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Articles from the February 24, 2021 edition

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 By Candie Fix    News    February 24, 2021

Haxtun Superintendent search gets underway

The search underway for a new superintendent and the possibility of a four-day school week topped discussion at the Tuesday, Feb. 16 Board of Education meeting at Haxtun Schools. Board members met early to allow time for discussion with Randy Zila fr... Full story

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 24, 2021

Michael to be honored at 100th Corn Festival in September

This will be one for the books. The last weekend in September brings the time-honored tradition of the Haxtun Corn Festival and the 2021 event promises to be bigger and better than ever to honor the e...

 

American Heart Month: supporting heart health & preventing heart disease

February is the month that gets us thinking about hearts — the candy ones and the beating ones in our chest. Designated as American Heart Month, it aims to remind people to either start or continue practicing heart-healthy habits. Heart disease...

 

Polis gives State of the State address; seeks to jump-start economy

Governor Jared Polis gave his third annual State of the State address on Feb. 18, touching on many of the same topics from previous years: health care, climate change and renewable energy and access to broadband. But the heart of his address to a...

 

Under the Wire

A few years ago, a friend of mine retired and moved to town. He had spent his entire life to that point on a ranch. I was curious how he would handle the change in life style. After several months...

 

Fearless Faith

Great art inspires. One need only look at works of the old Masters to confirm that aphorism. Art in the Christian Tradition is one example of public access to religious art. Sponsored by Vanderbilt...

 

Extension Spotlight

Toxoplasmosis is a disease that infects one-third of the world’s population, with many people never knowing it. However, the source of the infection might be living in several homes or barns right...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

Wrestling is in the final week of the regular season, with regionals just around the corner. Basketball has one more week of regular season play before the postseason begins. Lamar's Crystalyn Felan p...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago Feb. 26, 1936 A blacksmith shop will be opened in Haxtun this coming Saturday in the building nor of the cheese factory. The shop which will be known as Carl's Shop, will be operated by...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 24, 2021

Offender registers with HPD following arrest

Haxtun Police Department registered sex offender Michael Woodward, 41, Haxtun, in the 700 block of South Washington Avenue in Haxtun last week. According to Police Chief Tanya Mayhew, Woodward is required to register annually following a 2014...

 

Lady Wildcats defeat Peetz & Prairie; fall in close one to Briggsdale

Fleming's Lady Wildcats took two league wins over the past week before falling to the undefeated Lady Falcons of Briggsdale on Monday evening. The Lady Wildcats traveled last Tuesday, Feb. 16, to...

 

Wildcats drop two; stand at 4-4 overall

The Fleming Wildcats opened the week at 3-2 overall. After a three-game week, they now stand at 4-4. Fleming traveled to Peetz last Tuesday where they grabbed a league win. They hosted Prairie and...

 

SCF wrestlers complete regular season

The Sedgwick County-Fleming wrestling team had a very busy week traveling to Wiggins on Thursday, Feb. 18 for a triangular against Wiggins and University. The team defeated Wiggins, 60-12, and...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 24, 2021

Lady Bulldogs pick up two wins on their home court last week

The Lady Bulldogs chalked up two wins this week, leaving the team 6-4 overall as they head into the final stretch of the regular season. Haxtun took on Yuma and Caliche at home this week, picking up...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    February 24, 2021

Bulldogs hold 7-3 record, two regular season games remaining

With just two games left on the regular season schedule, the Haxtun Bulldogs hold a 7-3 overall record after picking up a win over Caliche but falling to Yuma last week. The team is set to still face...

 

Norma Burke

Norma Ruth Burke passed away on Feb. 8, 2021 at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke at the age of 80. Norma was born at the Haxtun Hospital on Colorado Avenue on June 13, 1926. She and her mother,...

 

John Lambert

John A. Lambert passed away Feb. 4, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born on Sept. 20, 1982 in Sidney, Neb. He was raised and attended schools in Haxtun. John established numerous...

 

James Rifenbark

James Daniel Rifenbark passed away after complications from a double heart valve surgery on Dec. 11, 2020 at the age of 53. He was born April 1, 1967 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Sharon Campbell and Gerald Ri...

 

John Lapp

John Lapp died on Feb. 5, 2021 at his home in Holyoke following a battle with skin cancer at the age of 97. He was born Feb. 20, 1923 in Hillrose to Jacob and Anna Marie Bath (Bott) Lapp. The eighth...

 

Death Notice

Frank (Eugene) Salvador passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 at his home in Casa Grande, Ariz. at the age of 84. He was born April 11, 1936, to H. E. & Alice (Sperber) Salvador in Sterling. His family is making plans for a celebration of Frank’s...

 

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