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Articles from the February 2, 2022 edition

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Fleming spellers compete in Bee

COLTON COCHRAN took first place honors in the Fleming Spelling Bee last week. Local winners advance to the Regional Bee slated for next week in Haxtun. Colton, an eighth grader, is the son of Shawn...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 2, 2022

Haxtun Schools expects to save $20k after refinancing

New hires, refinancing a loan and changes to salary schedules all topped action items on the Haxtun Board of Education agenda in a recent January meeting. Board members approved refinancing a loan taken out for upgrades to the HVAC system....

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 2, 2022

Yockey steps in as interim director of Haxtun Chamber

February brings changes to the Haxtun Chamber of Commerce as former Director Jenn Oberle leaves her position and Interim Director Kelcie Yockey steps in. Oberle, who served as director for three...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 2, 2022

Rebecca Ensminger joins Haxtun Health's Board of Directors

Haxtun Health welcomed a new member to the Board of Directors. Rebecca Ensminger took an oath of office to serve on the local hospital district board in a meeting in late January. Ensminger’s addition fills the one vacant position on the board,...

 

Northeastern's lawmakers face full first week of committee hearings

It will be a busy week ahead for the lawmakers from northeastern Colorado, with the first full week of committee hearings, including four bills sponsored by Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, and Representative Rod Pelton, R-Cheyenne Wells. But...

 

Eagle sighting

THIS BALD EAGLE was spotted a mile east of Haxtun, perched high up on a branch looking west towards town last week. According to numbers from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, there...

 

Under the Wire

Today’s column deals with the fun-packed, exciting life of living on a ranch. Other ranchers reading this are at this moment thinking, “This is going to be a very short story.” Fact of the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    February 2, 2022

Fearless Faith

Religious art comes to us in many shapes, sizes, forms and media. Aside from the liturgical holidays of Christmas and Holy Week, one of the most often art-adapted scripture can be found in John...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

The regular season of the winter campaign is rapidly coming to a close and the performances just keep getting more impressive. The focus of this week's update is those outstanding outings. Last...

 
 By RF Meyer    Opinion    February 2, 2022

Extension Spotlight

Wheat stem sawfly is a native insect that feeds on grasses in Colorado. The insect was first identified by entomologists in Colorado around the late 1800s and primarily fed on range grasses. However, wheat stem sawfly emerged as a Colorado wheat...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago Feb. 3, 1937 A chick hatchery will be located at Haxtun during the coming months, it was announced by C.H. Whomble, owner of the General Electric hatcheries in northeastern Colorado and...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 2, 2022

Lady Bulldogs pick up win over Caliche Buffs on the road Friday

For the second time this season the Haxtun Lady Bulldogs picked up a win over the Caliche Lady Buffaloes. This time, Haxtun earned the win on the road at the home of the Lady Buffs. The win puts the...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 2, 2022

Haxtun boys' basketball picks up two wins on the court last week

Two wins on the basketball court last week leaves the Haxtun Bulldogs with a 9-4 overall record and according to MaxPreps, a .69 winning percentage. Just five games remain on the schedule before post...

 

Wildcats fall in two close road games last week; drop to 5-8 overall

The Fleming Wildcats dropped to 5-8 overall after suffering to close losses on the road last week. The Wildcats fell by five at Akron last Thursday and by just one against a highly ranked Briggsdale...

 

Lady Wildcats suffer 1st loss at Briggsdale

The Fleming Lady Wildcats dropped their first contest of the 14-game season last week at the home of the top-ranked Briggsdale Lady Falcons. The Lady Wildcats also dropped a spot in the Colorado High...

 

SC-F wrestling team takes third and second in most recent meets

The Sedgwick County-Fleming wrestlers recently hit the road for two days of competition last week. They traveled to Curtis, Neb. to compete in the Medicine Valley Invitational on Jan. 28 where they...

 

Beverly Struckmeyer

Beverly Ann (Cranwell) Struckmeyer passed away Jan. 21, 2022 after a lengthy battle with illness. Bev was born Nov. 9, 1944 in Imperial, Neb. She was the third child of Kenny and Margie Covert Cranwel...

 

Tsugio Yoshimoto

Tsugio Yoshimoto passed away Jan. 26, 2022 at the Sedgwick County Nursing Home in Julesburg at the age of 97. Tugo was born June 16, 1924, at Sedgwick to Hideichi and Hide (Toyota) Yoshimoto. He graduated from Ovid High School. Tugo’s family...

 

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