Articles from the February 22, 2023 edition

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Early morning fire claims garage on Fletcher Street

HAXTUN VOLUNTEER Firemen Nick Bellendir, Ryan Horton and Chief Garrett Krogmeier look over what is left following an early morning garage fire on Thursday morning, Feb. 16. The fire was in the garage...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 22, 2023

Little Sprouts Learning Center continues with improvements; applicants sought to expand

Little Sprouts Learning Center is thriving and growing and with the increasing need for childcare in the Haxtun community, board members and staff continue to progress the Center to better...

 

Fleming's ordinances to be available on website

The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Town Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:30 p.m. The following council members were present: Bill Langridge, Bonnie Jackson and Alex...

 

Frank kids hit reading goal

HENRY AND NOLAN FRANK recently reached their goal of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten. Henry and Nolan are the sons of Erin and Brian Frank, Haxtun....

 

Holtorf opposes adopted bills on right to repair and firearms

The Colorado State House adopted three bills in the past week dealing with prisons, right to repair for agricultural equipment and firearms, and on the latter two, with vigorous opposition from Representative Richard Holtorf, R-Akron. Lawmakers...

 

Crops Input Conference set for March 10 in Sterling

Colorado State University Extension and the Colorado Certified Crop Advisors are announcing the second Crops Input Conference; the date is Friday, March 10. Location is both via Zoom connection and in-person at the DeSoto Building located in...

 

Fearless Faith

Sanctuary is a difficult concept to grasp. There are too many definitions and too few certainties in its use. Is it a building where religious program focuses primarily on worship? Is it related to...

 

Under the Wire

You may have heard of the Midas Touch. It does not refer to mufflers, rather the fable of a man whose touch turned everything into gold. Lesser known is another fable I created to describe my luck at...

 
 By RF Myer    Opinion    February 22, 2023

Extension Column

Environmental conditions affect plant growth in many ways. Conditions that are too dry or too wet, too cold or too hot can all affect wheat production and survival. Determining whether wheat plants are alive in the spring due to adverse growing...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago Feb. 16, 1938 E.E. Cronquist and W.L. Garretson will hold a farm sale on Saturday of this week at the farm one-half mile north of Haxtun. The list is headed by 24 head of milk cows. Forty...

 

Sedg. Co./Fleming wrestlers earn 8th place finish at State Tourney

Seven State-qualifying members of the Sedgwick County/Fleming wrestling team definitely rose to the occasion this weekend and brought home an eighth place team finish out of 44 teams. To finish in...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 22, 2023

Lady Bulldogs enter post season play as 6th seed in District bracket

The Lady Bulldogs wrapped up the regular season at home on Friday night and the team heads into Districts as the sixth seed in 2A District 2 rankings. District action kicked off on Tuesday with the...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 22, 2023

Haxtun enters Districts as 6th seed

Following an unexpected ending to the regular season, the Haxtun Bulldogs enter the 2A District boys bracket as the number six seed and kicked off post season action Tuesday night in Wiggins. Haxtun...

 

Emily Haynes

Emily Frances Haynes passed away Feb. 10, 2023 at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke at the age of 98. Emily was born in Holyoke April 26, 1924 to Frank W. Koberstein and Clara Elenor Foy...

 

Willard Ellis

Willard Earl Ellis passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 at the age of 78. Willard was born on March 26, 1944 in Holyoke to Francis William Ellis and Ethel Caroline Claire (Struempler) Ellis.  He...

 

Lady Wildcats close regular season at 1-1; enter Districts at #2

The Fleming Lady Wildcats have clenched the second seed heading into District 4 action later this week. They wrapped up the regular season with a home loss to the Sedgwick County Lady Cougars and a...

 

Wildcats close with pair of victories

The Fleming Wildcats closed the regular season with a winning weekend. The Wildcats defeated 2A's Sedgwick County Cougars in a home closer and beat Idalia on the road to finish out the season. The...

 

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