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Articles from the June 17, 2020 edition

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 By Spring Atchison    News    June 17, 2020

Commencement ceremonies held in Fleming following month-long postponement due to COVID-19

Thirteen years of education, followed by an additional month of waiting, finally culminated in commencement ceremonies for the 12-member class of 2020 at Fleming High School. A ceremony originally...

 

Legislative session comes to a close; $621.4 million cut from K-12 education bringing budget stabilization factor to $1.18 billion

The abbreviated 2020 legislative session drew to a close on Monday, with a flurry of last-minute and substantial bills passed in the closing days. Those final days included approval of a law enforcement accountability bill, a measure tightening the S...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    June 17, 2020

Damage assessed following June 8 derecho; several local municipalities respond to restore power to Haxtun community

Waking up on Tuesday morning was like a dream, a really bad dream. Storms that struck the Haxtun area on Monday night, June 8 and into the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 9, tore through the...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Under the Wire

Coming up with a funny story every week can begin to wear a writer down, even one who has now composed close to 2,000 of them. In order to give the old brain a rest, I decided to switch to a history...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Fearless Faith

Sometimes the Jesus we expect is nothing like the one that shows up. It’s not a matter of blame as much as it is acknowledgement that what we think we know is not always congruent with contemporary...

 

Extension Spotlight

Across the country, the calendars that hang in every home are full of events that are now crossed out. Weddings, birthdays and graduations all struggle to be celebrated and the overall feeling of...

 

Times Past 85 years ago - June 12, 1935

85 years ago June 12, 1935 The Haxtun Harvest The Wedding of Miss Maxine Meile and Jerome Lanckriet was solemnized last Wednesday, June 5, at St. Anthony's Church in Julesburg. She is the daughter of...

 

Top graduating scholars recognized by Northeastern Junior College

Northeastern Junior College is honored to announce the scholarships and academic awards received by 2020 graduates who will be continuing their education at the next level. Receiving the Charles F. Poole Award — a commencement award given to...

 

Summer fun with science

HAXTUN'S SUMMER fun activities kicked off last week and Sadie and Taeden Holcomb, Benjamin Henry and Cooper Ensminger, (l-r), take part in a science experience class last Wednesday morning. Summer...

 

Northeastern releases honor roll for 2020 spring semester

Northeastern Junior College in Sterling has released its honor roll list for the 2020 spring semester and reports that 230 full-time students were given high academic achievement recognition, including 113 students who made the President’s List by...

 

Pastor gifts patriotic goodie bags

PASTOR JERI SOENS hands out goodie bags in front of the Haxtun United Methodist Church last week. Pastor Jeri assembled 100 patriotic bags to give to children Wednesday afternoon. Pictured with...

 

NCHD provides child injury prevention signs available locally

The number one cause of child fatalities in the six-county region served by the Northeast Colorado Health Department is motor vehicle crashes. More children ages five to 19 die from crash-related injuries than from any other type of injury. Many of...

 

CREP Zoom conference to be held Thursday, June 25

Due to concerns about social distancing and the desire to get information to the public, the Colorado Farm Service Agency and the Republican River Water Conservation District will be co-hosting a virtual conference on the CREP beginning at 6 p.m. on...

 
 By Deeona Johnston    Local    June 17, 2020

Extension seeks community designs for community garden grow boxes

Phillips County Extension Office staff have been working on re-establishing a community garden for the area and recently announced the receipt of four grow boxes courtesy of the Will Heginbotham...

 

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