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Articles from the April 24, 2024 edition


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  • King & Queen Light up the Night

    Apr 24, 2024

    HAXTUN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Kaiden Schelling and Megan Walker were crowned 2024 Prom King and Queen during grand march ceremonies on Saturday night. This year's prom theme, selected by the junior class, was "Light Up The Night."...

  • Candidates chosen in superintendent search

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Apr 24, 2024

    The Haxtun School District Board of Education named three finalists in the search of a new school superintendent. The Board made the announcement following an application process that drew 10 applicants and a lengthy close-door meeting Tuesday evening to narrow those applicants down to the below named finalists. The three applicants who will now go through a community meet and greet and in-person interview process are Aron Jones, Fort Morgan; Todd Bissell, Windsor; and Barry Schaeffer, Lewellen, Neb. A candidate meet and greet is slated for...

  • Phillips County officials and local emergency responders refining communication protocols

    JR Krueger, For The Haxtun Fleming Herald|Apr 24, 2024

    During the Phillips County Board of County Commissioner’s meeting on March 29, Commissioner Terry Hofmeister and County Administrator, Andrew Nygaard, shared information from a March 25 meeting held to discuss dispatching procedures by the Phillips County Communications Center. Also attending the meeting were Communications Center Director Sara Kumm, Sheriff Michael Beard, Emergency Manager Broc Pelle, and from the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Stacy Rueter. The meeting’s discussion centered on natural disasters, lightning str...

  • Phillips Co. Museum receives couple's gift & creations for display

    Jean Gray, Special to The Herald|Apr 24, 2024

    On Wednesday, April 15, Phillips County Museum volunteers, Carol Haynes and Hilda Hassler, opened a box of gifts sent to the museum by Jeffery and Ina Clem of Penrose. The box contained a "double wedding ring" quilt, plus an assortment of handcrafted knives and a cribbage board made from rocks and wildlife antlers. Ina (Matney) Clem is the daughter of Reverend Mark and Jean Matney, who served the Buffalo Grass Church of the Nazarene, Haxtun, from November 1982 until their retirement from...

  • Chamber honors locals for 2023 accomplishments

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Apr 24, 2024

    Monday evening, April 15 brought businessmen and women, volunteers, community members and Haxtun Chamber of Commerce members together for this year's annual banquet, featuring awards night. The event included dinner by Haxtun's Pi Kappa Cino at the Haxtun Community Center, a Chamber report from Director Jessica Ayala and the presentation of 2023 community awards. The evening opened with a welcome and word of prayer from local Pastor Jeri Soens. Nearly 60 community members gathered to celebrate...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Apr 24, 2024

    You can take the boy out of the country but ... you can’t teach him how to drive in the big city. It seemed like a simple task. All I had to do was attend a meeting in lower downtown Denver. LoDo, they call the area. Before this project was over, I’d re-named it. Over the phone the directions seemed easy enough. I-25 south to Speer, Speer to 15th, left on 15th, etc, etc. It couldn’t be any harder than directions in our town. You know, left at the grain elevator, go down the street to where...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Apr 24, 2024

    Despite snow and cold this week, the end of the school year is fast approaching. It is a time of expectation, for things completed and a future waiting on the near horizon. Everything is measured by graduation and family gatherings. Future plans often hang out in the mailbox disguised as acceptance or rejection letters while other students join the working world post haste. It is a mostly heady time, filled with optimism and confidence. The highlight is the conferring of degrees to eager...

  • Times Past

    Apr 24, 2024

    13 years ago April 26, 1939 Vocational agriculture students from Haxtun High School received an average ranking at the state judging contest held last week. Robert Reynolds won significant honors for himself and his school. He was awarded the State Farmer Degree. Dan Ramsay entered in judging poultry and eggs. Lester Seger and Rex Mooney took part in grain judging and crop identification, as well as potato judging. The livestock judging team was composed of Dean Schachterle, Laurie Ramsay and...

  • Recognizing abuse in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Rachel Shwayder, NCHD|Apr 24, 2024

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month with an aim to recognizing the importance of families and communities working together to protect children. Childhelp (www.childhelphotline.org/identify-abuse) puts it very simply: Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child. According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, the first step to helping children who may be experiencing maltreatment is to recognize the signs. A single incident does not necessarily mean that abuse or neglect is occurring i...

  • Haxtun Education Foundation announces scholarship & grant recipients

    Haxtun Education Foundation|Apr 24, 2024

    The Haxtun Education Foundation Directors recently announced the recipients of $1,000 scholarships to Haxtun graduating seniors, Brock Miller and Kirsta Dishman. The HEF also granted $2,000 grants to school staff who submitted proposals to help meet the needs of students in the district. The grants were used to fund or partially fund the following: new headphones for the third grade classroom; new chess boards for the junior high math classroom; a rolling set of bins for the ag classroom; two...

  • Bulldogs defeat top-ranked Akron Rams at home on Tuesday

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Apr 24, 2024

    Tuesday afternoon baseball in Haxtun brought on a clash of two top-ranked teams in Colorado 1A baseball as the Bulldogs hosted the Rams from Akron for a Lower Platte League contest. Going into the double-header, both teams held top-three spots in State rankings; the Rams entering with just one blemish on their record. As the Bulldogs would have it, that all changed in Haxtun this week. The Bulldogs took the field against the Rams in game one with senior Kaiden Schelling on the mound. Goose eggs...

  • Haxtun track team competes at Sedg. Co.

    Apr 24, 2024

    The spring weather has cooperated the past few days, allowing Haxtun track athletes to compete at the Sedgwick County Cougar Classic on April 23. Top 10 results from that meet are as follows: Girls 400-meter run: Lilly Lemesany, ninth, 1:13.36. 800-spring medley relay team: ninth, 2:18.98. Four-by-100 meter relay team: sixth, 56.83. Four-by-200 meter relay team: fourth, 2:01.62. Four-by-400 meter relay team: sixth, 4:52.11. Four-by-800 meter relay team: sixth, 12:20.19. 100-meter hurdles: Halli Philp, sixth, 20.50; Emma Lemesany, tie for...

  • Wildcat track competes at Dick Evans meet in Wray

    Apr 24, 2024

    The Fleming Wildcat track team traveled to Wray last Thursday, April 18, where they competed in the Dick Evans Memorial Invitational track meet. The girls’ team placed 10th out of 17 teams participating. Top-10 placers from the day’s events are as follows: Girls 1,600-meter run: Emoree Lousberg, ninth, 6:49.85. Four-by-100-meter relay: Team of Hayley Chamberlain, Brooke Schaefer, MadiKay Serrato and Hadley Stull, sixth, 57.38. Four-by-800-meter relay: Team of Lousberg, Serrato, Chamberlain and Stull, second, 12:00.81. High jump: Ashley Bor...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    Apr 24, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. The Haxtun Community Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1938. 2. What are the owners/key players in your building? The Haxtun Community Federal Credit Union is controlled and owned by each member of the Credit Union. 3. What services/products do you offer your customers? Financial services: checking, savings and loans. The home of Bulldog Checking. 4. Where are you located and how can a customer find/contact...

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