Teddy Roosevelt, proposed an organization of veterans, accord­ing to Legion.org, and the incep­tion of the American Legion had begun.
In March 1919, about 1,000 officers and enlisted men at­tended the Paris Caucus, where a temporary Constitution was adopted and the name American Legion was adopted…

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“Broadway Meets Lake Benton” opens this weekend at the LBOH

March 14, 2019

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The 13th annual “Broadway Meets Lake Benton” show will be presented on Saturday, March 16 at the Lake Benton Opera House.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Looking for a great family-friendly event to beat back the winter blues? The 2019 produc­tion season for the Lake Benton Opera House begins this Satur­day, March 16 with the annual “Broadway Meets Lake Benton” show. Two shows will take place on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Veterans of past Opera House musicals return to perform their favorite Broadway hits in this show. Performers from age two years and up will delight audi­ences with performances of their favorite songs from their favorite musicals…

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Area residents hold annual reunion in Arizona

March 14, 2019

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While enjoying the Arizona sunshine, residents of Hendricks and White, Astoria and Toronto, South Dakota held their annual reunion. Those pictured include Ron and Tammy Hulsebus, Luther Lerseth, Omar Ness, Robbie Johnson, Dick Christianson, Betty Johnson, Stan Fredricks, Sandi Fredricks, Duane Korbel, Jeanine Korbel, Maxine Christianson, Allen Dumke, Ron Hulsebus, Arlys Kamstra, Wanda Dumke, Bonnie Gilbertson, Harvey, Barbara Engesmoe, Tammy Hulsebus, Sonia Iverson, Walter Iverson, Richard and VIcki Roelofsen, Rose and Howard Horner, Crystal Anderson, BIllie and Andy Anderson, Gail Kvernmoe, Kathy Tollefson, Barb Muller, Mary Rogness, Danny Tollefson, Will Muller, Ileen Ness, Janice Hogie Baden, Mrs. Luther Lerseth, Clayton Baden and Bev and Don Kruse.

Deep snow and heavy rains bring flooding risk to county

March 14, 2019

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

With the recent heavy snow­fall across Lincoln County and more in the forecast, the next threat to the area may be heavy flooding.
The most recent snowfall reports for the area include seven inches in Lake Benton, five inches in Hendricks and Marshall, and as much as 10 inches in Canby. The recent snowfall brings the winter’s total for Sioux Falls, South Da­kota to more than 44 inches for the 2018-19 season…

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Hanson retires from First Security Bank

March 6, 2019

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Sheryl Hanson, who retired from the First Security Bank last Thursday, is surrounded by former co-workers. Pictured left to right are Vicki Ovall, Rocky Johnson, Shelly Delaney, Sheryl Hanson, Violet Nelson and Diane Olson.

By Violet Nelson
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Sheryl Hanson “cashed it in” on Thursday, Feb. 28, after 43 years at First Security Bank in Hendricks. An open house celebration was held from noon to 3 p.m. in her honor. Many family members and friends stopped to say goodbye.
Sheryl’s retirement marks an end to the John Midtaune/J.W. Siverson era. She is the last of the original employees of Midtaune and Siverson.

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

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Sheryl Hanson is a huge Elvis Presley fan. Her sister Tammy Hanson, a baker at Hendricks Hometown Bakery, made her a personalized Elvis cake for her retirement party last Thursday, Feb. 28.

Congratulations Harvey!

March 6, 2019

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It’s all smooth sailing from here. Friends and family joined Harvey Engesmoe on Thursday, Feb. 28, to congratulate him on his 19 years of service at Lyon County Farm Service J.V. West Branch location. In retirement, Harvey plans on doing more of the things he is passionate about, including fishing, golfing and hunting. He intends to spend more time with his dad, his daughters, and six grandchildren. Happy retirement, Harvey!

Purchasing flashing speed signs was discussed at council meeting

March 6, 2019

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, March 4. Mayor Julie Hogie called the meeting to order, followed by the flag pledge.
The minutes of the Feb. 19, 2019 meeting and the evening’s amended agenda were approved.
There was no public forum.
The maintenance report was reviewed by the council. City maintenance is looking at getting a skidsteer. Snow removal is holding up. Extensions allowing the plow to get closer to the curb and widen the alleys will be considered, at an approximate cost of $750…

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