Hendricks School Board approves levy

December 26, 2018

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Hendricks board member Nick Citterman was presented a plaque in honor of his years of service by Superintendent Bruce Houck at Citterman’s final meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Daryl Kanthak of Meulebroek, Taubert & Co. of Pipestone was on hand at last week’s regular meeting of the Hendricks School Board. Kanthak went through each of the school’s fund bal­ances with the board. He told the board that the district was in good shape with its unassigned fund balance, even without hail damage insurance that has yet to be spent.
“You have enough unassigned fund balance to cover your gen­eral fund expenditures for about 6.6 months, which is pretty healthy unassigned,” Kanthak said. “You have to remember it’s inflated because of those insur­ance proceeds. If you take those insurance proceeds out, there would still be enough fund bal­ance to cover five months or bet­ter, which is a decent unassigned fund balance.

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Olsen reports on meeting concerning Curly-leaf pondweed

December 26, 2018

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John Hoveland is Lincoln County’s new Veterans Services Officer. He was sworn in by County Attorney Glen Petersen at Tuesday’s commissioners’ meeting.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their final meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Com­missioner Rick Hamer was absent from the meeting.
Lincoln County Envi­ronmental Officer Robert Olsen spoke to the group about the meeting be­tween the DNR, the county, and the Lake Benton Lake Improvement District. Ol­sen feels that, while they were unable to get a full-lake treatment for Curly-leaf pondweed (CLP), they were able to come to agreement on an appropri­ate treatment that will ad­dress the problem…

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Dietetics major helps improve college wellness programming

December 26, 2018

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South Dakota State University dietetics majors Jenna Christianson, left, and Anna Barr demonstrate preparation of an easy dish to make for a cooking class. Through her senior honors research project, Christianson is helping improve college wellness programming across the nation.

By Christie Delfanian

When Jenna Chris­tianson came to South DakotaStateUniversity four years ago, she was intending to major in pharmacy. “I was looking at integrative and func­tional medicine,” said the Hendricks native. It took only two weeks for her to realize that her calling was in nutrition.
Now the dietetics ma­jor, a member of the Van D. and Barbara B. Fish­back Honors College, is helping improve college wellness programming across the nation through her senior research proj­ect.

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

Ducks Unlimited contributed to area conservation

December 26, 2018

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Photo courtesy of Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited (DU) is concerned with wetland restoration. Their vision statement reads, “The vision of Ducks Unlimited is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.” Wood ducks are just one type of waterfowl that benefits from DU restoration projects.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Ducks Unlimited (DU) is interested in wetland con­servation, which makes Lincoln County a place where they can dig in and get their hands dirty. Re­cently, a DU conservation project was begun along US Highway 14, just west of Tyler. A complete story about that and other area conservation projects will be coming next week, but first, just who and what is DU and why are they so in­terested in this region?
According to the Ducks Unlimited website, “Ducks Unlimited takes a con­tinental, landscape ap­proach to wetland con­servation…

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

Another Christmas together!

December 26, 2018

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Gladys Trautman is the only charter member left in the club. She has been a part of all 51 Town and Country Study Club Christmases.

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Lake Benton’s Town and Country Study Club has celebrated 51 Christmases together.

Start the new year by getting rid of the extra baggage

December 26, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The new year is a perfect time to clean out closets and drawers and get rid of the junk that has accumu­lated over the years, like the bottle caps your great-grandfather collected. But there is another area of life that should be cleaned regularly as well. Clearing out the emotional bag­gage of unforgiveness is as important as clearing out the collection of old bottle caps.
Forgiveness is not only a Christian concept. The challenge to forgive others doesn’t come from Jesus Christ alone. Buddha is quoted as saying, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Mahavira of the Jainest tradition (an­cient India) said, “Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.”…

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

County man recently added to predatory registration list

December 26, 2018

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Sarah Hustad of the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester gave a presentation about recognizing predatory behaviors at the Tyler Fire Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com 
Buffalo Ridge Newspapers

In a joint effort to inform the public, the Minnesota Department of Corrections and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department host­ed an informational meet­ing regarding predatory offenders. According to Sarah Hustad and Sheriff Chad Meester, Allan Emil Sik, who has been living in Tyler since 2009, was re­cently required to register as a predatory offender. The meeting focused on informing the public about how to identify predatory behavior; however, Hustad and Meester also provided specific information about Sik.
According to Hustad, registration includes peo­ple who have backgrounds of false imprisonment, kidnapping, and/or sexual offenses. Being registered means that the offender must provide current ad­dress, employment ad­dress, vocation or school information, and vehicles owned. The information is updated at least annually and must be updated with­in 30 days after a change to any of the required in­formation…

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Kitchen became the classroom

December 26, 2018

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Pictured left to right are Christian Hofer, Heather Digre, Abby Satterlee, Sophie Johnson, Taryn Scotting, Katelyn Kahow and Ty Hinders.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Friends, family mem­bers and school admin­istrators received a big treat Thursday, Dec. 20 when culinary students at Hendricks Public School prepared a meal for hun­gry attendees.

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

Three-year-olds through 12th graders present “A Pirate Christmas”

December 20, 2018

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Hendricks Public School students present “A Pirate Christmas.”

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Thursday evening, Dec. 13, a packed gym got to experience the wonder of Christmas through drama, song and dance presented by Hendricks Public School students, three-year-olds through 12th grade. They did an amazing job presenting “A Pirate Christmas,” under the direction of Meghan Carmody.

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

Hendricks Nursing Home presents the annual Christmas program

December 20, 2018

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Mary and Joseph were portrayed by Loren and Gladys Christianson, Lincoln Lane Villa residents.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The annual celebration of Christmas was held at the Hendricks Nursing Home chapel, Wednesday night, Dec. 12.
It was truly a night of worship, a night to remember. Good tidings of great joy were seen on the faces of each one in attendance…

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

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Wise men were Vivian Hanson, Phyliss Leuning and Frances Miller. Shepherds were Harvey Buchholz, Bert Pederson and Leo Lipinski.