Articles from the March 8, 2023 edition

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Beard appointed Sheriff

MICHAEL Beard recently took his oath of office to fill the vacancy of Phillips County Sheriff. Beard was appointed by the Phillips County Commissioners to fill the Sheriff's position following the...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 8, 2023

Haxtun BOE opts to move forward with master plan

It was a long night for the Haxtun Board of Education last Tuesday as the group met first in a work session to discuss the superintendent’s annual evaluation and to review two proposals for a facilities master plan. Following the work session,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 8, 2023

Membership drive begins

Haxtun residents and businesses will see chamber membership letters in the mail soon. The Haxtun Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 2023 membership drive and with that comes plans to recognize those who make an impact on the local community...

 

Jolly Dozen announces winners of this year's essay contest

Every year the Jolly Dozen Family and Community Education group in Phillips County hosts an essay and artwork contest for fourth grade students in Haxtun and Holyoke. The theme of this year's contest...

 

Assault weapon bill introduced last week

Rumors of a bill banning so-called “assault weapons” have been circulating at the State Capitol (and outside of it) since before the 2023 session started. Up until a week ago, Democrats were downplaying the chances that the bill would be...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 8, 2023

Fearless Faith

Knowing where you are and where you want to end up are two very different things. If it isn’t snow, its drifting snow, and if it isn’t drifting snow its mud, not isolated soft places on a gravel...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    March 8, 2023

Extension Spotlight

What is mindfulness? How do we practice it? According to Kabet-Zinn the effects of mindfulness are an “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.” Practicing taking walks through your yard...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 8, 2023

Under the Wire

Regular “Under The Wire” readers know I often compare human and bovine intelligence with the latter consistently coming out the winner. Today’s column once again points out how far ahead cows...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago March 2, 1928 Miss Margaret Vay Chryst of this city and George Thompson of Venango, Neb., were married at Holyoke Friday, Feb. 18, by County Judge A.T. Searle, in the presence of the...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    March 8, 2023

Lady Bulldogs set out to play post-season, make it into Regionals

In a season of growth, success doesn't come from stats, wins or losses. It comes from the grit and determination from players on and off the court ... and later down the line, goals of making it to...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    March 8, 2023

Haxtun basketball season comes to a close at Regionals on Friday

The Bulldog basketball season came to a close 290 miles away in Sanford on Friday night. Haxtun traveled to the southern corner of the state in the first round of Regional action that pitted the Bulldogs against the Mustangs in 2A post-season play....

 

Lady Wildcats earn State berth with pair of Regional victories

The 11th ranked Fleming Lady Wildcats have made their way into the Great 8 round of the 2023 Regional/State Tournament bracket. To earn their State Tournament berth, the Lady Wildcats took down 22nd...

 

Fleming's season ends with 4-point loss

In an opening-round Regional battle with 20th ranked Springfield, the 13th ranked Fleming Wildcats fell just four points short of extending their season last week. The District 4 runners-up met...

 

Wrestlers earn post season honors

Four Haxtun student-athletes have been selected for All Conference designation following the completion of the 2022-23 wrestling season. The wrestlers were four of seven members of the Sedgwick...

 

Lock closes swimming career

HAXTUN SENIOR Aly Lock finished up her high school swimming career by competing at the Patriot League Conference Swim Meet and at the 3A Colorado State Swim Meet. At the Patriot League Conference...

 

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