Hendricks votes for non-renewal of contract

July 11, 2018

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
A meeting of Southwest Educational Cooperative (SWEC) was held Monday evening, July 2 at Hendricks Public School. The SWEC board is a separate board from the school boards represented from Lynd and Hendricks Public Schools. The SWEC board agreed to not renew Superintendent Bruce Houck’s contract, which ends June 30, 2019.

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Johnson competes on national champion team

July 11, 2018

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The 2018 AAU 16U National Volleyball Championship was won by the team from southwestern Minnesota.The team came out on top of a 183-team field. Pictured left to right in front are Madison Hinz of Yellow Medicine East, Kalleigh Carr of Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, Mia Schnaible of Marshall, Bria Morris of Marshall, and Sophie Johnson of Hendricks. In back are Asst. Coach Emma Thomssen of SMSU, Asst. Coach Sarina Smith of SMSU, Natalee Rolbiecki of Minneota, Logan Sherman of Marshall, Alyssa Groves of Murray County Central, Charlotte Wright of Canby, LeeAnn Stensrud of Lakeview, and Head Coach Mike Dalager of Minneota. Not pictured is injured teammate Paige Andries of Marshall.

Hendricks High School Class of 1953

July 11, 2018

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Members and guests of the graduating class of 1953 enjoyed a noon salad luncheon at Cedrics’ on Friday, July 6, commemorating 65 years. Among those present were Penny (Berge) Aune and husband Paul, Lois (Buller) Lindus and husband Harley, Marcella (Engesmoe) Sommervold, Donna (Knutson) Thompson and husband Dale, Helen (Krier) Olson, Dorothy (Laabs) Christianson, Danny Olson and wife Midge. Those not able to attend were Wayne Hexem, Lois (Kragh) Kobes, Phoebe (Lerseth) Bergh and Harris Rottum. Deceased classmates are Harlan Gilbertson, Darlene (Hoff) Hamer, Tommy Johnson, Glen Kvernmo, Donald Nelson, Janett (Peterson) Seratt, Robert Rue, Myron Schroeder, Marlene (Thomsen) Tripp, and Corinne (Thoreson) Olson.

Hendricks High School’s Class of 1958 reunites

June 27, 2018

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The Hendricks High School Class of 1958 held their 60-year class reunion at Cedric’s in Hendricks on Saturday night, June 16. There were 28 graduates, 10 of whom have passed away. Pictured left to right are Jerry Kluess, Gordy Siverson, Dennis Christianson, Helen (Eggen) Laabs, Darold Laabs, Nona (Sandro) Siverson, Wanda (Franken) Ochocki, John Aune, Roberta (Pierce) Trooien, Gordy Singsaas, Gene Ochocki, Leon Siverhus and Jim Eggen.

HPS board discusses Lynd’s recent decision to pull out of SWEC

June 22, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Three Hendricks Public School teachers—Matt Adams, Sharon Evert and Monica Dorn—were present during the Public Fo­rum portion of the regular HPS School Board meeting on Thurs­day evening, June 14.
Speaking on the group’s behalf, science teacher Monica Dorn asked the school board mem­bers present, who included Tom Olson who is also on the SWEC Board, Superintendent Bruce Houck, and Principal Paul Chick, how Lynd’s recent decision to pull out of the SWEC agreement will affect HPS. Houck said it will be “as usual” for the upcoming year; the board will wait a year to see “how it shakes out.”…

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Hendricks Grizzlies 12U split with Tracy Thunder

June 22, 2018

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Keira Larson at bat during the HPS Grizzly game vs. Tracy.

Hendricks 12U softball team splits a doublehead­er with Tracy on June 14 in Tracy. Tracy took game one, 11-5. Savannah Snow started the game pitching, throwing 1½ innings. She had two strikeouts, six walks and two hits. Ellie Olsen finished the second inning and pitched two more innings. She finished the game with three strike­outs, five walks and five hits, only giving up two runs. Sadie Johnson got a homerun in the last inning. Claire Dagel and Ellie Ols­en got a double play in the first inning. Claire caught an infield pop fly at third base and threw to first to get the runner out.

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Two golfers wrap up 2018 golf season at State Golf meet

June 22, 2018

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Sophie Johnson, left and Kaylee Johnson, right. They competed at the State Golf meet in Becker.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Grizzlies wrapped up their 2018 golf season at the Min­nesota State Golf Meet in Becker, June 12 and 13.
Kaylee Johnson and So­phie Johnson qualified to this prestigious event un­der the direction of coach­es Steve Holland and Tom Olson.

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Golfers going to State

June 15, 2018

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Sophie Johnson (left) and Kaylee Johnson are pictured after qualifying to the Minnesota State Golf Championships, which will be held at the Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker on June 12-13. This will mark Kaylee’s second trip to the state tournament and she’s looking to improve on her finish from last year; she placed 34th out of 83 golfers who qualified to state in 2017.

Youth girls summer softball begins with three games

June 15, 2018

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The Grizzly girls softball team kicked off their season last week. Pictured above, one Grizzly heads for home as another heads for first base.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Grizzles girls 8-14- year-old girls fast pitch soft­ball teams kicked off their season last week, playing both Minneota and Slayton.
The girls 14U team took on Minneota at Froiland Field on Wednesday, June 6, taking a loss on their opening night scrimmage of 11-40. Meghan Carmody noted that the Wednesday night score could be slightly inaccurate.

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Americanism Essay winner

June 7, 2018

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Each year the Bakken-Engen Auxiliary Unit of Astoria, South Dakota, as well as the Toronto and White, South Dakota Units, sponsor the American Legion Auxiliary Essay and Poem contest at Deubrook Area School. This year, Deu­brook fourth grader Carly Engelstad, daughter of Nathan and Cheryl Engelstad of Hendricks, received first place for her essay, “What can I personally do to promote Ameri­canism in my school or community?” Her essay went on to District 5, where she also earned first place. She re­cently received a letter and monetary award congratulating her as a winner at the state level. She was encouraged to keep writing and to keep veterans in her heart. Carly is the granddaughter of Karen Christianson of Hendricks and Charles and Janice Engelstad of Astoria, South Dakota.