Enjoying the park that veterans built

November 7, 2018

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World War I veterans built Camden State Park near Lynd, in southwest Minnesota. Veterans Day is set aside to honor these men and all people in the military for what they have done and what they are doing and the sacrifices they have made.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Veterans Day is a day set aside to say a special thanks to the men and women who devoted their lives to serving our homeland and giving sacrifices for the comfort of all of us. It’s one of many ways Americans pay homage to vets. During the Great Depression, veterans were honored with job opportunities. In doing these jobs, the veterans once again helped our quality of life. One only needs to take a 30-minute drive to enjoy their fine efforts at Camden State Park.
In 1934, on a very hot day in August, 205 men, all World War I veterans, stepped off the train in Marshall. It was in the middle of the Great Depression; they had no money or jobs and were trying to transition from military to civilian life…

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

WE SCARE HUNGER at HPS

November 7, 2018

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The WE SCARE HUNGER food drive event is held annually on Halloween Day at Hendricks Public School. Students and staff team up with the local food pantry to help stop hunger before it strikes! The canned food items collected will be given to local families in need, just in time for Thanksgiving. The preschool class is pictured as they doante to the cause. From left to right in front are Jaxton Beer, Oliver Citterman, Kenzie Sikk, Sara Steele, Ryan Rogness, Grady Pearson, Hanna Citterman, Hudson Steele, Ruby Shaw and Kendra Cox; in back are Jody Perryman and Kelsey Feuerhelm.

Council accepts bid from Hulstein Excavating on east expansion project

November 7, 2018

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The ExCel Energy expansion project is underway east of Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Hendricks City Council met Monday evening, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was brought to order by Mayor Julie Hogie. The minutes of the Oct. 15 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
Kevin Huber and Aaron Moravetz, city maintenance employees, presented their maintenance report. Huber said in order to fix all of the pot holes within the city, more manpower is needed. City Councilman Darren Schumacher questioned why, when we have four employees, we don’t have enough people to fill potholes…

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

Halloween happenings

November 7, 2018

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On the corner of Garfield and Prairie Streets, no one could miss the huge spider belonging to Mathew and Lucas Liz, young sons of Dr. Tomasz and Olga Liz.

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Wendy Schalek Sterzinger and her sons Lucas and Jacob, of Ivanhoe, went trick-or-treating at Great-grandmother Alma Schalek’s room at the Hendricks Nursing Home.

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Veterans Day program on Monday

November 7, 2018

One hundred years ago, on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., the Armistice with Germany which ended the Great War (WWI) went into effect. As a tribute, Woodrow Wilson instituted Armistice Day one year later, to honor the men and women who fell in combat during the First World War. In 1938, 20 years after WWI ended, Armistice Day was made a federal holiday and post offices and government offices were closed. Today, we continue to celebrate Armistice Day; however, we do it under a different name… Hendricks Public School is hosting a Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12 at 12 p.m.

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

The Flag Code, a gentle reminder in flag respect

November 7, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

According to the Flag Code posted on usflag.org, “The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.” This means that respect is due our flag. With Veterans Day just around the corner, here are some gentle reminders on respecting the US Flag. The following is taken from the Flag Code at usflag.org.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag should be made by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform, men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and give the military salute.

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

Lincoln County Sheriff election

November 1, 2018

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The race for Lincoln County Sheriff will be decided on Election Day, with incumbent Chad Meester squaring off against Nate Nafziger. We asked each candidate to talk about their qualifications for the job.

 
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Hendricks and Estelline boards meet to discuss joint events and schedules

November 1, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The full school boards of both Hendricks and Estelline, along with administration, met in a special session Sunday evening in the Hendricks school cafeteria. The meeting was called to order by both boards and started with an assessment of how the cooperative sharing of athletics has gone so far. Gary Johnson told the group he thought it has been going as well as can be expected.

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

Hands-on education

November 1, 2018

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A senior at Hendricks Public School, Max Schumacher is taking college courses at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Canby. This fall, students helped area farmers with their corn crop. Max is pictured in the middle, facing the camera.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

It’s Monday morning and Max Schumacher, son of Darren and Angie Schumacher of Hendricks, heads for Minnesota West Community and Technical School in Canby. Max, a senior at Hendricks Pub­lic School, takes advan­tages of the privilege he has, along with other HPS seniors, of taking college courses while attending high school.

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Hendricks fall concert

November 1, 2018

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