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Articles from the January 18, 2023 edition

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Top spellers move onto Regionals

TOP SPELLERS from the Haxtun Spelling Bee, pictured above (l-r), Jayce Boerner, Xavier Farrell, Taivyn Bullard and Kira Christensen will move onto the Regional round slated for Feb. 8 in Brush....

 
 By Candie Fix    News    January 18, 2023

Commissioners hear residents' concerns regarding recently adopted wind farm regulations

The Phillips County Commissioners kicked off the new year with the annual swearing in ceremony at the courthouse followed by re-organization of the board but before doing so, the trio of county leaders wrapped up work in 2022. Throughout the month...

 

Fleming students earn honor roll designations at end of fall semester

Superintendent’s and Principal’s Honor Rolls for fall semester of 2022 for grades 7-12 at Fleming High School were recently released. Principal’s Honor Roll is for grade point averages falling between 3.5-3.74 and Superintendent’s Honor Roll...

 

Premier Farm Credit to return $6.5 million to member-owners in early 2023

Local ag-lending cooperative Premier Farm Credit will pay a record $6.5 million in cash patronage to its customer-owners in early 2023. The financial services cooperative has returned more than $26 million through its Patronage Program since 2019...

 

Gun legistlation tops democratic priorities

The first week of the General Assembly saw Republican House members trying to upset the apple cart on the vote for Speaker of the House. House and Senate leaders gave opening day speeches on Jan. 9 that outlined their priorities for the next 120...

 

Under the Wire

You have no doubt noticed that I write about the funny things that happen to me. It’s easy to do because I don’t have to make anything up and who would know more about it than me? I was there....

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 18, 2023

Fearless Faith

Shelves in religious book sections (virtual or otherwise) are overflowing these days with enticing titles on how to fix Protestantism and the state of the overall church. Few arguments remain untried... Full story

 

Extension Spotlight

Here are the new introductions that you can purchase for your gardens in 2023. These are the plants that did well during their trial period and were chosen to be a Plant Select Plant. Ultra Violet Salvia or Salvia ‘Ultra Violet’ PP 21,411 is...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago Jan. 12, 1938 Vocational agriculture students in the local high school made a good showing in the grain judging contest held in Yuma last Saturday. The team placed fourth out of 15...

 

Haxtun Health plans annual Girls' Night Out event on Jan. 28

Haxtun Health will host its free annual Girls' Night Out event on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Haxtun Community Center from 5:30-8 p.m. Community-women of all ages are invited to attend. RSVPs are not required, but tables or seats can be reserved by...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    January 18, 2023

Lady Bulldogs pick up second season win over Holyoke Dragons

The Lady Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season over the Holyoke Lady Dragons last week, this time on their home court in front of a packed house. The two teams met in December in a...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    January 18, 2023

Bulldogs suffer two losses

Despite a three-game losing streak, the Bulldogs hold a winning 6-4 record and a top 10 spot in 2A/3A Lower Platte League standings, according to MaxPreps. Haxtun suffered losses to Holyoke and Yuma...

 

Lady Wildcats pull off tight win over Stratton

The Fleming Lady Wildcats pulled off their closest contest of the season last week when the Stratton Lady Eagles came to town. In the six games prior, the Lady Wildcats defeated their opponents by 26...

 

Wildcat basketball

NOLAN JAPP, Wildcat senior, grabs a rebound and goes back up for a shot against Prairie Mustang defender Lane Schock. The Wildcats went 1-1 last week with a loss to Stratton and a win over Prairie to...

 

Wrestlers compete in two events in Nebraska

The Sedgwick County/Fleming wrestlers had a busy weekend which started with participating in the Elm Creek Invitational on Friday, Jan. 13. They ended the day with a third place team finish for the...

 

William Bamford

William Kevin Bamford, known as Kevin to his family and "Bubba" to  his many friends in Sterling, passed away on Dec. 31, 2022 after a short illness. Kevin was born in Haxtun on Dec. 28, 1962 to... Full story

 

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