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Articles from the August 17, 2022 edition


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  • Daycare hosts breakfast

    Aug 17, 2022

    LITTLE SPROUTS LEARNING CENTER Director Julie Brown, standing, talks with Augie Bjorklun and Dean and Pat Anderson at the Haxtun Community Center Saturday morning. The local non-profit childcare center hosted a free-will biscuit and gravy breakfast for community members in efforts to raise money for the daily operations and overall success of the Center. Organizers served over 120 at the breakfast. At the same time, others with Little Sprouts Learning Center were offering breakfast burritos to...

  • Japp & Betley gain approval for Facebook page

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Aug 17, 2022

    New staff, a new girls’ sports program and a new Facebook page all topped agenda items in a late-July board of education meeting in Fleming. Board members hired staff members before students arrive this week, approved the addition of a girls’ wresting program and gave nod to the creation of a student-council ran Facebook page for the District. Over the past few months, students, coaches, board members and administration have discussed the idea of adding a girls’ wrestling program at Fleming Schools. The District currently operates the boys...

  • GOCO representative to visit Town of Fleming in September

    From the minutes|Aug 17, 2022

    The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 at the Fleming Town Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:30 p.m. The following council members were present: Cathy Castillo, Suzanne Wales, Alex Gapter and Bonnie Jackson. Andrew Muller and Bill Langridge were absent. Also Present were Lewis Frank, Keith Beck (left at 7:11 p.m.), Joelle Gapter, Michelle Asfeld, Grace Rossignol (left at 7:39 p.m.), Tola, Mathias and Felicity Wales, Michelle Fox (left at 7:40 p.m.) and Eric...

  • Fleming splash pad ground design contest winner announced

    Joelle Gapter, Fleming Media Relations Coordinator|Aug 17, 2022

    The Town of Fleming is working towards building a brand new Splash Pad, with help of local contractor Jeff Schiel of Schiel Construction and other local contractors, with plans for it to be complete by early September 2022. This bid for construction was brought to the Fleming Town Council during the July Town Council Meeting and accepted. Jeff Schiel brought up that there is the ability to create a design on the ground of the Splash Pad using a material that resembles sand art in installation. T...

  • PC Baby Bear Hugs hosts sweetest baby/toddler contest

    Aug 17, 2022

    Phillips County Baby Bear Hugs kicked off our annual fundraiser, "Bloom into Summer, Sweetest Baby/Toddler Contest" with a Cake Walk during Dandelion Daze on June 18. From June 18 through July 29 community members, family and friends voted for their choice of Sweetest baby or toddler. Displays were featured on the Baby Bear Hugs Facebook page as well as at the Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union and Haxtun Super's. First place winner went to Grayson McCallum, 1; second place, Milo Dirks, 7...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Aug 17, 2022

    It’s our nature to pay attention to the latest interesting news or fad. If it is something out of the ordinary, something beyond our everyday activity, we are naturally drawn toward it. Such is the case with a small collection of sea shells in the flowerbeds. I don’t recall how it is we came to have so many shells, particularly in land-locked northeast Colorado, but they are a wonder and a mystery for those of us who seldom experience large bodies of water, let alone whole seas and oceans. It...

  • Son Up to Son Down

    Audree Edwards|Aug 17, 2022

    I can’t believe it’s time for school already. I love being home with my kids in the summer, but at this point I am tired of running my dishwasher twice a day, I’ve become a snack vendor and my house is like a small-scale version of fight club. We have had a great time together, but it’s definitely time for us to disband. Back-to-school was my favorite time as a kid. I loved picking out school supplies, getting new clothes and coordinating the first day of school bike ride with my friends...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Aug 17, 2022

    Long time “Under the Wire” readers are by now aware of my propensity towards accidents and injuries. The truth of the matter is, new readers won’t have to read very many of these columns to figure out, several include details of my latest “oops!” The most recent published adventure involved having a cow use me for a door mat, resulting in close to two dozen fractures to various bones in my frame. I said “published” because that isn’t my most recent miscalculation. That one would be parking my p...

  • Times Past

    Aug 17, 2022

    13 Years Ago Aug. 18, 1937 Dewey Green, prominent farmer north of Haxtun, will head the Fred C. Lewman Post of ex-servicemen at Haxtun during the coming year. Others elected to office: Lee Bamford, Ralph Gale, R.V. Exstrom, Harry O'Hare, J.A. Work and Mike Gretch. Membership dues for the coming year will $4.00, the same as during the past year. Following a lingering illness of several months' duration, death came to Mrs. Darley Atkinson on Aug. 12 at the family home 26 miles south of Haxtun in...

  • Bulldogs host football camp

    Aug 17, 2022

    HAXTUN SENIOR Maclin Tempel autographs the back of Cail Wilson on Saturday morning. The Haxtun High School football team hosted a youth camp for athletes in grades third through sixth and drew a crowd of more than 30 young prospects who spent time developing football skills while learning all aspects of the game and meeting this year's players. The Bulldogs kick off the 2022 season on Friday, Sept. 7 with an 11-man contest on the road against the Holyoke Dragons at 7 p.m....

  • Haxtun volleyball hosts young athletes

    Aug 17, 2022

    THE HAXTUN LADY BULLDOG volleyball team hosted a youth camp for students in grades second through eighth grade in early August. The group of nearly 40 were divided between second and fifth grades, pictured above with the high school team, and sixth through eighth. They Lady Bulldogs are coached this year by Don Schelling, Marissa Schelling and McCall Etl. Haxtun hosted a scrimmage with Otis and Brush last Saturday. The team kicks off the regular season schedule with the Sedgwick County...

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