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Articles from the August 17, 2023 edition


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  • Haxtun Schools welcomes staff as students return

    Aug 17, 2023

    School started in Haxtun this week and with the return of students also comes new faces to several classrooms throughout the K-12 building. The following new certified and support staff welcomed students back this fall: Nicole Kleve High School Computer Science – Audio/Visual – PE Tell us a little about yourself: I have lived a little bit all over, but now am happy to call Haxtun my home. I have two kids; Nikolas is entering the fourth grade this year and LaeAnne is entering seventh grade this y...

  • Historical Society requests funds from Fleming Town Council

    From the minutes|Aug 17, 2023

    The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 9. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stefan Betley at 6:33 p.m. The following council members were present: Andrew Muller, Cathy Castillo (arrived at 6:43 p.m.), Bill Langridge, Alex Gapter and Bonnie Jackson. Suzanne Wales was absent. Also present were Matt Johnson, Rick Unrein (left at 6:47 p.m.), Joelle Gapter, Lewis Frank, Keith Beck (left at 8:09 p.m.), Linda Grauberger (arrived at 7 p.m. and left at 8:09 p.m.) and Michelle Asfeld. Additions/Corrections...

  • Haxtun School District announces plan to upgrade facilities

    From Haxtun Schools|Aug 17, 2023

    The Haxtun Board of Education has unanimously approved a plan to move forward with a Colorado BEST Grant to make significant improvements to Haxtun School District’s aging facilities. Most of the improvements focus on Haxtun Elementary’s 1962 building and on the Vo-Ag shop currently located just north of the school facility. Additions and renovations to the existing school to include: • New Vo-Ag/ CTE space; • New elementary and early childhood classrooms; • New elementary/ auxiliary gym, locker rooms and weight room; and • New centrally-locate...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Aug 17, 2023

    Earlier this morning I returned from, of all places, Heaven. No, I didn’t “bite the big one," “croke” or “pass on.” I suppose that is rather obvious since I’m writing this at the moment. While that coveted location is envisioned differently by nearly all, my idea of Heaven is a half section, 320 acres for those not familiar with the description, of Southern Colorado Sandhills. This particular morning the 12 inch tall clumps of wide bladed grass were covered in droplets of water from the ligh...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Aug 17, 2023

    It was bound to happen sooner or later; the writing was on the wall. The advent of affordable electronics coupled with insatiable curiosity seekers came together in the form of yet one more must have product to hit the market, especially for ornithologists. Behold the picture taking and audio communications capability of first-generation digital bird feeders. My first response was not exactly filled with overdue anticipation. Do we really need to encumber society with one more AI driven app in...

  • Times Past

    Aug 17, 2023

    13 Years Ago Aug. 17, 1938 Everything is in readiness for the opening of the Phillips County Fair for Aug. 22, 23 and 24. The entertainment includes novelty races, horse races, motorcycle races, band concerts, free acts, attractions, dances and baseball games. The rates for grandstand, bleachers and quarter stretch are 10 and 35 cents in the afternoon and five and 10 cents in the evening. Assurance was given that night football games will be held at Haxtun this fall, following action of the...

  • HPD re-registers sex offender

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Aug 17, 2023

    The Haxtun Police Department re-registered a sex offender living within Haxtun's city limits. Steven Michael Saign lives in the 200 block of North Wallace Avenue. According to the local PD, Saign is a dual resident, meaning he is registered at two locations; one on North Wallace Avenue and a another on County Road 7 in Phillips County. This is his required quarterly registration. Saign was convicted of sex assault on a child and sex assault on a child, age 15-18, by someone in a position of trust on Nov. 29, 2012 in El Paso County. As part of...

  • Jean Lyne

    Aug 17, 2023

    Jean E. Lyne passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, in Haxtun at the age of 89. Per her request, no services will be held. Jean was born April 17, 1934, in Concordia, Kan. to E. Howard and Velma (Henderson) Larson. She graduated from Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina, Kan. in May 1953. She worked most of her career as a secretary/bookkeeper for El Saline School District and Lindsborg School District in Kansas. Jean married Dennis Lyne on June 4, 1953. Jean successfully competed in 4-H in...

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