Articles from the February 1, 2023 edition

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FBLA hosts blood drive

THE HAXTUN HIGH SCHOOL Future Business Leaders of American hosted a blood drive in cooperation with the American Red Cross on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Above, Val Wilson...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 1, 2023

Continuation of clinic construction set to resume

Construction on the new main street clinic should begin again over the next few weeks. That message came from Haxtun Health Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace in a Jan. 23 meeting of the Board of Directors. Pace said Haxtun Health has been waiting f...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 1, 2023

HPD registers sex offender

The Haxtun Police Department registered a new sex offender in Haxtun's city limits. Ronald Arthur Gilbert, 77, lives in the 200 block of West Fletcher Street. Gilbert was convicted of at-risk sexual...

 
 By Joy Akey    Local    February 1, 2023

Free diabetes and oral health webinar slated for Thursday, Feb. 9

Community members are invited to a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 12-1 p.m. to learn more about diabetes and oral health including routine care recommendations, insight on home care and how blood glucose control is related to oral health. Dr....

 

Farm Bill decision webinar set for next Tuesday, Feb. 7

The March 15 deadline for farmers to make their ARC/PLC decisions for the 2023 crop year is fast approaching. In an effort to provide growers with the most up to date information needed to make this important decision, Colorado State University...

 

Pelton wins approval for National Guard members

Members of the Colorado National Guard, who are called out by the governor to help with natural disasters, should not have to use vacation time from their jobs when they’re out for longer periods of time, under a bill approved by the General A...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    February 1, 2023

Fearless Faith

For the past 26 years an extra rider has accompanied us in one of our vehicles. It is in fact a small cartoonish plastic cricket from a fast-food children’s meal ordered from a drive thru in m...

 

Under the Wire

Recently, it was pointed out I exhibit prejudice in my stories. Sadly, I had to agree. Looking back at past columns, a pattern of blatant prejudice is evident. Before you call the Civil Liberties...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor, After listening to the Governor’s State of the State address recently, both my cousin and I were in dismay at the lack of importance given to our agricultural sector. Now to Governor Polis’s credit, he did include one point abo...

 

Times Past

13 Years Ago Jan. 26, 1938 A public sale is being advertised for next Monday by John B. Cooler two and one-half miles south and one and one-half miles west of Fleming. The list includes six head of...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 1, 2023

Haxtun Lady Bulldogs battle for back-to-back wins last weekend

The Haxtun Lady Bulldogs came out on top in back-to-back barnburners this weekend to improve to 6-8 overall this season. The team picked up a third win over the Holyoke Lady Dragons at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling on Friday and a one-point...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 1, 2023

Bulldogs battle in a close, two-point game against the Dragons

The Bulldogs kept fans on the edge of their seats as they took on the neighboring Holyoke Dragons at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling Friday night. In a back and forth match up of the two...

 

Fleming goes 1-1 over past week; notches league win over Falcons

The Fleming Wildcats notched a league victory over the Briggsdale Falcons last Saturday to leave them undefeated and in top spot in the North Central League. Fleming opened the week with a five-point...

 

Lady Wildcats take first two losses; drop to CHSAA's number five

Fleming's Lady Wildcats faced a challenging weekend last week going up against 2A's top-ranked Merino Rams and 1A's second-ranked Briggsdale Lady Falcons. Following losses on both occasions, the Lady...

 

Wrestlers compete at 4 events last week

The past week was a busy one for the Sedgwick County/Fleming wrestlers. They started their week out on Tuesday, Jan. 24 with a dual against Wray. The team would have liked to have seen a better...

 

Finnis Brown

Finnis Dwayne Brown went to meet his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at the age of 95. He was born July 28, 1927 in Yetta to Abe Brown and Beulah P. (Cochran) Brown. Finnis graduated from...

 

Bryan Kroeger

Bryan William Kroeger entered into the loving arms of Jesus at Melissa Memorial Hospital on Jan. 29, 2023. Bryan was born Sept. 4, 1963 in Wray to Lawrence and Donna (McCauley) Kroeger. Bryan's early...

 

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