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Articles from the August 24, 2023 edition


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  • Readers receive friendship certificates

    Aug 24, 2023

    (Courtesy photo) The Haxtun Public Library distributed Certificates of Friendship to several of the children participating in Summer Reading. Based from the book "The Friendship Fairy" written by Amanda Provins, the friendship fairy received her fairy wings for being a good friend to many fairies at her school. The children then had the opportunity to let the librarian know their acts of kindness to receive their certificate. Children who received certificates at the Library include Cadence Kilp...

  • Ernst begins teaching career in 4th grade at Fleming

    Aug 24, 2023

    Fleming Schools opened the 2023-24 school year last week and when fourth grade students entered the classroom, they were welcomed by new teacher Kaitlyn Ernst. Here is a little information about Fleming's new fourth grade teacher: Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Kaitlyn Ernst (formerly Anderson) and I am from Haxtun. I was born on a family farm, Anderson Wheat Farms, and attended Haxtun for all of my schooling before I moved to Colorado State University to get my Bachelor's Degree...

  • Two talents set to take Corn Festival stage on Sept. 30

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Aug 24, 2023

    Evening entertainment returns for the annual Corn Festival celebration slated for the last Saturday in September in downtown Haxtun. This year's event will feature performances by Shooter Jaxx and The Emmett Bower Band. Gates open on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. Shooter Jaxx will kick things off in downtown Haxtun on Saturday evening. The group, who formed in 2018, debuted their first album, Cabin Fever, in the spring of 2019. The Shooter Jaxx group offers a unique fusion of...

  • PC Sheriff's Office fully staffed with addition of Wieland and Torres

    JR Krueger, For The Holyoke Enterprise|Aug 24, 2023

    Following a period of staff turnover combined with a challenging workforce shortage, the Phillips County Sheriff's Office is currently at full peace officer staffing with the sheriff, undersheriff and two deputies. The latest staff members to be sworn in by Sheriff Michael Beard are Undersheriff Jack Wieland, on June 1, and Deputy Emali Torres, on June 12. Carrying vacant positions in law enforcement agencies is particularly challenging because of the length of time it takes to complete the...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Aug 24, 2023

    A good friend who lives several hundred miles away and I keep a pretty steady stream of emails back and forth between us. We met as college freshmen, had similar college experiences, went our separate ways upon graduation and with hardly any contact the next 30 years, wound up living nearly identical lives. He on his ranch in southwestern Colorado, me on our ranch in northeastern Colorado, both running red cows. Recently he emailed an account of taking his grandson on an elk hunt in the... Full story

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Aug 24, 2023

    If you desire clarity over ambiguity, certainty over speculation and cold hard facts over hypothetical conjecture, one arena to consider fleeing might be theology. As much as we like to condense it to plain, simple, understandable principles, its passionate insertion into our daily lives is part of the cost of holding our faith near and dear. Most of us wouldn’t have it any other way in spite of the challenges it brings to the everyday, places already filled to the brim with calendars ripped f...

  • Financial Focus

    From Edward Jones|Aug 24, 2023

    You’ll find some big differences between traditional and speculative investments — and knowing these differences can matter a great deal when you’re trying to reach your financial goals. To begin with, let’s look at the basic types of traditional and speculative investments. Trxaditional investments are those with which you’re probably already familiar: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and so on. Speculative investments include cryptocurrencies, foreign currencies and precious metals such as g...

  • 85 Years Ago Aug. 31, 1938

    Aug 24, 2023

    13 Years Ago Aug. 31, 1938 Miss Laurel Brooks and Dale Critchlow, popular young people of Haxtun, were married in Sterling Wednesday afternoon of this week. The ceremony was performed at four o'clock at the Methodist parsonage by the raft. Howard L. Elston. Attendance were miss Florence Johnson and Dean Garrett. Daily News - Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kennedy are the proud parents of a baby boy born Aug. 26 at the Mooney hospital. The baby has been named Gary Maurice. North County Line News - the...

  • 2023 HAXTUN BULLDOG FOOTBALL

    Aug 24, 2023

    THE 2023 HAXTUN BULLDOGS are pictured front row (l-r), Michael Knox, Max Grauberger, Gabriel Acosta, Ryan Chaney, Luke Gales and Aspen Starkebaum; second row (l-r), Jaxsen Schram, Zach Statz, Kanin Koberstein, Coleman Firme, Bret Kanode, Zach Fryrear, Angel Acosta and Corbin Andersen; third row (l-r), Brandon Nall, Kailin Kelley, Aiden Starkebaum, Avian Calderon, Carter Lock, Ryland Wolff, Braden Plumb, Grant Statz and Kaiden Schelling; back row (l-r), Colin Cone, Seth Seger, Ryan Davis, Keegan...

  • 2023 HAXTUN LADY BULLDOG VOLLEYBALL

    Aug 24, 2023

    THE 2023 HAXTUN LADY BULLDOGS are pictured front row (l-r), Manager Scarlett Crossland, Katiegh Cody, Kinsley Koberstein, Kaiya Hall, Blake Michael, Annie Wilson, McKenleigh Payne, Torrie Wernsman, Jinjer Stroyek, Evelyn Mendoza, Nea Gaida, Anika Wright and Manager Leah Edwards; middle row (l-r), Kaylene Modrell, Addison Imhof, Emily Anderson, Lilly Lemesany, Kelsie Hadeen, Megan Walker, Julia Freeman, Maggie Kilgour, LouAnn Buccelli, Emma Lemesany, Emma Henry, Josie Freeman, Rozi Crosland,...

  • FLEMING LADY WILDCAT VOLLEYBALL

    Aug 24, 2023

    FLEMING LADY WILDCAT volleyball players for the 2023 season are pictured front row (l-r), Autumn Volkman, Siena Donnelson, Brooke Schaefer, Emoree Lousberg, Lucia Echevarrieta and Hadley Stull; back row (l-r), MadiKay Serrato, Hayley Chamberlain, Ashley Bornhoft, Quincy Stull, Emma Feather, Kylie Bretz-Hoskins and Ciana Lousberg. The Lady Wildcats are coached by Megan King and Kylie Chamberlain....

  • FLEMING WILDCAT FOOTBALL

    Aug 24, 2023

    FLEMING WILDCAT football players for the 2023 season are pictured front row (l-r), Izaiah Nielsen, Harper Johnson, Michael Weis, Ryan Brekel and Pierson Japp; middle row (l-r), Treyson Kirkwood, Wyatt Sonnenberg, Mason Mollohan, Peter Brekel and Conner Marchant; back row (l-r), Wyatt Cochran, Christian Polly, Derek Houser, David Betley, Matix Haney, Jadyn Sporing and Dane Cunningham. The Wildcats are coached by John King, Jaxon King, Mark Bauder and Larry Unrein....

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