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Articles from the February 15, 2024 edition


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  • Second place Regional showing

    Feb 15, 2024

    MEMBERS OF the Sedgwick County/Fleming boys' wrestling team who took home the runner-up plaque from last weekend's 2A Region 1 Tournament are pictured (l-r), Levi Reichman, Zach Statz, Ryan Davis, Scotty Engle, Kale Volkman, Owen Harris, Ethan Bagby, Cooper Edson, Bryce Kinnie, Kaiden Schelling, Gage Helgoth, Grant Statz, Cash Campbell, Cade Hoschouer and Mario Ortiz. Edson, Campbell, Schelling, Engle, Harris, Ortiz, Grant Statz and Davis have qualified to compete in this weekend's State...

  • Jon Brammer appointed to Haxtun Town Council

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    The Haxtun Town Council has a new member sitting around the meeting table. Jon Brammer was appointed to fill a vacancy left by former council member Dean Anderson. Anderson filled a council position for nearly a year, being appointed in February 2023 and just recently resigned. Anderson’s position on the Board was one left open in elections last year, forcing the Council to solicit interest from the community to fill. At that time, two individuals submitted letters of intent to fill the opening, including Anderson and Brammer. At that time, A...

  • Commissioners approve exemption request for Centennial Farm

    JR Krueger, For The HF Herald|Feb 15, 2024

    During the Jan. 31 meeting of the Phillips County Board of County Commissioners, the board held a public hearing to consider the subdivision exemption request from Timothy and Arlene Carper to divide a 12.8-acre parcel of land from a 160-acre parcel. Arlene Carper explained that the request is so that the parcel of land, which is all non-farmable ground, could be sold to another family member. This sale would represent the next, or fifth generation, to maintain ownership of their farm that has a Centennial Farm designation. No one else was...

  • Jolley Dozen essay winners announced

    Feb 15, 2024

    The Jolley Dozen Club annually hosts an essay contest with Haxtun and Holyoke fourth grade students. Each year a topic is selected for students to write about. This year's topic, Citizenship, drew three winners in the contest including first place Harrison Kleve, Holyoke, second place Lesley Cabrera Benitez, Haxtun, and third place Haylie Jones, Haxtun. Kleve's first place essay will advance to the Colorado Association for Family and Communication Education's state essay contest. Local first,...

  • Legislature looks at mental health programs for farmers & ranchers

    Marianne Goodland, Legislative reporter|Feb 15, 2024

    By Marianne Goodland Legislative reporter The State Senate this week took on the issue of behavioral health in rural Colorado, with two measures designed to help farmers and ranchers with mental health programs and providers. Senator Perry Will, R-New Castle, called the need for behavioral health a pervasive issue in the agricultural industry and in rural communities. That need is compounded by a lack of adequate behavioral health providers and programs, Will said. Farmers and ranchers have a suicide rate three and a half times that seen in...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Feb 15, 2024

    In our household, going shopping has a different connotation than what many consumers embrace. The goal is much the same however. Find something which strikes your fancy, or an item that a household member would appreciate, and offer it to them in ways that make everyone feel good. In our setting, the difference is even more broadly noted as interactions that fall primarily between rather than within species. Dogs for example. It appears to be true that many dogs are ecstatically happy to have...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Feb 15, 2024

    Over the years, I have written about various Holidays that we all celebrate in one way or another. Christmas, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, all are special but none more so than Valentine's Day. The one day a year devoted to Love. A while back I did devote an “Under The Wire” to this special day. Recently, however, a dark side to this holiday has appeared. Valentine's Day has always required us husbands to visit stores we would never go into any other time to shop for items we might never buy...

  • Times Past

    Feb 15, 2024

    13 Years Ago Feb. 15, 1939 After an illness of several years, Mrs. Henry Hofmeister passed away Feb. 9, at 86 years, six months and 21 days. There is a difference in dollars. There is the "tramp" dollar, the dollar that is spent away from home. Then there is the home dollar, with its home circulation, home benefits, home profits. The home dollar continues to multiply itself at home, for her community interests are mutual. Not so with the "tramp" dollar. Once spent, it is gone forever. 70 Years...

