Campground cabins proving popular

June 7, 2018

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Cabin No. 1 at the Hendricks Campground is in use as of Memorial Weekend.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Monday, June 4 meeting of the Hendricks City Council, City Administrator David Blees told the council he had been contacted by Hendricks Fire Chief Dustin Hauschild, who has received inquiries about whether the Fire Department fills pools. Blees said the Fire Department has decided that they will fill pools this summer for a fee, and the price of $20 had been discussed. Blees said filling pools would be a good community service, and it would get the trucks “out there.” Council members were in agreement, however, they questioned if the $20 rate would be enough to cover the cost of water, mentioning that pools vary in size. It was decided that a base rate of $20 would be charged, with room to charge more as the firemen see fit.

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City Council approves Community Summer Rec program

June 7, 2018

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Hendricks Community Club President Jonathon Lengkeek proposed a Community Summer Rec program at the Hendricks City Council meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hendricks Community Club President Jonathon Lengkeek proposed the formation of a community summer rec program to the Hendricks City Council during their regular meeting on Monday, June 4.
Lengkeek said the program this year would start small, being held twice a week during morning hours, and would include activities such as scavenger hunts and museum visits in addition to some athletic activities. The program would not include boating or swimming, but could include fishing…

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Simon visits Tyler to present the Economic and Business Conditions report

June 7, 2018

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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, second from left, visited Tyler last Tuesday, May 29 on a tour through the counties of southwest Minnesota. Simon spoke about the Southwest Minnesota Economic Business Conditions Report and a new survey they are offering, called the Minnesota Business Snapshot.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited LincolnCounty last week, Tuesday, May 29, to talk about the economic and business conditions of south­west Minnesota. He met with Tyler City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Tyler Mayor Greg Peter, and Lonnie Lambertus of Tyler Regional Economic Devel­opment (TRED) at the Tyler Fire Hall. Simon said he makes an an­nual visit to all the counties in southwest Minnesota.
During the meeting, Simon presented the Southwest Min­nesotaEconomic and Business Conditions Report, Fourth Quar­ter 2017

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County Environmental Office monitoring area lakes

May 25, 2018

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Chairman Mic VanDeVere reviews the Highway Department’s Annual Report.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

During the May 15 meet­ing of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Of­fice spoke to the commis­sioners about Lake Ben­ton, saying that samples of the lake had been taken. However, the temperature of the lake is rising and it won’t be possible to treat the lake before the water temperatures are too high. As a result, the lake will not get treated this year. Olsen said they will be making application in September or October to be ready for next year, and is hoping to look at a three-year vari­ance. Olsen said that last time, they treated for four years.

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Campground cabins proving popular already

May 25, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

During the Monday, May 21 meeting of the Hendricks City Council, City Administrator Da­vid Blees provided an update on the construc­tion of the cabins at the campground.
Blees said the first two cabins are nearly complete. Construction on the final two will be­gin soon. Blees antici­pates all four cabins will be finished next month, adding that, to-date, he has 65 reservations for the cabins.

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Lincoln Street complete, work continues on cabins at campground

May 9, 2018

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The final layer of asphalt was applied to Lincoln Street, bringing the project to completion.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Monday, May 7 meeting of the Hendricks City Council, City Administrator David Blees provided updates on the Lincoln Street and campground cabin projects. With the final layer of asphalt having been put down, the work on Lincoln Street is now completed. Final inspections will need to be done and there is the possibility of touchup work on the boulevards.
Work continues on the construction of the cabins at the campground….

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Commissioners hear update on prescription drug collection program

May 9, 2018

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Sheriff Chad Meester provided an update to the Lincoln County Commissioners on the prescription drug collection program. To-date, 21 pounds have been collected.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer@gmail. com

During their Tuesday, May 1 meeting, the Lin­coln County Board of Commissioners heard from Sheriff Chad Meester, who provided an update on the new prescription drug collection program.
In January this year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced they had partnered with CVS Health and The Partner­ship for Drug-Free Kids to provide the first drug collection box in Lincoln County. The collection box is located in the lobby of the law enforcement center and the public can drop off unused prescrip­tions anytime, day or night.

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Lincoln Street project in final stages

May 4, 2018

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Work has resumed on Lincoln Street. The final lift of asphalt will be applied next week.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln Street project is in the final stages of comple­tion. Crews began milling the edges of existing asphalt along the curb lines and manhole covers on Monday and Tues­day, April 30 and May 1, in preparation for the final lift (layer) of asphalt being ap­plied.
After the milling, residents should be aware that there will be a 1½-inch lip around the manhole covers, drive­ways and curb edges that will remain for about a week until the asphalt is applied.

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Lincoln County developing Dementia Friendly communities

April 26, 2018

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Lincoln Area De­mentia Awareness Net­work (LADAN) met last Thursday at the Hen­dricks Nursing Home to review the results of a survey of essential fea­tures of an age-friendly community.
The survey asked ques­tions about awareness and support in commu­nities, the dementia-friendliness of churches, businesses and organiza­tions, inclusion, services available, and housing and transportation.

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Commissioners vote to prepay SWHHS

April 26, 2018

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer@gmail. com

The Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers voted 3-2 with Com­missioners Jack Vizecky opposed and Commis­sioner Joe Drietz “opposed for now” to approve an early payment of about $200,000, a portion of the yearly amount paid to Southwest Health and Hu­man Services (SWHHS). The amount is what Lin­coln County would be pay­ing SWHHS anyway, just a month early.
“Lyon County paid all theirs up front,” said Com­missioner Mic VanDeVere. “I don’t know if they will need any from us.” …

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