Campground cabins proving popular

June 7, 2018

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Cabin No. 1 at the Hendricks Campground is in use as of Memorial Weekend.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Monday, June 4 meeting of the Hendricks City Council, City Administrator David Blees told the council he had been contacted by Hendricks Fire Chief Dustin Hauschild, who has received inquiries about whether the Fire Department fills pools. Blees said the Fire Department has decided that they will fill pools this summer for a fee, and the price of $20 had been discussed. Blees said filling pools would be a good community service, and it would get the trucks “out there.” Council members were in agreement, however, they questioned if the $20 rate would be enough to cover the cost of water, mentioning that pools vary in size. It was decided that a base rate of $20 would be charged, with room to charge more as the firemen see fit.

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City Council approves Community Summer Rec program

June 7, 2018

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Hendricks Community Club President Jonathon Lengkeek proposed a Community Summer Rec program at the Hendricks City Council meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hendricks Community Club President Jonathon Lengkeek proposed the formation of a community summer rec program to the Hendricks City Council during their regular meeting on Monday, June 4.
Lengkeek said the program this year would start small, being held twice a week during morning hours, and would include activities such as scavenger hunts and museum visits in addition to some athletic activities. The program would not include boating or swimming, but could include fishing…

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Americanism Essay winner

June 7, 2018

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Each year the Bakken-Engen Auxiliary Unit of Astoria, South Dakota, as well as the Toronto and White, South Dakota Units, sponsor the American Legion Auxiliary Essay and Poem contest at Deubrook Area School. This year, Deu­brook fourth grader Carly Engelstad, daughter of Nathan and Cheryl Engelstad of Hendricks, received first place for her essay, “What can I personally do to promote Ameri­canism in my school or community?” Her essay went on to District 5, where she also earned first place. She re­cently received a letter and monetary award congratulating her as a winner at the state level. She was encouraged to keep writing and to keep veterans in her heart. Carly is the granddaughter of Karen Christianson of Hendricks and Charles and Janice Engelstad of Astoria, South Dakota.

Diane Olson inducted into Bowling Hall of Fame

June 7, 2018

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The Sport Page Bowling Lanes in Clear Lake, South Dakota inducted Diane Olson of Astoria, South Dakota into their Hall of Fame Saturday night, May 5.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Diane Olson of Asto­ria, South Dakota became fascinated with bowling when her parents owned the bowling alley in Clear Lake, South Dakota years ago. She has been league bowling since 1971 when she joined her mother Do­ris Ronne’s team. Ronne is also a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame.

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Simon visits Tyler to present the Economic and Business Conditions report

June 7, 2018

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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, second from left, visited Tyler last Tuesday, May 29 on a tour through the counties of southwest Minnesota. Simon spoke about the Southwest Minnesota Economic Business Conditions Report and a new survey they are offering, called the Minnesota Business Snapshot.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited LincolnCounty last week, Tuesday, May 29, to talk about the economic and business conditions of south­west Minnesota. He met with Tyler City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Tyler Mayor Greg Peter, and Lonnie Lambertus of Tyler Regional Economic Devel­opment (TRED) at the Tyler Fire Hall. Simon said he makes an an­nual visit to all the counties in southwest Minnesota.
During the meeting, Simon presented the Southwest Min­nesotaEconomic and Business Conditions Report, Fourth Quar­ter 2017

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SWSHH is concerned with improving health for adults age 55 and older

June 7, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Part III

Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) recently met with Lincoln County residents concern­ing healthcare for those 55 and older. They con­ducted focus groups and key informant interviews in Ivanhoe, Tyler, Lake Benton, and Hendricks, focusing on the topics of active living, healthy eating and tobacco-free living. The discussion findings were recently re­leased. The recommenda­tions made by SWHHS to address these issues are summarized here.
Based on the findings of this project, the SWHHS offers some recommen­dations for improving the lifestyles of adults 55 and older. To address physi­cal activity concerns, they suggest that local schools can allow residents to walk in their buildings before and after school, free of charge…

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

SWSHH is concerned with improving health for adults age 55 and older

June 7, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Part II
Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) recently met with Lincoln County residents concerning healthcare for those 55 and older. They conducted focus groups and key informant interviews in Ivanhoe, Tyler, Lake Benton, and Hendricks, focusing on the topics of active living, healthy eating and tobacco-free living. The discussion findings were recently released. Part two of the results are summarized here.
Many of the questions were focused on the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)…

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

Hendricks Public Library announces summer programming

June 7, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

Summer programs at the Siverson Library in Hendricks will begin with the Summer Reading Pro­gram Kickoff Party on Thursday, June 7 at 3 p.m. and continue through Thursday, Aug. 9.
June programs include Bubbles and Bubble Art from 1-4 p.m. for chil­dren having completed grades K-4 on June 13; Summertime Book Swap on June 19 from 2-3 p.m…

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Norwegians’ fascination with Hendricks brings them back

May 31, 2018

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Arne Dragasoien (standing) of Tonsberg, Norway and Knut Engesmo of Singsaas, Norway visit Hendricks every chance they get.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Arne Dragasoien and Knut Engesmo, both from Norway, recently spent a couple of weeks in Hendricks. This trip to Hendricks marked the tenth time for Arne and the ninth for Knut.
“We’re already talking about coming back,” Arne said, the day they left for Minneapolis to catch their flight back home. Their daughters are coming to Hendricks in July.
Arne’s mother was a second cousin of Kenny Sommervold. Knut is related to the Engesmoes in Hendricks. “That is the original reason we started coming to Hendricks,” Arne said.

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Buseth receives 60 year award at Memorial Day program

May 31, 2018

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Legionnaires give the gun salute at Veterans Memorial Park following the Memorial Day program at the school.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The annual Memorial Day program was held at Hendricks Public School on Monday, May 28.
Auxiliary Chaplain Marcy Sommervold gave the Invocation, following the Advance of Colors and the “Star Spangled Banner.” The Pledge of Allegiance was also recited…

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