Worship with polka!

July 3, 2019

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On Sunday, June 30, the Wendinger Polka Band from New Ulm presented a polka worship and praise service at Christ Lutheran in Hendricks at 10:30 a.m. Everyone was welcome. Music continued into the afternoon with a light lunch and an area for dancing. Music, dancing, food and fun were enjoyed by all.

Relay For Life

July 3, 2019

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Lincoln County cancer survivors gathered for a photo before Friday’s ceremony.

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Photo courtesy of Monica Pollock
Hendricks Shining Stars Relay For Life team, from left— Gail Kvernmo, Laralyn Skorczewski, Chrissy Christianson, Marie Rybinski and Lola Hindbjorgen.

For more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

County represented at GMRPT Commission’s quarterly meeting

July 3, 2019

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Lincoln County Board Chair Mic VanDeVere, far right, sat in on the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission meeting last Wednesday, June 26.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPT) met for their quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 26. The meeting was held at the Chalet located at Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park of Lake Benton, which was recently designated as a regional park. In addition to the members of the commission, Lincoln County Board Chair Mic VanDeVere and Lincoln County Parks Supervisor Daryl Schlapkohl attended the meeting, as well as Vince Robinson, Teresa Schreurs and Lisa Graphenteen with Development Services, Inc. (DSI).
Schlapkohl, who has worked with the Lincoln County Parks system since 1979, spoke to the commission about the county park…

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

Nursing home pet party was a big hit with the residents

July 3, 2019

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Cooper, a Cockapoo, with owner Virginia Sagmoe, right, gets the attention of resident Pearl Hamer.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

On Thursday, June 27 at 3 p.m., the Hendricks Nursing Home activity department hosted a pet party. Volunteer Coordina­tor Ashley Citterman and Activity Supervisor Kallie Price invited anybody with a pet to come and share their beloved animals with the residents.

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

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Resident Ruth Johnson enjoys Sadie, Danielle Olson’s Springer Spaniel pup.

Nature Camp at Hendricks School

July 3, 2019

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Meghan Carmody is one of several Hendricks Public School teachers helping out with Nature Camp this summer.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

This year’s Summer Na­ture Camp at Hendricks Public School was for kids kindergarten through sixth grade from Hendricks and Lynd. It is held every day the last two weeks of June. Prior to this, the camp had been called a science/his­tory camp.
Teachers include Monica Dorn, who has helped co­ordinate the Nature Camp for the last three years, Josh Eide, Trudy Law­burgh, Meghan Carmody and Mary Chick. Karri Wahl and Paul Chick have also helped out in many capacities…

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

HCHA Open House with tour, lunch is part of Summerfest events

June 26, 2019

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Enjoy a self-guided tour of the newly renovated Hendricks Hospital on July 5.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Friday, July 5, in conjunction with our town’s 4th of July celebration, a lot of fun festivities will be taking place inside and outside Hendricks Community Hospital.
Laralyn Skorczewski, hospital open house marketing chairman, said the hospital is hosting an open house of the new facility. A self-guided tour beginning at the hospital/clinic main entrance will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff will be available to describe the updates and improvements to their areas, and to explain the services they provide.

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

Relay For Life Friday in Ivanhoe

June 26, 2019

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Relay For Life of Lincoln County returns to Gilson Field in Ivanhoe this week.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Hundreds of participants will come together this weekend in Ivanhoe to honor cancer survi­vors and their caregivers and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
The 2019 Relay For Life of Lincoln County will be at Ivan­hoe’s Gilson Field this year…

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

Hendricks board approves land purchase

June 26, 2019

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Hendricks Principal Paul Chick.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Superintendent Bruce Houck was at his last board meeting for the district at last week’s regular meeting. Board Member John Olson opened the meeting by thanking Houck for his service.
“I want to thank Bruce for all the years,” Olson said. “This is his last board meeting here. Lots of things have changed over the years and we’re still here.”
Houck returned the thanks to the board members.
“I appreciate all the help and all the friendships over the years,” he said. “You guys don’t realize how much I do appreciate it.”

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

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Hendricks Superintendent Bruce Houck overseeing final meeting. Current principal Paul Chick will take over in July.

Summer Recreation underway

June 26, 2019

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The Summer Recreation Program sponsored by the Hendricks Community Club is going well and the kids are enjoying a variety of free activities at Veterans Memorial Park and the baseball field. Any child, 6-13 years old, is invited to participate. Even a grandchild visiting you this summer, or a friend who is in Hendricks for a few weeks, is invited, as the program is very inclusive to everybody. Summer Rec activities take place every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m through 12 p.m., and will run through mid-August. Pictured above—Trudy Lawburgh is teaching the children how to tie-dye t-shirts at the park in Hendricks; below— the kids playing kickball are taking a break between games. In foreground is Aidan Barnel from Colorado, who is spending time with his grandparents, Vince and Gina Archuleta, this summer.

 

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Siverson earns Eagle Scout

June 26, 2019

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Eagle Scout Cade Siverson

Cade Siverson, 17, son of Travis and Sue Siverson of Eden Prairie and grandson of Ralph and Patty Siverson, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Cade is a member of Eden Prairie Troop 342, sponsored by United Methodist Church in Eden Prairie.

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