The rules of the road: Dealing with non-traditional road traffic this summer

July 13, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

With summer in full swing, motorists can ex­pect traffic to pick up as well. However, vehicles with four wheels aren’t the only traffic that driv­ers need to watch for. Here are some tips to keep you and everyone else on the roads safe.
Be aware of bicycles. According to YieldtoLife.org, “In all states, cyclists are deemed by law to be drivers of vehicles and are entitled to the same rights on the road as mo­torists…Treat them as you would any slow-moving vehicle.”

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Family has unusual similarities

July 13, 2017

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Pictured in front are Harvey and Delores Buchholz; behind them, from the oldest sibling to the youngest, are Mark and Diane Johnson, April and Kelly (Koerper) Buchholz, Cindy and Jerry Larson, Mike and Julie (Milton) Buchholz, Kim and Dave Nelson, and Kevin Buchholz.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Harvey Buchholz knew she was “the one” 60-plus years ago when he started dating Delores Janes.
Next year, the couple will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary by renewing their marriage vows at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks.
Throughout the years, the family has encountered many unusual similarities.
They raised six chil­dren, all born in a boy-girl pattern. The siblings all married in order of their ages. They all married sig­nificant others whose last names began with letters in alphabetical order.

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City Council talks trash

July 13, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Hendricks City Council heard from Lin­coln County Board of Com­missioners Chairman Rick Hamer during the public forum portion of their Thursday, July 6 meeting.
Hamer expressed to the council that it had been his preference to install a fence and have manned hours two days a week for the rural garbage site, keeping it at the current location, but that did not work out. However, Ham­er proposed that since the county is paying the lum­beryard $1,500 a year for the use of the current site, he would be willing to have it on his property, provid­ing manned hours himself, in an effort to prevent the abuse the site currently sees…

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Relay For Life has successful event

July 6, 2017

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Cancer survivors were recognized at the June 23 Relay For Life event in Hendricks. Pictured from left to right in front are Jeff Desmet, Mary Desmet, Kenneth Swanson, Dee Barber, Jacob Johnson, Brenda Citterman, Monica Debates and Jenifer Vollmer; in back are Arvid Otkin, Lowell Thomsen, Gary Serie, John Schwing, Sharlene Vaughn, Carol Heffele, Becky Paluch, Margaret Erickson and Rochelle Borresen.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The numbers are in for the 2017 Relay For Life of Lincoln County event held June 23. According to treasurer Bev Jerzak of Ivanhoe, the event has raised over $32,000…so far. Donations received through mid-August will still be credited to this year’s total for local Relay teams. Any funds raised after that point will go on next year’s totals.
The Lincoln County event, unlike most, does not happen in the same location every year. Event Chair Kathy Wilmes says it is part of what makes the Lincoln County event more appealing.

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

Summerfest!

July 6, 2017

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Pets of all kinds, and their owners, participated in the Walking for Woofda Summerfest Pet Parade last Thursday.

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Nine teams participated in the annual Beanbag Tournament last Thursday. Winning first place was David Murphy and Andrew Dahl.

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Summer services at Icelandic Church

July 6, 2017

Saturday evening ser­vices at the Icelandic Church located on the Pioneer Museum campus will begin Saturday, July 8. Services will be from 7-8 p.m. and provided that evening by Faith Lutheran Brethren Church.
Services will be held at the same time on Satur­day, July 15 and July 22, with services provided by Grace UMC and Faith Fam­ily Christian, respectively.

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Hailstorm hits Hendricks and surrounding area Thursday

June 29, 2017

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A lot of windows were broken along with damaged siding. Aaron and Kendra Moravetz, who live three miles north of Hendricks, are unable to live in their house, after nine windows were busted out. They said there is glass in every square inch of their house Aaron is pictured above, as he gazes at the boarded-up windows on his house.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

An early morning hailstorm last Thursday, June 22 caused damage to many properties in Hendricks and the surrounding area.
The storm hit Hendricks around 4 a.m. with golf ball-sized hail re­ported in town. Kendra Moravetz, who lives three miles north of Hendricks, told the Pioneer that they had hail up to softball-size at their home. The Moravetz’s home suffered so much damage that it is currently unliveable.
Reports of crop damage and damage to windshields, dents, broken lights, mirrors and other damage to vehicles, including campers, and broken windows and siding and roof damage to homes have all been received, as well as the report of 12 broken windows and roof damage on Hendricks Public School.

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Relay For Life in Hendricks

June 29, 2017

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Relay For Life committee members paused for the annual group hug at the 2017 Relay For Life of Lincoln County event held at Veterans Memorial Park in Hendricks on Friday. More Relay coming in next week’s issue!

Summerfest set to start June 29

June 29, 2017

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The parade route for Summerfest has been determined, and submitted on this map. Lineup is at Christ Lutheran Church. Al Molascon is the contact for the parade if anyone has questions.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Summerfest 2017 is taking place over the course of six days this year, beginning Thursday, June 29 and ending Tuesday, July 4.
The nearly week long celebra­tion will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, with the Walking for Woofda Pet Parade, sponsored by Prairie Mobile Veterinary. Bring your favorite pet on a leash and enjoy a leisurely walk with fellow pet owners. The walk will begin at the Veterinary Clinic.

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

Bids accepted for Tyler shop

June 29, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners accepted the bid from Sussner Construction in the amount of $143,600 for the construction of a 50×70-foot engineered building, which will be the new Highway Depart­ment building located in Tyler. Bids for the building had been opened at the previous meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Board of Commis­sioners, saying he was “formal­ly” asking to move the recycling site in Hendricks back to the county property where it had previously been located.

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