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Articles from the September 7, 2023 edition


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  • Recent road trip results in triumph

    Sep 7, 2023

    HAXTUN BULLDOG quarterback Ryland Wolff looks to gain yardage as #10 Chase Goddard prepares for a block. The Bulldogs opened their season at Concordia, Mo., with a win over the St. Paul Lutheran Saints. For more coverage of the Bulldogs, check out page 8....

  • Haxtun Health announces addition of Linda Falk

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Sep 7, 2023

    Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace announced the addition of a speech language pathologist to the Haxtun Health care team during a late August meeting of the Board of Directors. Linda Falk plans to join the team at Haxtun Health later this fall. Falk brings with her many years of experience as a Speech Pathologist. She will be able to assess and treat patients with speech, language, voice and fluency disorders as well as those with problems swallowing. She has worked at Rose Medical Center and more recently at Craig Hospital and...

  • Community members to seek seats on boards

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Sep 7, 2023

    Haxtun and Fleming school districts will have elections for available seats on their respective boards of education this fall. Petitions were required by Sept. 1 therefore a complete list of candidates have been released. The Frenchman Board of Education in Fleming has three seats up for election in November including two, two-year term seats and one, four-year term position. According to information from Superintendent Steve McCracken, Jeff Brekel, Leo Mekelburg and incumbent Carmen Vandenbark returned petitions for a four-year term on the...

  • Phillips County Commissioners continue taking care of business

    JR Krueger, For The Holyoke Enterprise|Sep 7, 2023

    Phillips County Board of Commissioners took numerous actions during their eight meetings occurring June 9 through Aug. 21, including business pertaining to the County’s financial audit, agreements and contracts, zoning matters, landfill business, requests for use of alcohol at events and various resolutions. As with every early summer season, Commissioners kept up with the plans and preparations for the county fair. Kayla Kafka, president of the fair board, provided regular updates. Held the week of July 24, the fair was deemed to be a s...

  • Public comments sought on proposed changes to commissioner district boundaries

    JR Krueger, For The Holyoke Enterprise|Sep 7, 2023

    By JR Krueger For The Holyoke Enterprise The Phillips County Clerk and Recorder’s office has made available six different scenarios for redrawing the three county commissioner district boundaries. Referred to as redistricting, adjustments are required after each decennial federal census that provides updated population figures. The State statutes that govern county commissioner districts includes a new requirement from a 2021 legislative amendment that “In no event shall there be more than five percent deviation between the most populous and...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Sep 7, 2023

    “Hello, Mr. Hodgson?” the voice on the telephone asked when I answered the ring. “Yes, sir. That’s me,” I said. “My name is I.M. Fullabulla. You recently filled out a questionnaire in response to a fax we sent your office,” he began. “Oh, are you the guy selling weed spray that keeps the thistle out of my hay field for seven years, or the man who was selling the oil I could put in my pickup and never have to change it again?” thinking back over the amazing deals I have been offered this week...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Sep 7, 2023

    One of the advantages of growing up along the Front Range was the opportunity to experience varied climates, elevations and biomes within a relatively short distance. One could be at the top of Trail Ridge Road and home again on the plains that same evening. If one was observant enough upon their return near dusk, the headlights of cars coming around Rainbow Curve in Rocky Mountain National Park could be seen some three hours of driving time away. The sights and smells and chill air remained...

  • Financial Focus

    Edward Jones|Sep 7, 2023

    If you own a small business or are self-employed, you’ve always got plenty to do, but you can’t forget about the days when you’ll be less busy — that is, when you’re retired. How can you prepare for that time of your life? One key step is establishing a retirement plan for your business or yourself. And thanks to the 2022 SECURE 2.0 Act, you can now receive tax credits for opening and administering a 401(k), SEP-IRA or SIMPLE IRA. These aren’t the only plans available for small businesses or sole proprietors, but they are among the most popula...

