Approval to treat Lake Benton Lake was given to Lincoln County

April 26, 2019

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Vince Robinson of DSI presented an update on the border-to-border broadband project that Lincoln County and ITC are working on.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 16. All members of the board were present for the meeting.
Nancy Vierstraete of United Community Action Partnership (UCAP) presented a report on the organization and requested that the board approve a resolution, the Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program, to allow UCAP to work with families in Lincoln County. According to Vierstraete, Lincoln County is one of 13 counties the organization serves. In order to make the organization more available to Lincoln County residents, UCAP is considering adding a case-management office, which would be open one day a week…

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A “Blissful” Ladies Day

April 26, 2019

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Jessica Siverson, left, owner of Bliss Boutique & Decor in Hendricks, is pictured with two of her employees, Mary and Linda. They held Ladies Day last Wednesday, April 17, offering a large variety of fun items for sale. The ladies enjoyed a large spread of hors d’euvres and drinks while they shopped. The personalized service Bliss Boutique & Decor offers makes you feel like you’re in a street shoppe in Paris!

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Lincoln County authors can enter indie writing competition

April 26, 2019

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By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Calling all Lincoln Coun­ty authors! Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs, in partner­ship with the Plum Creek Library system, invite lo­cal authors to enter the Minnesota Author Project contest.
Independent authors, also called indie authors, often struggle to spread the word about their lat­est work. The Minnesota Author Project contest en­courages strong relation­ships between indie au­thors, local libraries, and readers by seeking to iden­tify and promote the best indie ebooks Minnesota has to offer in the genres of Adult and Young Adult Fiction. Submissions for the 2019 competition will be accepted through May 31. Multiple submissions are accepted.

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Third and fourth graders bring Living History to Life

April 26, 2019

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Atticus Eyjolfson portrayed P.T. Barnum.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Atticus Eyjlolfson sparked to life when a visitor pressed his “start” button at the Liv­ing History Museum last Tuesday evening at Hendricks Public School. Dressed like a successful American promoter who founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Atticus brought us back to the late 1800s.

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Camden Olson portrayed Daniel Boone.

Good Shepherd Hospice annual Tour of Tables April 27

April 26, 2019

The Hendricks Com­munity Hospital’s Good Shepherd Hospice an­nual Tour of Tables fund­raiser will be held April 27, 6:30 p.m. in the Christ Lutheran Church Fellow­ship Hall in Hendricks. The fun evening includes a dinner, silent auction, several drawings, and raffles for prizes donated by area businesses and individuals. The doors will open at 5 p.m. The public is invited to come and view the tables and have an opportunity to bid on silent auction items from 3-5 p.m…

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An eternal future

April 19, 2019

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Even in the midst of sorrow and trials, Jeremy and Janet McGee and their sons find peace and joy after the loss of two-year-old Teddy. Pictured with Jeremy and Janet are Matthew (18,) Jacob (14,) Blake (14,) and Mason (18 months.)

Janet Daniels grew up on a farm near Arco. She graduated from Lincoln HI in 1999 and got her mortuary science degree from the University of Minnesota in 2002. She and her son Blake lived in Hendricks from 2007-2008, where Janet was employed with Birk Funeral Home.
After Janet left Hendricks, she worked at attaining her Masters in Business Administration (MBA), which she finished in 2012. In ad­dition to her son Blake, she gained two sons after her marriage to Jer­emy McGee in 2013. The couple were blessed with another son, Teddy, in 2014.
It was Sunday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2016…

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Teddy McGee left his early home on Feb. 14, 2016.

11th annual Hendricks Community Mission Fair held Palm Sunday

April 18, 2019

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As part of the 11th annual Hendricks Community Mission Fair held in memory of Sarah Buller, a packing party was held at Christ Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 14. Many from the area showed up to assemble personal care kits to be distributed through Lutheran World Relief.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Sarah Buller, daughter of Dwight and Peggy Buller, worked with a youth group at a church called Lifehouse Family Church in South Africa. She was in a praise band and enjoyed her job working with the youth and babies in the townships… Sarah never made it back to her home in Hen­dricks. To keep her mem­ory alive, her family has held a Hendricks Commu­nity Mission Fair for 11 years. Every year on Palm Sunday a morning wor­ship is held, followed by a packing party and a noon meal with free-will dona­tions to missions…

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LLEC crew worked long hours to restore power in area counties

April 18, 2019

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A line of three-phase power line poles lay on the ground between Tracy and Amiret.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The early spring ice and snowstorm that pummeled the area last week not only clogged up area roads, but also left many area residents without power. Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative (LLEC) General Manager Tim O’Leary said the problems began to arise last Thursday.
“The outages started around the Tyler area the early morning hours of April 11th, but quickly moved east,” O’Leary said on Monday. “The crews spent a majority of their time working east of Highway 23.”

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Hendricks City Council approves sale of land on Mueller Drive

April 18, 2019

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The north half of the twin homes on Mueller Drive was sold to Richard and Eileen Nielsen.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The regular city council meet­ing was called to order Monday evening, April 15, by Mayor Julie Hogie, with council mem­bers Scott Pearson and Judy Pearson absent. Following the flag pledge, the minutes of the April 1, 2019 Board of Review and the regular council meeting were approved. The evening’s agenda was approved.
Teresa Schreurs, who does Small Cities grant writing, gave an overview of Small Cities De­velopment Program (SCDP), prepared by Development Ser­vices, Inc. (DSI). DSI works with business and economic devel­opment, grant services, small cities development program, community development, hous­ing management, energy solu­tions and maintenance servic­es. DEED, a competitive grant program, provides some small city grant money but suggests utilizing other funds.

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Lincoln County bombed by Winter Storm Wesley with snow, ice, winds

April 18, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lincoln County was hit by one of the biggest win­ter storms in history. Win­ter Storm Wesley bombed through the county Wednes­day through Friday, April 10-12, leaving behind inches of snow, ice and devastation in its path.
Early last week, the Na­tional Weather Service issued statements that suggested a blizzard would hit Lincoln County, with the expecta­tion of high winds, a wintery mix, and several inches of snow falling before the storm ended…

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