Articles from the January 25, 2023 edition

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 By Candie Fix    News    January 25, 2023

Haxtun BOE seats shift following resignation

A shift in leadership topped agenda items in a mid-January meeting of the Haxtun Board of Education. Long-time Board President Rich Starkebaum stepped down from his role in light of recent health...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    January 25, 2023

Frenchman BOE seeks counsel on litigation

The most recent meeting of the Frenchman School District opened with a closed-door, executive session. The local school board in Fleming met on Tuesday, Jan. 17. That meeting opened with a closed-door meeting to discuss a pending litigation matter... Full story

 

Fleming Town Council agrees to extend Town Hall hours for trial period

The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Due to weather conditions, the meeting was also accessible via Zoom. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:30 p.m. The following council...

 

Polis prioritizes affordable housing in state of State address

Governor Jared Polis, in a 70-minute State of the State address Jan. 17, outlined his priorities for the upcoming legislative session and what he wants Colorado to look like when he finishes his second term in 2026. The item that got the...

 

Under the Wire

Many years ago I attended a small, two room school about four miles from our ranch house. We didn’t have many neighbors so two rooms was enough for the eight or 10 kids spread out over four or five...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 25, 2023

Fearless Faith

Heavy snows and cloudy skies highlighted a rather difficult week of getting out and about. Driving was an exercise in caution regarding the drifting and blowing snow. The whites and grays of...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago Jan. 19, 1938 For the fourth successive year, S.J. Meakins of Haxtun was elected president of the Sterling Production Credit Association at its annual meeting. H.M. McKinney of Yuma was r...

 

PC Fair Board seeks Haxtun- area Grand Marshal nominations

The Phillips County Fair Board is gearing up for another eventful week in July. The 2023 Phillips County Fair is slated for July 25-30 at the fairgrounds in Holyoke. This year’s Grand Marshal selection will come from the Haxtun area. Those wishing...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    January 25, 2023

Bulldogs pick up win over Sedg. Co.; set to face off with Holyoke

The Bulldog basketball team went 1-1 over the weekend. Haxtun picked up a win on the road in Julesburg on Friday night but fell in a nail biter the following night in Otis. The team holds a 7-5 overall record and stands at 2-2 in league play with...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    January 25, 2023

Haxtun snags 2-point win in Otis; preps for 3rd contest with Dragons

With just six games left on the regular season schedule, the Haxtun Lady Bulldogs are looking to play their best ball by the time post-season nears and it seems they are doing just that. Haxtun went...

 

Wildcats add win over Peetz; move up in 1A standings to #10 spot

The Fleming Wildcats competed in a short week of basketball action last week as winter weather postponed another contest. The Wildcats were scheduled to host Akron on Thursday, Jan. 19, but road...

 

SCF takes duals in Nebraska on Friday

The Sedgwick County/Fleming wrestling team had a change in their schedule this past weekend due to weather. They were supposed to travel to Kearney, Neb. on Thursday, Jan. 19 to participate in the...

 

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