One Book/One County Read at the Lincoln County libraries

August 9, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
Lake Benton Public
Library Director

Calling all WWII histo­ry buffs (and those who just want to learn more about the time period)— the Lincoln County Pub­lic Libraries, which in­clude Tyler, Lake Benton, Ivanhoe and Siverson (Hendricks), would like to invite you to join us for the One Book/One County Read.
One Book/One County Read is an opportunity for Lincoln County resi­dents to share experienc­es by reading the same novel and attending a variety of special pro­grams and events.

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

Riding for a good cause

August 3, 2017

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At age 98, Norma Siverson had never ridden a motorcycle, so when she saw all the motorcycles in Hendricks last Saturday, she saw an opportunity. She’s pictured here with Curtis Gould.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
On Saturday, July 29, 115 motorcyclists joined together to ride in a poker run to help raise money for hospice, drawing riders from around the local area and other towns, including Huron, Watertown, St. Cloud, Clark, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Cottonwood, Canby and Ivanhoe.
The event was planned by the Hendricks Motorcycle Riders, a local group of about 25 members. It is not an official motorcycle club, however.
Scott Krier, one of the members of the group, said the idea for the group got its start last year when he and 12 other riders took a trip to Deadwood, South Dakota, and while riding around the Black Hills, decided to start something locally.

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

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There was a Win-a-Bike Raffle in Hendricks for the poker run.

Paul Dillon Farm honored as Century Farm at county fair

August 3, 2017

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The Dillon Family was honored with a Century Farm Award on Saturday. Pictured from left are Paul Dillon (fourth generation), Tom Mielke, Kim Mielke (fifth generation) and Judy Dillon.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Paul Dillon Farm was honored with a Centu­ry Farm award at the 2017 Lincoln County Fair. Pres­ent to receive the award were Paul and Judy Dillon and their daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Tom Mielke. Paul is a member of the fourth generation of the family to live on the farm and Kim, who will eventually take over, is the fifth generation.
Alfred Luing bought a quarter section near Ivan­hoe, 160 acres, in early 1910 on a land agent pro­motional selling tour. This land was virgin prairie. Luing proceeded to have the ground broken for a home site, which may have been a requirement of the agreement.

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

Fun at the Lincoln County fair!

August 3, 2017

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Rachel Hexem leads her sheep in the ring at the Lincoln County Fair.

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Greta Johnson leads her calf in the ring.

Look for more photos next week in the Souvenir Edition of the Hendricks Pioneer.

Anne Lichtsinn named Lincoln County Senior Citizen of the Year

August 3, 2017

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Frank Jorgensen presents Anne Lichtsinn with the 2017 Lincoln County Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year award.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Anne Lichtsinn has been an active member in the Lake Benton community and Lincoln County for more than 50 years, serving wherever she is needed. She typically tries to stay out of the spotlight, working behind the scenes; however, Lichtsinn is always ready to lend a hand.
Lichtsinn began working as a seamstress when her children were young. As they grew, she worked at the Lake Benton grocery store and kept the books for area LP gas companies until she retired. Now Lichtsinn keeps busy volunteering and serving others. Her hobbies include reading, computers, gardening, woodworking, sewing and needlework. She has been married to John for 58 years. They have raised three children and have five wonderful grandchildren.

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

Crooks has plans to turn log cabin into a museum in Astoria

August 3, 2017

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Mike Crooks of Astoria, South Dakota stands by the log cabin he purchased several years ago. After retirement, he plans to make it into a museum.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

The tiny house move­ment is back. Even though living in less footage is trendy, people don’t have to live like this. It’s by choice.
Back in the day when pi­oneers first arrived to their new land, a tiny house was all they could muster up. It was the way of life back then.
Mike Crooks of Astoria, South Dakota purchased a log cabin for $400 sev­eral years ago and put it on the empty lot next to his home…

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

Vicki Ovall’s blankets have life- changing effects for those receiving

July 27, 2017

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Vicki Ovall is booked through August with orders for the weighted blankets she sews at her home in Astoria, South Dakota.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
When Vicki Ovall started sewing weighted blankets last November, she never anticipated what was to follow.
The school where Vicki’s daughter Michelle works had purchased a weighted blanket on-line. When Vicki found out what natural calming effects this had on some kids, she put her sewing skills to work.
She did some research, purchased fabric and bought weighted plastic poly pellets used to assemble the blankets…

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

Be our guest!

July 27, 2017

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The Lake Benton Opera House production of “Beauty and the Beast” opens July 27. Pictured from left are Eric Fish of Lake Benton as Lumiere, Tom Schmitt of Porter as Cogsworth, and Becky Peterson of Ruthton as Mrs. Potts.

Fifty-six locals attend PGA John Deere Classic Tournament in Illinois

July 27, 2017

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If any of you happened to watch the final round of the John Deere Classic on Sunday, here’s an image of what you would have seen on TV—Chester Frannk and Phil Trooien walked in¬side the ropes as honorary observers with 2017 JDC Champion Bryson DeChambeau during the tournament. DeChambeau is pictured shaking hands with Chet and Phil following the tournament.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

On Saturday, July 15, 56 peo­ple from Hendricks boarded a bus and set out for Illinois to at­tend the PGA John Deere Classic Golf Tournament. The trip was arranged by Travis Olsen, who had set out for Illinois earlier in the week.
Olsen explained how the trip came about, and his part in ar­ranging it.
“I have played in the Wednes­day Pro-Am at the John Deere Classic for the last seven years and before the deadline of Jan. 31 for the 2017 Pro-Am, I de­cided not to play in it and in­stead try to put together a trip for more golfers,” said Olsen…

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

The wind blew and stuff flew

July 27, 2017

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Poles were snapped off along Highway 1 south of Hendricks in a storm that blew through last week.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Last Wednesday, a long-tracking storm hit Lincoln County with a vengeance. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), “a se­vere thunderstorm developed across portions of northwest­ern South Dakota and started to track southeast. Before the afternoon was finished, this severe storm tracked across South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eventually finished the day in Illinois.” This severe thun­derstorm brought with it both beneficial rain and damaging hail.

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