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Articles from the April 18, 2024 edition


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  • Casino Royale Crowning

    Apr 18, 2024

    FLEMING SENIOR David Betley was crowned Prom King during the school's annual event held last Saturday, April 14 at the Sterling Elks Lodge. Senior Tori Champ, who did not attend this year's prom, was selected as Queen. Other King nominees included Will Bornhoft, Xander Krieger and Christian Polly. Champ was the lone Queen nominee....

  • Fleming Schools purchases software to safeguard from unauthorized access

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Apr 18, 2024

    Teacher contracts are approved and agreements have been granted for classified staff members at Fleming Schools for 2024-25. The local Board of Education finalized preparations for next school year in a short, one-hour meeting on Thursday, April 11. In addition to planning ahead for the coming year, the Board also approved the purchase of a network system to help monitor computer and network use. Last week’s meeting opened with a staff reports, including information from Superintendent Steve McCracken. He told board members the schools Wi-Fi p...

  • Lambrecht hired as librarian; shares ideas to enhance programs

    From the minutes|Apr 18, 2024

    The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:32 p.m. The following council members were present: Andrew Muller, Bill Langridge, Bonnie Jackson, Suzanne Wales and Alex Gapter. Cathy Castillo was absent. Also present were Rebecca Stieb (left at 6:46 p.m.), Jack Devie (left at 6:46 p.m.), Kamie Lambrecht (left at 7:04 p.m.), Grace Rossignol (left at 7:04 p.m.), Joelle and Daniel Gapter, Keith Beck (left at 7:33 p.m.), Lewis Frank and Michelle...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Apr 18, 2024

    “How can such tiny seed produce such beautiful results?” It is a question we ask multiple times each year as bedding plants move from the catalog pages to peat starter cups to transplanted wonders. A few grow lights, plentiful water, and a can-do attitude contribute to a successful start to the gardening season. Thank goodness for LED lighting that has helped curb the expense of starting seedlings in the dead of winter. Unfortunately, it grants even greater license to plant even more. Many see...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Apr 18, 2024

    When my wife moved to Colorado years ago from extreme Southeastern Kansas, she remembers expecting everyone to be packing a six shooter, riding horses and living in the Wild West she’d always heard about. Some new arrivals, I’m told, still expect a little less civilization than they find. If they look hard enough, though, they can still find many of us carrying on the traditions of our Western heritage. I’m here to tell you, however, it is darn hard to be a cowboy in Colorado. Cattlemen, farme...

  • Times Past

    Apr 18, 2024

    13 Years Ago April 19, 1939 Thousands of farmers and others who own horses in Colorado and nearby states will have their animals vaccinated during the next several weeks to protect them against sleeping sickness. Paoli News - J.A. Miles returned Thursday from Arkansas, where he purchased a farm and expects to move within the next week. Dailey News - Mrs. May Bamford and Opal spent the weekend at the home of Mrs. Bamford's son, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bamford and children. If a man spoke to his wife...

  • Haxtun FBLA attends State Conf.; 16 students qualify to attend Nationals

    From Haxtun FBLA|Apr 18, 2024

    The Haxtun FBLA Chapter had a great showing at the Colorado FBLA State Conference. This year, 60 students competed at the conference. This included students in presentations, objective tests, production events and the Business Achievement Awards. Throughout the conference, students were able to explore the Gaylord Rockies Resort and attend various activities related to the conference. Haxtun attended the opening general session on Monday night. Here, the chapter was recognized for their...

  • Bulldogs take 4 of 5 last week; advance to 8-4 overall

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Apr 18, 2024

    The Haxtun Bulldogs took a win in four of their last five outings. Over the past week, Haxtun took on Otis, Merino and Sedgwick County, all on the road. As of mid-week, the Bulldogs hold an overall 8-4 record. The Bulldogs kicked off their road series at Otis last Thursday. The visiting team put two runs on the board in the first, five in the fourth and four in the fifth for an 11-1 win in five innings. Madden Larsen and Colin Cone led at the plate, both batting 1.000. Cone hit a home run giving him three runs-batted-in, the team high. Larsen...

  • Haxtun track team travels for two meets last week

    Apr 18, 2024

    The Haxtun Bulldog track team competed in two meets over the past week. The first in Chappell, Neb. on April 9 and the second in Gilcrest on April 13. Top-10 results from those meets are as follows: Twilight in Chappell Girls 100-meter dash: Kayte Cody, fourth, 15.03. Four-by-100-meter relay team: fourth, 1:05.95. Long jump: fourth, Cody, 13 feet, one inch. Discus: Zoe Kurtzer, first, 103 feet, five inches. Shot put: Reagan Jones, third, 28 feet, one inch. Boys Four-by-100-meter relay team: sixth, 56.87. High jump: Max Grauberger, sixth, five...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    Apr 18, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. I purchased Kneaded Wellness, Ltd in March of 2023 from Alicea Einspahr. Until I became a Licensed Massage Therapist in May of 2023, I offered student massage to gain hands-on experience, under the direction of Alicea. 2. What are the owners/key players in your building? Owned and operated by Sara Firme. Key players are all of my dedicated clients and a couple of local massage therapist friends who have helped me to...

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