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Articles from the November 2, 2023 edition


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  • Trick-or-Treaters turn out for Halloween fun

    Nov 2, 2023

    TRICK-OR-TREATERS of all ages dressed up for Halloween festivities on Tuesday evening. Pictured above are first place winners in each category. The winners of the costume contest at the Haxtun Fire Hall are as follows: Ages 0-3: Barrett Ham, first; Alro Klimek, second; Emrys Caster, third. Ages 4-5: Jaxy Fix, first; Thomas Clark, second. Grades kindergarten and first: Jude Klimek, first; Jaymie Ham, second; John Henry, third. Grades second and third: Ben Henry and Jakson Yockey, first; Amber Edw...

  • Haxtun Health fills nearly all open nursing positions

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 2, 2023

    Focus at Haxtun Health over the past month has honed in on several areas, two specifically relating to traveling and contract labor expenses and inpatient rehab numbers. To most, inpatient rehab is commonly known as its former name, swing bed. Often times when patients have surgery on the Front Range, such as hip or knee surgery, doctors will request that the patient go to a skilled nursing facility inpatient rehabilitation bed for rehab. A skilled nursing facility, Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace said, is a nursing home that offers...

  • County commissioners advance courthouse sidewalk project

    JR Krueger, For The Haxtun-Fleming Herald|Nov 2, 2023

    In a special meeting of the Phillips County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 23, action was taken related to sidewalk and parking lot upgrades on the grounds surrounding the county courthouse. The board authorized Garold Roberts, Board Chairman, to sign and issue a Notice to Proceed effective Oct. 18 to Simon Contractors for getting the courthouse sidewalk project underway. County staff and contractors had held a pre-construction meeting on Oct. 18 to discuss next steps and timelines. At that...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Nov 2, 2023

    If you live in the country you probably share a bond with everyone else who lives outside city limit signs. This common denominator is the lowly mailbox. Since prehistoric times (which means longer than I can remember) the mailbox has been our link with the outside world. Unlike our city friends, rural mailboxes have character. In town, a mailbox may be just a slot in the front door or a metal box on the front porch. Country mailboxes have character. Mailboxes are a sentry assigned to a lonely...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Nov 2, 2023

    Are humans’ best friends (dogs in particular) just what the doctor ordered? After being gone for a few days and sharing a reunion car ride with our dog, she peeked over the back seat with one of the most doleful I-thought-you’d-never-come-home-again looks imaginable. In one short moment she reminded us how much our animals support and sustain us. We are the ones who generally look after their basic needs – food, water, exercise, health – but they are the ones who chase tennis balls, bark at...

  • Extension Spotlight

    Linda Langelo|Nov 2, 2023

    What practical garden tasks need to be done in fall? Well, here is one that does not have to be done: raking leaves. Use your mower to break up the leaves and feed the soil and give nutrients to the grass. If you like a nice green spring lawn, then do a fall winter fertilization for the grass to feed the roots and develop a healthy root system. In the spring, the lawn will green up sooner. Continue to water your lawn especially as this has been a dry fall. Watering your trees before the ground freezes will help them start the winter season...

  • Capital Review

    Mark Hillman|Nov 2, 2023

    To realize that “the human heart is deceitful and desperately wicked” one need only look at the anti-Israel protests around the world since Hamas terrorists murdered some 1,400 civilians and kidnapped 200 others. The horrific acts include: • More than 260 people concert-goers gunned down as they fled marauding butchers. Women were raped, their legs broken, some burned alive. • A grandmother taken hostage was executed by terrorists who filmed her murder then posted it to her social media account for her family to see. • Traffic and dashboard...

  • Financial Focus

    Edward Jones|Nov 2, 2023

    We all make mistakes in many areas of life. These mistakes are usually fairly harmless — we took a wrong turn while driving, used the wrong ingredients in a recipe and so on. But sometimes, our mistakes can be costly — especially those connected to investing. Here are some of the most common investment mistakes: • Too much buying and selling – some people find it exciting to constantly buy and sell investments in the pursuit of big gains. Yet, frequent trading can work against you in a couple of ways. First, it can be expensive — if you’re al...

  • Times Past

    Nov 2, 2023

    13 Years Ago Nov. 9, 1938 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Chryst, pictured, who observed their 57th wedding anniversary here on Thursday, Nov. 3, have been residents of Haxtun for 20 years. Mrs. Chryst will be 78 on her next birthday. Her father lost his life in the Civil War in 1863. Mr. Chryst is 79 years old. Election returns from the counties of Phillips, Sedgwick and Logan have practically assured the election of Fred M. Swisher, Democrat, as state senator from the 12th District. Other results:...

  • Haxtun set to host first round of post-season play against Calhan

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 2, 2023

    It's playoff time and the Haxtun Bulldogs will host the first round of post-season play this weekend. The 8-1 Bulldogs are set to face off against 6-2 Calhan on Saturday afternoon at Adam Wernsman Field. Haxtun entered the 16-team playoff bracket as the number three seeded team behind top ranked Mancos and second ranked Simla. The top eight teams of the bracket earned hosting rights for the first round of playoffs. Calhan entered the bracket as the 14th seeded team. The Calhan Bulldogs finished...

  • Lady Bulldogs finish regular season play as 9th ranked team in 1A

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 2, 2023

    The Lady Bulldogs are on the way to Regionals. The team is set to host 16th seeded Belleview Christian on Friday night. Haxtun entered the 24-team post-season bracket as the ninth ranked team, earning the Lady Bulldogs home court advantage for 2023 Regional play. The top 12 teams in the bracket earned hosting rights. All regional winners will automatically earn a berth to the State Championship bracket, set to be released by the Colorado High School Activities Association on Monday, Nov. 6. The...

  • Lady Wildcats enter Regionals in #14 spot; need one win for State

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Nov 2, 2023

    Fleming's Lady Wildcats have taken the 14th spot in a 24-team Regional bracket following the completion of the regular volleyball season. The Lady Wildcats stand at 12-11 following a pair of losses last week, but need just one win to qualify for the upcoming 1A State Tournament. Fleming traveled on back-to-back nights last week for Thursday/Friday action that pitted them against the top two ranked teams in Colorado's 1A volleyball. The Lady Wildcats opened at Merino against the top-ranked Lady...

  • Season closes with loss to top ranked Eagles

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Nov 2, 2023

    The 2023 football season has come to a close for the Fleming Wildcat squad. Fleming traveled to Stratton last Friday, Oct. 27, where they took a 52-14 loss to Colorado's top ranked 6-man team. The Wildcats managed just 13 yards in the air on Friday. Junior quarterback Derek Houser connected with freshman Dane Cunningham once to account for all 13 of those receiving yards. Senior Matix Haney led Fleming's ground game with 68 yards. He carried the ball 10 times with a long of 36. Sophomore Wyatt S...

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