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Articles from the October 5, 2023 edition


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  • Never too old for street games

    Oct 5, 2023

    ARLENE AND Colton Salyards compete in the mother/son three legged race on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 30. For complete coverage of the 102nd annual Haxtun Corn Festival see inside this week's paper....

  • Haxtun Health Board takes stance on Proposition HH

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Oct 5, 2023

    The Haxtun Health Board of Directors heard a lengthy list of reports from the administration team in a late September meeting. The local board of directors also adopted a resolution with the District’s stance on Proposition HH, set to be on the ballot this November. Senate Bill 23-303, also known as Proposition HH, will be on the ballot for Colorado voters this fall. Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace said that while on the surface the bill looks to reduce property taxes, what the bill does is provide a workaround for State legislators to b...

  • Medicare Part D enrollment opens Oct. 15; appointments available for counseling in Haxtun

    Oct 5, 2023

    Were you among the over 300 Phillips County participants who saved over $100,000 in prescription drug costs and insurance premiums during the 2022 Medicare Part D “drug” open enrollment season? The State Health Insurance Assistance Program trained counselors worked hard to save you every dollar they could and they are ready once again! Medicare Part D season is upon us. Enrollment opens on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. The NE Colorado Area Agency on Aging and SHIP, would like to encourage all Medicare beneficiaries to check their plans for c...

  • Board of Directors move to oppose Proposition HH

    From Haxtun Health|Oct 5, 2023

    Haxtun Hospital District opposes Proposition HH, Property Tax Changes and Revenue Change Measures, which will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot. If approved by voters this fall, Proposition HH will reduce property taxes, for a time, resulting in billions of dollars of lost revenue for special districts and local governments. Approval will allow the State to keep and spend these taxes, that normally would be refunded to you. They are calling these retained tax dollars a "state surplus." "The State plans to use your tax dollars (that they now would...

  • Prescotts open fourth Pi Kappa Cino location on Haxtun's main street

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Oct 5, 2023

    Pi Kappa Cino opened its doors in downtown Haxtun on Monday, Sept. 25. Owners Patricia and Jonathan Prescott opened their fourth business venture with hopes of giving the Haxtun community a cozy place to indulge in a warm beverage or have a lunch date with a friend and their new Haxtun location does just that. The first Pi Kappa Cino opened in Sterling's Broadway Plaza in late 2005 by then owners Corla and Kenny Enslow. Patricia was the first employee of the double-window drive through when she...

  • Haxtun Schools graduate profile released

    From Haxtun Schools|Oct 5, 2023

    A Graduate Profile is a set of skills and competencies beyond traditional academic subjects (i.e., reading, math, writing) that the Haxtun community deems important for success after high school graduation. According to the Colorado Education Initiative it is a "clear, shared visualization of priority goals for teaching and learning that can be easily communicated to students, parents, staff, and the community." To determine which competencies the Haxtun community values most, surveys and focus...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Oct 5, 2023

    Today has been an unusually boring day. That is notable since I have no doubt few could ever equal the number of days I have spent doing … darn near nothing! How I got this way is my own darn fault. I’ve always been a stickler for doing things just right. Admittedly, that rarely happens but I hang on to that goal. I truly don’t have the skill set required to pull this off but I still try anyway. Cattle, of course, are a big part of my world. Yesterday we gathered them all, sorted off the cows...

  • Fearless Faith

    Oct 5, 2023

    Residual dry heat has descended on us signaling a seasonal change, and supplanting the plentiful moisture of spring and summer just past. We had no choice but to declare 2023 The Year Of The Yellow Flower. An optimal balance of moisture, sunshine, and heat produced a garden landscape filled with wild and domestic hues of yellows and bright oranges, more than we had ever seen False indigo and curlycup gumweed shared space with gaillardia and rudbeckia. Englemann daises and a variety of ornamental sunflowers with broad heads claimed the sunniest...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jeff Plumb|Oct 5, 2023

    Letter to the Editor: I am writing this letter to encourage support of School Bond Initiative 5B, which would increase the bond for voters in the Haxtun School District to raise the needed funds to apply for a B.E.S.T. grant. These funds would allow the school to pursue construction of a new Pre-K, Elementary, Auxiliary Gym and Agriculture Education Facility and I encourage you to vote yes on this measure for several reasons. The BEST grant was established to benefit schools in the rural parts of the state to allow schools access to the funds...

