Noah’s Ark comes to life in Kentucky

March 27, 2020

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John Buller of Hendricks was recently part of the Noah’s Ark Encounter Team. He is pictured with his pictures of, clockwise from top, him and guests Pastor Darren and Heather Shaw in front of the ark; the rainbow of lights on the ark; and “The Door “ at the top of the ramp.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The building of Noah’s Ark is found in Genesis (chapters 6-9). The ark was a vessel through which God spared Noah, his family and examples of all the world’s animals from a huge flood.
In July 2016, a Chris­tian and creationist theme park opened in Williamstown, Kentucky, and in its first two years drew over two million visitors and count­less media. Building a replica of the ark was inspired by Ken Ham, a Christian and founder of the Ark Encounter. It took just over one year and a half to build and is considered the larg­est timber structure in the world with a total of 3.1 million board feet of timber used in its construc­tion. At a cost of $102 million, it was made possible by dona­tions. It is kept in top notch condition and is heavily guarded at all times.
John Buller of Hen­dricks had the privi­lege of working in the ark at the theme park…

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

Oversized truck had a difficult delivery

March 27, 2020

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Because of it’s size, a truck had to go through loops to get to it’s destination near Astoria, South Dakota.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

As a result of an over­sized truck traveling from Arlington, South Dakota to Astoria, South Dakota, Interstate 29 was closed last Wednesday, March 18.
The truck was loaded with a generator that had to be delivered to the Otter Tail Power Plant near Astoria, South Da­kota. Total weight of the truck and generator was 1,260,000 pounds.

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

Commissioners approve law enforcement pact with Lake Benton

March 27, 2020

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County Commissioner Mic VanDeVere

By Mark Wilmes
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The Lincoln County Commissioners met with representatives from Lake Benton on March 17 to discuss a new law enforcement partnership between their city and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Commis­sioner Jack Vizecky was present by speakerphone. Lake Benton City Council Member David Enke and City Administrator Eileen Christensen were on hand at the meeting. Enke told the commissioners that the contract was approved on the previous evening at the Lake Benton City Council meeting.
“We’re thankful for the time spent by Sheriff (Chad) Meester to pre­pare that contract as well as everyone else who was involved with that,” Enke said. “We’re here this morning to present that contract for approval from the commissioners.”

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

Hendricks Public School music department presented “Just Dance”

March 18, 2020

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The Hendricks Public School beginners band.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
A great evening of music featuring performances by individuals, bands, choirs and small ensembles was enjoyed last Tuesday night, March 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hendricks Public School gymnasium.

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

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High school percussion ensemble

Religious release students make salvation bracelet kits

March 18, 2020

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Religious Release students made salvation bracelet kits on Wednesday, March 4.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Salvation bracelet kits, with colors of faith beads, were made during Wednesday, March 4 Religious Release Time held at the school in Hendricks. The kits will go with the LifeLight mission team to Cuba this month.
Vicki Greene, a founder of LifeLight, is so thankful for the bracelet craft kits.
“The bracelets will be given to the children in Cuba while doing outreach,” Vicki said. She added that the AV Global team (a ministry of LifeLight) will be in several cities this week (March 8-14) speaking, teaching, praying and encouraging the church in Cuba as well as sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through the arts, music and various activities.

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

Hendricks City Council discusses general guidelines for prevention of COVID-19

March 18, 2020

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Chavis Drive is one of many streets on the list for repair this spring.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The regular meeting of the Hendricks City Council was held Monday evening, March 16 with Mayor Julie Hogie presiding. The minutes of the March 2 meeting and the evening’s agenda were approved.
There was no public forum.
City Administrator David Blees said four applications have come in for the maintenance position of Kevin Huber, who is retiring. “The ad in the Hendricks Pioneer said the deadline is March 25,” Blees said. “We have to wait until then.”

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

Cancelled or postponed

March 18, 2020

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By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Many events in the county have been postponed indefinitely. We will try to keep you up to date in your newspaper and on our Facebook page in the days and weeks to come…

See the partial list of events in this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

COVID-19 fallout arrives in region

March 18, 2020

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Federal government, the State of Minnesota and Avera Health have triggered a glut of cancellations throughout the area and the nation. Nearly all public and sporting events have been either cancelled or postponed indefinitely. Area residents are encouraged to check with event management on the status of the local events…

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

Opera House show cancelled

March 18, 2020

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The Broadway Meets Lake Benton shows at the Lake Benton Opera House were cancelled on Saturday due to the COVID-19 threat. The cast performed the show to an empty house to record a video that will be made available to the public.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton Opera House “Broadway Meets Lake Benton” shows were cancelled on Saturday in light of recommendations from Avera Health, the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC. The decision was made by the cast and the Opera House Board of Directors.
The performers gathered on Saturday and presented the show for only the participants and families…

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

Annual Hendricks-Arizona reunion held

March 18, 2020

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Photo courtesy of Joan Andersen
Area residents held their annual President’s Day Reunion in Phoenix, Arizona on Feb. 17 with 47 in attendance. Pictured in front are Todd Pederson, Diane Pederson, Omer Ness, Luther Lerseth, Gail Kvernmoe, Sonja Iverson, Walter Iverson, Andy Andersen and Tammy Hulsebus; in the second row are Jodi Montgomery, Ilene Ness, Lujeanne Kjelden, Bonnie Gilberston, Bruce Newman, Vickie Newman, Roger Kruse, Claudette Kruse, Mary Rogness, Marilyn Moe and Norrill Moe; In the third row are Don Kruse, Bev Kruse, Sandy Fredricks, Kathy Tollefson, Maxine Christianson, Rose Horner, Billie Andersen, Vonnie Lucas, Darla Toben, Jeanine Korbel (face not visible), Ron Hulsebus and Brad Nelson; and in the fourth (back) row are George Montgomery, Jean Lerseth, Stan Fredricks, Richard Christianson, Dan Tollefson, Howard Horner, Dave Atyeo, Harvey Gilbertson, Paul Kvernmoe, Dave Lucas, LuAnn Atyeo, Emo Nelson, Duane Korbel and Greg Tobin.