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Articles from the August 3, 2023 edition


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  • Warm temps & fires keep local department busy

    Aug 3, 2023

    THE HAXTUN Volunteer Fire Department responded to a number of calls over the past week, including several on Sunday. One of Sunday's calls included help to extinguish flames on a tractor that caught fire in the middle of wheat harvest. The equipment was a total loss, however, no injuries were reported....

  • Hospital board hears reports from chief officers

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Aug 3, 2023

    The July meeting of the Haxtun Hospital Board of Directors brought on a slew of staff reports from those on the organization’s administrative team. The meeting, which lasted just under two hours, featured information from Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace, Chief Financial Officer Joleen Stroyek, Chief Nursing Officer Lea White, Chief Community Relations Officer Julia Biesemeier and Chief Operations Officer Andrew Gonzales. In her statistics summary to board members, Stroyek said the in-patient average daily census came in at .7 or 22 total p...

  • Fleming Town Project Committee identifies streets as top priority

    From the minutes|Aug 3, 2023

    The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 26. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:34 p.m. The following council members were present: Andrew Muller, Cathy Castillo (arrived at 6:49 p.m.), Bill Langridge, Suzanne Wales (arrived at 6:36 p.m.), Alex Gapter and Bonnie Jackson joined the meeting via conference call. Also Present: Onesimo Leal, Joelle and Daniel Gapter, Grace Rossignol (left at 7 p.m.) and Michelle Asfeld. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Betley asked if there were any...

  • FFA's incoming officer team takes annual retreat to Fort Collins

    Kelsie Hadeen, Chapter Reporter|Aug 3, 2023

    On July 16-17 the Haxtun FFA chapter officers took a trip up to Fort Collins for their annual officer retreat. This year's team consists of nine officers that were chosen at the end of May by last year's retiring senior officers. The 2023-2024 Haxtun FFA officers include: Brock Miller, President, Cassidy Goddard, Vice President, Braden Plumb, Secretary, Megan Walker, Treasurer, Kelsie Hadeen, Reporter, Mason Bornhoft, Sentinel, Bobbi Starkebaum, Historian, and Kinsley Koberstein and Chase...

  • Colorado FFA hires new Exec. Director

    Colorado FFA Foundation|Aug 3, 2023

    The Colorado FFA Foundation recently announced the hiring of John Stahley as its new Executive Director. John brings 31 years of experience as an agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor to this role. For the past five years, he has served as Program Coordinator for the FFA Foundation's Local Teacher Success Program. "We are confident that John's in-depth knowledge of FFA and agricultural education will make him an outstanding leader for the Foundation at a time of tremendous opportunity," said Board...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Aug 3, 2023

    It’s time to dust off the boots, match your best jeans with your most colorful shirt and pull out that hat that’s been in the closet for the past 12 months. Fair time is at its height, a time-honored tradition drawing together both rural and urban elements, an opportunity to let down, get down, hoe down and claim a break from the pressures of daily life. Hardly a break, some would say. Leading up to its opening, young and old alike compete to be the best rider, show person, quilter, car...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Aug 3, 2023

    Decades ago, our youngest daughter, then around 12, uttered a question to her mother and I that became part of family history and just this week popped back into my mind. Her question was, “when are we going to take a real vacation, you know, one without horses?” In those years we were rodeoing pretty hard, traveling across the country, not only pulling a trailer full of horses but also dragging along our young one, too little to leave alone. Horses, vital to our reason to travel, were always fi...

  • Financial Focus

    Edward Jones|Aug 3, 2023

    To be successful in most endeavors, it’s important to develop good habits — and that’s certainly the case for investors. And the earlier one develops these habits, the better. So, if you have teenagers who may be starting to work at part-time jobs, now may be a great time to introduce them to investing — and one place to begin might be a Roth IRA. As you may know, a Roth IRA is a popular retirement savings vehicle — its earnings can grow federally tax-free, provided withdrawals aren’t taken until the investor is at least 59 and a half and ha...

  • Times Past

    Aug 3, 2023

    13 Years Ago Aug. 3, 1938 At a dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Verne Cronquist in Longmont on Friday evening, July 22, Herbert Meakins Jr. and Miss Lorene Tyler, the honored guests, announced that they were to be married the following day. Friends here have received an announcement of the marriage of Miss Louise Lucille Newman, teacher in the Haxtun High School and William F. Greenlee Jr. The wedding took place last Sunday at Imperial, Neb. Miss Edith Damrow and John Lundberg of McCook, Neb., recen...

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