Coronavirus affects the Hendricks area

March 27, 2020

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The Hendricks School Board was “socially distanced” at last week’s regular monthly meeting.

World pandemic disrupts area people and business

By Jay Nelson
jaynelson@gmail.com

 
First diagnosed in China last year, a severe respiratory disease is fast changing everyday life, and that includes the Hendricks area. Technically called coronavirus disease 2019, it has become known as Covid-19 or Coronavirus. The race to secure populations from infection has upended the lives of area residents this past week. A way of life unthinkable just days ago is now the community’s reality. Each day brings a dramatic escalation of events.
On March 13, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order declaring a state of peacetime emergency. This would be the first of ten executive orders issued by Walz to address the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Hendricks school district navigates through difficult times

March 27, 2020

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Superintendent Paul Chick.

By Mark Wilmes
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At last week’s regular school board meeting, Superintendent Paul Chick said school officials across the state call in daily for updates on the COVID-19 crisis. He told the board that school staff is currently spending their time preparing for what happens if the school closures continue into the week of March 30.
“There is no student learning going on during this time period,” Chick said. “It is strictly dedicated to teachers concentrating on trying to come up with a delivery system to meet all of the learning targets for the remainder of the school year. We’re instructed to prepare for the worst-case scenario where we don’t actually come back to school.”

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

Hendricks Public School music department presented “Just Dance”

March 18, 2020

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The Hendricks Public School beginners band.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
A great evening of music featuring performances by individuals, bands, choirs and small ensembles was enjoyed last Tuesday night, March 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hendricks Public School gymnasium.

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

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High school percussion ensemble

Annual Hendricks-Arizona reunion held

March 18, 2020

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Photo courtesy of Joan Andersen
Area residents held their annual President’s Day Reunion in Phoenix, Arizona on Feb. 17 with 47 in attendance. Pictured in front are Todd Pederson, Diane Pederson, Omer Ness, Luther Lerseth, Gail Kvernmoe, Sonja Iverson, Walter Iverson, Andy Andersen and Tammy Hulsebus; in the second row are Jodi Montgomery, Ilene Ness, Lujeanne Kjelden, Bonnie Gilberston, Bruce Newman, Vickie Newman, Roger Kruse, Claudette Kruse, Mary Rogness, Marilyn Moe and Norrill Moe; In the third row are Don Kruse, Bev Kruse, Sandy Fredricks, Kathy Tollefson, Maxine Christianson, Rose Horner, Billie Andersen, Vonnie Lucas, Darla Toben, Jeanine Korbel (face not visible), Ron Hulsebus and Brad Nelson; and in the fourth (back) row are George Montgomery, Jean Lerseth, Stan Fredricks, Richard Christianson, Dan Tollefson, Howard Horner, Dave Atyeo, Harvey Gilbertson, Paul Kvernmoe, Dave Lucas, LuAnn Atyeo, Emo Nelson, Duane Korbel and Greg Tobin.

Hendricks Public School students presented “Pinocchio” Saturday

March 12, 2020

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The Missoula Children’s Theater came to Hendricks Public School  presented “Pinocchio” on Saturday, March 7.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Hendricks Public School stu­dents were the stars of the show last Saturday afternoon and eve­ning when they pulled off a great performance of “Pinocchio.”
The story about a wooden puppet named Pinocchio who longed to become a real boy, came to life when the Missoula Children’s Theater and nearly 40 students performed an original musical adaptation of this clas­sic tale.

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

Read Across America Week

March 12, 2020

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Rebecca Wipf and children Myla, Nalani and Josiah, of Astoria, South Dakota, came to the Hendricks Public Library in celebration of Read Across America. They received a treat from Librarian Joni Dagel.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

On March 2, 1998, the first Read Across America was celebrated; since then, it has been held annu­ally. The purpose is to encourage children to read more books and also to get them excited about reading. On this day, schools, li­braries, hospitals, bookstores, churches, and some businesses host their own events.
Joni Dagel, Hendricks Public Library librarian, was promoting book-reading by giving treats to anybody who came in with a do­nation of a new pair of socks for a needy family.

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

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Landon Johnson celebrated Read Across America last week at Hendricks Public School’s dress-up days. Monday was Wear A Hat To School Day.

Redhawks season finale

March 12, 2020

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The Redhawks gear up for their Region 3 game against Deubrook on March 2.

Estelline-Hendricks played their final game of the boys basketball season on March 2 with a loss to Deubrook Area, 68-56. The Redhawks beat the Dolphins two times in the regular season, but the Dolphins got hot in the second half, making five out of ten from the 3-point line. The Redhawks made four 3-pointers in the game out of 26 attempts…

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

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Redhawk senior Spencer Lutz is pictured during the quarter-final game against Deubrook last week.

Three Redhawks receive conference honors at DVC

March 12, 2020

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The Dakota Valley Con­ference announced its all conference teams for the 2019-2020 girls basket­ball season. The Estelline-Hendricks girls basketball team had three members selected, including senior Sophie Johnson and ju­niors Kylie Beare and Kay­lee Johnson.
S. Johnson and Beare were named to the Sec­ond Team and K. Johnson earned Honorable Men­tion honors.
The Redhawks finished their season with an over­all record of 13 wins and 9 losses, finishing their season in the finals of the Region 3 Tournament.

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

Redhawks fall to defending State B Champions DeSmet

March 5, 2020

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Seniors Cora Hofer and Sophie Johnson finish their high school basketball careers in the loss to the defending State Champions. The DeSmet Bulldogs topped the Redhawks 42-33 to advance to the SoDak 16.

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

 
Estelline-Hendricks traveled to Huron, South Dakota on Feb. 27 to play the number-one seed De-Smet in the finals of the Region 3 Girls Basketball Tournament held at James Valley High School.
In an exciting back and forth battle, the Redhawks ended their season with a 33-42 loss to DeSmet. The score was tied 10-10 at the end of the first quarter and the Redhawks trailed by six at half time…

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

Lady Redhawks advance to Region 3 finals

March 5, 2020

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

 
Estelline-Hendricks played Hitchcock-Tulare in the semi-finals of Region 3 Girls Basketball on Feb. 25 in DeSmet, South Dakota. The Redhawks defeated the Patriots 60-57 in a back-and-forth battle…

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