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Articles from the May 23, 2024 edition


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  • Bulldogs earn Runner-Up Title at State Track

    May 23, 2024

    THE BULLDOG boys' track team earned the 1A State Runner-Up Title with a total 51 points at the Colorado State Track Meet at Jeff. Co. Stadium in Lakewood last weekend. The team pictured with the trophy is pictured (l-r), Aiden Starkebaum, Ryland Wolff, Corbin Andersen, Colin Cone, Keegan Colglazier, Josh Wright, Zach Statz, Max Grauberger, Seth Seger and Grant Statz....

  • Haxtun Town Council establishes truck route

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    After many conversations and months worth of work, the Haxtun Town Council adopted an ordinance establishing a truck route through city limits. The adoption came at a Monday evening, May 6 meeting of the Haxtun Town Council. In 2021 Haxtun voters passed ballot question 2A to approve a major street project by a margin of 325 yes votes to 70 no votes. Since then, the Town of Haxtun has worked to complete those major street repairs and in doing so, the Council wishes to protect that investment. Over the past year or so, many discussions around...

  • Fleming TC gives additional $600 for extensive spring cleanup effort

    From the minutes|May 23, 2024

    The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 8. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:30 p.m. The following council members were present: Andrew Muller, Bill Langridge, Bonnie Jackson and Alex Gapter. Suzanne Wales arrived at 6:32 p.m. Cathy Castillo arrived at 6:39 p.m. Also present were Joe Marick (left at 6:52 p.m.), Sam Wolever Jr. (left at 7:12 p.m.), Grace Rossignol (left at 6:55 p.m.), Joelle and Daniel Gapter, Lewis Frank, Michelle Asfeld and Justin Hickey (arrived at 6:32 p.m. and...

  • Haxtun Board of Education selects Jones from initial 10 applicants

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    Following a long application and interview process, the Haxtun Board of Education selected the next Superintendent of Haxtun Schools. The Board voted to appoint Aron Jones as Superintendent starting July 1. That decision came on Tuesday afternoon, May 14 following candidate in-person interviews earlier that day and a community meet and greet the night prior. The search for a new superintendent began in March. At that time, the local school board partnered with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC an executive recruitment and development firm used by the...

  • Chamber of Commerce announces Bornhofts as Grand Marshals

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    Cork and Trilla Bornhoft have been selected to serve as the 2024 Haxtun Corn Festival Grand Marshals. The Haxtun Chamber of Commerce recently announced the Grand Marshal selection along with this year's theme. Grand marshal and theme selections are chosen by Chamber of Commerce members. The 2024 Corn Festival theme is "Harvesting Memories." Cork and Trilla Bornhoft, who celebrate 62 years of marriage this year, are long-time Haxtun residents. Cork was drafted into the United States Army in 1962...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|May 23, 2024

    A popular song starts with the works “what a difference a day makes.” It must have been written by someone living in Morgan County! The other day I was excited over light snow falling! Snow makes water and water makes grass, grass makes me and the cows, happy! The previous day was hot and so dry that son David and I discussed whether we should be running our irrigation well on the drying hay field. Luckily, we decided not to. Today, after that very wet snow, the last thing we need is more wat...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|May 23, 2024

    The artful use of mnemonic devices can assist memory recall through association with related words and phrases. This is especially true for numbers of stories from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament writings from ancient scripture. From an early stage of understanding, and vacation Bible school classes, rose the story of King Nebuchadnezzar and three youth — Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego — who refused to fall into line with the king. As punishment, they were thrown into a fiery furnace (is...

  • Strokes from other Pens

    Lennette Hutt, Legion Auxiliary Unit 137 President|May 23, 2024

    As members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #137 we hold a special place in our hearts for the parents, siblings, spouses and friends of those who served. We can’t help but think of all the men and women who have gone to fight for this great nation and didn’t return home. While we are all guilty of celebrating the unofficial start of summer and encouraging each other to “have a good weekend,” it is important to remember the reason for the holiday: Memorial Day is the day Americans set aside to honor those brave men and women who met tragic...

  • Relentless Gardener

    Linda Langelo|May 23, 2024

    Homeowners are starting to remove sections of their lawns. The cost of water is rising along with electricity. Grass is the highest maintenance of any crop. There are xeric plants that are low maintenance and need little to no care once they are established. Low shrubs or groundcovers can replace some of the lawn area. Doing this in areas such as along the curb can save you from watering a section that gets extremely hot and dries out faster. Here are some suggestions below: 1) Mock Bearberry manzanita, Arctostaphylos x coloradensis, is hardy...

