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
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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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Nate Nafziger

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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County says “no” to full-time deputy sheriff, “go” on property tax abatement bonds

August 15, 2018

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Robert Olsen, left, of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke about concerns that area farmers are having with the installation of the new wind farms in the Arco area. Eileen and Richard Nielsen are Arco farmers whose property has been undermined by the installation of the wind tower power lines. According to the Nielsens, they have uncovered power cables running across their property.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Ivanhoe.
The scheduled public hearing regarding the proposed proper­ty tax abatements in connection with the issuance of Tax Abate­ment Bonds began at approxi­mately 9:05 a.m. Vince Robinson and Shelly Eldridge were both on hand to speak to the commis­sioners and community during the hearing…

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Hendricks City Council reviews Healthy Equity Data Analysis Project

August 8, 2018

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At Monday evening’s city council meeting, Ann Orren, Community Public Health Supervisor at SW Minnesota Health and Human Services, reviewed strengths and weaknesses of the public health system in Lincoln County.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The regular city council meeting was called to order by Mayor Julie Hogie. The minutes of the July 16, 2018 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
Public Health Supervisor Ann Orren was at the meeting to talk about the strengths and weakness of the public health system in Lincoln County and other counties in southwest Minnesota…

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Lincoln County man runs for U.S. Congress

August 8, 2018

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U.S. Congressional candidate Matt Prosch and his family.

By Violet Nelson 
vanelson70@gmail.com

The halls of U.S. Congress might soon contain a familiar face from Lincoln County. Lo­cal businessman Matt Prosch of Lake Benton has been busy with his campaign to represent our congressional district in Wash­ington, D.C. He eagerly awaits his first big hurdle, which is the Aug. 14 primary election.

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Lincoln County moves forward in border-to-border broadband project

July 27, 2018

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The Lincoln County Commissioners met with Vince Robinson of DSI and Bryan Roth of ITC to discuss the likelihood of giving Lincoln County border-to-border high speed internet. Involved in the discussion were, clockwise from far left, Jack Vizecky, Mic VanDeVere, Rick Hamer, Deb Vierhuf, Bryan Roth, Vince Robinson and Joe Drietz.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for a special meeting on Monday, July 23. Commission­er Corey Sik was absent from the meeting. Although other topics were discussed, the main focus of the meeting was to speak with ITC CEO Bryan Roth concerning the border-to-border broadband project the county wants com­pleted…

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

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…

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