To plow or not to plow; that is the question

February 14, 2019

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Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

With the white stuff falling so frequently, many Lincoln Coun­ty residents are left wondering where the snowplows are. Rest assured, according to Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson, they are out there, in well below ideal conditions, doing their best to make road conditions conducive to travel.
In a recent interview Wilson ex­plained that the decision to plow or not to plow is generally made by Lincoln County’s Maintenance Superintendent. “He has been part of the staff since 1996 and has been in that position since 2011,” Wilson said. The decision is made to plow or treat road surfac­es when “the roads are icy, there are two inches or more of snow or there is drifting.”…

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Another snow, another blow for Lincoln County residents

February 14, 2019

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Free snow, for a limited time only. Can be picked up at a farm place west of Hendricks.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Another round of heavy snowfall and high winds wreaked more havoc across Lincoln County last week and into the week­end. The snowfall, which was much heavier than originally predicted by the National Weather Service (NWS), led to school clo­sures and event cancella­tions, and interfered with bus routes.
The weather forecast for Tuesday, Feb. 5 included snow, but forecasters ex­pected no more than two inches to fall across the region…

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Lincoln County Corn & Soybean Growers held annual meeting

February 14, 2019

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Speaking at Saturday’s Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers annual meeting were (clockwise from top left) Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Vice-President Jamie Beyer, MSGA Regional Project Manager Sam Johnson, MSGA CEO Tom Slunecka and Lincoln County Chairman Tim Jerzak.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers an­nual meeting was held Sat­urday evening at the VFW Hall in Ivanhoe. A large crowd was on hand to hear updates from local and state-level officials, win door prizes, bid on a host of auction items and enjoy a steak supper.
Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Vice-President Ja­mie Beyer commended the local organization for the success each year of its an­nual meeting.

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Being the hands and feet of Jesus with her dental talent

February 14, 2019

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

In America, dental care is taken for granted. Accord­ing to the Center for Disease Control’s 2016 report, 84.6 percent of children between 2 and 17-year-old have had a dental checkup within the last 12 months. Furthermore, more than 64 percent of adults have had a dental visit in the last year. The same cannot be said for those living in less fortu­nate countries, especially in Guatemala, where most rural residents have never seen a dentist. Lake Benton resident Stefanie Slegers, a dental hy­gienist who works at Tyler Family Dental, recently joined a group of nine other Minneso­tans to change that statistic.

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40th annual LHIA Fishing Derby doubles population of Hendricks

February 6, 2019

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Pictured are some of the many winners at the Lake Hendricks Improvement Association Fishing Derby held Saturday, Feb. 2 in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The 40th annual Lake Hendricks Improvement Association (LHIA) Fishing Derby was given a thumbs-up Saturday, Feb. 2, after the event came to an end around 3 p.m. LHIA Secretary/Treasurer and tournament director Tom Landmark said an estimated 500-700 people were in attendance. “One of the best ever,” Landmark said.
Participants caught a total of 10 perch, five northern and four walleye during the tournament.

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A large crowd enjoyed 40-degree temps Saturday at the 40th annual Lake Hendricks Improvement Association Fishing Derby.

New visual arts program at HPS

February 6, 2019

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Visual Arts teacher Mary Chick is showing some of her 9th-12th grade students how to create an acrylic painting technique board.

By Violet Nelson
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Hendricks Public School is happy to bring visual arts to the students this year. Taught by Visual Arts instructor Mary Chick, students in grades 1-12 have the opportunity to open a flood of creativity.
Mary Chick encourages students to be creative. Last week, students were working on creating an acrylic painting technique board…

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Hendricks City Council discusses east land parcel, purchases small parcel

February 6, 2019

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Al Molascon was present for public forum.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks City Council met Monday eve­ning, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Julie Hogie called the meeting to order fol­lowed by the flag pledge. The evening’s amended agenda and the minutes of the Jan. 22 meeting were approved.
Al Molascon was pres­ent for public forum. He brought three items to the council’s attention…

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Impromptu winter break

February 6, 2019

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Raychel, Kyra and Hannah, daughters of John and Monica Dorn, took a break from housework to make a play fort for themselves and baby sister Hannah.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Every winter there is a pretty good chance school will be called off because of snow or, in the case of last week, dangerously cold temperatures. It’s usually one day off with a possible two-hour late start the fol­lowing day.
Last week a rare occur­rence assured students that school was canceled two days in advance, with a late start on Day 3.
Are kids excited about this, or do they find them­selves wondering what to do?

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Baby it’s cold outside!

February 6, 2019

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Severe cold temperatures created dazzling atmospheric displays last week.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com
Lincoln County saw some of the coldest temperatures in 20 years last week. The air temperature plunged to the negative 20s and 30s while the windchill values were as low as -53. While the region sees super cold temperatures most Januarys, it is not often that the cold lasts for several days.
According to the National Weather Service, the cold was caused by a polar vortex settling over the upper Midwest…

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40th Annual Lake Hendricks Fishing Derby this weekend

January 31, 2019

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Orlan Sandro was an original board member of LHIA (Lake Hendricks Improvement Association). He helped organize the first fishing derby in 1979.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Lake Hendricks Improvement Association (LHIA) is celebrating their 40th annual fishing derby this weekend. Some great opportunities await you on beautiful Lake Hendricks. Prizes will be awarded for the largest walleye, perch and northern caught during the tournament. Total prize giveaway is valued at over $7,000. Chili and pork sandwiches will be available for $4 each…

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