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Articles from the September 28, 2023 edition


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  • Receiving the royal honor

    Sep 28, 2023

    RECEIVING THE honor of this year's Fleming High School Homecoming King and Queen at halftime of Saturday's football game against Haxtun were seniors MadiKay Serrato and Matix Haney. The pair were nominated and selected last week during the homecoming festivities. Also nominated were Will Bornhoft and Tori Champ. Pictured with the pair are this year's junior attendants were Rhett Pierce and Emmarie Nicolet. Homecoming was held in conjunction with this year's Fall Festival. For more photos of the...

  • Frenchman BOE candidate night set for mid-October

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Sep 28, 2023

    The Frenchman Board of Education will have three seats up for grabs in November elections and in preparation, a board candidate night is slated for mid-October. Superintendent Steve McCracken gave an update to the Board in a Sept. 19 meeting that included information on busses, the upcoming candidate night and maintenance needs for the District. The local Board of Education has three open seats up for elections this fall including two seats that will hold two-year terms and one seat for a four-year term. McCracken said Jeff Brekel, Leo...

  • Nine candidates for Haxtun Board of Education invited to attend forum

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Sep 28, 2023

    The Haxtun Board of Education will have four seats up for election this fall. As the Nov. 7 voting date nears, all registered voters are invited to attend a candidate forum slated for Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center. Seats held by Amy Kilgour, Richard Starkebaum, Steven Hadeen and Abby Henry all expire in November. Haxtun has a total of nine community members running for one of those four open seats. Candidates include Steve Statz, Steven Hadeen, Amy Kilgour, Abby Henry, Ross Edwards, Valerie Wilson, Lee Salyards, Ben...

  • Ag students help construct new welcome sign

    Sep 28, 2023

    A NEW WELCOME to Haxtun sign greets visitors entering town from the south thanks to work from Haxtun High School ag students. Original sign materials from the two that sit on the east and west sides of town were used to reconstruct the newest sign. HHS ag students used welding, construction and painting skills to refurbish the sign along with donated supplies from IWS. Mark Gueck donated the land the new sign sits on just south of Haxtun. Pictured above are Haxtun ag students who worked on the...

  • Blood drive gives students scholarship opportunity

    Sep 28, 2023

    The community is invited to roll up a sleeve and answer the call for patients in need by donating blood on Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center. Blood donors are lifesaving heroes . At this special blood drive, they also have the chance to help high school seniors earn scholarships through the American Red Cross High School Scholarship Program. This program is available to high schools that schedule at least one Red Cross blood drive during the school year. Scholarships are awarded to students that demonstrate...

  • Bulldogs honored at ring ceremony

    Sep 28, 2023

    THE 2023 Colorado 1A State Baseball Champion Haxtun Bulldogs were honored with a ring ceremony on Monday night, Sept. 25 at the Haxtun Community Center. Each team member and coach were presented with a State Championship ring featuring a red H in the middle adorned with smaller diamonds and each players last name. Team members are pictured with their rings front row (l-r), Brandon Nall, Avian Calderon, Gage Helgoth, Kanin Koberstein and Gerry Buccelli; middle row (l-r), 1A Coach of the Year...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Sep 28, 2023

    Sometime in our lives, we all have met someone we immediately connect with. Something just meshes and a sense of appreciation between both parties develops. I have been very fortunate to add several people to my list of close friends this way. A couple of days ago, however, I added someone whom I knew immediately would be on that list. His sense of humor and mine would be carbon copies. There was one thing, however that would complicate our relationship. I never really met him. He came to me in...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Sep 28, 2023

    Time is a constant in our lives, though it can feel malleable depending on our awareness of its presence. Getting older appears to be a time accelerant. Recent months and years bring urgency to where we discern ourselves to be in any one moment, leaving important questions in their wake, particularly how we intend to structure the remainder of our lives. We are not alone in this. My grandparents often pondered what a surprise it was to discover they were crossing into uncharted territory in...

  • Extension Column

    Catie Green, CSU Extension|Sep 28, 2023

    Something to keep in mind as we go into another hay storage season is keeping an eye on the temperature of your hay stack. With a particularly wet 2023 hay season it is possible that hay didn’t get baled at optimal moisture to prevent microbial activity and respiration leading to the warming of bales and potentially a hay fire. Hay that is baled above 20 percent moisture without using a preservative is generally at greater risk for fire and the critical moisture content for large bales is even lower. As hay is cut, dried, and baled it continues...

