Author visits Siverson Library

October 4, 2017

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Author Faye Berger did a presentation and discussion about her book “Finding Foxholes” last Thursday at the Siverson Public Library. Berger talked about traveling to Europe with her father and her husband to retrace her father’s WWII infantry days. The book is comprised of her father’s stories of his experiences.
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Worth getting out of bed for

September 28, 2017

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Monica Dorn of Hendricks (second from right) was the overall winner in the Jack 15 road race last Saturday. Two other women were in the top 10. Laura Wolles (far left), a 2006 state champion at Chester High School and a former SDSU runner, was ninth at 1:58:03. Wolles, 26, of Woodbury, was right ahead of Andriette Wickstrom (second from left), the two-time defending women’s champion. Wickstrom, 62, of Storm Lake, Iowa, finished 10th overall and, despite cutting two minutes from 2016, was third among women. Dave Graves (far right), Prairie Striders Running Club president presented the awards.

Dorn shakes off pain, makes history in Jack 15

By Dave Graves
Prairie Striders
Running Club Newsletter editor

 
Monica Dorn had a tough start to her day Saturday, but she’s glad she didn’t stay in bed.
She woke up at 5 a.m. with such severe abdominal pain she wondered if she was having an appendicitis attack. Eventually, she was able to get out of bed and walk around a bit. The pain disappeared and the 38-year-old Hendricks science teacher was off to White, South Dakota to use the Jack 15 Road Race as a marathon training run.
The pain disappeared and shortly after 10 a.m. Sept. 23 she was in Brookings, South Dakota making history.

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

South Dakota cheerleaders come together to support Minnesota football player

September 28, 2017

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The Deubrook Competitive Cheerleading squad held a freewill donation fundraiser during the Deubrook Homecoming football game last Friday for Hills-Beaver Creek football player Trenton Bass, who was injured during a game in early September. Pictured in front are Courtni Frank, Karsyn Quail and Tori Berndt; behind them are coaches Alicia Gass and Ashley Gouws. Not pictured are Katherine Klein, Jayden Fuller, Gracie Snyder, Sage Koppatschek, Ashtyn Jurrens, Abbey Selleck and Maci Colberg.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
In the last two weeks, the Deubrook and Sioux Valley Competitive Cheerleaders have been raising funds in support of Trenton Bass, a senior at Hills-Beaver Creek who was severely injured while playing in a football game in early September. According to information found on his public Facebook page “Pray for Trenton,” during a tackle attempt, Bass broke two vertebrae in his neck and underwent immediate surgery to repair them. Since that time, he has regained the use of his arms and some sensation in his legs, but will be undergoing extensive rehabilitation, with the hope of regaining the use of his legs.
The Deubrook and Sioux Valley cheerleaders have joined the ranks of those donating funds to the Bass family, making bows and ribbons in red and blue, the school colors for Hills-Beaver Creek. No price was set, freewill donations were given.

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

Commissioners hear from mayor, city administrator of Hendricks

September 28, 2017

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Hendricks Mayor Julie Hogie and City Administrator David Blees, left, talked to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners last week about the rural dumpsters and recycling site in Hendricks.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hendricks City Administrator David Blees and Mayor Julie Hogie attended the Tuesday, Sept. 19 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to speak to the commissioners regarding the rural garbage and recycling site located in Hendricks.
Recently, there has been talk at the county level of moving the site back to its original location, to property owned by the county along Hwy. 17 across from NB Golf…

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

Hendricks Public School Open House

September 28, 2017

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An open house was held at Hendricks Public School last week, showcasing the school.

Timber! Thunderstorm hits hard in Hendricks

September 28, 2017

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A thunderstorm with strong winds tore through Hendricks and the surrounding area last week, causing several large branches to go down and a tree to fall on Vick’s Grocery.

For more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

SWEC meeting held Thursday

September 28, 2017

By Violet Nelson 
and Mark Wilmes

The regular meeting of the Southwest Education Cooperative (SWEC) was held at Hendricks Public School Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. School board members from Hendricks and Lynd were present as well as Superintendent Bruce Houck, retiring Business Manager Mary Swenson and new Busi­ness Manager Wendy Law­burgh.
Hendricks School Board Chairman Nick Citterman opened the meeting. The agenda was approved as well as bills that were pre­sented. There was a sum­mary review of normal and usual invoices paid in June, July and August, all of which were approved.

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

Lawburgh hired as business manager, snack shack approved

September 28, 2017

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Wendy Lawburgh is the new Business Manager at Hendricks Public School.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

During their Wednes­day, Sept. 20 meeting, the ISD 402 Hendricks Public School Board approved the contract for Wendy Law­burgh, who has been hired by the district to replace Mary Swenson as the busi­ness manager. Swenson and Lawburgh were both pres­ent at the meeting, as Swen­son is still providing some training to Lawburgh.
The board approved the contract for Trudy Law­burgh as yearbook advisor and the revised teaching contracts with Q-comp pay and adjustments.

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

Children’s author/illustrator visits Hendricks

September 20, 2017

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Children’s author/illustrator Nancy Carlson visited Hendricks last week, putting on two programs, the first geared toward younger children, the second for older children through adult age. At both, she demonstrated how to draw various characters.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Children’s author/illustrator Nancy Carlson visited Hendricks last Friday, Sept. 15, presenting two programs at City Hall.
The first program began at 9 a.m. and was geared toward preschool though 3rd grade children. The second program was for adults and children 4th grade and up…

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

Haunted Minnesota presentation Friday at the Hendricks library

September 20, 2017

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Author Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual.

Get ready for a scary morning of bizarre ghosts, wicked spirits, and deadly poltergeists as Chad Lewis has put all of his most haunted cases into one creepy presentation for the Hendricks Public Library.
As the author of numerous books on Minnesota folklore including “The Minnesota Road Guide to Haunted Locations,” he has now combined all of his research of mysterious Hendricks and the entire state.

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