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Articles from the February 22, 2024 edition


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  • 2024 State Champion

    Feb 22, 2024

    HAXTUN JUNIOR Grant Statz won the Championship match in the 157-pound division of the 2A State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17. Statz went 4-0 at the State Tournament and finished the season at 30-4. He is the son of Steve and Dr. Lila Statz....

  • Six arrested following Friday morning pursuit

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    Six individuals were arrested southwest of Fleming Friday following a pursuit that began in Washington County early that morning. According to information from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, two of the six that were arrested included juveniles wanted on active warrants out of Wyoming. According to the Logan County Sheriff’s information, deputies were advised of an active theft from northern Washington County on Friday, Feb. 16 at about 5 a.m. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle involved in the theft which included a vehicle on a tra...

  • Fleming resident organizing Junk Jaunt

    From the minutes|Feb 22, 2024

    The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 14. Mayor Stefan Betley called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The following council members were present: Andrew Muller, Bill Langridge, Suzanne Wales, Alex Gapter and Bonnie Jackson. Cathy Castillo arrived at 6:54 p.m. Also present were Jess and Phyllis Smith (left at 6:41 p.m.), Joelle and Daniel Gapter, (Daniel left at 6:46 p.m.) Grace Rossignol (left at 6:46 p.m.), Michelle Asfeld and Lewis Frank. Additions/corrections to the agenda: Betley asked for any additions or...

  • Goddard signs with Black Hills State University

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    A successful career in high school track and field has afforded Cassidy Goddard, Haxtun High School senior, the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level. Goddard signed a letter of intent to join the Black Hills State University track and field team while in front of family, coaches, teammates and supporters last week. Black Hills State University boasts a 123 acre campus in Spearfish, S.D. "Cassidy got my interest as an all-around athlete. I don't necessarily recruit based off size,...

  • Changes announced in PC Road & Bridge dept.

    JR Krueger, For the HF Herald|Feb 22, 2024

    The retiring Mike Salyards will spend his last day on the job as the Phillips County Road and Bridge Department Manager on Thursday, Feb. 29. He has been employed with the County since 1985. At the Feb. 9 Phillips County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board approved Salyards’ request to move assistant manager, Kevin Scott, to fill the Road and Bridge Manager’s position, effective March 1. Scott works in the Road and Bridge District 2 office in Holyoke. The board also approved Salyards’ requests to move Dave Salyards to Road and B...

  • Demoratic sponsored HB 1178 to give local control to pesticide regulations

    Marianne Goodland, Legislative reporter|Feb 22, 2024

    Democratic lawmakers at the State Capitol have started their efforts to allow local governments to regulate pesticides, despite testimony from farmers and their allies that pests and weeds don’t respect county boundaries. House Bill 1178, sponsored by Representatives Cathy Kipp, Fort Collins, and Meg Froelich, Greenwood Village, would allow local governments to regulate which pesticides could be used within their borders. The bill has been years in the making, but Republicans and rural Democrats have managed to keep state control of p...

  • PreK screening scheduled

    Feb 22, 2024

    Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Fleming 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 Fleming area can be screened on Monday, March from 1:30-3:30...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Feb 22, 2024

    Walmart got me bucked off a horse a while back. I’m mad at them. Don’t tell me about lowest prices or biggest whatever. I’m bruised, scrapped and I hurt all over. It’s all Walmart’s fault. Let me begin by saying I have never been a fan of any of those big, discount stores. Notice there is a comma separating the words big and discount. The stores are big, they offer some discounts, but seldom are these big discount (no comma) outfits. Sue and I are Mom and Pop business fans. We used to call ourse...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Feb 22, 2024

    Most of us would agree that how we gauge priorities can be difficult and challenging. It is an easier task when they are closely aligned, but that is seldom the hand we are dealt. Despite our best efforts, priorities end up in a jumbled heap before us, waiting for some semblance of order or direction that will prompt us forward. Getting started on the task is always a critical first step, especially for the mullers among us. Eighteen months ago, issues of stewardship clouded our vision...

  • Capital Review

    Mark Hillman|Feb 22, 2024

    Forty-four years ago this month, Ronald Reagan won the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, vaulting him on a path to the 1980 nomination and a landslide victory over President Jimmy Carter. The last presidential candidate to largely unite the country, Reagan defeated Carter 489-49 in the Electoral College and 51-41 percent in the popular vote. Four years later, he won 49 states and 59 percent of the popular vote. Reagan “rose from the ashes” of Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign thanks to his “A Time for Choosin...

