By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Pedley's Ponderings

One year later


March 11, 2021

The front page of the March 12, 2020 edition of the Sentinel-News carried four stories most readers would consider “positive.”

The main article provided an update on construction progress at H-M-S’s new elementary school, while two side stories highlighted the Hartley Community Center’s upcoming fundraiser and Royal organizing plans for a July visit from Iowa’s Ride. The fourth story told the tale of H-M-S’s quiz bowl team, which had just won the KCAU-TV tournament for the first time in school history.

The script had completely flipped the following week. A 133-point headline screamed “SHUT DO...

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