Hat enthusiast—where it all began

February 8, 2018

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Lisa Tiensvold is a lover of hats. Pictured sporting silly hats are, left to right, Lisa’s husband Norris Tiensvold, her son Will Tiensvold, Lisa Tiensvold, and her son Ben Tiensvold.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Lisa Tiensvold, sea­sonal LakeHendricks resident, is a headwear enthusiast. She has been collecting hats for many years.
It all began in her youth when she wore hats to church each Easter. “It was a pretty big deal to get to wear a fancy hat!” Lisa said. “I not only love them, but it’s in my genes.” Her great-grandmother was a milliner (hat mak­er) in Wisconsin.

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

The last ten seconds, a Minneapolis miracle

February 8, 2018

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Several Hendricks fans witnessed the Vikings win on Jan. 14. Pictured left to right in front are a couple from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Christy Olsen of Hendricks; in the middle row are Tyler Pasco and his fiancé, both of Sioux Falls, and Jeannie Ness and Travis Olsen of Hendricks; in back is Jim Ness of Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Where were you? Who were you with? What was your first reaction to the “miracle” victory on Sun­day night, Jan. 14?
Several Vikings fans from Hendricks wit­nessed the win first-hand and their reactions were nothing short of crazy.
Jeannie Ness, one of the locals who were at US Bank Stadium, lost her voice. “I hollered so long and so hard, I still can’t talk,” she said Tuesday night. “But it’s worth it,” she whispered.

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

Honor Band Festival

February 8, 2018

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On Saturday, Jan. 21, six Hendricks music students participated in the Southwest Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Band Festival. Students are nominated and chosen from a large pool of students from the area. Each band had more than 70 students from 20 different schools in southwest Minnesota. In the 6th-8th Band, HPS had 6th graders Jadyn Mack on clarinet and and Sadie Johnson on trumpet. Sophie Johnson on trumpet and Kaylee Johnson on baritone horn participated in the 9th-10th Band. In the 11th-12th Band were Greta Johnson on trumpet and Max Schumacher on percussion. Pictured left to right in front are Jadyn Mack and Sadie Johnson; in back are Greta Johnson, Sophie Johnson, Max Schumacher and Kaylee Johnson.

Hendricks students taking advantage of tech classes

February 8, 2018

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Students from Hendricks High School are pictured in Basic Mechanics Class offered at Minnesota West, Canby Campus.

Minnesota West Com­munity and Technical Col­lege, in conjunction with the SWWC Service Co-op and the Future/Pathways to Prosperity United Way grant, is currently offering several pathways of educa­tional learning and hands-on exploration to area high school students in high de­mand career path areas.
“Students who have the opportunity to successful­ly participate in a college class while still in high school increase their odds of completing a post-sec­ondary certificate or de­gree. For many students, these opportunities help them determine interests and career paths,” states Kayla Westra, Dean of In­stitutional Effectiveness at Minnesota West. “We are excited about the expan­sion of our PSEO classes, which currently serve stu­dents in on-campus, on­line, and in the high school opportunities.”

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

Construction on campground cabins begins

February 1, 2018

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Construction has begun on the first of four cabins at the Hendricks Campground.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Construction began last week on the first of four cabins that are being installed at the Hen­dricks Campground. The cabins will be two different sizes, with two of the cabins at 336 square feet and the others 420 square feet. All are being constructed on gravel pads. The cabins will not have water; however, the shower and restroom facilities are nearby. All cabins will have electricity, air conditioning and baseboard heat, have two rooms, and sleep four to six peo­ple with two sets of bunkbeds in the back room and a full-size bed in the front room of two of the cabins. In the handicap-ac­cessible cabins, there will be a single bed and a set of bunkbeds in the back room and a full-size bed in the front room.

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

Doctors recommend to get your flu shot if you haven’t had it already

February 1, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Influenza, which has many different types but is most com­monly referred to as “the flu,” is, according to the Minnesota Department of Health website, widespread, with 2,915 hospital­izations in the state between the dates of Oct. 1, 2017 and Jan. 20, 2018.
“I recommend getting your flu shot if you have not had one,” said Dr. Tabb McCluskey, Medical Di­rector of the Hendricks Commu­nity Hospital Association. “And if you think you have symptoms of the flu to come in within 48 hours to get an antiviral.”

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

Hendricks and Estelline schools discuss possible future collaboration

February 1, 2018

At the request of the Hen­dricks School Board, adminis­tration and school board repre­sentatives from Estelline School District and Hendricks Public School met Tuesday, Jan. 25 to discuss possible future collabo­ration in athletic and other ex­tracurricular offerings.
The meeting was introduc­tory in nature and the repre­sentatives from both schools shared what they believed were the opportunities and concerns unique to each district…

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

Hendricks hotels in the early 1900s

February 1, 2018

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Val Downing, Hendricks’ post mistress, provided an interesting picture of her great-grandfather, who at one time worked as a restaurateur at the T. Halvorson Hotel in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

At one time, Hendricks had four hotels.
The first hotel to be erected on the townsite of Hendricks was built by Mr. Bigham from Lake Benton and Mr. Hinkel. It was lo­cated in the middle of Main Street, as no buildings were permitted on the lots until sold by the railroad company. The building, which was hast­ily constructed, was later moved to a lot on Lincoln Street.

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

Lake Hendricks continues to have high oxygen levels in January

February 1, 2018

Oxygen levels in Lake Hendricks remain very high in the month of January. Readings taken by the Minnesota DNG and relayed to the Lake Hendricks Improvement Association have shown some of the highest readings in recent history. In fact, the oxygen levels have actually increased over the past two weeks…

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

MNA Awards Buffalo Ridge Newspapers

February 1, 2018

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Buffalo Ridge Newspapers’ Graphic Designer/ Ad Manager Amber Casperson is pictured with the plaque received for Advertising Excellence. The Tribute placed first in its subscription class for the 2017 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest.

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Tyler Tribute Editor Mark Wilmes (left) and BRN Publisher Chuck Hunt at Thursday’s Minnesota Newspaper Association Awards Banquet in Bloomington.