University of Minnesota salutes 2018 Farm Families of the Year

July 27, 2018

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Betty and Frank Jorgensen

Jorgensens of Tyler chosen for Lincoln County

Eighty-one families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as 2018 Farm Families of the Year by the University of Min­nesota.
The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the an­nual Minnesota Farmfest on the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls. The event is in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center on the es­tate grounds.
The families were cho­sen by local University of Minnesota Extension committees based on their demonstrated commit­ment to enhancing and supporting agriculture…

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Commissioners hear results of Health Equity survey at July meeting

July 27, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for the second regular July meeting on Tuesday, July 17 at the Lincoln County Court House. Commis­sioner Corey Sik was ab­sent from the meeting.
Vince Robinson, Shelly Eldridge, a municipal ad­visor, ITC General Man­ager/CEO Bryan Roth, and ITC’s legal counsel Ryan Taylor of Cutler Law Firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were pres­ent to speak to the com­missioners concerning bringing broadband into rural Lincoln County…

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Hendricks School Board in discussions with Estelline board

July 27, 2018

By Sirrina Martinez
Contributing writer

The Hendricks Pub­lic School Board held its monthly meeting last Tuesday, covering a range of topics. Board member Angie Schumacher asked for a review of the last meeting with the Estelline School Board. Concerns were raised over the fu­ture of the Hendricks Grizzlies mascot and the colors that would be used on sports uniforms. Board members who attended the meeting discussed the possibility of Hendricks falling under the team name Redhawks. Super­intendent Bruce Houck said there was alot of time spent discussing the possibilities for school colors and a mascot…

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Lightning strikes Hendricks Nursing Home resulting in evacuation

July 19, 2018

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This was the scene in the parking lot of the HCHA campus early last Friday morning after lighting struck the roof of the nursing home.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
An overnight thunderstorm last Thursday night resulted in an evacuation of the Hendricks Nursing Home after lightning struck the roof.
Mary Pavek, who resides at Lincoln Lane Villa, saw the lightning strike from her apartment. “I was just going to bed after watching the Twins game, my shades were pulled, but I saw the bright flash. I thought it was coming in my window!” said Pavek. “I knew it had hit somewhere close, the clap of thunder was so loud.”
Nursing home staff said they heard a loud boom just before midnight and shortly thereafter, started to smell smoke. As the halls filled with smoke, 911 was called and the evacuation of the home began.

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Rain, rain, go away!

July 19, 2018

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Ominous storm clouds went over the area last Wednesday morning, but the storm passed by with only a few sprinkles of rain.

Chock restoring building at corner of Garfield and Main

July 19, 2018

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The word PLYMOUTH can be seen on the outside of the old white building on the corner of Garfield and Main in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
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There’s something magical that has appeared recently. The word PLYMOUTH has come into view on the south side of the big white building on the corner of Garfield and Main in Hendricks…

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City approves list of election judges for upcoming elections

July 19, 2018

By Violet Nelson
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The Hendricks City Council met in session on Monday, July 16 at 6:30 pm. with Mayor Julie Hogie presiding.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the council approved the minutes of the July 2 council meeting and approved the agenda for July 16.
Dustin Hauschild from the Hendricks Fire Department asked for the council’s approval of a liquor license for the upcoming Dueling Pianos concert, Sept. 8 at the fire hall. A motion was made by Scott Pearson, seconded by Judy Pearson, to grant them a liquor license for that night.

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Sucessful Fundraising!

July 19, 2018

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The Country House Supper Club in Lake Benton was filled on Sunday evening for the Relay For Life Chicken and Ribs Fundraiser. Around 100 people stopped in to help raise money for the CUREious George/Cancermals Relay team. Donations were received through the sale of food, tips and sale of Brau Brothers beer. Members of the Relay team helped serve the event and a representative from Brau Brothers was on hand with samples of their products.

“Footloose” opens July 26 at the Lake Benton Opera House

July 19, 2018

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The Lake Benton Opera House production of “Footloose: The Musical” opens July 26. Pictured is Graham Petersen (right) explaining to his friends all the things his mama taught him in the song “Mama Says.” Pictured on the left, clockwise from top left, are Jacob Haen of Minneota, Noah Greer of Lake Benton, Emma Lipinski of Ivanhoe, Luke Bielfeldt of Brookings, South Dakota and Jackson Jeremiason of Minneota.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton Opera House will be presenting its 2018 summer musical, “Footloose: The Musical,” beginning Thursday, July 26. The show is an adapta­tion of the hit 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow and Lori Singer. The film was loosely based on events that took place in the rural town of Elmore City, Oklahoma.

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Lucky local–truck only casualty

July 19, 2018

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As clouds above threatened a storm, Dan Anderson rushed his seven-year-old grandson into the house while his daughter-in-law grabbed the baby out of her car. Just after the older grandson got into the house, a gust of wind hit, and this large tree fell on Dan’s truck. A few seconds earlier, his grandson had passed behind the truck to get to the house. Dan is pictured above standing where his daughter-in-law typically parks. That morning, she had parked on the other side, just a few feet from where Dan’s truck was parked. Dan said the tree went down so fast, he had no time to move, and that he was standing near enough that the tree scraped his chin as it went down. Dan said he felt lucky the truck was the only casualty.

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