Children’s theater production opens Saturday at Opera House

November 14, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lake Benton Opera House production of “Stories Under the Big Top” will be performed Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The show is directed by Crystal Enga of Marshall. The play is performed in a circus setting and is comprised of five vignettes that showcase each story.
Among the actors performing is Willow Hoff, who lives outside Balaton and is homeschooled.

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Junior Achievement of Lincoln County awarded Small Grant

November 14, 2019

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Pictured from left are Jessica Gums and Shelby Otto, receiving the United Way grant on behalf of Junior Achievement of Lincoln County.

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) Board of Di­rectors recently approved Small Grants in Round I totaling $2,000. The Small Grant program is an out­reach of the Community Impact funding process. The available amount of grant dollars each year is subject to change. One-time grants up to $5,000 are awarded to organizations aligned with UWSWMN’s priority areas.
Financial Stability: Ju­nior Achievement of Lin­coln County…

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Froiland receives award in Pierre

November 14, 2019

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Brent Adney of South Dakota Housing, left, presented Justin Froiland with the South Dakota Housing Development Authority Loan Officer of the Year for Region 3 Award.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Justin Froiland of Brook­ings, South Dakota, is the grandson of Mary Froiland of Hendricks. He lives in Brookings and works at Fairway Independent Mort­gage Corporation as a Certi­fied Mortgage Planner. His office is located at 412 5th St., Brookings.
Justin has been in the mortgage financing busi­ness for five years and has worked at Fairway Indepen­dent Mortgage Corporation for 2½ years. He primarily focuses on the Brookings and Madison, South Dakota areas, but is able to lend anywhere in South Dakota.

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A day to honor veterans

November 14, 2019

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The annual Veterans Day Program was held at Hendricks Public School at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, honoring our courageous veterans. The middle school and high school bands and choirs, and a teachers’ choir, performed special songs, and the third grade class read a poem thanking our veterans. A letter from HPS alumni Anna Digre, a currently deployed soldier, was read to those in attendance. Pictured are American Legion and Legion Auxiliary members.

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Two former Hendricks Public School students were honored at the program. Specialist Anna Digre of the 147th Field Artillery, currently serving in Operation Atlantic Resolve in Europe, was a 2015 graduate of HPS. Dawson Satter, a U.S. Marine currently serving as an airframe mechanic, was a 2018 graduate.

Area children to present “Stories Under the Big Top”

November 7, 2019

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The cast of “Stories Under the Big Top” at Monday evening’s rehearsal at the Lake Benton Opera House.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The annual Lake Benton Opera House Children’s Theater production will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 16 with shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The show will feature 13 area 4-6th graders, who will present “Stories Under the Big Top.” The show is under the direction of Crystal Enga of Marshall, who is at the helm for the third consecutive year.
The show revisits several popular folk tales, set up as circus acts—from popular children’s stories like “The Magic Fish,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” “Billy Goats Gruff” and “The Hat Man.”…

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

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Children’s Theater Director Crystal Enga of Marshall.

Hendricks Hospital and Nursing Home welcomed trick-or-treaters

November 7, 2019

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Hendricks Nursing Home residents were ready and eager to hand out candy last Thursday.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Halloween is not just for the young, it is for the young at heart. Last week was the height of the Halloween season. Masked kids, ranging from fun to fright, were greeted at nearly every door.
Hendricks Public School children came trick-or-treating at the Hendricks Community Hospital. They stopped at the clinic, the hospital, and nursing home. Each nursing home resident was eager and willing to hand out Halloween treats to some adorable kids. They enjoyed seeing the costumed kiddos.

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Nursing Home employees Naomi Donaldson and Dee Barber were dressed as Raggedy Ann and Andy.

Hendricks City Council raises yearly Firemen’s Relief Benefits

November 7, 2019

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, Nov. 4. The minutes of the Oct. 21, 2019 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
Al Molascon was present at public forum. He commended the council on addressing city nuisance issues. Molascon has had a water drainage problem by his home in the corner of Cottage and Lake Streets. He said Scott Christianson Plumbing of Hendricks will be coming next week, between jobs, to fix the problem. Molascon said he has finished tiling and grouting the city hall kitchen.

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BOO! We Scare Hunger!

November 7, 2019

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Hendricks Public School held its annual We Scare Hunger food drive event on Halloween. The food donated will be given to the local food pantry, just in time for the holiday season. Pictured left to right in front are three year-old preschoolers Jason Adams, Asher Nuese, Maddilyn Campbell, Braelynn Eischens, Maryn Pederson and Rogan Carlson; in back are Opal Campbell, Kennedy Landmark, Lucas Lis, Kaydence Nygaard, Aaden Moravetz and Duhan Skorbinski.

Paulette Ford’s Wall of Honor

November 7, 2019

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Paulette Ford has created a Wall of Honor, recognizing all her family members who have served their country. Included in the group, from far right top to bottom, are her uncles Charlie Ford, Henry Ford and Ozzie Ford. On the left side, top to bottom, are her uncle Alden Ford, her father Goodwin Ford, and Goodwin’s son Peter. In the middle is her grandfather Ole Ford, and below that, the USS Grissom, the ship on which Ole served.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Each and every person who has worn a uniform is a hero. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, is a federal holiday in the United States, hon­oring military veterans, that is, persons who have served our country.
Paulette Ford has creat­ed a Wall of Honor, recog­nizing all her family mem­bers who have served their country. What a beautiful way to acknowledge them…

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Boo to the Flu pre-Halloween event held Sunday in the HCH parking lot

October 30, 2019

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Ashley Citterman and her skeleton trunk.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
On Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Hendricks Community Hospital hosted a pre-Halloween event. Boo to the Flu/Trunk-or-Treat featured a lot of decorated trunks in the parking lot of HCH. Treating yourself to a healthier flu season was the price of admission.
Kathy Harris, lab manager at the hospital, is new in Hendricks. They used to have Trunk-or-Treating in North Dakota, where she came from, so she decided to give it a try in Hendricks. She heard nothing but positive results. The parents and kids were excited it was held during daylight hours. Harris said there were 13 trunks and about 100 kids who came through.

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

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Even Xcel Energy got with the program.