Hendricks Clinic receives the Little Red Bookshelf

February 27, 2019

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Olivia Johnson, daughter of Taylor and Brittany Johnson of Hendricks, browses through the books in the Little Red Bookshelf.

The Hendricks Clinic is the new home of a Little Red Bookshelf. The Lit­tle Red Bookshelf is an early literacy effort spon­sored by the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) that places red bookshelves at key locations where children and families often visit. Shelves are filled with donated, new, or gently-used books in multiple languages for children ages birth to 5th grade.
Children can enjoy the books where they are and/or take a book home if they wish. The pro­gram aims to foster a love of reading and provide access to books for all children throughout the UWSWMN service area. Efforts to expand the pro­gram throughout United Way’s service area have been taking place since the program was inher­ited from another entity whose primary focus was Marshall.

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

A day in the life of the radio

February 21, 2019

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Brad DeBeer is the voice of radio Station B93.7 and K Country 102.3

By Violet Nelson
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Brad DeBeer’s voice reaches a wide audience. It can be heard in your home every morning, Monday-Friday, on station B93.7 FM from 6 to 10 a.m. and K Country 102.3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DeBeer, along with his wife and daughter, live on the west side of Lake Hendricks along Ramlo Shores. “The man with the voice” is a 17-year veteran of radio and is famous for his Master of Ceremonies gigs at many events, has done 95 episodes of karaoke, and is the voice behind pre-shows at the Red Barn Theater. “It’s all part of entertaining,” he said…

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

Your ride is a phone call away

February 21, 2019

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One of the Community Transit buses based in Ivanhoe.

By Mark Wilmes
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Imagine being able to call up a ride whenever you need a trip somewhere. Getting a weekday lift whenever you wanted to go shopping or play cards with friends or maybe just an afternoon trip to the doctor. Imagine getting a ride that is already warmed up and picking you up at your front door. Imagine being able to have this service for a lot less money than hiring a chauffeur.

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

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Howard Peterson of Lake Benton gets a lift from Community Transit driver Jerry Rouge at the Pipestone County Medical Center.

Protecting you and yours doesn’t involve social media

February 21, 2019

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Sheriff Chad Meester

By Shelly Finzen
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If social media is to be believed, then child abductions are happening all the time, right in our back yard. Fortunately, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester and Lake Benton Police Chief Tony Sievert, the situation is not as bad as it appears. However, locals should always be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity to law enforcement.
There are several “reports” of abductions circulating around social media. “A person needs to be cautious when reading and sharing posts on Facebook as to the authenticity,” Sheriff Meester said. Chief Sievert stated, “I have not heard of any abductions in our area. I see a lot of people sharing ‘abductions’ quite frequently on Facebook. However, some of this information can be very misleading and often times is false information.”…

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

The birds are coming and bringing spring with them

February 21, 2019

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By Shelly Finzen 
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By now, most Lincoln County residents are sick of snow. With more in the forecast for the coming week, a number of people are accusing the ground­hog of being a liar. For­tunately, there is a better woodland critter locals can look for to bring news of spring’s coming. The Bird Watchers Digest web­site gives a calendar for the best time to see Minnesota bird migrations.
In March, Minnesotans still have a good chance at a snowstorm or two, but should also start see­ing storms of birds flying through the prairie skies. The bald eagles return, as do the swans and Canada geese…

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

Awards for our fire department retirees

February 21, 2019

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Four members of the Hendricks Fire Department retired in 2018— DuWayne Buseth with 43 years of service, Chuck Nygaard with 33 years of service, Todd Vierhuf with 21 years of service and Keith Nuese with 20 years of service.

Makeover planned for Hendricks Hometown Bakery

February 21, 2019

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Bakery employees Barb Hall, Tracy Bernaiak, Tammy Hanson and Haley Vincent, pictured above, will soon find themselves in a new environment. One of the features of the planned makeover of Hendricks Hometown Bakery will be a bigger, handicap-accessible bathroom. Other changes, to name a few, include new floor and ceiling and light fixtures. Construction started Feb. 16 and will be finished by the end of the week.

Great Redhawks at State

February 14, 2019

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Brynn Peterson, Sarena Schwartz, Cora Hofer, Sophie Johnson, Katie Ekema, Kaylee Johnson and Sadie Johnson are pictured with their third-place plaque. The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks captured third place as a team at the South Dakota Gymnastics Championships held in Brookings, South Dakota, Feb 8-9.

By Redhawks 
Sportswriters

In their first-ever state gymnastics meet, the Estelline-Hendricks Red­hawks placed third in the team competition held Friday, Feb. 8 at the Swif­tel Center in Brookings, South Dakota. The Red­hawks qualified second in Region 1 to advance to the state competition.
Deuel repeated as the Class A Champions and Watertown captured the AA crown over runner-up Mitchell. Parkston-Ethan-Hanson was the Class A runner-up, beating the Redhawks 132.95 to 132.825, giving them the victory by 0.125. Madison finished fourth (131.95) followed by Milbank (130.6), West Central-Montrose (128.75), Wag­ner-Bon Homme (128.35), Vermillion (125.925) and Hot Springs (122.425).

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

Mind boggling coincidence

February 14, 2019

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Jeff Gollaher, left, and Kevin Buchholz are pictured by Gollaher’s clothes dryer, the appliance with a big secret.

By Violet Nelson
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Kevin Buchholz was born and raised in Hendricks. For six years, 1986-1991, he lived in Forsyth, Montana. From 1986-1988 he attended Billings Vocational Technical College in Billings, Montana. He lived with his brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and April Buchholz, in Forsyth. Along with attending school, he worked at maintaining appliances, including dryers, at the hospital in Forsyth. He moved back to Hendricks in 1991.

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

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Kevin Buchholz holds his student ID card from Billings Vocational Technical College, where he attended from 1986-1988.

Gymnasts bring home honors

February 14, 2019

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Sadie Johnson performs her floor routine at the South Dakota State Gymnastics Meet. Johnson’s 9.125 helped the Redhawks bring home a third-place finish.

By Redhawks
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The Estelline-Hendricks Gymnastics Team competed in the Individual Day of the South Dakota Girls Gymnastics State Meet held in Brookings, South Dakota on Feb. 9. The Redhawks qualified six athletes in the individual competition with Katie Ekema, Cora Hofer, Sadie Johnson and Sophie Johnson participating in the all-around. Kaylee Johnson qualified on the balance beam and Brynn Peterson participated in the floor exercise…

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