Homecoming royalty

October 11, 2018

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Hendricks High School’s Royal Homecoming Court, includes, from left to right, Heather Digre, Christian Hofer, Abigail Satterlee and Max Schumacher. See next week’s issue for more homecoming pictures!

Many fun fall events in store for Hendricks Harvestfest on October 20

October 11, 2018

The Hendricks Commu­nity Club has been busy getting events lined up for the annual Hendricks Harvestfest, which will be Saturday, Oct. 20 this year. All the events are located in and around Cedric’s and the Legion Hall. Besides the following events, there will be Harvestfest specials throughout the day at local stores and restaurants.
The event kicks off at 7 a.m. with a breakfast and bake sale at the Hendricks Senior Dining Center fea­turing a French toast, pan­cake, and sausage break­fast along with a bake sale.

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

Hendricks Public School will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 7-13

October 4, 2018

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Hendricks High School’s Senior Class Royal Homecoming Court, pictured left to right— Max Schumacher, Abby Satterlee, Heather Digre and Christian Hofer.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

This year’s Homecoming slo­gan is “This Is Us.” It’s all about the students. The week will kick off with the Estelline-Hendricks Cross Country team running a game-ball from Estelline, South Dakota to Hendricks on Sunday, Oct. 7, starting at 12 p.m. Each runner on the team will run the ball a mile or two to take the game-ball from Estelline High School to the Hendricks Golf Course. The ball should arrive in Hendricks around 3:30 p.m.
If interested, you can support their efforts by standing along the road as they make their way to Hendricks…

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

Unusual sighting in Hendricks

October 4, 2018

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Joe Birkemeyer and son Colin Birkemeyer of Brainerd flew to Hendricks by seaplane last week, to attend grandmother Norma Siverson’s 100th birthday celebration. Joe’s wife and daughter drove to Hendricks by car.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

It took Joe and Colin Birkemeyer one and a half hours to fly by sea­plane from Brainerd to Hendricks on Friday night, Sept. 21, to attend Grandma Norma Siverson’s 100th birthday party on Sept. 22. It took Joe’s wife and daughter about five hours to come by car.
While Hendricks does not have an airport, it does have a nice big lake. A lake was all Joe and Colin were looking for when landing in Hendricks. The six-seater, high wing seaplane landed around 7:15 p.m., just in time to dine out at Cedric’s.

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

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On Friday night, Sept. 21 at dusk, a seaplane landed on the shores of Lake Hendricks. Joe Birkemeyer and his son Colin Birkemeyer of Brainerd stepped out of it.

Library update and air exchanger request

October 4, 2018

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Julie Hogie presiding. The minutes of the Sept. 17 meeting and the evening’s agenda were ap­proved. There was no public forum.
Librarian Joni Dagel of the Hendricks Public Library gave an update on library usage and engagement. She thanked the council for the Plum Creek Library System. Library visits have grown because of it…

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

Singsaas Pumpkin Fest held

October 4, 2018

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Jace Bellrichard of Albert Lea brought his own means of transportation for his pumpkin. He is the son of Trevor and Chelsey Bellrichard and grandson of Jim and Sharla Benz of Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Singsaas Lutheran Church Pumpkin Fest, now in its sixth year, is a fun family event for all ages. The Pumpkin Fest, held on the church grounds and church basement, was Sat­urday, Sept. 29…

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

Bethany/Bethel Lutheran of Astoria to celebrate 100th anniversary Oct. 7

October 4, 2018

Bethany/Bethel Lutheran Church of Astoria, South Dakota will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 7.

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

Opera House show opens Oct. 5

October 4, 2018

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Photo courtesy of Brooke Sanderson
The cast of “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” from left to right— Perry Anderson, Jr. of Marshall, Mark Wilmes, Lori Sanderson and Adam Madsen of Tyler, Beth Reams of Brookings, South Dakota and Eric Fish of Lake Benton.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton Opera House fall play, “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” opens Friday, Oct. 5 and runs for two weekends.
This six-character comedy is a spoof of—and a love letter to—the screwball comedies of the 1930s and to stage mysteries in general…

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

Siverson celebrates 100th birthday

September 26, 2018

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Pictured left to right in front are Gordy Siverson, Norma Siverson and Millie Siverson; in back are Elizabeth Holm, Ralph Siverson and Sylvia McClean.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Norma Siverson ac­credits her longevity to God. “The Lord is my strength. I ask Him to be with me everyday in ev­erything I do and thank Him daily for all the blessings I have been giv­en.” She eats three meals a day and keeps busy go­ing to community, church and family events.
Norma (Twedt) Siver­son was born in Mitchell, South Dakota. In 1927 the family moved to a farm by Brandt, South Dakota…

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

Helium balloon found in local cornfield

September 26, 2018

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John Olson, who farms north of Hendricks, found a helium balloon containing a message in his cornfield.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Throughout the years, many people have released helium balloons with messages inside of them. They disappear into the air, and most likely the sender never knows if someone, somewhere, ever found the balloon.

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