Articles from the April 12, 2023 edition

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Hunt haul

REMINGTON WILSON checks out his haul from the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Haxtun Park while showing off his goodies to his aunt Sara Michael. The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Haxtun High...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 12, 2023

Ben Thill begins time as Haxtun's Postmaster

There is a new face behind the counter at the Haxtun Post Office. Postmaster Ben Thill took over his new role on March 25 and brings with him nearly 18 years' experience with the United States Postal...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 12, 2023

Scholten signs with North Central Kansas Technical College

Haxtun senior Mick Scholten signed a letter of intent to attend North Central Kansas Technical College in front of friends and family last week. Scholten plans to attend NCK Tech's heavy equipment...

 
 By Doug Kamery    Local    April 12, 2023

Personal Property Declaration deadline set for Monday, April 17

The County Assessor reminds all persons owning, possessing, or controlling taxable personal property with a total actual value greater than $52,000 per owner, per county, are required to report the personal property to the county assessor. The...

 

Costs of Yuma Schools mascot change included in 2023-24 budget

State House lawmakers wrapped up their work on the 2023-24 State budget as contained in Senate Bill 214, with Republicans winning some key concessions that added amendments to the budget. Among the amendments added: $354,701 to pay for the costs of...

 

Donovan earns Boettcher scholarship

Hunter Donovan, a senior at Fleming High School, has been selected as a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado's top students by providing them...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 12, 2023

Under the Wire

Sue is always trying to add variety to our meals. Since we both have worked out of our home offices the entire thirty-five years of our marriage, this is a very good thing. “Eating out” is a lux...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 12, 2023

Fearless Faith

And so, the real work begins as Holy Week culminates in anticipated, though not unexpected, outcomes. Perfect hindsight is confirmed. The movement that Jesus never intended to establish, let alone...

 

Extension Spotlight

Want to water less? Want to mow less? Then here are some newer options of turf grass for you to try. Just how much water does buffalo grass need to survive? How much water does Kentucky Blue grass need to survive? These figures might surprise you....

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    April 12, 2023

Capital Review

For the past two weeks, Democrats and Republicans have engaged in a test of wills in the Colorado House of Representatives. Democrats are using their 46-19 majority to pass bills which they consider essential to address shootings in public places...

 

Times Past

13 Years Ago April 6, 1938 M.G. Talcott of Sunol, Neb., has been engaged as principal of the Haxtun High School for the term beginning the next fall. He will succeed John A. Grant. Last Wednesday the...

 
 By Maranda Miller    Local    April 12, 2023

Ways to expand and foster the power of the human connection

It may come as no surprise, human beings are wired for connection and that can lead to a healthy life, more resilience and better mental health. Looking out for one another and being ready, willing and able to support neighbors, coworkers and loved...

 

How COMET has helped Northeastern Colorado's mental health

It’s not often that The New York Times visits eastern Colorado. However, a few months ago, it happened. Journalists were interested in learning what communities around the country are doing to address mental and emotional health. They stumbled u...

 

100-meter relay team breaks school record

The Haxtun boys four-by 100-meter relay team set a new school record on Monday at the Bill Kalb Invitational in Yuma. The team of Michael Gerk, Kyle Fryrear, Ryland Wolff and Josh Wright beat the long...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    April 12, 2023

Bulldogs take 2 from Yuma; improve to 8-0

The Bulldogs improved to 8-0 with double-header wins over Yuma on Saturday. The early April weather cooperated with perfect, sunny skies for baseball action in Haxtun with games starting late morning and running well into the afternoon. The Bulldogs...

 

Wildcats open track season with two meets

The Fleming Wildcat tracksters kicked off the 2023 season recently following cancellations of the scheduled opening meets. Fleming competed at Holyoke on Saturday, April 8 and at Yuma in the Bill...

 

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