  • Financial Focus

    Edward Jones|Sep 28, 2023

    If you’re a long-term investor, your portfolio may stay fairly stable over time. However, that doesn’t mean you will never sell any investments. But when should you sell — and why? Here are some scenarios to consider: • If an investment has consistently underperformed – For one reason or another, some investments may not live up to your expectations. Rather than holding these investments in the hope that they will eventually show consistently positive returns, you might be better off selling them and using the proceeds to buy other investments...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Sep 28, 2023

    The Haxtun School District is a pillar of the Haxtun Community. We pride ourselves on having the best students, educators and facilities. The elementary school and vocational agriculture buildings were built in the 1960s and no longer meet current health, safety and educational standards. When the district completed a master plan update in spring of 2023, the results came back with approximately $4,000,000 in prioritized issues that need to be corrected within the next five years, but resolving the urgent deficiencies falls short of creating a...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Sep 28, 2023

    Letter to the Editor, It was Sept. 21, 2023 when the sign first appeared in the early morning fall colored light …”Love Life” many I’m sure drove by thinking … just another homeless person reaching out for a helping hand. But you’d be mistaken by such a thought. I stopped (along with my wife Judy), as I was drawn to this articulate and kind hearted 70ish year old man with an odd looking shaded-sign on a backpack, that simply read in red lettering …“Love Life.” As inquisitive as I was, I turned the car around got out and approached him. I didn’t...

  • Times Past

    Sep 28, 2023

    13 Years Ago Oct. 5, 1938 Miss Maxine Thatcher of Holyoke and Clifford Smith of Haxtun were married in Holyoke last Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28. The ceremony was performed by County Judge A.T. Searle. Friends of the couple gave them a charivari Sunday evening. Death brought an end to the long illness and patient suffering of Mrs. T.E. Breezely last Sunday morning at her home near Dailey. Her age was 46 years, two months, and 20 days. H.B. Radford received a letter last week stating that he...

  • The Wild West of Fleming

    Sep 28, 2023

  • Lady Bulldogs pick up 5-set win on the road in Yuma on Tuesday

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Sep 28, 2023

    The Haxtun Lady Bulldogs knocked off the Lady Indians in Yuma in five sets Tuesday night. The win puts the team a 1-1 over the past week as Haxtun suffered a four-set loss in Fleming on Saturday. Right now the team holds a 10-6 record and according to MaxPreps is 4-1 in the 2A/1A Lower Platte League holding the number three spot behind number one Wiggins and number two Merino. Tuesday night's action in Yuma proved to be exciting as the Lady Bulldogs rallied for a five-set win over the 2A Lady... Full story

  • Bulldogs dominate in 6-man FB action

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Sep 28, 2023

    The Haxtun Bulldogs put on a dominating show in 6-man action in Fleming on Saturday afternoon. A 59-0 win last week leaves the Bulldogs with a perfect 4-0 record heading into league play beginning Friday night. Haxtun is set to travel to Akron to face off with the 3-1 Rams in week one of Lower Platte League action. In a stellar first quarter performance, Haxtun put 35 points on the board in Fleming this weekend. The Bulldogs added another 12 before halftime for a 47-point lead midway through...

  • Wildcats fall to Bulldogs

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Sep 28, 2023

    The Fleming Wildcats hosted the neighboring Haxtun Bulldogs for this year's Homecoming contest last Saturday. The 6-man game was held in conjunction with Fleming's annual Fall Festival and drew a large crowd. Haxtun went up 35-0 in the opening quarter and expanded that lead to 47-0 before the close of the half. Scoring for the Bulldogs slowed in the second half, but the visiting team managed to hold the Wildcat offense out of the end zone and the game ended with a Bulldog shutout, 59-0....

  • Lady Cats go 1-1; win over Haxtun

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Sep 28, 2023

    Fleming's Lady Wildcats went 1-1 over the past week with a loss to top-ranked Briggsdale and a Homecoming win over the Haxtun Lady Bulldogs. The 12-2 Lady Falcons swept the Lady Wildcats in Briggsdale last Thursday. Fleming came within three points of the Lady Falcons in all three sets, 25-23, 25-22 and 25-22. Saturday's contest against the Haxtun Lady Bulldogs marked Fleming's annual Homecoming and the second meeting between the two teams this year. Haxtun was victorious in tournament play...

  • Robert Eckman

    Sep 28, 2023

    Robert Dennis Eckman passed away suddenly on Sept. 19, 2023 at the age of 55. Rob was born in Haxtun on March 21, 1968 to Dennis and Barbara Eckman. He was raised on the family farm in Phillips County, along with his two younger brothers, and graduated from Haxtun High School in 1986. Rob always had a deep love for sports, competing in football, basketball and track during his high school career. After graduation, he continued his education at Colorado State University, where he served as...

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