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theBeat – January 2016

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Here’s our new feature that dishes up headlines, local news, & opinions in a unique “Reader’s Digest” style called theBeat.

Quote of the Day

“’Be yourself’ is the worst advice you can give to some people.”  Not sure who said this, but it’s funny.

MAIN STREET

THE STORY: 2015 HENDERSON DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION

Yes, the MAIN (pun intended) topic of conversation for Henderson natives was the complete renovation of downtown Main Street, sidewalks, and lighting. It all started on March 31, and then it rained, and rained, and rained. With no help from mother nature, and no show construction workers, the south end of Main was a slow go. Backdoors, alleys, and reroutes were put into high gear for much too long. But finally by July 31, the south end of Main was opened and naysayers could begin to see a glimpse of the promised new look from this construction madness.   

THE EXPERIENCE:

North Mainers braced themselves for the worst when demolition began on September 2, but this time around, construction went quickly with dryer weather, plentiful crews, and a belated winter. That’s not to say the project didn’t encounter some serious blips or in official street bid construction lingo—“outside the scope” issues. If you didn’t notice, some of the older buildings on Main Street needed some extra sub foundation work before pouring could commence. Miraculously the entire street was open in time for the annual Spirit of Christmas on Tuesday, December 7. Just a few hours before the big event, the scheduled mechanical street sweepers failed but manual labor arrived sporting brooms and shovels sweeping up the dirt so festivities could commence.   

theBeat:

The $2,031,378.95 project is nearly finished with the “substantial completion not yet finalized” according to Henderson City Clerk Connie Brown. That means we are still waiting on the final landscaping touches, outdoor speaker hookup, and some “redo” pours before the City can officially call it a wrap.    

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WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR FRIEND has not been to a Heartland Huskie basketball game— The boys are 7-4 and for such a young bunch of guys, they are impressively poised. Coach Ribble has a great FB page as well at https://www.facebook.com/HeartlandBasketball/.  The girls are 9-3 and handle the ball quite well, thank-you, while they pester their opponents with blistering full court presses. The next boys and girls games are Tuesday, January 12 at home, so there’s still a chance you can witness the Huskies in real time.

THING TO KNOW— There’s a new chiropractor in town operating out of the S & Y Bldg. at 936 Main Street. Brett Eimermann from Progressive Chiropractic is seeing patients in Henderson on Tuesdays. For more info, check out their website at www.yorkchiropractors.com

WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT— It’s a fresh new year so how do I get this Christmas cookie body in shape? ZUMBA! Right here in Henderson, you can Zumba away those pounds on Tuesday & Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM and Saturday 9:00-10:00 AM with certified Zumba instructor Tara Maltsberger.  Check out her Facebook page for current info at https://www.facebook.com/ZumbaHenderson/ or email tmaltsberger@heartlandschools.net

WHAT TO SAY WHEN ASKED—has anyone bought the Dutch Kitchen? I don’t know, but in the meantime try out the Henderson Foodmart daily specials—they are exceptionally tasty, homemade, and fresh. Personal fav is the cabbage pockets (a.k.a. runza) on Friday. Their weekly menu is posted right here on Heartland Beat! Definitely try the great pizza at the Bulldog Roadhouse in Bradshaw. My favorite is the meat lovers. Check out their Facebook page to view their daily specials and hours at https://www.facebook.com/bulldogroadhouse/

Written by Shannon Siebert

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