4-H youth exhibit their best at 2018 Minnesota State Fair

September 12, 2018

Minnesota 4-Hers 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 2018 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 and photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Last hurrah of summer

September 5, 2018

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The wonderful weather of Labor Day weekend gave everyone an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Every spot in the Hendricks campground was full, the lake was dotted with boats and jet skis, and kids could be seen enjoying the park playground.

4-Hers clean up road ditch for a cause

September 5, 2018

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Pictured left to right are EllieAnna, Ethan and Teagan Hansen and Rachel Hexem, members of New Grove 4-H Club, cleaning up the road ditch from Hendricks to Chad Olsen’s grain bins northwest of Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The 4-H state shooting competition is taking place the second weekend of September in Fairmont. Lincoln County has several archery and trapshooting participants taking part.
In order to qualify for state archery, each 4-H member needs to put in eight hours of a wildlife project. The archery group from Hendricks chose to help the community and New Grove 4-H Club by cleaning up their section of the Adopt A Highway Program…

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

On assignment with the Vikings

September 5, 2018

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Shale Nelson, left, was on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium the night of the Seahawks vs. Vikings game. Violet Nelson, right, was in the press box.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
I contacted the Minnesota Vikings to see if they would allow a newspaper feature writer/journalist, from the hometown of Brandon Zylstra’s grandparents, to be in the press box and on the field the night of the Seahawks vs. Vikings game. They allowed a journalist and photojournalist to attend. This was very likely because it was a pre-season game and many sports reporters were covering other events. My son Shale enjoys photography and was available that evening, so he was a logical choice to be the photojournalist.

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Downing retires as postmistress

September 5, 2018

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A retirement party was held on Friday in the post office lobby, to bid farewell to Val Downing, Hendricks Post Mistress since May 2005.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks community said goodbye to our post-mistress, Val Downing, on Friday, Aug. 31. She has worked in Hendricks since May 2005.
Val, a native of Minneota, graduated from Marshall High School and attended Canby Vocational School.

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

Tonic Sol-fa concert fills the Opera House

September 5, 2018

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Pictured from left are Theodore Brown, Greg Bannwarth, Shaun Johnson and Jared Dove of Tonic Sol-fa.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

One of the most popular vo­cal groups in the Midwest per­formed on the Lake Benton Op­era House stage last Wednesday evening, as Emmy- and Gram­my-award winning Tonic Sol-fa came to town. The group plays about 150 shows annually and have sold over two million cop­ies of their CDs. They have been the subject of three PBS specials over the years. A large crowd was on hand last week to see the popular a cappella quartet’s 105-minutes show.

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

Relay For Life fundraising

August 30, 2018

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The Hendricks Shining Stars Relay For Life team was the top fundraiser for the 2018 Relay event in July, raising just under $12,000. Pictured from left are Julie Nelson, David Blees, Jen Longstreet, Barb DeSmet, Chrissy Christianson, Kimberly Nelson, Laralyn Skorczewski, Katie Forseth, and Lola Hindbjorgen. Lola was the third place individual fundraiser for 2018, raising over $2,100.

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…

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

Relay 2018 dollars surge past goal

August 30, 2018

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Event Leadership per­sonnel and team captains gathered on Aug. 21 in Hendricks to discuss the 2018 event on June 22 and close out final fundraising for the year. This year’s final total fundraising ended up at $40,733.46, far surpassing the goal of $35,000.18…

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Hendricks open house

August 23, 2018

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Dakota McCandless inspects his new locker during the open house held Thursday evening, Aug. 16. Hendricks Public School was proud to open its doors to the general public, students, parents and grandparents. The event was held to allow people to look around and familiarize themselves with the school and staff. Hendricks Public School is a gateway to best serving our children; we are looking forward to another great year!