Antique appraiser Mark Moran returns to Plum Creek libraries

September 12, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Plum Creek Regional Library System will once again sponsor free antique appraisals by expert appraiser Mark Moran. Moran toured the region in early 2018.
Moran is the author of dozens of antique reference guides. His resume also includes formerly serving as senior editor of antiques and collectibles books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wisconsin, a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine, serving as editor of Antique Review East magazine, as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and as editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group…

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4-H youth exhibit their best at the Minnesota State Fair

September 12, 2019

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Abby Johnson in the Lama Costume Contest.

Minnesota 4-H’ers from 87 counties brought over 2,300 exhibits, delivered about 175 public presen­tations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and perfor­mances at the 2019 Min­nesota State Fair.
Throughout the year, 4-H youth select project areas that reflect personal areas of interest and pur­sue hands-on learning that is both self-directed and guided by adult volun­teers. The results of their learning are exhibited at county fairs across the state. A collection of the best exhibits from each county fair is brought to present in the 4-H Build­ing at the Minnesota State Fair.

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

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Leah Popowski Purple Ribbon Needle Arts

Fall Event fun

September 12, 2019

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The Lincoln County Active Generations Fall Event was held Thursday at the Ivanhoe V.F.W., providing an evening of food and entertainment to area senior citizens.

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Lemonade stand with a sweet purpose

September 12, 2019

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Izzy McCandless, left, and Lita Fryer set up a lemonade stand last week to raise money for a good purpose.

By Violet Nelson
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Last week on the cor­ner of Main and Garfield Streets, Lita Fryer and Izzy McCandless decided to set up a lemonade stand. The money raised wasn’t for them, it was for others.
The two girls, both from Hendricks, like to help people. They are both volunteers at the local nursing home. When they found out some nursing home residents wanted to go to a movie at the Red Barn Theater but couldn’t afford it, they decided to step in.

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

Lincoln County receives clean opinion on 2018 audit; approves 3% increase

September 12, 2019

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Cody Pederson, pictured with Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester, began his duties as a Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He was introduced to the commissioners before the meeting began.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the meeting room of the Lincoln County Court­house in Ivanhoe. All com­missioners were present for the meeting. Before the meeting began, Sheriff Chad Meester introduced new county deputy Cody Pederson to the board.
Following the approval of the consent agenda, Doug Host of Clifton Lar­son Allen LLP presented the 2018 Audit Report…

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

Enjoying a weekend ride

September 5, 2019

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Over Labor Day weekend, David and Lea-Ann Alwin stopped at Veterans Memorial Park in Hendricks to eat a light lunch before heading home to Watertown, South Dakota.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
While heading back home to Watertown, South Dakota, David and Lea-Ann Alwin made a stop at Veterans Memorial Park in Hendricks. They were riding their recumbent tandem Grand Sram bicycle.
For the Alwins, riding their tandem is about cooperation, harmony and sharing…

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A flashback to croquet’s heyday

September 5, 2019

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Croquet players, pictured left to right in front, are Rudolph Hanson and Art Schulz; in back are Pete Christianson, Pete Ness, Ole Mathison, Pete Sandro, Martin Skovly and Ole Ness.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Their workday was over; the croquet players in Hendricks could hardly wait to congregate in the park for their favorite pastime, croquet.
Now, after 65-plus years, a picture of these old-time businessmen has surfaced.

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Last hurrah of summer

September 5, 2019

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The Hendricks campground was filled to capacity Labor Day weekend. It was a time to celebrate the last hurrah of summer. All four cabins were rented out for the three-day holiday. Seeing so many people having fun, relaxing, and visiting is a welcome sight.

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Local connection continues NFL career

September 5, 2019

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Alberto Aguilar, Jonathan, Vonn, Marcia and Brandon Zylstra enjoy a meal at Gorkha Palace after the game.

Wide receiver faces the uncertainty of playing in the NFL

By Jay Nelson

Emotions filled the locker room after the Minnesota Vi­kings defeated the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, Aug. 24. Ninety Minnesota Vikings participated in this preseason game, but within a week’s time, the roster needed to be reduced to only 53 players. Thirty-sev­en men would be walking out of the Minnesota locker room for the last time. Many players sat by their lockers reflecting on what their future may hold. The fate of their Minnesota Vi­kings membership would soon be decided.

A group with a different type of membership was assembling across the hall from the Vikings locker room. They were mem­bers of Gary and Karen Zyl­stra’s family. Vonn, son of this prominent Hendricks couple, waited for his son Brandon who plays wide receiver for the Vikings. Vonn was joined by his wife Marcia, his brother Jonathan, and Alberto Aguilar. Brandon soon emerged from the locker room and joined his family.

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

 

2019 Intermediate 4-H general livestock judging contest

September 5, 2019

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Lincoln County Intermediate General Livestock Judging Team, left to right, Maxwell Johnson, Ava Schoenfeld, Reese Anderson (Jackson County), and Matt Weber.

Hundreds of Minnesota 4-H’ers spend their sum­mer evenings looking at cattle, pigs, and sheep, determining the best rea­son to place one animal over another. Experience in judging livestock helps a participant select future projects and replacements for their own herd ven­tures. The judging experi­ence truly helps 4-H mem­bers base their decisions on sound reasons and implement several new life skills. The intermedi­ate division includes 4-H members who have com­pleted 6th–8th grade.

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