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Articles from the July 6, 2023 edition


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  • Storm drops large hail

    Jul 6, 2023

    A LATE NIGHT storm hit the Haxtun and Fleming on Wednesday, June 28. The thunderstorm pelted the area with large hail and rain. This photo from Haxtun shows the size of some of the hail pieces that fell through the night. Residents reported broken windows and damage to vehicles and crops. The storm knocked out power to the Town of Fleming, which was restored several hours later....

  • Annual event slated for next Saturday, July 15

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 6, 2023

    The 36th annual Old-Fashioned Saturday Night promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Many new events will be featured in Haxtun on Saturday, July 15 as part the Haxtun Chamber of Commerce sponsored event. The weekends activities kick off on Friday with an Old-Fashioned Steak Cookoff. The Steak Cookoff Association event will have competitions that run into Saturday and pay out for top steaks cooked by kids and adults along with a division for appetizers. This new event to the weekend is organized by Jared and Jacob Anderson and will...

  • Haxtun Health's new PA to begin seeing patients in September

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 6, 2023

    Haxtun Health has hired a new Physician Assistant who is slated to begin seeing patients full time this fall. Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace announced the hiring of Morgen Budde, PA, in a Monday evening, June 26 meeting in the upstairs meeting room of the Extended Care Unit. At the start of the meeting, the Haxtun Health Board of Directors recognized Pastor Jeri Soens for her years of service to the Board. Soens resigned from her position on the Board this spring. Since then, others have joined or been appointed to the Board filling all...

  • Haxtun Summer Ball

    Jul 6, 2023

    HAXTUN machine pitch players on the grey team are pictured front row (l-r), Nolan Ham, Kelbin Boerner, Kortlyn Carpenter and Kyla Wilson; back row (l-r), Lio Ayala, Kyler Bishop, Cadence Kilpatrick, Reese Biesemeier, Tyson Bazan and Tylee Gorman. Not pictured is Ben Henry....

  • Haxtun Summer Ball

    Jul 6, 2023

    HAXTUN machine pitch players on the red team are pictured front row (l-r), Otis Edwards, Jude Klimek, Tanner Wilson, Camden Kelley and Carrot Grogan; back row (l-r), Emerson McClanahan, Amber Edwards, Torran Miller, Pete Salyards, Tyndle McConnell and Victoria Clark. Not pictured is Jakson Yockey....

  • Haxtun Summer Ball

    Jul 6, 2023

    BABE RUTH players on the Haxtun Red team are pictured front row (l-r), Colton Higgins, Jace Boerner, Caleb Santistevan, Gage Wilson, Eli Horton and Luke Gales; back row (l-r), Trevon Thayer, Colin Cone, Seth Seger, Jaxsen Schram, Chase Goddard, Max Grauberger and Kanin Koberstein....

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Jul 6, 2023

    When Sue and I married 35 years ago, along with a brilliant partner in love and life, came new family members for me, the Carnahans, including the family patriarch, Fred Carnahan. My new father-in-law was a farmer, cattleman, hunter and fabulous story teller, all the while acting as the magnet that drew his family to his home located on the farm that had been the “Carnahan Place” as long as any neighbor could recall. With five daughters and a son, there was a constant stream of advice see...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Jul 6, 2023

    On the anniversary of the founding of our republic, there remain concerns over the ongoing debate of the separation of church and state. Everyone, it would seem, has a position to take, and conversations on the issue can become quite complicated. The following account offers a deeper look into the events of a small rural 1040s church that was sharply divided in its theological position regarding church and state. The issue fully came to light when certain members of the congregation concluded...

  • Times Past

    Jul 6, 2023

    13 Years Ago July 6, 1938 Laurence Nelson Skold of Haxtun was one of 25 Colorado men to receive an appointment to the U.S. Army Reserve Corps with the rank of second lieutenant. He is the brother of C.A. Skold. The eight-year-old son of John Woodmancy of Holyoke, lost the sight in one of his eyes Monday night when he was struck by a firecracker. Vic Thomas also suffered an injury to his eye when he was hit by a firecracker thrown by another person. Found guilty of driving an automobile while...

  • Lola Funke

    Jul 6, 2023

    Lola Mae Funke passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at the age of 92. Lola was born on Jan. 27, 1931 in Firth, Neb. to Herman and Dorothea (Krueger) Papke. She was baptized into Christ on Feb. 22, 1931. The family moved to a farm near Holyoke while Lola was still an infant, and to a farm near Haxtun when she was eight. The youngest of five children, Lola loved farm life, even though it was a hard life. She remembered entertaining herself as a child by making mud pies and spoke of the entire...

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