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Articles from the May 19, 2021 edition

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 By Candie Fix    News    May 19, 2021

HHS graduates close chapter on high school

As one door closes, the next one opens; that’s part of the message High School Principal Alan Nall gave the graduating Class of 2021 during Haxtun High School’s commencement ceremonies Sunday...

 
 By Spring Atchison    News    May 19, 2021

Ten graduates complete time at Fleming Schools

Thirteen years of hard work, determination and memories came to a culmination on Sunday, May 16, for 10 Fleming High School graduates during annual commencement ceremonies. The 2021 graduation class...

 
 By From the minutes    News    May 19, 2021

Audit finds Town of Fleming in good financial condition

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 12 at the Fleming Community Center. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Sue Einspahr at 6:30 p.m. The following council members were present: Stefan Betley, DeeAnn...

 

Joey Gerk receives Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship

The Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor Henderson's life-long dedication to teaching and community service. Awards are available to students from Eastern Colorado and...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 19, 2021

Sonnenberg questions amendments to third gun control bill

The third of three gun control bills has started through the Colorado Senate in the past week, with the third focused on allowing local governments to enact ordinances on gun control stricter than current State law. Senate Bill 256 allows those...

 

Oliver Agency donates to local Rodeo Bible Camp

As a Farmers Union Service Association agent, Becky Oliver with Oliver Agency ,LLC offices in Haxtun and Julesburg, made a $500 donation to a local nonprofit. She selected the Platte Valley Rodeo Bible Camp as the recipient. Platte Valley RBC is...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Under the Wire

In a previous “Under The Wire” you may have read about an encounter between my right hand and a sharp piece of metal barn siding. The contest was refereed by a very competent hand surgeon who...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Fearless Faith

The hackberry tree row in our north shelter belt has been present for 80-some years if counting growth rings is worth anything. Hackberries are durable, drought resistant and rather tenacious....

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Colorado Preps Weekly

All of Season C is officially in the books, as the final state championships were awarded last weekend. Focus can now fully shift to the Season D sports already being contested, with postseason play...

 
 By Gary Cutler    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Trooper Tips

Motorcycle season is now upon us again. Dust off the motorcycle seat and check it out to see if your bike and you are ready to hit the open roads again. As fun as it is to ride a motorcycle, I wanted to let you know that the Colorado State Patrol is...

 
 By Steven Wright    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Strokes from Other Pens

I’m writing this letter to thank the kind people of Haxtun who supported my family a few years ago when Levi had some trouble at school, when he verbally contended with one who was engaged in some repeated bullying of one of Levi’s siblings....

 

Times Past

85 Years Ago May 20, 1936 Sadness was brought to the relatives and many friends of Miss Doris Sand Tuesday evening when she passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Sterling. She was 17 years of...

 
 By Candie Fix    Local    May 19, 2021

Riley re-registers with HPD

The Haxtun Police Department re-registered William Riley as a registered sex offender within Haxtun’s city limits last week. Riley, 33, lives in the 200 block of East Fletcher Street. Riley is required, by law, to register annually on his date of...

 
 By Spring Atchison    Sports    May 19, 2021

Lady Wildcats take 2nd runner-up title in less than 2 months

A shortened season C came to a close last Thursday for the Lady Wildcats of Fleming who made their second State championship appearance in less than two months. The Lady Wildcats earned a basketball...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    May 19, 2021

Bulldogs move to 3-3 on the season; prepare for Caliche this week

The Haxtun Bulldogs moved to 3-3 on the season following a home-field win over Yuma and a loss on the road in Wray last week. This week the team is set to take on Caliche at home in a Saturday afterno...

 

Track team competes in Burlington Invite

The Haxtun track team competed in the Burlington Twilight Invitational last week. Top-10 results from the May 14 meet are as follows: Girls 100-meter-dash: Taylor Schram, second, 13.85. 200-meter-dash: Ella Coffin, seventh, 31.68; Cassidy Goddard,...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    May 19, 2021

Lady Bulldogs earn post-season honors

Two Lady Bulldogs received post-season honors for their efforts on the volleyball team this year. Haxtun wrapped up 2021 volleyball action at Regionals several weeks ago with an overall 6-10 record....

 

HHS awards given last week; Mr. & Miss HHS announced

As the 2020-21 school year winds down, Haxtun High School honored students with an awards ceremony in the gym last week. Below is a list of awards handed out by faculty and staff: Isaac Andersen:...

 
 By Candie Fix    Local    May 19, 2021

Fields of fun!

RICH GERK blows the whistle one last time in a game of tug of war during field day activities last week. Gerk plans to retire after 28 years with the Haxtun School District. Gerk, who taught in the...

 

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