4-H youth exhibit their best at the Minnesota State Fair

September 12, 2019

4H Abby Johnson Lama Costume Contest
Abby Johnson in the Lama Costume Contest.

Minnesota 4-H’ers from 87 counties brought over 2,300 exhibits, delivered about 175 public presen­tations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and perfor­mances at the 2019 Min­nesota State Fair.
Throughout the year, 4-H youth select project areas that reflect personal areas of interest and pur­sue hands-on learning that is both self-directed and guided by adult volun­teers. The results of their learning are exhibited at county fairs across the state. A collection of the best exhibits from each county fair is brought to present in the 4-H Build­ing at the Minnesota State Fair.

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

4H Leah Popowski Purple Ribbon Needle Arts
Leah Popowski Purple Ribbon Needle Arts

Fall Event fun

September 12, 2019

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The Lincoln County Active Generations Fall Event was held Thursday at the Ivanhoe V.F.W., providing an evening of food and entertainment to area senior citizens.

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Lemonade stand with a sweet purpose

September 12, 2019

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Izzy McCandless, left, and Lita Fryer set up a lemonade stand last week to raise money for a good purpose.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Last week on the cor­ner of Main and Garfield Streets, Lita Fryer and Izzy McCandless decided to set up a lemonade stand. The money raised wasn’t for them, it was for others.
The two girls, both from Hendricks, like to help people. They are both volunteers at the local nursing home. When they found out some nursing home residents wanted to go to a movie at the Red Barn Theater but couldn’t afford it, they decided to step in.

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

Lincoln County receives clean opinion on 2018 audit; approves 3% increase

September 12, 2019

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Cody Pederson, pictured with Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester, began his duties as a Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He was introduced to the commissioners before the meeting began.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the meeting room of the Lincoln County Court­house in Ivanhoe. All com­missioners were present for the meeting. Before the meeting began, Sheriff Chad Meester introduced new county deputy Cody Pederson to the board.
Following the approval of the consent agenda, Doug Host of Clifton Lar­son Allen LLP presented the 2018 Audit Report…

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

Enjoying a weekend ride

September 5, 2019

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Over Labor Day weekend, David and Lea-Ann Alwin stopped at Veterans Memorial Park in Hendricks to eat a light lunch before heading home to Watertown, South Dakota.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
While heading back home to Watertown, South Dakota, David and Lea-Ann Alwin made a stop at Veterans Memorial Park in Hendricks. They were riding their recumbent tandem Grand Sram bicycle.
For the Alwins, riding their tandem is about cooperation, harmony and sharing…

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A flashback to croquet’s heyday

September 5, 2019

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Croquet players, pictured left to right in front, are Rudolph Hanson and Art Schulz; in back are Pete Christianson, Pete Ness, Ole Mathison, Pete Sandro, Martin Skovly and Ole Ness.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Their workday was over; the croquet players in Hendricks could hardly wait to congregate in the park for their favorite pastime, croquet.
Now, after 65-plus years, a picture of these old-time businessmen has surfaced.

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

Last hurrah of summer

September 5, 2019

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The Hendricks campground was filled to capacity Labor Day weekend. It was a time to celebrate the last hurrah of summer. All four cabins were rented out for the three-day holiday. Seeing so many people having fun, relaxing, and visiting is a welcome sight.

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2019 Intermediate 4-H general livestock judging contest

September 5, 2019

4-H Lincoln County Intermediate General Livestock Judging Team L to R Maxwell Johnson Ava Schoenfeld Reese Anderson(Jackson County) Matt Weber
Lincoln County Intermediate General Livestock Judging Team, left to right, Maxwell Johnson, Ava Schoenfeld, Reese Anderson (Jackson County), and Matt Weber.

Hundreds of Minnesota 4-H’ers spend their sum­mer evenings looking at cattle, pigs, and sheep, determining the best rea­son to place one animal over another. Experience in judging livestock helps a participant select future projects and replacements for their own herd ven­tures. The judging experi­ence truly helps 4-H mem­bers base their decisions on sound reasons and implement several new life skills. The intermedi­ate division includes 4-H members who have com­pleted 6th–8th grade.

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

Thirty-two Lincoln County 4-H members in state livestock show

September 5, 2019

4H Jared Christensen Purple Ribbon Sheep Suffolk Ewe Lamb
Jared Christensen, Purple Ribbon, Sheep Suffolk Ewe Lamb

Minnesota 4-H’ers from 87 counties arrived with over 2,898 animals at the 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together for this year’s 4-H livestock encampment held Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 25. The number of livestock exhibits over the weekend included:  Beef—605 exhibits; Dairy—441 exhibits; Goats—354 exhibits; Poultry—235 exhibits; Rabbits—348 exhibits;  Sheep—383 exhibits;  Swine—454 exhibits; Llama—78 exhibits.

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

4H Hannah Krog Beef Champion Shorthorn Plus Steer
Hannah Krog, Champion, Beef Shorthorn Plus Steer

2019 Senior 4-H general livestock judging contest

September 5, 2019

4H Lincoln County Livestock Judging Team Members L to R Matt Weber Cody Gifford Collin Wells Maxwell Johnson Ava Schoenfeld
Lincoln County Livestock Judging Team, left to right, Matt Weber, Cody Gifford, Collin Wells, Maxwell Johnson and Ava Schoenfeld.

Hundreds of Minnesota 4-H’ers spend their summer evenings evaluating cattle, hogs, and sheep. In addition to conducting the evaluations, 4-H’ers learn the art of oral reasons as a means of justify­ing their placing. Experience gained in judging livestock helps a participant select future projects and replace­ments for their own herd ven­tures. The judging experience truly helps 4-H members base their decisions on sound rea­sons and implement several new life skills.
Lincoln County 4-H mem­bers Collin Wells and Cody Gif­ford paired up with 4-H mem­bers from Jackson County and participated in the Senior Live­stock Judging Contest.

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