Relay For Life

June 27, 2018

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Cancer survivors were honored at Friday evening’s 2018 Relay For Life of Lincoln County event in Hendricks.

County looking at joining other counties in health plan

June 27, 2018

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Dr. Norris Anderson talks to the Lincoln County Commissioners about a county health plan.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer@gmail. com

The Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers is considering joining several other counties, in­cluding Pipestone County, to provide a county-based health plan that would benefit healthcare facili­ties, doctors and dentists. Pipestone County, along with some other coun­ties, is already part of this Prime West, and has seen great benefits from it on a local level, not the least of which was the plan being able to fund a new dental clinic in Pipestone.

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

Tornado spotted Sunday

June 27, 2018

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Kayla Sanderson of rural Tyler shot these photos on Sunday afternoon in her backyard as a funnel cloud appeared near Arco at around 3:44 p.m. Sunday, heading toward Minneota. Following the spate of bad weather, a bright rainbow made a welcome appearance.

Hendricks High School’s Class of 1958 reunites

June 27, 2018

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The Hendricks High School Class of 1958 held their 60-year class reunion at Cedric’s in Hendricks on Saturday night, June 16. There were 28 graduates, 10 of whom have passed away. Pictured left to right are Jerry Kluess, Gordy Siverson, Dennis Christianson, Helen (Eggen) Laabs, Darold Laabs, Nona (Sandro) Siverson, Wanda (Franken) Ochocki, John Aune, Roberta (Pierce) Trooien, Gordy Singsaas, Gene Ochocki, Leon Siverhus and Jim Eggen.

Rain, rain, go away

June 27, 2018

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Flooding along County Road 9.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

When it rains, it pours, and it has poured what seems like buckets of rain across Lincoln County for much of the last week. The heavy rains across the county have caused local lakes, streams, and rivers to raise to flood-point levels.
According to official reports, rainfall totals in Lincoln County, as reported in Ivanhoe, reached 7.52 inches between June 11 and June 24. Contrary to the official reports, however, locals have reported as much as 10 inches total of rainfall in the past two weeks.

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

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Relay For Life has big night

June 27, 2018

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Bronson and Camille Lynn of Elkton, South Dakota were among the entertainers at the 2018 Relay event.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Two weeks of wet and windy weather took a short break on Friday, much to the relief of or­ganizers for the 2018 Relay For Life of Lincoln County event on Friday in Hendricks. Partly cloudy skies and temps in the 70s greeted a big crowd at Vet­erans Memorial Park on the shore of Lake Hendricks.
The Opening Ceremonies be­gan with the Welcome by Mayor Julie Hogie and Presentation of Flags by the Hendricks Ameri­can Legion Color Guard…

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

It’s a good life

June 27, 2018

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Inez Olsen arrived at her 100th birthday party, held at the Hendricks Golf Club, in her son Alden Olsen’s 1931 Ford Model A.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Inez Olson was tired when she went to bed Wednesday night, June 20, but who wouldn’t be after celebrating their 100th birthday.
It’s good to be Inez Ol­sen, who has faith, fam­ily, good health, a sense of humor, and a good dis­position.

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

Summer services at Icelandic Church

June 27, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Saturday evening church services at the Icelandic Church located at the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum complex in Hendricks will begin on Saturday, July 14.

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

County looking toward border-to-border internet

June 27, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Tuesday, June 19 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Vince Robinson of the Lincoln County Enterprise Development spoke to the commissioners, providing an update on the broadband (high speed internet) project.

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

Council views new ambulance

June 22, 2018

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Hendricks Ambulance Coordinator Dave McCormick showed the new ambulance to the Hendricks City Council during their Monday, June 18 meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Hendricks City Council mem­bers were able to see the new ambulance during their Monday, June 18 meeting. Hendricks Am­bulance Coordinator Dave Mc­Cormick brought it down to city hall to thank the city for their contribution toward the pur­chase and to give them the op­portunity to see firsthand what the city funds, combined with the hospital’s, had purchased.
McCormick told the council members the ambulance is a 2016 model with 16,000 miles on it. It cost $174,000, plus graphics, which cost $3,500, and the cost of switching over the radios, which is unknown as the final bill hasn’t been re­ceived, but that cost is expected to be under $2,000. McCormick explained that a new ambulance would cost $230,000…

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