Cong. Peterson discusses the future of agriculture

June 6, 2019

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Congressman Collin Peterson addressing area farmers at last week’s event in Marshall.

By Lacey Barke 
Contributing Writer

Tensions are build­ing, farms are closing and prices are rising. Time is running out for farmers nationwide, as they are faced with tough deci­sions brought on by even tougher weather and for­eign trade. At Congress­man Collin Peterson’s May 31 town hall meeting in Marshall, he attempted to explain how United States agriculture got to where it is now and what Midwest farmers should expect moving forward.
“I know you are all want­ing the specifics of what’s going on here so you can make your decisions and unfortunately I’m prob­ably going to disappoint you,” the current head of the Agriculture Committee said. “I’m not going to be able to tell you exactly but I can give you some indica­tion of where I think this is heading.”

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Murals, murals, murals

June 6, 2019

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Mural by Kaylee Johnson, Grade 10, Sophie Johnson, Grade 11, and Abigail Satterlee, Grade 12

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Mural by Portia Weishaar, Grade 9

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Relay For Life Leadership Team

June 6, 2019

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Pictured is the 2019 Relay For Life of Lincoln County Leadership Team. From left to right in front are Senior Community Development Manager Jennifer Evans, Co-Chair Kathy Wilmes, Co-Chair Jacki Studemann, Mark Wilmes and David Blees; in back are Julienne Prosch, Priscilla Osland, Bev Jerzak, Lola Hindbjorgen, Chuck DeBates, Rochelle Borresen, Travis Studmann and Monica Pollack. Not pictured are Skylar Borresen, Doreen Burg, Kathy Christiansen, Chrissy Christianson, Brenda Citterman, Barb Desmet, Gary Heffele, Jen Longstreet, Ila Possail, Marie Rybinski, Laralynn Skorczewski, Ardy Sorensen and Jenifer Vollmer. This year’s Relay For Life Event will be held in Ivanhoe at Gilson Field on June 28.

Hendricks Campground is the place to be

June 6, 2019

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The campground in Hendricks was filled to capacity Memorial Day weekend.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

With over 40 years un­der its belt, the Hendricks Campground is an ever growing place to spend your time. Every visitor who comes is in great spir­its and happy to be in Hen­dricks.
Memorial Day weekend welcomed a campground full of visitors.
One-hundred percent of the campers gave a thumbs-up to their experi­ence. A survey I conducted not only found favor in the campground, but other as­pects of the town as well.

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Fifth annual Beer, Bands, Bacon, Festival celebrated in Hendricks

May 30, 2019

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A large crowd gathered at Lake Hendricks Park on Sunday for the Hendricks Invitational Beer, Bands, and Bacon Festival. The afternoon event helped raise money for Hendricks community projects.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Sunday, May 26 was a beer fest, a bacon fest and a music festival. Beer, bacon, and bands!
Several hundred people united in this great outdoor fun to sample beer, taste unique bacon creations and listen to awesome live music, while having fun.

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Syttende Mai festivities has celebrated 30 years in Hendricks

May 30, 2019

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The new 2019 King Ole and Queen Lena, Donny and Sheila Engelstad.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Syttende-Mai (Seventeenth of May) was celebrated in Hendricks on May 25. The event kicked off with city-wide rummage sales last Saturday. This Saturday, several businesses served Norwegian goodies and offered great sales. The Hendricks Dining Center served a Scandinavian ethnic dinner.
People experienced a good program at the school on Saturday evening with Jerry Nolz, Master of Ceremonies…

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Memorial Day 2019 in Hendricks

May 30, 2019

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A Memorial Day program was held at Hendricks Public School on Monday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. Claire Dagel, at the podium, presented a patriotic reading entitled “We Shall Keep the Faith.”

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day was observed with a program at Hendricks Public School, followed by a memorial service at Veterans Memorial Park.
The Memorial Day program began with the Advance of Colors with Darren Schumacher on the drum roll. Invocation was by Marcy Sommervold, Auxiliary Chaplain…

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Hendricks school board hires Chick as HPS superintendent

May 30, 2019

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Principal Paul Chick was hired as the new superintendent of Hendricks Public Schools at last week’s meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Hendricks School Board approved the hiring of Principal Paul Chick as superintendent/principal. Current Superintendent Bruce Houck’s contract is done as of June 30. The action was approved by a unanimous vote at last week’s regular monthly meeting. The meeting continued uninterrupted despite a power outage, so the meeting was lit by two emergency lights throughout a significant portion of the evening. Chick also agreed to step in immediately as “Houck’s designee.” The move will allow Chick to attend meetings and sign documents in the absence of the superintendent, until his contract officially kicks in on July 1, allowing the district to be covered as Houck takes unused vacation time in June.

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“Murphy’s Landing” officially closed for the season, we hope

May 30, 2019

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Troy Murphy, left, and his neighbor Robert Kor stand in front of Troy’s home between White, South Dakota and Hendricks. Troy’s home is occasionally run as a landing for stranded motorists. His neighbor, Robert Kor, who works at Murphy’s Maintenance Shop, is available to help.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

You’re coming home from Brookings. It’s a snowy night. Driving con­ditions are getting worse. Visibility is near zero.
That’s when Murphy’s Landing, the name owner Troy Murphy came up with, comes in handy.
It takes strength to give up. But it’s the right deci­sion to be safe and stop at Murphy’s.
Troy Murphy’s farm house is pretty visible. The house is close to the road, it has a Harley Da­vidson sign on the front lawn and the farm is lo­cated midway between White and Hendricks along SD Highway 30.

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Partners in Education at HPS

May 30, 2019

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Hendricks Public School elementary students and their principal, Mr. Chick, enjoy some reading time in the Literacy Corner at this year’s HPS PTO Carnival.

On May 10, the Hendricks Public School PTO hosted its annual PTO Carnival at the school. This year, along with all of the face painting, bouncy houses, games, and other fun activities, there was an additional attraction put together by the Striving Readers Comprehensive Lit­eracy Grant coaches, Hope Doom and Mary Chick.
The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant (SRCL) is a two-year grant that was acquired by the Hendricks Public School to encourage and support every learner in developing strong literacy knowledge, skills, and dispositions that ensure academic success…

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