Sixteen youth represent Lincoln County at the State Fair

September 14, 2017

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Katie Landrus received the only purple ribbon in the non-livestock judging at the Minnesota State Fair for Lincoln County this year. She received it in the Fine Arts. She is from the Ivanhoe Greenleaf 4-H Club.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

According to a news re­lease from the University of Minnesota Extension, 4-H members from 86 counties and two tribal nations presented more than 2,600 projects, de­livered 175 presentations to the public, and partici­pated in a wide variety of group learning experienc­es and performances dur­ing the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Lincoln County had 16 members present­ing in the following non-livestock areas:
Foods and Nutrition – Food Preservation—Alli­son Citterman and Jack­son Lacek of the Ivanhoe Greenleaf Club received a blue…

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HCHA Chapel under renovation, other construction continues

September 7, 2017

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The new central admitting area at the Hendricks Clinic and Hospital.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Renovations are underway on the chapel at the Hendricks Community Hospital Associa­tion (HCHA). Once completed, the chapel, which for many years has served as a multipur­pose room, will be used solely as a chapel. “We want it to be a place for patrons to come and have a sacred space to pray and reflect,” said HCHA Administra­tor Jeff Gollaher. “Things come up in the middle of the night, and now patrons will be able to meet with their clergy 24 hours a day in the chapel. This will also be a space for family to gather.”
Gollaher said the renovations will include new flooring, paint, wallpaper and seating, installa­tion of a new sound system and stained glass windows, removal of one of the closets to expand the space, and removal of the sink and counter.

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The HCHA Chapel is being completely renovated.

It’s all in the family

September 7, 2017

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Megan and her mother Sharon Evert will be working together in the Special Education Department at Hendricks Public School.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

After 27 years teaching in the classroom, Sharon Evert is try­ing something new this year, and she will be doing it with her daughter Megan by her side. The pair will be following in Sharon’s mother Lois Johnson’s footsteps, who was a Special Education teacher at Hendricks Public School for many years before her retirement.
Earlier this year, Sharon re­tired from her position as class­room teacher. “I had qualified for early retirement in June, and I decided to take that opportu­nity,” said Sharon. “But I love teaching and didn’t want to give it up, and said that I would be back.”

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Hendricks local knew famed actor Jerry Lewis personally

September 7, 2017

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In the photo above, taken by Laura Rue in 2008, are Jerry Lewis, Collin (Colly) Koepp, and Colly’s Uncle Frank. Colly is the grandson of Laura Rue of Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Over the course of time, movie stars are idolized, hearts throb, and voices scream at singers and band groups. We can only imagine how it would be to actually meet our heart throb in person.
Alot of us growing up in the Jerry Lewis/Dean Marten 1950s and 1960s era loved Lewis’ ability to make people laugh. He was one of a kind.
Laura Rue of Hendricks lived in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2002 until 2016. She stayed with her son Colin, and babysat her grand­son Colin Jr. (Colly), who is now ten years old. She got to know Lewis per­sonally.

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Laura Rue of Hendricks, who knew Jerry Lewis.

Livestock results at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair

September 7, 2017

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Alex Lacek of Ivanhoe Greenleaf 4-H Club—Champion Hereford Senior Yearling.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 

Lincoln County was well rep­resented by livestock exhibits at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. A total of 32 livestock exhibits shown by 31 exhibitors from Lincoln County were judged, with nine purple ribbons and eight blue ribbons awarded. The Livestock Judging Team–Inter­mediate Level placed fourth. Members of this team included Taylor Lacek, Matt Weber and Sydney Boersma, all of the Lake Stay 4H Club, and Joseph Rybin­ski of the Ivanhoe Greenleaf 4H Club. Lacek placed ninth in the individual competition.

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Author/illustrator presenting program in Hendricks

September 7, 2017

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Author and illustrator Nancy Carlson will be in Hendricks Friday, Sept. 15, presenting programs at 9 and 10 a.m. at Hendricks City Hall.

