Council to rezone two parcels on east edge of town

July 11, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
A public hearing for rezoning property located east of Chavis Drive was held during the Monday, July 2 meeting of the Hendricks City Council. There was one Chavis Drive resident present, and council members said they had spoken with residents in that area.

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Lengkeek and Froiland selected for 2018 Community Spirit Award

July 5, 2018

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Richard Froiland will be receiving the 2018 Community Spirit Award posthumously.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Each year since 2010, a committee of community members selects two citizens of Hendricks to honor for their contributions to the community by awarding them the Community Spirit Award. The committee chooses one from the past, who is honored posthumously, and one contemporary who is making contributions to the community today. The award is sponsored by the Hendricks Community Foundation.
Local businessman Jonathan Lengkeek and former School Superintendent Richard Froiland were selected to be the 2018 Community Spirit Award winners.

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

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Jonathan Lengkeek will be receiving the 2018 Community Spirit Award.

New for Summerfest – Knockerball

July 5, 2018

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Will you have the lucky duck this year? The annual Duck Race is Saturday, July 7 at 1 p.m.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Something new is happening at Summerfest and you are going to have a ball. At the very least, you will be in a ball — a large in­flated one.
Knockerball involves a large inflated ball that one wears with the arms and torso inside, and the legs left out to facilitate walk­ing/running while playing any one of a variety of games…

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

Lincoln County Commissioners elaborate on border-to-border internet

July 5, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
As reported by Hendricks Pioneer editor Tammy Mathison, Lincoln County is considering investing in high speed internet that will cover the entire county. Recently, Lake Benton Valley Journal editor Shelly Finzen spoke to Lincoln County Commissioner Board Chair Mic VanDeVere about the county’s intentions.
Lincoln County would like to invest in broadband internet, as opposed to dial-up. According to VanDeVere, “Broadband is high speed internet with phone capabilities but no TV service.” …

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

Stuefen new Weekend Winner Hero

July 5, 2018

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Janel Stuefen of Lake Benton has made and sold fairy gardens and greeting cards and given the proceeds to CCNI for the Weekend Winners program.

Since January, 2017, CCNI has been supply­ing schools with weekly backpacks of food for the Weekend Winners back­pack program. We have served 85 children this past school year in Lake Benton, Ivanhoe and Hen­dricks schools.

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

All States Ag Parts celebrates 20 years

July 5, 2018

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All States Ag Parts celebrated their 20th anniversary with an open house on Thursday, June 28. A few of the guys took some time for a photo; from left to right are Kevin Bednarek, Matt Dwyer, Manager Rob Hopper, Justin Forseth and Kyle Coners.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

All States Ag Parts cele­brated their 20th anniver­sary last Thursday with an open house, serving coffee, lemonade and a variety of cookies…

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

Did you know? Interesting facts about the Revolutionary War

July 5, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Independence Day is a holiday that everyone loves to celebrate, but the event that started it hap­pened a really long time ago. While we all learn about the Revolutionary War in American History class, we don’t always get the whole story. Here are some things you may not have known.
The Boston Tea Party, which took place in De­cember 1773, is common­ly thought to have been a reaction to a tax increase, but in reality, according to History.com, the Tea Act was actually a tax break…

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Young folks’ perception of what the 4th of July means

July 5, 2018

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By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from Eng­land, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4, also known as Inde­pendence Day, Ameri­cans celebrate this his­toric event.
Children and adults love Independence Day. There are hot dogs, beach parties, baseball games, and fireworks. But for young kids, there may also be questions about the significance of July 4th.
What does July 4th mean to you?…

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

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Lincoln County Historical Society to honor Trygve Trooien

July 5, 2018

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By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

On Wednesday, July 4 at 1 p.m., the Lincoln County Historical Society will be honoring Trygve Trooien for his 30-plus years of service on the Lincoln County Historical Society Board and a generous be­quest of $25,000 he made to the Lincoln County Pi­oneer Museum. The event will be held in the North Exhibit Building, at which time there will be a dedi­cation and a presentation of a plaque…

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

Area embraces once in a lifetime experience

June 27, 2018

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Betty Aune (left) and Marcy Sommervold are two of many area residents appearing in the locally-filmed movie “Farmer Of The Year.”

 

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

A long list of area residents were recently cheered on by trendy hipsters in the So Ho dis­trict of New York City. The same residents have been embraced in Sedona, California and else­where. The locals didn’t appear in person. They were projected onto movie screens as part of “Farmer of the Year,” a film shot mostly in Lincoln County. The film played Tuesday, June 26 at the Lake Benton Opera House, and Friday, June 29 it opens at the Red Barn Theater in Hen­dricks.
This may be the first time a feature film was shot in south­west Minnesota. “Farmer of the Year” was primarily filmed in Tyler, but also Lake Benton and Marshall…

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