  • Times Past

    Feb 22, 2024

    13 Years Ago Feb. 22, 1939 Miss Margie Nell of Haxtun and Max Fulsher of Holyoke announced to their friends this week that they were married on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Kimball, Neb. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nell. She was reared at Haxtun and received her education in the schools here. Mr. Fulsher is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Fulsher of Holyoke. He is a graduate of Stanford University in California. Ralph Gale was elected chief of the Haxtun Volunteer Fire Department last...

  • Bulldogs wrap up BB season; bid farewell to two senior starters

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    The high school basketball season has come to a close for the Haxtun Bulldogs and while the overall win column doesn't display what coaches and players had set out to accomplish, there is still reason to celebrate. Leadership, adversity and relationships are all a part of the game at this stage in high school sports and the Haxtun Bulldogs brought all of that to the court this season. "The best part of the season was seeing the confidence grow in younger players. We put a lot of pressure on...

  • Haxtun celebrates growth at conclusion of this year's BB season

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    Overall records, wins and losses and post-season standings are all part of the game but when it is all said and done, the growth and character brought out in players in high school sports is the real testament to the season's success. This year's girls' basketball season has come to a close for the Haxtun Lady Bulldogs and while the record books might not show an overly impressive season, growth in each of the student-athletes does. "These girls never give up. Even with the record that we had,...

  • Four Haxtun student-athletes compete at State Wrestling Tourney

    Feb 22, 2024

    The 2024 Colorado State Wrestling Championships held last week at Ball Arena in Denver were exciting and full of emotions. The team made the trip with eight guys and one girl. As a team the SCF guys finished eighth out of 55 teams. Four of those competing at State are Haxtun student-athletes. Results of their matches are as follows: SCF has a new State Champion to add to the Wall of Champions. Junior Grant Statz won the 157-pound Championship over Angel Vela of Burlington. Statz's journey to...

  • Lady Wildcats enter District play in #2 spot behind Lady Falcons

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Feb 22, 2024

    Despite taking two losses to close the regular season, the Fleming Lady Wildcats have earned the number two spot heading into District play this week. The team took on Sedgwick County on the road on Thursday and hosted Idalia for the regular season closer on Friday. The girls led after the first quarter on Thursday against the Lady Cougars, but by halftime Sedg. Co. had gained a five-point upper hand. The home team continued to control the pace in the second half and went on to take a 55-34...

  • Opening round win over Weldon Valley keeps Wildcats' season alive

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Feb 22, 2024

    The fourth-ranked Fleming Wildcats rose to the occasion in Tuesday's opening round of District play in effort to keep their season alive. The team took a post-season victory over fifth seeded Weldon Valley, 48-37, to advance semifinals. The two teams met in the regular season with Fleming taking a narrow, two-point win over the Warriors. The Warriors led after the first quarter by a single point, but the Wildcats took the lead in the second quarter going up 21-14. Fleming maintained their lead...

  • James Ivan Carper

    Feb 22, 2024

    James Ivan Carper passed away on Feb. 7, 2024 at the Regent Park Nursing Facility in Holyoke at the age of 93. Jim was born on Jan. 15, 1931 in Silver Lake, Neb. to George Benjamin Carper and Martha Anne Stauffer. He was born after his brother, Lavelle, and sister, Eileen, and had two younger sisters, Rachel and Carole. In 1940, the family moved from Ayr, Neb. to Colorado to the homestead of Jim's grandparents outside of Haxtun. Jim attended elementary school in the country at Glenwood School...

  • Harold Hadeen

    Feb 22, 2024

    Harold Hadeen went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 1, 2024, just 13 days before his 88th birthday. Harold was born on Feb. 14, 1936 to Herman Joshua Hadeen and Hazel Dickinson Hadeen on his grandfather's homestead during a blizzard. He was the second of four children: Ruby Frances, Harold Herman, Ronald Eugene and Doyle Dale. Harold's grandfather Gustaf A. Hadeen and his brother Sven immigrated from Sweden in 1878 to their sister (Kristina) home in Illinois. Later settled in Sumner,...

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