Nancy Carlson is an accomplished children’s book author and illustra­tor who has published more than 60 books. She is one of the few people who knew even back in kindergarten what she wanted to do for a liv­ing— “Make pictures and tell stories!”
Nancy is a life-long Minnesotan. Born and raised in Edina, Nancy had a happy and fulfilling childhood surrounded by an outgoing family. Her parents read to her and her brother and sister every night. The comic books she loved to read as a child have influenced her style of drawing and use of color. Many of Nancy’s stories are taken from her own childhood experiences.

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WWII History programs offered by Lincoln County libraries

September 7, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Beginning in September, the Lincoln County Public Libraries, including Ivanhoe, Siverson in Hendricks, Tyler, and Lake Benton, will sponsor OneBook/One County Read with a focus on WWII events and speakers. As part of this county-wide program, each library has provided a limited number of copies of “Finding Foxholes” by Faye Berger to county residents. If a resident would like to read the book, but cannot get one of the free copies, there are also copies available to check out. In addition to the free books, the libraries will host a variety of special guest speakers in September and October for county residents to hear and enjoy.
On Saturday, Sept. 23 the Lake Benton Public Library will host Erick Harper, World War II history buff and RTR World History teacher…

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HPS welcomes new teachers and counselor to the 2017-18 school year

August 31, 2017

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Hendricks Public School staff — from left to right in front are Megan Evert, Kayla Gentry, Sara Schobinger, Josh Eide and Klarissa Larsen; in the second row are Angela Pantoja, Monica Dorn, Trudy Lawburgh, Meghan Carmody, Kelsey Feuerhelm, Kaycia Hettver and Paul Chick; in the third Row are Patricia Roe, Barb Deuel, Mary Swenson, Larissa Brelje, Jaimee Froiland, Scott Pearson and Mike Evert; in the fourth row are Jessica Jordahl, Hope Doom, Karri Wahl, Jody Perryman, Sharon Evert and Kendra Moravetz; and in the fifth row are Jessica Johnson, Scott Thoresen, Meghan Adams, Matthew Adams, Bruce Houck and Brent Johnson.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hendricks Public School staff and students are welcoming three new teachers and a new school counselor this year, one of them a familiar face.
Megan Evert, daughter of Mike and Sharon Evert, both of whom have been employed with the Hendricks School District for nearly 30 years, has joined the staff as a Special Education teacher. She will be working alongside her mother in that department. Megan is a 2009 graduate of Lincoln HI High School, having spent her elementary years at the Hendricks school…

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HPS Homecoming Week Sept. 5-9

August 31, 2017

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Members of the Hendricks Homecoming Royal Court pictured above, from left to right in front, are King candidate Dawson Satter and Prince candidates Max Schumacher and Nick Brown; behind them are Queen candidates Greta Johnson, Caitlyn Scheiffelbein and Bethany Long, and Princess candidate Abigail Satterlee. Not pictured are Princess candidate Heather Digre, King candidate Devin Ward, and Queen candidates Kristina Bolish and Autumn Buchholz.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Hendricks Public School Homecoming events will begin Tuesday, Sept. 5 with a pep fest at 8 a.m. in the gymnasium, and coronation at 2:45 p.m. Homecoming King candidates are seniors Dawson Satter and Devin Ward. Queen candidates are seniors Kristina Bolish, Autumn Buchholz, Greta Johnson, Bethany Long and Caitlyn Schiffelbein.
Prince and Princess candidates are juniors Nicholas Brown, Max Schumacher, Heather Digre and Abigail Satterlee. The Prince and Princess will crown the King and Queen. Tuesday’s events will wrap up with a home volleyball game at 6:30 p.m. versus Iroquois.

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Homecoming route

August 31, 2017

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Lineup for the Hendricks Grizzlies Homecoming 2017 Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 by Kallevig Field as in years past. We will head west on Hobart St. to North Main, making our way south down Main St. At the end of Main St. we will turn right this year (due to construction in town) rerouting then to Garfield St. to finish up behind the school as noted on the map. We are hoping the Hendricks Community will join us for annual Grizzly celebration!