Award winning author Simar to speak at Hendricks Library

November 9, 2017

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Minnesota author and poet Candace Simar will be at Siverson Public Library in Hendricks at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13.

 

Meet Minnesota author and poet Candace Simar on Monday, Nov. 13, at the Siverson Public Library in Hendricks at 2 p.m.
Simar, author of “Shelter­belts,” “Farm Girls” and the Spur Award-winning Aber­crombie Trail Series: “Aber­crombie Trail,” “Pomme de Terre,” “Birdie” and “Bloom­ing Prairie.” Simar writes historical novels about Scandinavian immigrants in frontier Minnesota dur­ing the 1862 Dakota Con­flict and the following years.

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

BRN annual holiday office party

November 9, 2017

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Pictured at the annual holiday office party for Buffalo Ridge News with Bingo daubers in hand were (clockwise from left) Carol Kopel, Tribute Sports Writer Jim Kopel, Publishers Pam and Chuck Hunt, Michael Nelson, Pioneer Feature Writer Violet Nelson, Pioneer Ad Salesperson Bonnie Christianson, Dennis Christianson, Valley Journal Office Manager Nancy Mulder, Joe Mulder, Ivan Finzen, Valley Journal News Editor Shelly Finzen, Tribute Office Manager Michelle Breems (attempting to hide), BRN Advertising Manager Amber Casperson, Kathy Wilmes. Not pictured: Pioneer News Editor Tammy Mathison, BRN Photo Editor Sandy Hanson, BRN Managing Editor Mark Wilmes, BRN Billing Manager Diana Mertens.

Fire arms deer season opened this past weekend

November 9, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Fire arms deer hunting season opened in Minnesota this past weekend with an estimated 200,000 deer expected to be harvested during the season, according to an October news release by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR reported that 173,213 deer were harvested during the 2016 hunting season. They state that 2017 “should be a good deer season barring any unforeseen unusual weather. Deer numbers are up following three years of conservative harvest regulations designed to rebuild the population, coupled with three relatively mild winters.” The result is an increase in the number of antlerless permits available this year.

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

Trunk or Treat 2017

November 9, 2017

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The cold weather didn’t stop the trick-or-treaters from coming out to Trunk-or-Treat on Main Street on Halloween, but it may have played a part in participation. Only four participated in decorating a vehicle this year, with all four splitting the prize money.

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That’s spooktacular! Nearly 150 people attended the Trunk-or-Treat and Haunted House sponsored by the Hendricks Community Club and Cedric’s and the Lake Hendricks Improvement Association’s freewill donation supper on Halloween.

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

WE-SCARE HUNGER

November 9, 2017

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In the spirit of giving, Hendricks Public School students and staff teamed up to help stop hunger before it strikes and accepted the WE-SCARE HUNGER challenge with great Grizzly force. All of the canned food items will be dropped off at our local food pantry just in time for the holiday season to help local families in need. The PRE-K 4-year-old group is pictured above.

The local prairie is a unique feature that is easily taken for granted

November 9, 2017

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Joe Blastick of The Nature Conservancy presented a program about Minnesota’s prairies at the Lake Benton Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 4.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 

The Lake Benton Pub­lic Library hosted Joe Blastick from The Na­ture Conservancy (TNC). Blastick spoke to commu­nity members about the importance of the prairie, especially the Hole-in-the-Mountain Preserve surrounding Lake Ben­ton. Blastick is a gradu­ate of Purdue University, with a degree in wildlife management. Working for TNC, Blastick takes care of 13 different tracts of TNC land across northeastern South Dakota, southwest­ern Minnesota and south­eastern North Dakota. He wears many different hats within the organization, from grounds and land management to outreach to educating others.

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

HPS participated in Lights On Afterschool event Thursday

November 2, 2017

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The science teacher conducted spooky experiments to go along with a Halloween story during the after school program at HPS.

 

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
On Thursday, Oct. 26, Hendricks Public School took part in the national Lights On Afterschool event, treating students in the afterschool program to an afternoon of spooky science experiments conducted by HPS science teacher Monica Dorn.
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and helping working families. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and annually sees more than one million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide.

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

Cooking Scandinavian style

November 2, 2017

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Trudy Lawbergh made krumkake at the Echoes of Encouragement Heritage Event held Saturday, Oct. 28 in Toronto at Blom Prairie. Scandinavian foods including lefse, flat bread, wassail, rossettes and several others were made at individual stations to help celebrate Scandinavian heritage and to teach those in attendance how to make these foods. Recipes were given for each treat, as well as samples. This event, one of a few held over the past year, was the last for 2017. The events were open to area women.

Finale of Hendricks’ Not-So-New Newlywed Game

November 2, 2017

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After reading this week’s answers in the Hendricks Pioneer, Sheila Engelstad, our last contestant, will be shocked to find out Phyllis Diller was husband Donny’s secret crush. Will that difference of opinion put them in second place to the Pascos?

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
After this week, which couple will be sitting in the winner’s seat, Donny and Sheila Engelstad or Gerry and Martha Pasco? The prize is a $50 gift basket which includes purchases from most Hendricks businesses…
After a season of local couples competing against each other, wouldn’t you know, we ended up with a tie between the Engelstads and the Pascos. The $50 gift basket will be shared between the winning couples. Thank you to all three couples for being good sports. You were all awesome to work with.

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

Estimates for proposed bus garage reviewed at school board meeting

November 2, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Superintendent Bruce Houck presented the Hendricks School Board with the requested estimate for a bus garage with six bays, including a wash bay, in-floor heat, and restrooms accessible from the outside. Houck said the estimate for all of those features was $400,000, but if the district had someone else build the garage and the district leased the building, the cost would be reduced by about $100,000.

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