Articles from the February 16, 2022 edition

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 By Candie Fix    News    February 16, 2022

Wilson and Biesemeier announce plans to leave positions with Town of Haxtun at Feb. 7 meeting

Haxtun Town Clerk and Treasurer Karie Wilson recently announced her plans for retirement after more than two decades of service. Wilson read her retirement letter aloud for members of the Haxtun Town Council in a meeting last Monday night at the...

 

Jackson & Muller added to Fleming Town Council table

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the Fleming Town Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Sue Einspahr at 6:30 p.m. The following council...

 

Free preschool screening scheduled in Haxtun on March 7

Northeast Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services, in conjunction with the Haxtun School District, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages three through five, children who will not attend Kindergarten next year and...

 

Free preschool screening set for March 7 in Fleming

Northeast Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services, in conjunction with the Fleming School District, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages three through five, children who will not attend Kindergarten next year and...

 

Farm Credit to return $5.5 million in early 2022

Local ag-lending cooperative Premier Farm Credit has announced that they will mail $5.5 million in Cash Patronage Dividend checks to their member-owners in early 2022. “Getting a Cash Patronage Dividend check shows that the borrowers of Premier...

 

Microgrid bill passes House Energy & Environment committee 11-1

A bill to create a grant program for microgrids, sponsored by Representative Rod Pelton, R-Cheyenne Wells, recently won a 11-1 vote from the House Energy & Environment Committee. House Bill 1013 sets up the Microgrids for Community Resilience Grant...

 

Under the Wire

It goes without saying there is nothing funny about Covid-19. My sincere sympathies go out to those who have lost loved ones to the virus. That said, I have often heard the phrase, “Even in the dark...

 

Fearless Faith

Certain objects or collections of objects we encounter in life are valuable on their face, objective representations that stand on their own merits. Subjective value runs a little deeper and is less...

 

Colorado Preps

Girls swimming and diving crowned its Class 3A and 4A State champions last weekend and all four classes of boys wrestling, along with the lone classification of girls wrestling, will do the same this...

 

Capital Review

Nearly 160 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, his place in history as “The Great Emancipator” of black slaves is firmly established. Nevertheless, a defense of Lincoln is a required response to the fallacy-ridden...

 
 By RF Meyer    Opinion    February 16, 2022

Extension Spotlight

Feral rye, along with other annual grasses are troublesome pests for wheat producers. Rye, along with jointed goatgrass and cheat grass, cost Colorado Wheat producers’ money annually in terms of reduced yield and increased dockage. However, a...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago Feb. 17, 1937 J.M. Delander was a passenger to Denver on the Burlington bus Tuesday morning. Dailey News - The Dailey teachers attended a teachers' meeting in Sterling Saturday....

 
 By Jean Gray    News    February 16, 2022

Church of the Brethren offers a safe place for all age groups to gather

The Haxtun community offers options these days for hosting community events, including two fine school gyms and an elegant community center. That was not the case in the 1920s and 1930s when the...

 

District 4 State Officer Aly Lock leads annual conference on Feb. 9

The Haxtun FBLA Chapter had a successful District Leadership Conference at Northeastern Junior College on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Aly Lock, State Officer for District 4, led a great conference. Azariah...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 16, 2022

Haxtun Lady Bulldogs notch 5-point win over Akron Rams at home

In their final two weeks of regular season basketball action, the Haxtun Lady Bulldogs picked up a much needed league win over Akron at home last week. Haxtun edged out the fellow Lower Platte League...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 16, 2022

Bulldogs pick up 2 league wins last week

The Haxtun Bulldogs edged out wins over two league opponents last week to boost their Lower Platte record to 3-3. The wins last week gives the team an overall 12-5 record with just one 1A loss on the...

 

Burr, Schelling and Engle advance to 2A State Wrestling Tourney

The Sedgwick County/Fleming wrestling completed the two-day 2A Region 3 wrestling tournament with six wrestlers placing and three qualifying for the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament. The team...

 

Joan Myers

Joan Myers Joan Zmina Myers passed away on Feb. 6, 2022 at the Haxtun Health Extended Care Unit at the age of 77. Joan was born Dec. 29, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio Larry and Helen Zmina; she had three...

 

Death Notice

Selma Streich Selma Streich, Haxtun, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. Funeral services are pending....

 

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