  • Times Past

    Sep 7, 2023

    13 Years Ago Sept. 14, 1938 William F. Bock, a Yuma County farmer, has realized a satisfactory profit from a $2.55 investment in hogs. While marketing some sales last week, Mr. Bock said that in the fall of 1934, he had a cream check for $2.55. Fifteen sow pigs were bought with his check, 12 head at 15 cents each and three head at 25 cents each. It will be recalled that 1934 was a drought year when a scarcity of feed occurred. Mr. Bock did not have any grain; but as he was milking some cows, he...

  • HPD re-registers offender

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Sep 7, 2023

    Haxtun Police Chief Tom Bullard reported the re-registration of sex offender James Leonard within Haxtun’s city limits last week. Leonard, age 36, is registered at an address in the 200 block of North Wallace Avenue. According to Bullard, Leonard must register as a sex offender annually following an October 2011 conviction in Phillips County Court for attempted sex assault on a child....

  • Bulldogs open 2023 season with 72-14 win on the road in Missouri

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Sep 7, 2023

    The Bulldog football team opened the 2023 season on the road 600 miles away in Concordia, Mo. on Saturday, Sept. 2. Originally, Haxtun was set to host the Dragons from just 17 miles east but an unexpected, last minute cancelation from Holyoke's coaches forced administration to search far and wide for an 8-man team with an open schedule at this point in the season to match up against the Bulldogs. According to a post on Facebook from the Haxtun School District, Haxtun was set to host Holyoke in...

  • Lady Bulldogs sweep Prairie at home

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Sep 7, 2023

    The Haxtun Lady Bulldogs improved to 7-2 on the season with a sweep at home over the Prairie Mustangs on Tuesday night. According to MaxPreps, the team stands at 2-0 in league play and in the number one seed in 2A/1A Lower Platte League standings. Tuesday's match up put Haxtun's junior varsity and varsity teams on the court against the Lady Mustangs; both teams notched wins. The girls' varsity team took set one 25-17, set two 25-19 and set three, 25-15 for the match victory. Individual stats...

  • Lady Wildcats take 2 losses, 1 win; stand at 5-3 heading into week 3

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Sep 7, 2023

    Fleming's Lady Wildcats tacked on a pair of losses and sweep over the past week in volleyball action. The Lady Wildcats hosted the Wiggins Lady Tigers in a home opener last Thursday, Aug. 31, then traveled to Idalia and closed at Akron on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Thursday, Aug. 31's home opener against Wiggins ended after three close sets. The first set went into extra points with Wiggins taking the win, 26-24. Fleming came within three points in set two, 25-22, and fell in the final set 25-19 for the...

  • Home opener slated for Saturday against Granada

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Sep 7, 2023

    ]The Fleming Wildcats are slated to appear in this season’s home opener on Saturday, Sept. 9, when the Granada Bobcats come to town. Fleming currently stands at 1-1 on the year with a season-opening win at North Park and loss last week to the Idalia Wolves. The most recent outing at Idalia ended with a score of 56-24. Granada also enters the week at 1-1. They opened the season with a win over Branson/Kim and took a loss last week at Stratton. Kick off this Saturday for the Wildcats vs. the Bobcats is set for 1 p.m....

  • Diabetes webinar on The Reality of Food Addiction set for Sept. 11

    From CSU Extension|Sep 7, 2023

    Eating is a primal survival mechanism, but it is not that simple. Our eating behaviors are influenced by physiological, environmental, social and emotional factors. Colorado State University Extension plans to host a webinar on Monday, Sept. 11, from 12-1 p.m. as Dr. Renee Yarbrough-Yale discusses eating and food addiction. Dr. Yarbrough-Yale will present information on food substances that are most addictive, behaviors that reflect addictive eating, metabolic diseases associated with addictive...

  • Legion Auxiliary seeks new members to join efforts

    Lynette Hutt, Haxtun American Legion Auxiliary|Sep 7, 2023

    Red, white and blue - Veterans we honor you ... this was the theme for the Phillips County Fair held in July in Holyoke. The Haxtun American Legion Auxiliary sponsored a Patriotic Quilt Contest to honor Veterans and provide support to wounded military personnel. Operation First Response uses cot quilts for the backpacks to wounded military personnel when they first arrive at an overseas hospital, often with little to no personal belongings. These plain backpacks are filled with a homemade red,...