  • Capital Review

    Mark Hillman|May 23, 2024

    We used to joke that “no man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” That’s no laughing matter in today’s Colorado. The collective sigh heard across our state when 100 legislators finally went home to mind their own business reflects the growing sense of dread that accompanies the Colorado General Assembly convening each January. Although some of their worst ideas died on May 8 when the annual session ended, many of them will rise again like zombies next January, and Coloradans will again be subjected...

  • Times Past

    May 23, 2024

    13 years ago May 24, 1939 Fairfield News - Friends in this community were surprised to learn of the marriage last week of Miss Alice Hadeen to Roy Turvey of Paoli. Philorado News - The million-dollar rain we have been looking for so long hasn't arrived, but we are still hoping. Pictured: An observation balloon Poland is using in the constant vigil on her western frontier. 70 years ago May 26, 1954 Hospital news: Vernal Robert and Leanette Price, children of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Price Jr.,...

  • HPD re-registers offender

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    The Haxtun Police Department re-registered a sex offender living within Haxtun's city limits. Steven Michael Saign lives in the 200 block of North Wallace Avenue. According to the local police department, Saign is a dual resident, meaning he is registered at two locations; one on North Wallace Avenue and a another on County Road 7 in Phillips County. This is his required quarterly registration. Saign was convicted of sex assault on a child and sex assault on a child, age 15-18, by someone in a position of trust on Nov. 29, 2012 in El Paso...

  • Veteran shares stories with students

    May 23, 2024

    VETERAN DENNIS Patriquin recently took a trip to Washington, D.C. as part of a Veteran's Honor Flight. As part of that flight, students from Haxtun Elementary sent cards and letters of well wishes and thanks. Following the flight, Patriquin reached out in effort to meet the students who wrote to him and other Veterans. He visited Haxtun Schools last week sharing stories, photos and mementos from his recent trip. Above, he is pictured with Mrs. Dana Davis' third grade class....

  • Bamford signs to play softball with NW Kansas Technical College

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    A successful four-year high school softball career has afforded Fallon Bamford the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level next fall. Bamford, recent Haxtun High School graduate, signed a letter of intent to join the softball team at Northwest Kansas Technical College in front of family, coaches and supporters two week ago. Fallon was a part of the Holyoke High School softball team throughout high school, playing outfield for the Lady Dragons. As a senior, she helped lead her team to the...

  • Haxtun student wins mural design competition for Rural Action Project

    From PCED|May 23, 2024

    Olivia Stone, a bright and talented student from Haxtun, has achieved a remarkable milestone by winning the mural design competition for the Colorado State University Rural Action Project. Her artistic vision and creativity have earned her this prestigious recognition. The competition, aimed at showcasing the artistic talents within rural communities, saw numerous impressive entries. However, Stone's design stood out for its originality and the vibrant representation of the local culture. The...

  • Bulldog track takes 4x100 and 4x200 relays; earns Runner-Up

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|May 23, 2024

    The Haxtun Bulldog track team put in an impressive showing at the 2024 Colorado State Track Meet at Jeff. Co. Stadium in Lakewood last weekend. The boys team brought home the State Runner-Up Title and earned two first place finishes while several Lady Bulldogs earned top three placings in individual events. The boys team earned the Runner-Up Title with a total of 51 points. The top team, Cheyenne Wells, won the Championship trophy with 64 points. Two Bulldog relay teams earned first place...

  • Fleming Wildcats set several PRs; Schaefer finishes in first place in long jump

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|May 23, 2024

    Two Fleming Wildcat relay teams and four individuals earned the right to participate in last week's 1A State Track Meet. The group made an outstanding showing, many setting personal records at Jeff Co. Stadium in Lakewood. On Thursday, May 16, senior MadiKay Serrato competed in pole vault. She set a new personal record of eight feet, three inches for a seventh place finish. Sophomore Emoree Lousberg competed in the 3,200-meter run on Thursday. She entered the meet as the 12th place runner and...

  • Wilbert Brown

    May 23, 2024

    Wilbert (Will) Brown left this life on earth to be with his Lord for eternity on April 8, 2024 in Hayden, Idaho. Will was welcomed into this life on Sept. 8, 1945 by his parents Hubert and Esther Brown of Haxtun. Will's first home was a 600 square foot two room farm house east of Haxtun. Will was the oldest of three boys. He was joined on the family farm by brothers, LaVern in 1948 and Milton in 1955. The family moved into a new home their father built while not farming. Growing up on the...

  • Chamber Spotlight

    May 23, 2024

    1. Please give some background/history on the opening/purchase of your business. Town Square Realty has been in business in Sterling since 2014. Johnna Harris, who has been selling with Town Square Realty since 2015, purchased a secondary location for TSR in November 2022 and began remodeling the property to hold some of the history with some modern charm. She currently works in the Haxtun office two days per week and the remaining time is spent in the Sterling location. 2. What are the...

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