  • Times Past

    Oct 5, 2023

    13 Years Ago Oct. 12, 1938 Members and friends of the Fairfield Evangelical Covenant Church will take part in a Golden Jubilee this week, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the church's organization. Philorado News - Wilbur Hohn and Harvey Gall left for Hillrose Monday morning to truck beets. Bryant News - Those who attended the Corn Festival in Haxtun Wednesday were Mr. and Mrs. George Weers and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew, Nordholm, Mrs. Clara Freemyer and...

  • Winners of annual Corn Festival Street Games contests announced

    Oct 5, 2023

    Crowds drew on Haxtun's main street for the annual street games at the 102nd Corn Festival on Sept. 30. The day's popular event brings kids and adults of all ages together for an afternoon of fun. Results from this year's games are as follows: Shoe Kick Girls and Boys Three and four year olds: Dakota Higgins, first; Oakley Bishop, second; Brooks Dennis, third. Five and six year olds: Phoenix Bowers, first; Easton Salyards, second; Ava Trowbridge, third. Seven and eight year olds: Emma...

  • Local growers earn honors in 102nd annual Crop and Garden Show

    Oct 5, 2023

    The Crop and Garden Show at the 102nd annual Haxtun Corn Festival drew crops and fruits of all colors, shapes and sizes. Results from the show are below: Green Beans: Roxanne Martinez, first; Teri Gilbertson, second; Sadie Holcomb, third. Beets: Teri Gilbertson, first. Carrots: Adrienne Maxey, first; Teri Gilbertson, second; Colleen Weaver, third. Cucumbers: Gay McDaniel, first; Teri Gilbertson, second. Eggplant: Michael Bradley, first. Garlic: Roxanne Martinez, first. Basil: Gay McDaniel, first; Teri Gilbertson, second; Teri Gilbertson,...

  • Flower show entrants earn recognition

    Oct 5, 2023

    The Violet Mae Anderson Memorial Flower Show is a continued hit as many entered flowers and arrangements into the 102nd annual Corn Festival event. Results are as follows: Adult Zinnia: Adrienne Maxey, first; Betty Uber, second; Roxanne Martinez, third. Petunia: Theresa Grogan, first; Betty Uber, second; Theresa Grogan, third. Mums: Tana Pope, first; Haley Edwards, second. Choice: Colleen Weaver, first; Tana Pope, second; Theresa Grogan, third. Gladiolas: Teri Gilbertson, first. Snapdragon: Betty Uber, first. Rose: Roxanne Martinez, first;...

  • Top parade winners named

    Oct 5, 2023

    The 102nd annual parade kicked off Saturday morning just as the fog lifted and the sun began to shine. Results from the 2023 Haxtun Corn Festival Parade are as follows: Kiddie Parade Miscellaneous: Hallie Hiller, first; Addi Anderson and Jaxy Fix, second; Carter Teak, third. Fifth grade and up: Gavin Petersen, first. Third and fourth grade: Carrot Brogan, first; Cadence Kilpatrick, second, Mollie Ham, third. First and second grade: Amber Edwards, first; Wally Matz, second; Hattie Meyers, third....

  • HPHQ hold annual quilt show

    Oct 5, 2023

    The 2023 High Plains Heritage Quilters Corn Festival Quilt Show had more than 145 visitors with 58 quilt entries. The show was held on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Haxtun Community Center. The Ann Olson Plaque Award went to Kathy Pfaltzgraff and her scrappy black and white quilt. People's Choice Quilt went to Darcy Garretson. People's Choice Quilt Block went to Ronda Fetzer. The Raffle Quilt Winner was Melinda Rovetti. New this year, the High Plains Heritage Quilters had a sponsor, Shanda Willmon, owner of Auntie's Antiques, who gave out two cash...

