Hendricks Public School celebrates Read Across America

March 14, 2019

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Read Across America was celebrated last week at Hendricks Public School. Paraprofessional Kendra Cox, pictured with the preschool class, is dressed as Cindy Lou Who, a sweet young girl from the Dr. Seuss storybook, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Each day, the children got to dress in a different theme.

By Violet Nelson
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Last week Hendricks Public School celebrated Read Across America Week. Read Across America is the annual celebration and recognition of the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Each day, students were encouraged to dress in a wacky theme to celebrate…

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Hendricks board hears update on possible FFA program

March 6, 2019

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Pictured at Tuesday’s Hendricks School Board meeting are Business Manager Wendy Lawburgh (foreground), and (clockwise from left) Principal Paul Chick, Gary Johnson, Braden Texley, Angie Schumacher, Board Chair Tom Olson, Superintendent Bruce Houck, Jim Lawburgh and John Olson.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Hendricks School Board met on Feb. 26, a week later than their normal monthly meeting night. Principal Paul Chick updated the board on the possibility of starting an FFA program for the district.
“We would need to have an agricultural class in order to have FFA,” Chick reminded the board…

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Redhawks players named to All-Conference teams

March 6, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The 2019 Dakota Valley Conference All-Confer­ence teams have been an­nounced. Redhawk play­ers made it to the teams and the honorable men­tion list.
On the boys All-Confer­ence team, Co-Coaches of the Year were Jeff Gruen­hagen of DeSmet, South Dakota and Mike Parry of Arlington, South Dakota. The First Team includes Devon Heuer, Arlington Cardinals; Connor Libis, Dell Rapids St. Mary Car­dinals; Dalton Voelker, Col­man-Egan Hawks; Kalen Garry and Trevin Holland, DeSmet Bulldogs; and Pay­don Casper, Lake Preston Divers.

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Redhawks vs. Dolphins in Region 3B action

March 6, 2019

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Above— No. 21 Harrison Wegner goes up for a block in Region 3B Boys Basketball play. The Redhawks fell to Deubrook 44-67 to end their season. Below—Marcis Hausman runs Redhawk offense in the Region 3B game on Feb. 25.

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Students put on Pops Concert

March 6, 2019

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Mavik Siverson played “Enter Sandman” along with the band.

By Violet Nelson
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Music with a rock’n’roll theme was featured at the Hendricks Public School Pops Concert on Thursday night, Feb. 28. The songs chosen captivated the au­dience.
The 5th-8th grade band opened the concert with “Any Way You Want It.”…

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Pictured from left are Sadie Johnson and Heidi Nicola on trumpets, Sydney Pierce on baritone horn, and Claire Dagel on French horn, performing “I Love Rock ’N’ Roll.”

Redhawks battled Falcons

February 27, 2019

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Senior Mason Bury is pictured at the free throw line in the final regular season game against Florence-Henry. Bury played a great game for the Redhawks, scoring 10 points, five rebounds and recording one assist.

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The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks gave their all in their last regular sea­son match-up against the Florence-Henry Falcons in Estelline, South Dakota on Feb. 22. It was a back-and-forth game with the Redhawks down by 7 after the first quarter. The Red­hawks went into the lock­er room with a four-point lead (27-23) at halftime. After the third quarter the score was tied at 35. The Falcons got hot in the fourth quarter stretching their lead to 5 in the final minutes of the game to get the win. The Redhawks end their regular season with 3 wins and 16 losses after falling to the Falcons 58-64.

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The Redhawks fire up for the Senior Night game against Florence-Henry on Feb. 22. Estelline-Hendricks played their hearts out in an exciting game, eventually falling to the Falcons 58-63.

Redhawks girls season ends

February 27, 2019

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No. 21 Kaylee Faehnrich defends a Cardinal in the Region 3 Girls Basketball Tournament. The Redhawks lost to Arlington 33-37 to end the season for Estelline-Hendricks.

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Despite a 9-point lead at the half and a 5-point lead after the third quarter, the Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks fell to the Arlington Cardinals 33-37 in Region 3 Class B girls basketball action on Feb. 19 in DeSmet, South Dakota.
Sophie Johnson led the Redhawks with 10 points, eight rebounds, two steals and one assist…

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Senior Abby Satterlee plays in her last basketball game as a Redhawk. Estelline-Hendricks fell to the Arlington Cardinals.

Two Hendricks girls advance to state free throw contest

February 27, 2019

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Ellie Olsen and Ayla Texley will compete at the state level in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition.

By Violet Nelson
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The Knights of Colum­bus Regional Free Throw Competition recently took place at New Lon­don-Spicer High School. Two Hendricks girls advanced to state level competition.
Eleven-year-old Ayla Texley, daughter of Bra­don and Stacey Texley, and 13-year-old Ellie Ols­en, daughter of Chad and Pam Olsen, competed at council and district lev­els first before advancing to the regional level.

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All-Tournament Sister Act

February 21, 2019

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Sadie and Sophie Johnson were selected to the All-Tournament Team at the South Dakota Gymnastics Championships held Feb. 8-9 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, South Dakota. The All-Tournament awards are presented by the South Dakota High School Coaches Association. Sophie Johnson placed third on the vault (9.2), 14th on the uneven bars (8.025), fifth on the floor exercise (9.15) and sixth in the all-around competition (34.8). Sadie Johnson finished ninth on vault (8.875), fourth on bars (8.5), 15th on balance beam (8.5), 14th on the floor (8.675) and seventh in the all-around competition with a score of 34.55.

Redhawks suffer back to back losses

February 21, 2019

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Redhawk freshman Caden Jordahl is pictured on defense against Castlewood. The Redhawks lost to the Warriors, 61-36.

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The Estelline/Hendricks Boys Basketball Team played Castlewood on Feb. 15 and Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Feb. 16 in a make up game.
The Redhawks lost to the Warriors 36-61 and to the Raiders 41-53.

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