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Articles from the May 10, 2023 edition

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Gerk honored at District baseball

HAXTUN ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Rich Gerk threw the first pitch of the District 5 Baseball Championship in Fort Morgan on Friday afternoon. Gerk's youngest son Michael, a senior on the Bulldog baseball...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 10, 2023

Hofmeister takes truck concerns to Council

A short agenda list, brief discussion during public comment about truck parking, talks of dental insurance and staff reports took just 45 minutes of time for the Haxtun Town Council meeting last week. The May meeting opened with a community...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 10, 2023

May hopes to develop choir program at Fleming

Reports from staff, hiring for the coming year and the purchase of a new math curriculum topped agenda items in a late April meeting of the Frenchman Board of Education meeting in Fleming. To open the meeting, staff heard from Music Teacher...

 

Haxtun Health's annual Health Fair planned for Saturday, June 3

Haxtun Health will host its annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 3. The Health Fair will be from 7-11:30 a.m. at the Haxtun Community Center located at 125 E. Wilson Street in Haxtun. Pre-registration is available online before the event at...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 10, 2023

School Finance Act passes; bill contains $300,000 for mascot replacement

The School Finance Act is headed to the Governor, although not without some last-minute protests from progressive Democrats who argued against the money set aside in the measure for schools that shelled out thousands of dollars to replace mascot...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 10, 2023

Fearless Faith

Early morning haze and the specter of rising humidity accompanied morning coffee this week. It felt the same as in the past, yet differences were apparent. It had been over five years since our last v...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 10, 2023

Under the Wire

Gambling is nothing new. That, my friends is a major understatement. What is new, however, is how common it has become. Every vacation destination seems to need a casino to draw travelers. A stop at...

 
 By RF Myer    Opinion    May 10, 2023

Extension Column

Optimum soil temperatures for corn germination and plant progress begins at 50 degrees F. Soil temperatures lower than 50 F can cause corn seed to lay dormant, exposing the seed to disease and insect damage. When corn seed is planted into soils that...

 

Guest Column

We are in the final days of the 2023 Colorado Legislative Session, four days remaining to be exact. One would think that we, as the State General Assembly, would be trying to wrap up work on the remaining bills and that there would not be any new...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago May 11, 1938 Good progress is being made on construction of the high school gymnasium at Haxtun and bricklayers are expected to complete their work by the end of the week. 70 Years Ago...

 
 By Christina Abel    News    May 10, 2023

Graduating senior triumphed over adversity as an orphan in Haiti to achieve his dream of becoming a teacher

As a first-generation, multilingual, graduating senior from Haiti, J.P. Gaspard's accomplishment of earning his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is no small feat – and he has no plans to...

 
 By Cassidy Goddard    Local    May 10, 2023

Haxtun FFA competes at State CDEs

Colorado FFA State CDEs were held primarily at the Colorado State University campus on Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1. The Haxtun FFA chapter sent 26 to compete at the state competitions. Most of...

 
 By Candie Fix    Local    May 10, 2023

Tricia Etl's 5th grade class takes part in 17th annual World Fair

Seventeen students in Mrs. Tricia Etl's fifth grade class presented their World Fair projects in Fleming last week. The annual project requires students to pick a country to feature at the World Fair...

 

17th annual Platte Valley Rodeo Bible Camp at PC Fairgrounds

Whether rodeo is your way of life or you are just interested in trying a rodeo event, Rodeo Bible Camp is a great opportunity for area youth. Platte Valley RBC is excited to host our 17th annual camp on June 7-10 at Phillips County Fairgrounds in...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    May 10, 2023

Bulldog baseball takes District runner-up title; set for Regionals

The Bulldog baseball team is headed to Regionals following a runner-up finish in the District Tournament last week. Haxtun enters Regional action as the sixth seed in a 16 team bracket set by the...

 

Busy week for Haxtun track team; boys' relay sets another record

It’s been a busy week for the Haxtun Bulldog track team. Tracksters are running faster, jumping further and throwing harder as the season nears the finale. In doing so, the boys four-by-100 meter relay team that broke the school record just...

 

Lady Wildcats break three records at League meet

The Fleming Wildcat track team competed in a busy week of track meets as the season nears completion. The Wildcats attended three track meets over the past week beginning on Wednesday with the North C...

 

Anna Etl

Anna Theresia (Kercel) Etl entered eternal life on May 4, 2023 at the age of 87. She was born on May 20, 1935 in Ivankovo, Yugoslavia to Josef and Eva (Hahn) Kercel, the oldest of four children. She...

 

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