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Articles from the July 20, 2023 edition


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  • Revving up the Rat Rod

    Jul 20, 2023

    KEITH COCHRAN puts his '37 Rat Rod into position and gets started in the burn out competition at the 36th annual Old-Fashioned Saturday Night in downtown Haxtun on Saturday. Roger Hamilton from Imperial, Neb. won the burn out competition....

  • Veteran themed fair honors Harts as Grand Marshals

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 20, 2023

    The 2023 Phillips County Fair honors local Veterans with the theme," Red, White and Blue, Veteran's, We Honor You." How fitting is it that the couple that will be honored as this year's Grand Marshals were a part of the United States military before returning to the Haxtun area to settle down and raise a family - and have since remained active in the American Legion and Women's Auxiliary. Phil and LaVonne Hart are this year's honored guests at the Phillips County Fair and while they have been ac...

  • Thayer pleads guilty to identity theft and forgery

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 20, 2023

    Seven months after her initial court appearance on 17 charges including criminal impersonation, forgery and identity theft, Julie Thayer reached a plea deal with the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. On Tuesday, July 18, Thayer pled guilty to one count of identity theft and an added count of second degree forgery. She was sentenced to 30 months probation. In late December 2022, Thayer was charged with three counts of identity theft, 12 counts of forgery and two counts of criminal impersonation; all charges stemming from her time as Dire...

  • Babe Ruth regional returning to Holyoke

    Diane Stamm, The Holyoke Enterprise|Jul 20, 2023

    It’s been seven years since Holyoke hosted a Babe Ruth regional baseball tournament, but preparations have been going on since the start of the year for the upcoming tournament. Qualifying tournaments will be held in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri to determine which teams will be in Holyoke July 27-30 as part of the Midwest Plains Regional. The Buckley Bombers, historically made up of players from Yuma, Wray, Haxtun, Sedgwick County and Holyoke, as well as Chappell, Neb., automatically qualifies for the tournament. Organizer Tom Bennett said t...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Jul 20, 2023

    OK, I know this is a weird title for a column, even for me! As I sat at my desk cranking out a few “Under The Wires” Sue called from her office a few feet down the hall to announce, “it is time to eat.” always on the lookout for a new topic it hit me, “I’ll bet nobody has written a column about an activity everyone engages in at least three times a day (for me at least), every single day of their life! Here goes the first ever attempt at it. We may all be about to learn why no one has ever do...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Jul 20, 2023

    It was a perfectly good building in its day, six bays of finishing barn plus liquid manure handling capability. Sturdy, practical, and not too far off from today’s standards, the structure was bound to outlast the enterprise it supported. The dilemma that remains for subsequent owners is what to do with a white elephant. Since it is no longer part of a farming operation, every dollar spent on it is simply wasted money when it comes to deductibility. Nothing carries over. The most common a...

  • Extension Spotlight

    Linda Langelo|Jul 20, 2023

    The Turf Replacement Program was a bill into law in December of 2022. The second application cycle started as of July 1 through Aug. 31. There has been some mixed messaging about this Turf Replacement Program. First, who is eligible to apply: local governments such as municipalities, counties, cities, public agencies, and municipally owned water providers. Districts such as metropolitan, special districts, water or water and sanitation districts and conservancy districts, like nonprofits such as organizations with 501(c)(3) status who have prog...

  • Times Past

    Jul 20, 2023

    13 Years Ago July 20, 1938 Collision of an automobile, and a truck at the intersection six miles south of Paoli resulted in the death Tuesday of James Adcock, and serious injury to Arch Josh. Mr. Josh's daughters, Florabelle, 9 and Virginia, 13, who were riding in the backseat, escaped with bruises and slight cuts. Mr. Adcock lived on a farm 18 miles south of Paoli. He was 65 years of age and a bachelor. Arch Josh died in Holyoke early Thursday morning from his injuries. After purchasing the...

  • Haxtun Summer Ball

    Jul 20, 2023

    PEE-WEE players on the Haxtun Black team are pictured front row (l-r), Otis Edwards, Nicholas Kleve, Tyson Bazan, Cooper Ensminger and Tripp Biesemeier; back row (l-r), Treyton Biesemeier, Jackson Larsen, Dylan Bazan, Jacob Brown, Blake Imhof, Knox Edwards and Max Feik....

  • Haxtun Summer Ball

    Jul 20, 2023

    PEE-WEE players on the Haxtun Red team are pictured front row (l-r), Tanner Wilson, Cail Wilson, Lincoln Bowers, Evan Mull and Nolan Ham; back row (l-r), Connor Godard, Karson Hofmeister, Pete Salyards, Mason Boerner, Jace Wernsman and Stellan Seger. Not pictured is Reid Oliver....

  • Haxtun Summer Ball

    Jul 20, 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....

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