Beer! Bands! Bacon! Festival — a hit in Hendricks

May 31, 2018

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A beanbag tournament was part of the Beer! Bands! Bacon! festival.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Attendees of the fourth annual Beer! Bands! Bacon! Festival held in Hendricks basked in the heat while they took in the live bands and sampled the beverages and bacon-themed foods from a variety of breweries and food booths.
The event began with a bacon cook-off from 2-6 p.m., with a bean bag tournament and live music taking place during at the same time. The event also included a fishing tournament on Saturday.

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

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Beer! Bands! Bacon! Festival committee members bartended, serving “regular” beer, lemonade and water.

Derby day in Hendricks

May 31, 2018

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Over 40 locals attended the Hendricks version of the Kentucky Derby last Tuesday night, May 22 at the Hendricks Dining Center. This table of fans, complete with derby hats, are eating the evening meal of roast beef and mashed potatoes before placing their bets.

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Buffalo Ridge Chorale Concert Sunday, June 3 in Hendricks

May 31, 2018

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The Buffalo Ridge Chorale is pictured performing in 2017.

“Friends of Jazz” to be featured at concert

On Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m. the Buffalo Ridge Chorale, along with the Friends of Jazz quartet, will present their spring con­cert entitled “Big Noise” at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Since 2010, the chorale has performed a spring and fall concert held in various communi­ties along the Minnesota- South Dakota border.
The director of the cho­rale is Dr. Anna DeGraff…

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

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

May 31, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Part I

Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) recently met with LincolnCounty residents concern­ing healthcare for those 55 and older. They conduct­ed focus groups and key informant interviews in Ivanhoe, Tyler, LakeBen­ton, and Hendricks, focus­ing on the topics of active living, healthy eating and tobacco-free living. The discussion findings were recently released. Part one of the results is summa­rized here.
According to a recent Adult Health Survey, SWHHS found that Lincoln County adults 55 and old­er are experiencing high rates of smoking, high Body Mass Index (BMI), High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol. Based on these findings, they asked the community members about what is happening where they live that con­tributes to those differenc­es.

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

Local piano students receive certificates at National Piano Guild

May 31, 2018

Twenty-five students recently performed for the National Piano Guild.
One Local certificate was awarded to Rachel Hexem, who played three memorized pieces.
Four District certifi­cates were awarded to Anders Sandro, Jens Sandro, Max Schumacher and Lindsey Walker, all of whom played four, five or six memorized pieces.

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

Minnesota passes new law to protect Minnesotans with chronic illnesses

May 31, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

According to a recent press release, Governor Dayton recently signed into law HF 3196, a bill that will potentially pro­tect thousands of Minneso­tans with chronic illnesses from long and drawn out try-and-fail prescription practices. This law places strong patient protections around step-therapy, the practice that takes medical treatment out of the hands of medical professionals and places it into the hands of insurance companies.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota web­site describes step therapy as “a ‘step’ approach to providing medication cov­erage…

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

Opera House auditions June 3 and 5 for “Footloose: The Musical”

May 31, 2018

Tryouts for the Lake Benton Opera House pro­duction of “Footloose: The Musical” will be held on Sunday, June 3 at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will begin the week of June 10…

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

HPS holds sixth annual Commencement Exercises May 19

May 25, 2018

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The Hendricks Public School Class of 2018, from left to right — Kristina Bolish, Autumn Bucholz, Greta Johnson, Bethany Long and Dawson Satter.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Five Hendricks Public School seniors received their diplomas during Commence­ment Exercises held Saturday, May 19 in the school gymna­sium. The seniors are Kristi­na Bolish, Autumn Buchholz, Greta Johnson, Bethany Long and Dawson Satter.
The program began with the HPS girls’ choir— Greta, Sophie and Kaylee Johnson and Jesade Siverson—sing­ing “This Is Me,” followed by the seniors walking in to the accompaniment of the Hen­dricks Community Band play­ing “Pomp and Circumstance.”…

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Hendricks students visit Pioneer Museum

May 25, 2018

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Hendricks third and fourth graders visited the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum on Tuesday, May 15, had class in the one-room schoolhouse and toured the complex.

Memorial Day program at HPS

May 25, 2018

The Hendricks Memorial Day program will be held Monday, May 28, 10:30 a.m. at Hendricks Public School.
The Community Band will begin the morning with “Legacy of Heroes” followed by the Advance of Colors. The Community Band will play “The Star Spangled Banner” followed by the Invocation by Auxiliary Chaplain Marcy Sommervold.

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