Tracksters outrun the storm

April 19, 2018

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Jesade Siverson, second from left, runs the 1,600 meters.

By Grizzly Sportswrit­ers

The Estelline-Hen­dricks Track and Field Team managed to squeeze in a meet on April 12 before the re­gion was blasted by a spring storm. Already missing three meets due to weather conditions, the team was able to at­tend the Booster Club Relays in DeSmet, South Dakota to open the out­door season.
After a week and a half with no meets, the Estell­ine-Hendricks tracksters had the opportunity to get out of the gym and participate in their first outdoor competition.

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

HPS holds spring concert

April 19, 2018

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The Religious Release Time students kicked off the Spring Concert with a performance of a contemporary Christian song.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Hendricks Pub­lic School Music Depart­ment, under the direction of Meghan Carmody, pre­sented their spring con­cert on Thursday, April 12, with students in preschool through 12th grade show­casing their musical talents to a gym filled with family and community members…

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

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The fourth graders played two selections on the buckets for the Hendricks Public School Spring Concert.

Four Lincoln County schools attended Ag Awareness Day

April 12, 2018

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Hendricks third and fourth grade students attended Ag Awareness Day held in Lake Benton on Thursday. Pictured are students from the four Lincoln County schools listening to Abby Popowski as she talks about dairy farming. The students shook containers of heavy cream to make butter while they listened.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Farm Bu­reau sponsored Ag Awareness Day, held at Lake Benton Elemen­tary School, on Thursday, April 5. More than 180 third and fourth grade students from four Lincoln County schools— Hendricks, Lake Benton, Ivanhoe, and RTR—attended the program, visiting nine different educational sta­tions around the school gymna­sium.
The different stations included a variety of approaches. One had live animals, while others includ­ed presentations, crafts, snacks, and/or games.

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

Carnival fun!

April 12, 2018

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Games were played and prizes won by the gym full of children at the Hendricks Public School Carnival last week.

For more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Estelline-Hendricks girls track finishes fifth at SDSU

April 5, 2018

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Estelline-Hendricks freshman Jesade Siverson runs the 1,600 Meters at the Scott Underwood Invitational held at SDSU on April 2. Siverson ran the 1,600 in 6:24.72. and was part of the eighth place 4×800 Meter Relay Team.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Estelline-Hendricks Track Teams wrapped up their early season indoors at the Scott Underwood Invi­tational held at the Sanford- Jackrabbit Athletic Complex at SDSU on April 2.
The Estelline-Hendricks Girls Team had a great showing, finishing fifth overall with 50.5 points in a field of over 20 teams and second among the Class B teams in South Dakota.

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

Hoops/Jump Rope event was held at Hendricks School

April 5, 2018

On March 23 the Hen­dricks Public School stu­dents “hopped and hooped it up.”
This was our 12th com­bination Hoops and Jump Rope for Heart Event. The HPS students, staff and community showed their spirit and talents. The Hen­dricks staffers who got into the celebration were Ms. Carmody, Mr. Eide and Mrs. Gentry. Mr. Eide won the most consecutive jump in the Masters age group.

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

School board discusses updating front entrance to enhance safety

March 29, 2018

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The Hendricks School Board discussed sports pairing at their last meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

In the wake of the most re­cent school shootings, while the Hendricks School Board does not anticipate the like­lihood of an event like that in Hendricks, the board dis­cussed providing ALICE train­ing to staff and students, and updating the front entrance to enhance the safety of the school.
ALICE training is provided at age-appropriate levels to the students and staff, and teaches them how to respond if there is an active shooter in the school…

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

Grizzlies in Elkton-Lake Benton FCA’s All-Star Games

March 29, 2018

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) All-Star Sunday was held in Elkton, South Dakota on March 25. Greta Johnson (pictured second from right in front) represented the Hendricks Grizzlies in the Girls Senior Game. Johnson, along with girls from Elkton-Lake Benton, Colman-Egan, Deubrook, Flandreau, and Sioux Valley entertained the crowd at the annual event. The teams were coached by members of the SDSU Jackrabbit FCA.

By Grizzly Sportswrit­ers

The 22nd Area All- Star Games were held in Elkton, South Dakota on March 25. The annual games are sponsored by the Elkton-Lake Benton Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The days’ events includ­ed a Coaches Game, Girls Senior Game, Boys Senior Game, Slam Dunk Contest, the Dakota Sports 3-Point Shootout, as well as draw­ings, prizes, music and competitions for the fans.

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

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Freshman Kaylee Johnson represents Hendricks High School at the 3-point shootout held at the FCA All-Star Games.

Estelline-Hendricks have first track meet of the year

March 29, 2018

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Estelline-Hendricks Track Team—Pictured left to right in front are Cynthia Jacobo Leon, Justin Buschenfeld, Tiffany Vohlken, Tyler Riggins, Alexis Vomacka, Marissa Golas, Sophie Johnson, Kaylee Johnson, Greta Johnson, Colton Luckhurst and Hailey Nygard; in the middle row are Christine Nefzger, Ethan Hansen, Morgan Saathoff, Tash Vohlken, Mariah Johnson, Kiersten Vukelich, Kaylee Faehnrich, Kate Wegner, Kylie Beare, Jesade Siverson, Cora Hofer, Pedro Cambros Gutierez, Jacoby Flegel, Jesus Jacobo Leon and Coach Hollenbeck; and in the back row are Coach Rieger, Coach Suther, Katelynn Hawley, Ace Alberts, Nick Brown, Sascha Walker, Pablo Garcia, Harrison Wegner, Zach Loomis, Riley Benning, Elijah Tekrony, Davon Dahl, Spencer Lutz, Marcis Hausman, Jacob Buschenfeld, John Moore, Parker Jongeling, Evelyn Tekrony, Manager Dakota Lesher and Coach Brandon Krein. Not pictured are Dawson Satter, Aaron Krein, Nick Brown and Coaches Mike Evert and Monica Dorn.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Estelline-Hendricks Track Team kicked off their first season together on Tuesday, March 20, participating in the indoor Fuller Invitational in the Barnett Center at North­ern State University in Ab­erdeen, South Dakota.
Sophie Johnson placed first in the triple jump, with a distance of 9.99m. In the same event, Kylie Beare of Estelline placed fifth with a distance of 9.28m…

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

HPS students and Missoula Children’s Theatre present play

March 16, 2018

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Hendricks Public School students presented the Missoula Children’s Theatre version of “The Little Mermaid” on March 10.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Hendricks Public School stu­dents, in conjunction with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, presented a version of “The Little Mermaid,” on Saturday, March 10 at the HPS gymna­sium.
Typically, auditions take place on Monday after school, with practice beginning that evening and continuing after school the rest of the week. However, due to the snowstorm, school was cancelled on Monday and Tues­day, leaving just Wednesday through Friday for the children to learn their parts.
Director Lindsay Riddle was impressed with the students’ abilities to learn their parts and the songs in just three days…

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