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Articles from the November 9, 2023 edition


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  • Lady Bulldogs are State Bound!

    Nov 9, 2023

    THE HAXTUN LADY BULLDOGS punched their ticket to the 2023 State Volleyball Championships with a sweep over Belleview Christian at home Friday evening. Varsity team members and coaches are pictured above front row (l-r), Head Coach Don Schelling, Kinsley Koberstein, Emma Lemesany, Megan Walker and Lilly Lemesany; back row (l-r), Assistant Coach Doug Kamery, Josie Freeman, Kirsta Dishman, Emma Henry, Julia Freeman, Cassidy Goddard, Bobbi Starkebaum, Kelsie Hadeen, Emily Anderson, Maggie Kilgour,...

  • May approaches Frenchman BOE about eSports

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 9, 2023

    Correspondence from the audience, staff reports and action items made up a nearly three-hour meeting of the Frenchman Board of Education in Fleming last week. The Board met on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the school/community library. The meeting opened with correspondence from the audience and reports from staff members Laurianna May, Principal Kortney Firme and Superintendent Steve McCracken. Band and music teacher May talked with the Board about the possibility of starting an eSports program at Fleming. ESports is sanctioned through the Colorado...

  • Election Day • Preliminary Results

    Nov 9, 2023

    Results for: Frenchman RE-3 School District Board of Directors Haxtun School District RE-2J Ballot Issue 5B: Bonds Haxtun School District RE-2J Board of Directors...

  • "Players" undeterred after postponing production for lack of actors

    JR Krueger, For The Haxtun-Fleming Herald|Nov 9, 2023

    With a long-standing commitment to make stage productions available to Phillips County and surrounding communities, the next Phillips County Players' production is "They Promised Her the Moon." Set in the early 1960s, the story is based on the true life story of the highly accomplished female pilot, Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb. She was deemed qualified for space travel but refused by NASA. The play also includes the role of famed pilot, Jackie Cochran, whose accolades include heading up the United...

  • Haxtun FFA holds annual Halloween haunted house

    Kelsie Hadeen, FFA Chapter Reporter|Nov 9, 2023

    The Haxtun FFA Chapter held their annual Haunted House Halloween night. This year's theme was Black-Hole. Each class took time the week before to set up and decorate. The layout first started with a black hallway into one main room. From here there were four connecting rooms that people could walk into at any time, trying to find the room with the exit. FFA members came in two shifts dressing in all black to scare the attendees. This year's turnout was once again a success, just as it has been...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Nov 9, 2023

    Closing The door? A book? The possibilities are limitless! Excuse me for playing word games with myself. I have developed a habit over the years of turning every significant event that happens to me into a column. Not real sure how this one is going to unfold, or more likely, unravel. The event prompting this column was Sue and I just returning from a closing with son David and his wife Kathy, who bought our cute little second house and the acre or so it sits on. I know such events take place...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Nov 9, 2023

    My first (knowing) foray into the world of AI (Artificial Intelligence) occurred not within a devoted app but in an online auction environment. It centered around listing an item for sale and describing said item in terms adequate to entice a buyer. Simple enough. As an infrequent seller, I had enough basic understanding to slog my way through the posting, complete with pictures and a short, to-the-point description which went something like this; “Lady Esquire Suede Compact cleaning brush. S...

  • Financial Focus

    Edward Jones|Nov 9, 2023

    As you go through life, you’ll have various financial goals — and to achieve them, you’ll need to invest. But just recognizing the need to invest is not as useful as matching specific types of accounts or investments with specific goals. How can you make these connections? Let’s look at some common goals and how they could possibly be met with appropriate accounts and investments: • Saving for a down payment on a house – When you’re saving for a down payment, you want a certain amount of money available at a certain time — so, for this goal,...

  • Times Past

    Nov 9, 2023

    13 Years Ago Nov. 16, 1938 Death summoned Peter Nordholm, 79, homesteader south of Haxtun. Realizing the increasing demand for more and better public school music teachers, Floyd Prouty, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Prouty of Haxtun, has selected music as his major at Colorado State College of Education in Greeley. He is a freshman this year. There are 100 music majors on the campus this quarter. Bryant News - There will be a community Thanksgiving dinner at the hall Thanksgiving Day. Everyone is...

  • Bulldogs advance to quarterfinals with 50-0 win at home Saturday

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 9, 2023

    A 50 point win in the first round of playoffs sends the Haxtun Bulldogs to quarterfinals action later this week. Haxtun is set to take on Byers at home on Saturday afternoon in a match up that pits the number three ranked Bulldogs against sixth ranked Byers. Just eight teams remain in Colorado 8-man action, in addition to Haxtun and Byers, Mancos, Sedgwick, Lyons, Dove Creek, Merino and Simla have advanced to the quarterfinals round. The Bulldogs took on Calhan with home field advantage in the...

  • Haxtun heads to State Championships

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 9, 2023

    When teams take the floor for the start of 2023 State Volleyball championships on Thursday, the Haxtun Lady Bulldogs will be one to 12 qualifiers in 1A action. The Lady Bulldogs punched their ticket to the State Tournament with a sweep over Belleview Christian at home in Regional action Friday night. The three set win at home last week in Regional play gives the Lady Bulldogs the number nine seed heading into State Championships this week. Haxtun is set to face off with eighth ranked Dove Creek...

  • Lady Wildcats' season ends with Regional loss to Cheraw

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Nov 9, 2023

    For the first time in nearly two decades, the Fleming Lady Wildcat volleyball squad will sit out the 1A State Volleyball Tournament. The team has qualified for State for the past 17 years, but hopes for an 18th consecutive appearance ended with a hard-fought Regional loss to the Cheraw Lady Wolverines last weekend. Fleming entered the contest as the underdog seeded at number 14 going up against 11th ranked Cheraw. Cheraw held a 19-4 overall record going into the single-match Regional...

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