Grizzly Gunners attend State Championship in Alexandria

July 13, 2017

Hendricks Grizzly Gun­ners ended this season of trap shooting by attending the Trap Shooting Cham­pionship in Alexandria on June 12.
Students shot as indi­viduals in three categories this year, based on their scores through the season and gender. All students shot very well at the tour­nament.

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

Deubrook Area girls win first state track and field title in school history

July 6, 2017

By Paul Ekern

Tri-City Star

The Deubrook Area girls track team captured the 2017 Class B state track and field meet in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on May 26 and 27 with 78 points, 30 points ahead of second place Parker’s 48 points. Ipswich had won the previous five state track and field meet titles. Deubrook finished run­ner-up to Ipswich in last year’s state meet. It was the first girls state track and field meet title in school history in a sport that was initiated at Deu­brook in 1974…

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

Grizzly Gunners attend State Championship in Alexandria

July 6, 2017

Hendricks Grizzly Gun­ners ended this season of trap shooting by attending the Trap Shooting Cham­pionship in Alexandria on June 12.
Students shot as indi­viduals in three categories this year, based on their scores through the season and gender. All students shot very well at the tour­nament.

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

Hendricks School Board approves resignation and contracts of staff

June 29, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail. com

The Hendricks School Board approved the res­ignation of Sharon Evert during their Tuesday, June 20 meeting. Evert has been teaching in the Hendricks school for 27 years.
The board had several other approval items on their agenda, the approval of the contract for a school counselor, Sara Schobin­ger, was also approved, as well as the contracts and wage scale for the non-li­censed staff with a 25 cent increase.

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

Deubrook Area wins fourth consecutive state golf title

June 22, 2017

Courtni Frank
Photo courtesy of Kat McVey, Tri-City Star
Courtni Frank of Deubrook Area, a sophomore, was the individual medalist at the South Dakota State B Golf Championships with a two-day total of 151 (72, 79). Chantel Brende of Baltic, South Dakota, the defending state champion, was second with a score of 154. Frank led after the first day by two strokes over Brende.

Courtni Frank is individual medalist

By Paul Ekern
Tri-City Star

The Deubrook Area girls golf team captured their fourth consecutive Class B state tour­nament team title (fifth in sev­en years) at Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls, South Da­kota on June 5-6 with a score of 502 (+70). Burke-South Central finished with a score of 509 for second place. Deubrook led by 11 strokes (247-258) over Burke-South Central after the first day. The score of 502 is a Deubrook school record at the state tournament, with the previous best being a 531 last year.
Deubrook sophomore Court­ni Frank was the individual medalist with a two-day score of 151 (72, 79)…

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

Deubrook girls capture title

June 22, 2017

The Deubrook Area girls track and field team captured the Class B state track and field meet team title with 78 points at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on May 26 and 27. Parker finished second to Deubrook with 48 points.

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RTR board approves settlement with SWEC

June 9, 2017

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Members of the Southwest Educational Cooperative met in special session Monday evening in Lynd to approve the settlement agreement with the RTR district. Pictured clockwise from left are RTR board members Peggy Dunblazier and Craig Hess, Hendricks board member Tom Olson, Superintendent Bruce Houck, Lynd board member Mike Pochardt, Business Manager Mary Swensen and Lynd board member Michelle Williams.

In a news release from the RTR School District last week, officials announced that on June 1, 2017 the Board of Education of Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (RTR) Public Schools unanimously ap­proved a settlement agreement with the Southwest Education Cooperative (SWEC) allowing RTR to immediately withdraw from SWEC. The agreement in­cludes a full and final release of RTR from any financial ob­ligations to SWEC as of May 25, 2017…

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

Johnson vaults her way to State

June 9, 2017

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Sophie Johnson took first place in sections in pole vault, with a height of 9 ft., 10 inches, which qualified her for the State Track Meet.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

Following in her older sister Greta’s footsteps, HPS freshman Sophie Johnson has qualified for the State Track Meet in pole vaulting.
Johnson followed up her first-place vault at sub-sections, placing first at the Section Meet last week, vaulting 9’, 10”, Johnson said this was not a personal best for her, but did qualify her for the State Tournament on June 10 at Hamline University…

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Hendricks Public School students visit Badlands for their field trip

June 1, 2017

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Hendricks Public School science teacher Monica Dorn took one of her classes to the Badlands of South Dakota. Pictured from left to right are Andru Pozzi, Austin Fuller, Ben Olson, Jesus Marcus Lopez, Alex Kanz, Jesade Siverson and Kaylee Johnson.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

 
There’s nothing like taking the classroom to the realities of the outside world, especially when you will be traveling somewhere that’s opposite of where they live. That’s exactly what students of HPS science teacher Monica Dorn got to experience a couple weeks ago.
Having grown up in Belvidere, South Dakota, 30 miles from the Badlands, Monica was familiar with the area. She received her Masters Degree from Black Hills University, where one of her classes was Earth Science. As part of this class, the students went through the Badlands on a field trip with two professors from the University. “I had been there many times, but hadn’t seen the science of it.”…
The trip was planned by the students—the route, calculating and budgeting costs, paying a substitute teacher, food, packing gear, and activities they would be doing out there. “It was their plan from start to finish,” Monica said. “This meant so much to them.” Funds came from the Puff and Pastry Project raised for field trips.

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

Grizzly golfers advance

June 1, 2017

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The Hendricks Girls Golf Team placed fourth in the Sub-Section 3A Golf Meet to advance to Section play on May 31. Pictured left to right are Jesade Siverson, Abby Satterlee, Sophie Johnson and Kaylee Johnson.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Girls Golf Team took part in the first round of the Section 3A Golf Meet held in Wor­thington on May 24. The Grizzlies played 18 holes in the sub-section with four of the 13 teams advancing to the final round to be held on May 31. Section 3A in­cludes golfers from Adrian, Fulda, Hendricks, Heron Lake-Okabena, Hills-Bea­ver Creek, Murray County Central, Red Rock Central, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, SWC-Edgerton, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Wabasso, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, and Windom Area…

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