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Articles from the May 12, 2021 edition

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Kindergarten's feeling antsy

FLEMING KINDERGARTENERS perform "Ants in Our Pants" for a packed auditorium during their Spring Music Fest held Tuesday, May 6. Performers pictured are front row (l-r), Travis Fagan, Colton Harms,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 12, 2021

Martinez takes oath; Council hears grant possibilities

A new council member, liquor licenses, grant possibilities for the new town shop and an increase in contribution to Phillips County Economic Development Corporation all topped action items at a Haxtun Town Council meeting last week. In the absence...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 12, 2021

Schliesser to replace Hawthorne at Fleming Schools

The Frenchman Board of Education hired a new Business Manager last month. Amber Schliesser will take the reins in her new position in Fleming this week. The vote to hire Schliesser came during a meeting in late April. Schliesser takes over the...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 12, 2021

Phillips County Commissioners resolve to oppose Citizen Initiative 16

The Phillips County Commissioners have approved a resolution opposing Citizen Initiative 16. The Initiative relates to the care and exploitation of livestock. In March, a citizen initiative titled Protect Animals from Unnecessary Suffering and Exploi...

 

Foundations and nonprofits to convene at Northeast

Through the Rural Philanthropy Days Program, community leaders and front range foundation staff to convene for a 2.5 day conference More than 100 nonprofit professionals, statewide foundation staff, government leaders and community volunteers will...

 

Northeast Colorado bids farewell to Book Mobile Services

After more than 60 years of service, the Northeast Colorado Bookmobile Services will quietly fade into the pages of history. The mobile library has made its final rounds to area communities and finding homes for the immense collection of books will...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 12, 2021

Two of three firearm safety bills heard by Colorado's Legislature

Two of three firearms safety bills got initial hearings in state House committees in the past week. House Bill 1298 is in part a response to the shooting at the south Boulder King Soopers on March 22. The Democratic-controlled House Judiciary...

 

What the Public Option bill means for Haxtun Health, NE Colorado

A public option bill currently in review by the Colorado Legislature seeks to lower the cost of healthcare by allowing the state government to set service costs. The bill, Colorado Option HB20-1349, mandates that health insurance premiums set by...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Under the Wire

I have a lot of old friends. Now, that sentence can be taken one of two ways. It either means I have known a lot of my friends a long time or a lot of my friends are old. Guess it’s a mix of the two...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Fearless Faith

Some decisions are easier than others as evidenced by the driver’s side door latch on our secondary vehicle. It got fussy the last few months and finally refused to work at all… except from the...

 
 By Jessie Stewart    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Extension Spotlight

The warm temperatures of summer are quickly approaching, putting livestock at greater risk for heat stroke and stress. It is not difficult to protect animals from these risks but does involve greater...

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Colorado Preps Weekly

After a near two-week lay-off, volleyball will crown its State champions on Thursday. All five classes took the court at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, with semifinals...

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago May 13, 1936 Eighth grade commencement exercises for elementary schools in the west end of Phillips County will be held Thursday evening at the Church of the Brethren in Haxtun with 50...

 

Centennial Mental Health Center to host virtual COMET Training

COMET™ (Changing Our Mental and Emotional Trajectory) Training recognizes our rural values of neighbor helping neighbor and communities being their own best resource — especially when concerned about another’s emotional and mental well-being....

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    May 12, 2021

Haxtun baseball returns to diamond; sweeps Holyoke in season opener

For the first time in two years, the Haxtun Bulldogs stepped foot on the baseball field as the team kicked off the 2021 season. The team traveled to Holyoke for an afternoon double-header with the neighboring Dragons in their first contest since May...

 

Track competes in Ft. Morgan

The Haxtun Bulldogs opened the 2021 track season competing in the Fort Morgan Invitational Saturday, May 8. It is the first time in two years the team took the track due to the cancelation last year’s season due to the pandemic. Top-10 results...

 

Hope is key to maintaining mental wellness

Politics, COVID-19 and life itself have created ongoing stress for most of us. While each person’s situation is unique, many are facing similar worries and challenges. We still don’t know exactly what to expect as we move forward, but there is...

 
 By Allie Thompson    Local    May 12, 2021

Incoming FBLA officers inducted at May 5 ceremony

On Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m. the Haxtun Future Business Leaders of American Chapter held the 2020-21 banquet at the Community Center. The banquet consisted of awarding academic letters, district and...

 

Bulldog Baseball

HAXTUN 2021 BASEBALL players are pictured front row (l-r), Kailin Kelley, Ashton Ayala, Victor Knapp, Kaiden Schelling and Kash Workman; middle row (l-r), Michael Gerk, David Avery, Kyle Fryrear,...

 

Haxtun Track

HAXTUN 2021 TRACKSTERS are pictured front row (l-r), Cassidy Goddard, Ella Coffin, Aly Lock, Aliyah Engle, Gianna Swan, Taylor Schram, Allie Thompson and Megan Walker; back row (l-r), Joshua Wright,...

 

Howard Fix

Howard Duane Fix passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Haxtun Health Extended Care Unit at the age of 84. He was born Sept. 22, 1936 in Sterling to Adolph Elmer and Ruby Lillian...

 

Robin Papp

On Friday, April 30, 2021 Robin Renee Papp, loving wife, daughter and sister, passed away peacefully at age 54. Robin was born on May 11, 1966 in Greeley to Larry and Twila Emory. Upon graduating from...

 

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