Council discusses east expansion project at Monday’s meeting

December 6, 2018

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The Hendricks City Council finalized the Lincoln Street utility project and the campground project at Monday
evening’s meeting.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. It was so moved to approve the minutes of the Nov. 19, 2018 meet­ing and the evening’s agenda.
There was no public fo­rum.
The maintenance re­port was reviewed by the council. The snowplow­ing policy was reviewed. Snow removal is done if two or more inches of snow has fallen. City At­torney John Engels said cars can be towed if parked cars violate the snow removal ordinance.

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Fair board reports on the 2018 fair at commissioners meeting

November 29, 2018

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The Lincoln County Highway Department will purchase a new John Deere Gator. Engineer’s Assistant Dustin Hauschild and County Engineer Joe Wilson reported that the old UTV was sold for just over $5,000.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. All com­missioners were present for the meeting.
The new Veterans Ser­vices Officer (VSO), John Hovland, introduced him­self at the meeting. Hov­land said he is from Lake Benton and that the VSO position is a second job for him.

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Hendricks City Council approves liquor/cigarette licenses

November 26, 2018

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, Nov. 19. Scott Pearson was Acting Mayor in the absence of Mayor Julie Hogie.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all members present.
On Nov. 13, a special meeting was held to canvass the votes from the November election. It was so moved by Judy Pearson, seconded by Nate Nuese, to approve the minutes of the Nov. 13, 2018 special meeting and the minutes of the Nov. 5, 2018 city council meeting.
It was so moved by Darren Schumacher, seconded by Judy Pearson, to approve the Nov. 19, 2018 evening’s agenda. There was no public forum.

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General election results for 2018; Meester retains sheriff’s position

November 15, 2018

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Hendricks Mayor Julie Hogie

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The 2018 general election was labeled the “most important midterm in history,” by many media sites. The results of the various races were surprising to some, and expected by others.
Locally, in the U.S. Senate race, Republican Jim Newberger beat incumbent Democrat Amy Klobuchar in a very close race. Newberger earned 49.96 per­cent of the Lincoln County votes while Klobuchar earned 47.94 percent of the votes. Dennis Schuller gained 1.69 percent and Paula Overby obtained 0.41 per­cent of the Lincoln County votes. Statewide, Klobuchar retained her Senate seat, gaining 60.31 percent over Newberger’s 36.21 percent.

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Sheriff Chad Meester

Lincoln County board approves several resolutions

November 15, 2018

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The County Commissioners met for their regular meeting last Tuesday, Nov. 6. Pictured are Mic VanDeVere (District 2), Corey Sik (District 1), and Rick Hamer (District 3).

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met Nov. 6 for their regular meeting. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Vince Robinson, repre­senting Lincoln County HRA, was on hand to re­quest that the county sup­port the HRA in their ef­fort to provide small cities grants to rental property owners in Tyler and Lake Benton. The Small Cities Development Program would provide zero per­cent loans to rental prop­erty owners to address health and safety needs, energy efficiency and ac­cessibility improvements…

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Local voting on Election Day

November 15, 2018

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The voting process went well on Tuesday, Nov. 6, with a strong percentage of voters in both Hendricks and neighboring Astoria, South Dakota. Election judges for the City of Hendricks, Hendricks Township and Shaokatan Township are Denise Fossen of the City of Hendricks and Robin Nuese of Hendricks Township, pictured at the front table. Pictured front to back at the long table are Gloria Mueller of the City of Hendricks, Jim Moravetz and Jim Ross of Hendricks Township, and Jim Eidem, Brett Johnson and Dale Dwire of Shaokatan Township.

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Election judges for the City of Astoria and Scandinavian Township in South Dakota, left to right, are Sonya Hanson of Scandinavian Township, Janice Engelstad of the City of Astoria, and Beverly Johnson of Scandinavian Township.

Council accepts bid from Hulstein Excavating on east expansion project

November 7, 2018

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The ExCel Energy expansion project is underway east of Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was brought to order by Mayor Julie Hogie. The minutes of the Oct. 15 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
Kevin Huber and Aaron Moravetz, city maintenance employees, presented their maintenance report. Huber said in order to fix all of the pot holes within the city, more manpower is needed. City Councilman Darren Schumacher questioned why, when we have four employees, we don’t have enough people to fill potholes…

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Lincoln County Sheriff election

November 1, 2018

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Chad Meester

The race for Lincoln County Sheriff will be decided on Election Day, with incumbent Chad Meester squaring off against Nate Nafziger. We asked each candidate to talk about their qualifications for the job.

 
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Hendricks Community Foundation meets to discuss new lights on Main Street

November 1, 2018

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Chip Joyslin led a discussion with community leaders Monday evening, Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. at Cedric’s in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks Commu­nity Foundation and other community residents met Monday evening, Oct. 29, at Cedric’s Small Banquet Room, the purpose of which was to discuss put­ting in new street lights on Main Street. Chip Joys­lin led the meeting.
Joyslin said some major projects have been taking place in Hendricks, one being Ardor Square. An­other project is the post clock on the corner of Main and Lincoln Streets, which is now completed…

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Olsen presents update on curly-leaf pondweed infestation

October 26, 2018

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Angela Larson of United Community Action Project presented a report for the organization.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Lin­coln County Courthouse. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
The first topic of discus­sion was to open the sealed agriculture land bids and approve one. There were three bids submitted for the 101.5 acre plot. The high bid of $15,936 per year for three years, sub­mitted by Matt Toft, was selected.

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