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Articles from the June 22, 2023 edition


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  • Gerk plays in All-State CHSCA game

    Jun 22, 2023

    RECENT HAXTUN graduate Michael Gerk played in the Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State game last week. Gerk's team, the North, won 10-7 with a field goal. He is pictured above with his Dad, Rich, on the left, and Haxtun High School Football Coach JD Stone. Seniors who earn All-State honors from all classifications are pooled together and then voted on by a panel to play in the annual All-State game. This is the second consecutive year Haxtun has had a player in the CHSCA football...

  • Books released for 2023 Phillips County Fair

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jun 22, 2023

    The 2023 Phillips County Fair is just around the corner. The event is slated for July 25-30 in Holyoke at the PC Fairgrounds. The local Fair Board recently released this year’s Fair book which are now available in businesses in Haxtun and Holyoke. Look for the red, white and blue colored cover at many local businesses. Haxtun's Phil and LaVonne Hart will be honored as Grand Marshals of this year's week-long event this summer. The theme for the Fair will be, "Red, White and Blue - Veterans We Honor You!" The 2023 fair book details this y...

  • Betley to negotiate purchase of Town Hall

    From the minutes|Jun 22, 2023

    The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 14. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:34 p.m. The following council members were present: Andrew Muller, Bill Langridge, Bonnie Jackson, Alex Gapter joined the meeting via conference call, Cathy Castillo arrived at 6:40 p.m. Suzanne Wales was absent. Also present were: Scott Szabo (left at 7 p.m.), Jeff Schiel (left at 8 p.m.), Tom Goss (left at 7:14 p.m.), Joelle Gapter, Grace Rossignol, Michelle Asfeld, Keith Beck (left at 8:15 p.m.) and...

  • PCED announces local scholarship awards

    From PCED|Jun 22, 2023

    On June 12, Phillips County Economic Development Corporation named 19 youth in Phillips County the winners of the 2023 Impact and Opportunity Scholarship during the PCED Annual Meeting. The awards recognize youth dedicated to their communities in promoting economic development and entrepreneurship. Winners of the Microgrant Awards are Aly Lock, Kaden Herman, Grace Gibson, Carter Van Overbeke, Caden Sporhase, Jaxson Hutches, Kelsie Hadeen, Kinsley Koberstein, Ethan Schneller, Tayla Martin and...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Jun 22, 2023

    Being good at something doesn’t necessarily mean you are good at doing it. Yeah, I have been pretty confused by that myself for a lot of years. Nevertheless, I have found evidence of this twisted fact several times in my life. My first observation of this came at least 20 ago, during my rodeo days. In addition to being a calf roper, an event requiring yourself and a semi-cooperative horse, I also team roped. This event required a partner and I was fortunate to have several very good ones. G...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Jun 22, 2023

    Numerous scriptural references allude to crowds forming whenever Jesus was nearby. The synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) share common themes and formats in relating stories surrounding Jesus’ three-year ministry. The Gospel of John shares many of the same stories but uses more original material. One telling difference with John is that the author refers to miracles as signs. Jesus is also presented as a mystic. Mystic or not, all was not well for Jesus as the pressures of ministry m...

  • Strokes from Other Pens

    Janell Foley|Jun 22, 2023

    Letter to the Editor, It is with great pleasure that I am sending distributions from the Trust of Muriel Brown. It was her wish that proceeds from her Trust be distributed by myself on her behalf, based on the performance of her investments. This year, each of the six organizations she cared about will receive a check for $5,489. • The Haxtun Hospital District • The Haxtun School District • The Haxtun United Methodist Church • The Haxtun Swimming Pool • The Haxtun Community Food Basket • The West Phillips County Cemetery Board Muriel woul...

  • Times Past

    Jun 22, 2023

    13 Years Ago June 22, 1938 The last teaching vacancy in the Haxtun High School was filled recently when Miss Marjorie Anderson of Holyoke was selected to teach English for the coming term. She comes to Haxtun from the New Raymer school system. She is the daughter of Ralph Anderson of Holyoke. Philorado News - Norman Starkebaum is visiting at home for a short time before summer school begins. Good Hope News - Mrs. Frank Daily is at the Howard Lindgren home, taking care of Mrs. Lindgren and Glendo...

  • Ronald Lorenzo

    Jun 22, 2023

    Ronald G. Lorenzo passed away in Holyoke on June 12, 2023 at the age of 86. Ron was born in LaJunta, Colorado on July 10, 1936 to Rocco and Grace (DiDomenco) Lorenzo. Ron graduated from LaJunta High School in 1954 where he participated in the marching band and was an Eagle Scout. Ron developed a love for the Native American Culture as he was a member of the Koshare Indian Dancers and a member of Troop 232. Ron was a chief of the Sioux Nation and his specialty was the Native American Hoop Dance...

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