County scheduled Truth and Taxation meeting for December 6

October 11, 2018

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At the Oct. 2 County Board meeting, Dale Sterzinger presented an extensive report covering the many programs run by the Soil and Water Conservation District.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Oct. 2 for their regular meeting. Chair Mic VanDeVere was absent; Commissioner Joe Drietz led the meeting in his absence.
Dale Sterzinger of the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) presented an extensive report on the various programs run by the SWCD. According to his report on the Wetland Conser­vation Act, the Blazing Star Wind Energy project is in the process of planning the field roads for their towers, which requires a wetland delineation…

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Library update and air exchanger request

October 4, 2018

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Julie Hogie presiding. The minutes of the Sept. 17 meeting and the evening’s agenda were ap­proved. There was no public forum.
Librarian Joni Dagel of the Hendricks Public Library gave an update on library usage and engagement. She thanked the council for the Plum Creek Library System. Library visits have grown because of it…

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Lincoln County will install security cameras in the jail and courthouse

September 26, 2018

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County Maintenance Manager Bob Verschelde presented quotes to build a 32×48-foot building in Ivanhoe. The commissioners approved the project.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Sept. 18. Commissioner Rick Hamer was absent from the meeting, due to car problems.
Jail Administrator/Civil Process Robin Sik and Sheriff Chad Meester presented a quote for adding additional security cameras to the courthouse. It was proposed by Scott’s Electronics that the county begin with installing six cameras in the courthouse at a cost of $3,577, including installation. One concern about the project brought up was that the courthouse is an historical building. Sik reported that she had spoken to the installer about that concern and he would use the wires that were already running through the hallways, protecting the historical integrity of the building.

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New doors have been installed at the Hendricks Fire Hall

September 19, 2018

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City Administrator David Blees requested that the council approve creating a construction fund for the purposes of the DEED grant.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met for their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 17. Council member Judy Pearson was absent from the meeting.
Discussion began with old business. City Administrator David Blees reported that DEED is strongly encouraging that the city establish a construction fund, which will contain the city’s portion of the Xcel Energy O&M East project funding, amounting to $178,500. Blees proposes pulling $89,250 from the water fund and another $89,250 from the sewer fund. The council approved transferring the funds to the new fund. If the grant is not approved, Blees will transfer the funds back into the original accounts.

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Candidate names released for 2018 general election

September 19, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Candidate names for the 2018 General Election on Nov. 6 have been released. They are as follows—
In the City of Hendricks:
For City Council – incum­bents Darren Schumacher and Nate Nuese have both filed for re-election.
For School Board, three 4-year terms – Tom Olson, An­gie Schumacher (both incum­bents)
In Lincoln County:
For County Commissioner Dist. 2 – Mic VanDeVere (in­cumbent)
For County Commissioner Dist. 4 – Joe Drietz (incum­bent)
For County Auditor/Treasur­er – Deb Vierhuf (incumbent)
For County Recorder – Mi­chelle Facile (incumbent)
For County Sheriff – Chad Meester (incumbent), Nathan Nafziger

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Hendricks City Council reviews 2019 budget at Tuesday meeting

September 12, 2018

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Tuesday night, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The minutes of the Aug. 20 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved. There was no public forum.
The council reviewed Kevin Huber’s maintenance report. There is still a lot of work to be done in the campground…

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Hamer and Vizecky are appointed to canvas results of general election

September 12, 2018

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Lincoln County Environmental Officer Robert Olsen presented a proposal for one-year ditch assessments. The assessments would be payable with the 2019 taxes.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. All members were present.
Environmental Officer Rob­ert Olsen reported that there will be a conditional use hear­ing on Sept. 19 to review and decide on a request of a permit by Ground Works, LLC, and Ex­cel Energy. The meeting will be­gin at 7 p.m. Olsen announced that County Ditch 15 needs to have the top two-thirds “dipped due to sediment in the system.” The estimated cost is $13,500…

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Lincoln County receives clean audit

August 30, 2018

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Jim Trojanowski of Plum Creek presented budgeting requests at the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Rick Hamer was absent from the meeting.
Lindsey Bruer of the Minne­sota Department of Transporta­tion (DOT) was on hand to speak to the county about various highway projects that will im­pact Lincoln County residents…

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Meester, Nafziger to face off in county sheriff’s race

August 23, 2018

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Chad Meester

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A field of three candidates for Lincoln County Sheriff was narrowed to two during last week’s primary election. Incumbent Chad Meester received 499 votes, with Nathan Nafziger garnering 349. John Spindler received 94 votes, leaving Meester and Nafziger to face each other on the November ballot…

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Hendricks City Council retests land east of Charis Drive

August 23, 2018

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Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, Aug. 20. Pictured left to right are Darren Schumacher, Judy Pearson, Mayor Julie Hogie, City Administrator David Blees, Scott Pearson, City Attorney John Engels, and Nate Nuese.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The regular meeting of the Hendricks City Council was called to order by Mayor Julie Hogie. The minutes of the Aug. 6 council meeting and the eve­ning’s agenda were approved.
Under old business, Excel Energy O&M sites have been reviewed. The land originally thought to be contaminated east of Chavis Drive has been retested and found to be okay…

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