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 s...