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Articles from the July 27, 2023 edition


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  • Hofmeisters to serve as CF Grand Marshals

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 27, 2023

    Steve and Nora Hofmeister have been selected to serve as the 2023 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 the Corn Festival committee. The theme for the 2023 Corn Festival is "Where Neighbors become Family." The Hofmeisters have been a pillar of the Haxtun community for over three decades. Steve and Nora started Hofmeister Insurance Agency in...

  • Haxtun Schools prepares for students' return

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Jul 27, 2023

    The Haxtun Board of Education took care of a number of housekeeping items just ahead of a new school year during a mid-July board meeting. Members also heard staff reports of facility updates over the summer in preparation for students return this fall. The July 18 meeting opened in the high school band room with approval of the consent agenda and staff reports. In her information to the Board of Education, Superintendent Marsha Cody told members the District is still seeking individuals for a number of positions for the 2023-24 school year...

  • Corrections

    Jul 27, 2023

    Obituary information Two of Fran Gilliland’s granddaughters and their husbands Rachel Garrett and Justin DeWolf and Samantha Garrett and Mason France had the words significant other inserted before their husbands' names in her obituary that ran several weeks ago. These two couples are actually married, with the wives having chosen to retain their maiden names. Our apologies to Fran’s family. Rat Rod In last week’s front page photo of the 37 Rat Rod, we mistaken identified the driver as Keith Cochran. It is actually Keithan Cochran, from Imper...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Jul 27, 2023

    This past week’s district church conference was hosted by my alma mater, McPherson College. Many of the same campus features of some 40 years ago remain firmly etched in my mind. Like most former students, there are highlights as well as cringe-worthy moments of my college career, a mash up of experiences constituting undergraduate rites of passage. We actually went to class most days, resulting in an expanded knowledge base that pressed the boundaries of the time but also impressed upon us t...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Jul 27, 2023

    I have never considered myself a superstitious person, in fact I have made fun of friends who believed in any type of that behavior. I will admit, however, if it is genetically heritable, I may have the gene. My grandfather with whom I was able to spend lots of wonderful time, would hardly leave the ranch house on Friday the 13th. I do always try to carry a “lucky coin” in my jean pocket. Usually lose it in a few days. These coins come from a variety of origins. Sue gave me an Irish coin onc...

  • Extension Column

    Linda Langelo|Jul 27, 2023

    No one ever thinks it will happen to them. Recently, we had a beautiful Plant Select Garden in Washington County Fairgrounds. But one day, someone who worked for the county came along spraying a nearby area and turned the garden into a brown landscape. Come to find out 2, 4 D was used for broadleaved weeds around the garden. The garden sits at the entrance of the fairgrounds which has a gravel parking lot in front and a gravel entrance road. You can imagine that both the parking lot and gravel entrance road needed to be sprayed for weeds....

  • Times Past

    Jul 27, 2023

    13 Years Ago July 27, 1938 Mrs. Arlie Crossland was brought to the Mooney hospital Monday morning, suffering from burns she received when a gasoline stove exploded at her home south of Paoli. Old-age pensions were paid to 158 persons in Phillips County in the month of July with the average payment of $30.13. Two persons received aid for the blind amounting to $45. Word has been received here that Virgil Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Miller, was married Saturday, July 16, Pasadena, Calif....

  • Haxtun Summer Ball

    Jul 27, 2023

    HAXTUN SOFTBALL players on the 13-15 team are pictured front row (l-r), Leah Edwards, Faith Woodside, Kiya Hall, Emily Anderson, Lilly Lemesany, Jinjer Stroyek, Lexi Imhof, Scarlett Crossland and Brynn McBride; back row (l-r), Coach Kevin Beck, Coach Jessica Beck, Kinsley Koberstein, Jayleigh Bullard, Rozi Crossland, Reagan Jones, Hadley Feik, Kelsie Hadeen, Bobbi Starkebaum, Tessa Gales and Coach Ross Edwards. Not pictured is Emma Henry and Coach Cathy Starkebaum....

  • Haxtun Summer Ball

    Jul 27, 2023

    HAXTUN SOFTBALL players on the 9-12 team are pictured front row (l-r), LeaAnn Kleve, Oliva Romero, Ava Toops and Addison Mason; middle row (l-r), Ryeanne Higgins, Paislee Trout, Rylie Ham, Viviann Crossland, Lucy Ensminger and Jemi McBride; back row (l-r), Coach Noah Toops, Taryn Thayer, Haylie Carpenter, Ashlyn Wolff, Jeorjia Stroyek, Kaylee Lock, Lily Firme, Ellery Bornhoft and Coach Braden Ham. Not pictured is Dilylah Smith....

  • Alma Frank

    Jul 27, 2023

    Alma D. Frank passed away peacefully at her home in the early evening of July 21, 2023. A lifelong resident of the Rockland and Dailey community, she spent just over 68 years on that rock hill, raising her family and supporting her community in various ways. Alma was born in Haxtun on Dec. 12, 1928 to Fred J. and Clara (Hoffner) Fetzer. She was the third of nine children, growing up in the Rockland community, attending grade school there. She went to high school in Dailey through her Junior...

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