Hendricks VBS well attended

June 26, 2019

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Vacation Bible School students put on a closing program last Thursday night at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Vacation Bible School, sponsored by Faith Lu­theran Brethren Church, Singsaas Church and Christ Lutheran Church of Hen­dricks, was well attended this year. All children go­ing into first grade through children going into sixth grade were invited to at­tend, including those vis­iting the area. The theme was IPoint Records (Inspi­ration Point Records).

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A passion for irises

June 26, 2019

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In her spare time, Traci Rowlett loves taking care of her iris garden.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Driving by Harold and Traci Rowlett’s house on North Prairie Street in Hendricks might just cause you to say “my oh my!” If it did, you expressed the beauty of Traci’s iris gar­den and you identified the name a hybridizer gave one of her plants.
Each of Traci Rowl­ett’s 220 iris plants are given a name chosen by the hybridizer. My Oh My was chosen by hybridizer Schreiner in 2007.

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One of Traci’s iris plants is a variety called My Oh My, a name chosen by the hybridizer.

FEMA in Lyon County June 26 for disaster relief meeting

June 26, 2019

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Dustin Hauschild and Joe Wilson spoke to the commissioners concerning bidding for upcoming road projects in Lincoln County.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 18. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Lincoln County Emergency Manager Amber Scholten spoke to the board requesting permis­sion to travel to Chicago, Illinois for a wireless/broadband confer­ence. She was asked by the radio board to represent our region at the ARMER Radio training con­ference. When she returns, she will report to the rest of the re­gion the topics discussed at the conference. The board granted Scholten the permission she re­quested.

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Christensen Honorary Caregiver for 2019 Relay for Life event

June 26, 2019

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Dyllen Yockey with mom Brittany Christensen.

By Brittany Christensen
Special to the Hendricks Pioneer

My name is Brittany Christens­en. I am a mother to two amazing boys—Hayden, 12, and Dyllen, 10. Hayden was born with a rare brain malformation amongst other ailments that have affected his life and changed ours, for the better, of course. April of 2018, after many trips to the doctor’s office and tests, Dyllen was di­agnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Burkett’s Lymphoma. Focusing on Hayden’s needs for 11 years, I never imagined needing to re­focus on, now, Dyllen’s medical needs as well.
I had to shift into overdrive and lean on those around us to help with Hayden’s care so I could fo­cus on helping Dyllen beat this awful disease. I took six months off of work—I am a hairstylist— to be able to be with Dyllen dur­ing his chemo treatments…

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Lincoln County property taxes reported on at Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting

June 26, 2019

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Appeal and Equal­ization meeting was held Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. No members of the public attended the meet­ing, but County Assessor Bruce Nielsen reported on changes in Lincoln County property taxes for 2019, payable in 2020.
According to Nielsen’s report, the 2019 total levy in Lincoln County is $5,672,867. The 2019 County Tax Capacity is 14,898,506 and the taxable market value in Lincoln County is $1,738,307,852. The total market value is $1,785,571,500.

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Keep the tradition alive, celebrate Independence Day in Hendricks

June 26, 2019

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Photo courtesy of David Morseth, New Zealand
The 4th of July has been celebrated in Hendricks since the beginning of the town. Pictured above is an entry in the 1940 4th of July parade.

 

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks Commu­nity Club is busy planning a four-day Hendricks Sum­merfest celebration. Start­ing Wednesday evening, July 3, Hendricks residents and visitors can spend the entire four-day celebration jumping from festivity to festivity, culminating with a community church ser­vice at the park on Sunday at 9 a.m. Please check the ad in the Hendricks Pio­neer and posters for more information.
Celebrations have been held almost every year since the city was founded, usually centering around the Fourth of July…

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Olson and Johnson chosen for Hendricks Community Spirit Award

June 20, 2019

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Each year, the Hendricks Foundation chooses different residents to make up the five-member selection committee that nominates and votes to decide the recipients for the Hendricks Community Spirit Award. One award is given posthumously and the other is given to someone currently living. The awards are given during a ceremony on July 4th at Veterans Memorial Park. A community picnic sponsored by the foundation follows the ceremony.
From the time of its founding until the present day, the Hendricks community has been blessed with citizens who have created and sustained a tradition of commitment, compassion and love of community. All who have gone before and all who are present today have shaped our values and made Hendricks the wonderful place it is; therefore, the award is not intended to honor some and not others. However, there is a need to thank and honor certain extraordinary individuals every year—one from the past who is honored posthumously, and one contemporary who is making contributions today. It takes everyone to make a community such as Hendricks a strong, caring one where people are happy to live. Each year we are able to recognize just two of these individuals, but the entire community deserves thanks for what it has accomplished and the spirit it demonstrates…

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Gary Johnson

WESS has met weekly since 2010

June 20, 2019

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Pictured left to right in front are Orlan Sandro and Chris Hoversten, and behind them are Luther Eidem and Rolland (Rollie) Digre, who all belong to a weekly dinner club they call WESS (Wednesday Evening Supper Society.)

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Nine years ago, Allen Johnson and Rollie Digre had an idea. Allen had recently lost his wife Pearl, and Rolland had gone through a divorce. Rollie asked Allen if he would be interested in an evening out. Allen needed to mend his woes, so he consented to the invitation. It escalated from there. The gentlemen’s club of two kept up the Wednesday evening tradition until 2014, when Rollie’s uncle Chris Hoversten joined them following the death of his wife, Berneal.

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City Council discussed nuisance properties

June 20, 2019

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Al Molascon was present at the council meeting to discuss the water drainage problem he has at his home on the corner of Lake and Cottage Street.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The June 17 city council meeting was called to order by Mayor Julie Hogie. The evening’s agenda and the minutes of the June 3 meeting were approved.
Al Molascon was present for public forum. He has some nice 2.5-foot evergreens on the side of his house he is willing to give to the city. City Administrator David Bless said they would take a couple of them. Al said he finished the tile work in the men’s side of the campground bathroom and will now start on the women’s side.

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Friday Nite Lights concerts a fundraiser for lighting improvements

June 20, 2019

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Modern street lights will replace the present street lights in Hendricks.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

In support of lighting improvements on Main Street in Hendricks, three summer concerts will be held at the corner of Lin­coln and Main Streets with a free-will donation bucket in front of the stage.

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