Norfork mourns loss of principal Bobby Hulse to COVID-19

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The Norfork Public School System and the entire community are in mourning after the death of Norfork High School Principal Bobby Hulse Wednesday morning after a lengthy battle with COVID-19.

Elementary Principal Deanna Klaus announced Hulse’s passing Wednesday morning in a social media post. Klaus kept the community updated on Hulse’s condition throughout his battle and says the loss is heartbreaking.


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The 76-year-old Hulse spent more than 50 years in education, including the last 40 in the Norfork District. Known as a fighter for his students and prideful in his school, Hulse served as a mentor for Klaus during her 25 years in the district.


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Klaus says everyone in the Norfork district is working together to keep the school running smoothly, which she feels is what Hulse would want.


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Funeral arrangements for Bobby Hulse are pending at Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services. He is survived by his wife, Vicky; a son, Lance; and a daughter, Tasha Harris.

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