  • Northeastern Colorado free theological conference

    Feb 15, 2024

    The 2024 Northeastern Colorado Free Theological Conference will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Wray on Feb, 24. The topic this year is Stewardship. The presenter is Rev. Dr. Nathan Meador, who serves as Stewardship Specialist of the LCMS Office of National Mission. He is the co-author of the book “Stewardship for the Care of Souls” published by Lexham Ministry Series. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There are four sessions as Dr. Meador focuses on The Stewardship Story, Stewardship Partnership, Congregational Stewardship Culture and...

  • Kelley signs to play football

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    Haxtun senior Kailin Kelley signed a letter of intent to extend his football career with Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan. next fall. The 2024 Haxtun graduate has been a part of the Bulldog football program that notched the school's eighth State Championship as well as a runner-up title and a final four finish. "Kailin really peaked our interest because of the tenacity and the aggressiveness that he plays with, said Justin Sullivan, KW Assistant Coach. "He really has a nose for the...

  • Colglazier signs with KW

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    Keegan Colglazier, Haxtun High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play college football in Salina, Kan. at Kansas Wesleyan University in the fall. The upcoming graduate played four years with the Bulldogs and while doing so, was a part of the team that clinched the school's eighth State Championship as well as a runner-up title and a final four finish. "What really peaked our interest in Keegan is that he can make plays all over the football field, Justin Sullivan, KW Assistant Coach...

  • Bulldogs win final home game this season; prep for Merino Rams

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    The Haxtun Bulldogs notched their fifth win of the season in the final regular home game of the season last Friday. The Bulldogs picked up a six-point win over the Akron Rams in one of two final contests left on the schedule before post season play begins. Haxtun hosted the Rams on Friday night in league action. The two teams met in December in the annual holiday tournament and just like the first time, the Bulldogs came out on top. Haxtun won the home game, 57.51. According to stats from Head C...

  • Lady Bulldogs set to travel to Merino for match up with Lady Rams on Friday

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    Regular season play wraps up this week as the Lady Bulldogs head to Merino to take on the Rams in a Lower Platte League match up Friday night. Once all final regular season games are played this weekend, the Colorado High School Activities Association will release post-season brackets. Haxtun hosted Akron on Friday night for the annual parents' night celebration in the final regular home contest of the season. The Lady Bulldogs held a 13-9 advantage after the first quarter and found themselves d...

  • Free preschool screening scheduled

    Feb 15, 2024

    Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Haxtun School District, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages three through five, children who will not attend Kindergarten next year and turns three by January 2024. The screen will briefly evaluate the areas of language, gross and fine motor, pre-academic development, hearing and other medical needs. All parents with preschool aged children are encouraged to participate in this screening. Children living in the Haxtun area can be screened on Monday, March 4 from 9-11 a.m....

  • SC/F wrestlers compete in Regional Tournaments; several make State

    Feb 15, 2024

    On Feb. 9 and 10 the Sedgwick County/Fleming boys traveled to Akron to compete in the CHSAA 2A Region 1 Tournament. The team finished the tournament in second place with a team score of 205.5 points behind Wray with 213.5 points. Eight SC/F wrestlers qualified to compete at State. Not only did they qualify eight, but every one of the 14 wrestlers placed at Regionals. Individual results for wrestlers competing out of Haxtun and Fleming are as follows: 120-pound senior Kaiden Schelling is headed...

  • Lady Wildcats hold North Central's #2 spot

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Feb 15, 2024

    The Fleming Lady Wildcats sit in the number two spot in the North Central League heading into the final week of the regular season. The 10-6 Lady Wildcats sit behind top ranked Briggsdale according to MaxPreps. Last week, the Lady Wildcats hosted the McClave Lady Cardinals and traveled to the home of the Flatirons Academy Lady Bison. The local ladies suffered losses in both outings. On Friday night, McClave jumped to an early nine-point lead in the first and expanded that lead by another six before the end of the half, 29-14. The Lady Wildcats...

  • Wildcats drop to 4-13 with losses Cardinals and Bison

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Feb 15, 2024

    With just a pair of contests remaining on the regular season schedule, the Fleming Wildcats have dropped to 4-13 overall following a two losses last weekend. The Wildcats hosted the McClave Cardinals and traveled to Westminster to take on the Flatirons Academy Bison. The week’s action started on Friday night at Fleming with a 71-37 loss to the McClave Cardinals. Senior Will Bornhoft earned a double-double in the contest. He scored the team-high 13 points and brought down the team-high rebounds with 10 total. Senior David Betley followed on t...

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