  • Annual scholarship run draws 100 participants

    Oct 5, 2023

    Exactly 100 participants registered for the J. Jeffryes 5K and one mile fun run on Saturday morning, Sept. 30. The event kicked off the 102nd annual Haxtun Corn Festival. Entry fees from the run/walk are used for scholarships for local high school seniors. Results from the 5K and mile run are as follows: 5K Age 12 and under: Clara Keller, 32.59.52; Pete Salyards, 24.03.85. Ages 13-18: Leah Edwards, 29:33.15; Colin Cone, 19.32. Ages 19-34: Taylor Hagemeyer, 27.27.02; Romerio Diaz, 21.12.04. Ages...

  • ECU Queen & King

    Oct 5, 2023

    LAST WEEK EXTENDED CARE UNIT team members and residents voted for Haxtun Health's Corn Fest Royalty. Bill Stroh was crowned King and Nora Von Struve was crowned Queen....

  • 102nd Annual Haxtun Corn Festival

    Oct 5, 2023

  • Haxtun sweeps Akron on the road; hosts Caliche for homecoming

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Oct 5, 2023

    The Haxtun Lady Bulldogs improved to 11-6 last week with a sweep over the Lady Rams in Akron. The win on the road was the only action the team saw on the volleyball court last week, but the schedule heats up as the regular season begins to wind down and post-season play is just on the horizon. Haxtun took the court against Akron and in three quick sets, the Lady Bulldogs came out victorious with a sweep; 25-13, 25-21 and 25-14. According to MaxPreps, the win puts the team at 5-1 in league play and second in 2A/1A Lower Platte League standings....

  • Bulldogs pick up first LPAA league win in Akron on Friday night

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Oct 5, 2023

    The Haxtun Bulldogs rolled to a 44-0 win in Akron on Friday night. The victory advances the team to 5-0 with four regular season games remaining on the schedule. Those four games are all set to be matches against Lower Platte League teams including Caliche, Dayspring Christian Academy, Sedgwick County and Merino. Haxtun fumbled the ball on their first possession of the ball game in Akron on Friday night but kept composure to score on the next drive. Grant Statz found an opening into the end zone for the Bulldog’s first six points of the c...

  • Homecoming hopefuls

    Oct 5, 2023

    7 HAXTUN High School Homecoming royalty candidates are pictured (l-r), Julia Freeman, Josh Wright, Evelyn Mendoza, Kaiden Schelling, Megan Walker, Brock Miller, Cassidy Goddard and Mason Bornhoft. King and queen will be crowned at half time of the Bulldog football game at Adam Wernsman Field on Friday night....

  • Lady Wildcats sweep Lady Bulldogs; sit in league's number 3 spot

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Oct 5, 2023

    The Fleming Lady Wildcats competed in just a single match over the past week when they hosted the Peetz Lady Bulldogs for a Thursday night match up. Fleming entered the league contest at 8-5 overall and 2-2 in the North Central League. Peetz entered at 1-9 and 0-6, respectively. The Lady Wildcats dominated from the opening set taking a 25-12 win. They closed the match with commanding wins in sets two and three, 25-9 and 25-7, for a sweep. Sophomore Ciana Lousberg and freshman Hayley Chamberlain...

  • Wildcats fall to Peetz in league contest

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Oct 5, 2023

    The Fleming Wildcats hosted a Thursday night league contest last week against the Bulldogs from Peetz. The then undefeated Bulldogs continued their perfect season record after defeating the home team 54-34. Individual stats for the game were not reported. According to stats that are available on MaxPreps, Dane Cunningham currently leads the team in receiving yards per game with an average of 13.5. Wyatt Cochran leads in rushing yards with a 242.5 yard average per game. In addition to leading...

  • Preserving Haxtun's History

    Oct 5, 2023

    A NEW event at this year's Corn Festival was a display of historical photos spanning 130 years of the town and community of Haxtun. Over 300 residents and out of town guests gathered to take part in the first ever Preserving Haxtun's History ... a look into the Past, held at the Points West Bank lobby. Event organizers were Cindy Kipp, Chris Kuehn, Tana Pope, Darcy Garretson and Margo Sauder. Stay tured for more to come....

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