Articles from the February 8, 2023 edition

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Haxtun participates in Honor Band

On Monday, Jan. 30, Holyoke Schools hosted the 16th annual Honor Band. Haxtun students who participated are pictured above (l-r), Bryden Woodside, Gabriel Becerra Acosta, Michael Knox, Lillian...

 

Haxtun Health holds annual Girls' Night Out despite winter weather; Rachael Fryrear introduced

Against the odds of another winter storm, Haxtun Health carried on with their free to the community Annual Girls' Night Out Event on Saturday, Jan. 28. The evening, known for its lighthearted focus...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 8, 2023

Thayer requests court-appointed counsel; application denied

Julie Thayer’s January court appearance was brief. The 42-year-old Haxtun resident appeared in Phillips County District Court for a second time on charges of identity theft, forgery and criminal impersonation. And for the second time, the case has...

 
 By Broc Pelle    Local    February 8, 2023

Volunteers sought for large fire training

Phillips County, along with the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, is attempting to utilize the Holyoke airport as a water refill station for Single Engine Air Tankers in the event of a large fire requiring State assistance. In order to...

 

ACPRC breaks record at recent banquets

A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center of Northeast Colorado held the organization’s annual fundraising banquets on four consecutive evenings with four locations in Sterling, Holyoke, Yuma and Brush, Jan. 27-30. This year’s banquet theme “Planting...

 

Colorado's lawmakers ramp up attention to water issues

The looming crisis on the Colorado River, which supplies water to seven states and feeds the billion-dollar agricultural industries in California, Arizona and Colorado, is prompting Colorado lawmakers to ramp up their attention to water issues. That...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    February 8, 2023

Fearless Faith

Most persons have experienced the participatory sport known as busting drifts, if not this year, then certainly in seasons past. Anyone is eligible for the sport if they have enough courage and the...

 

Under the Wire

If you have spent the past three months stranded half way between Jeffry City and Mayoworth, Wyo., you probably haven’t heard about stimulus dollars flowing into just about every citizen’s bank...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago Feb. 2, 1938 Included in the cast of the annual junior class play Rex Mooney, Everett McConnell, Jeane Beckman, Georgibelle Smith, Mary Clark, Junior Meakins, Phyllis Anderson, Reinder...

 

Haxtun Schools releases 2022-23 first semester honor rolls

Haxtun Schools recently released the list of honor roll students for the first semester. Those on the Superintendent’s Honor roll achieved a grade point average of 4.0. Principal’s Honor Roll includes students with grade point averages of 3.5 to...

 

Haxtun FBLA Chapter finds success District Leadership Conference

The Haxtun FBLA Chapter had a successful day at the District Leadership Conference held at Northeastern Junior College last week. Students spent the day competing in live presentations or...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 8, 2023

Lady Bulldogs notch huge league win over Caliche Friday night

The Haxtun Lady Bulldogs notched a huge league win over Caliche at home Friday night. The win gives the team seven total on the season as the final few weeks of regular season play winds down. In the...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 8, 2023

Bulldogs prepare to finish season strong

Three games remain on the Haxtun Bulldog's regular season schedule and these last few weeks are big ones when it comes to match ups. Head Coach Jayden Stieb says his team is working to fix the small t...

 

Loss to Genoa-Hugo Pirates drops Wildcats to 1A's number nine

Despite going 2-1 in last week’s basketball action, the Fleming Wildcats have dropped from number seven in Colorado High School Activities rankings to number nine. The Wildcats took wins over Akron and Weldon Valley, but fell to Genoa-Hugo who prev...

 

Lady Wildcats prepare to take on number one

After going 2-1 last week with wins over Weldon Valley and Genoa-Hugo, the Fleming Lady Wildcats prepare to meet the top-ranked Flatirons Academy Lady Bison this week. Fleming fell to 2A's Akron Lady...

 

Wrestlers close out regular season; prepare for regional tourneys this weekend

The Sedgwick County/Fleming wrestlers completed in their final week of the regular season traveling to Greeley where the boys dualed Dayspring Christian and the girls dualed Greeley West on Friday, Feb. 3. The boys’ team lost their dual by a score...

 

Helen Gibbs

Helen Elaine (Hebbel) Gibbs passed away peacefully in her rural farmhouse outside Haxtun, as she wished, with her daughters by her side on Jan. 29, 2023 at the age of 88. Helen was born to Heinrich...

 

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