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Articles from the November 23, 2023 edition


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  • Sunday morning fire causes damage

    Nov 23, 2023

    THE HAXTUN Volunteer Fire Department was called out early Sunday morning to a shop fire south of Haxtun on County Road 95. Roger Burton's shop and farm equipment were damaged in the fire....

  • School board members to be sworn in on Dec. 5

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 23, 2023

    Haxtun voters elected five community members to serve four-year terms on the Haxtun School Board in elections earlier this month. Those five include incumbent Amy Kilgour and new members Ross Edwards, Trever Fix, Lee Salyards and Val Wilson. Edwards returns to the Board as an elected member after serving a short stint following an appointment to a vacant position several months ago. The five new members will be sworn in during a Tuesday morning, Dec. 5 board of education meeting. At the same time, outgoing members Steven Hadeen, Richard...

  • Chamber preps for annual Christmas kickoff

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 23, 2023

    The countdown to Christmas is on and Santa will make his appearance in Haxtun very soon. Haxtun’s Hometown Christmas is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 28. The annual event promises opportunities for local shopping, visits with Santa and a hearty chili supper at the fire hall. The event is sponsored by the Haxtun Chamber of Commerce. The Haxtun Fire Hall will set the scene for Santa’s visit the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Along with the annual chili supper beginning at 5 p.m., Santa is set to arrive at the local fire station at 5:30 p.m. to vis...

  • HHS to move toward teaching synchronous concurrent classes

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 23, 2023

    Nearly three dozen Haxtun High School students are enrolled in college classes at Northeastern Junior College this fall through concurrent enrollment options. Of those students, 10 study college algebra, 13 students study English comp 1, three are in United States history and two students are taking public speaking. According to information from Haxtun Schools, dual enrollment is “the array of programs which allows high school students to take college-level courses.” Concurrent enrollment refers only to statewide programs created by Col...

  • General Assembly convenes for special session called by Polis

    Marianne Goodland, Legislative Reporter|Nov 23, 2023

    Just days after voters delivered a stinging defeat of Proposition HH, a Democratic-backed proposal from the General Assembly and Governor Jared Polis, the governor called lawmakers back to the State Capitol to come up with property tax relief that wouldn’t touch TABOR refunds. That didn’t mean that TABOR refunds weren’t there for the grabbing for other things. The General Assembly convened for four days, beginning last Friday, to review 14 bills on property tax relief and a laundry list of other issues the governor included in his special sessi...

  • Walker signs to play volleyball at MCC

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 23, 2023

    Haxtun senior Megan Walker signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career with McCook Community College in front of family, teammates and friends last week. Walker plans to study business administration at MCC in McCook, Neb. next fall. As a senior leader for the Lady Bulldogs, Walker helped lead her team to the 1A State Volleyball Tournament this season. The Lady Bulldogs finished their season with a top six finish in 1A and with a 19-9 overall record. Walker received...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Nov 23, 2023

    SpaceX achieved another space milestone this week launching its second 400-foot rocket spaceward with the goal of ferrying passengers to the moon and beyond by 2024. Just 10 minutes into the flight, however, the booster separated from the main rocket and each section exploded, something many have wryly termed a “rapid unscheduled disassembly.” A cause for disappointment? Of course, everyone would have preferred a flawless outcome, but project managers and engineers declared the flight a tre...

  • Financial Focus

    Edward Jones|Nov 23, 2023

    Once again, it’s the season of generosity. In addition to considering gifts for your loved ones, you might want to think about charitable gifts as well. But what should you know before making gifts to charities? And what impact might these gifts have on your financial and tax situation? First, you may want to create a gift budget by deciding just how much you will give to charitable organizations over the rest of the year. Next, look closely at the groups to whom you wish to contribute. You can find many reputable charities, but some others may...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Nov 23, 2023

    Darn, it’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is here. That means another Thanksgiving column. Bummer. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Thanksgiving. Heck, a day centered around eating a giant bird with bread, celery and spices stuffed where the sun don’t shine is hard to beat. Add to that foods most of us never see any other time of the year such as cranberries, sweet potatoes and my favorite, giblet gravy. Ever come in from a big day of branding calves, moving cows or baling hay to be greet...

  • Times Past

    Nov 23, 2023

    13 Years Ago Nov. 30, 1938 People of this community made up a large attendance at the dedication of the new high school gymnasium-auditorium here Tuesday evening. Completion of the building marks the fulfillment of a long-recognized need for the school and community. Haxtun is justly proud of the new modern building, made possible through a bond issue and a PWA grant. Mary Frances Church, 29, the wife of Henry Church, passed away Wednesday night at midnight at her home 11 miles south and three...

  • Three Lady Bulldog volleyball players earn All-Conference honors

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 23, 2023

    Three Lady Bulldogs received All-Conference honors at the conclusion of the 2023 volleyball season. This year's team finished in the top six with an impressive showing at the 1A State Volleyball Tournament two weeks ago. The Lady Bulldogs went 19-9 overall. Senior Cassidy Goddard and junior Bobbi Starkebaum were named All-Conference players this season. Senior Megan Walker received All-Conference, Honorable Mention designation. Post-season honors are voted on by coaches of each players respectiv...

  • All-Conference accolades earned by 5 Lady Wildcat volleyball players

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Nov 23, 2023

    Five members of the Fleming Lady Wildcat volleyball squad earned All-Conference accolades for their performance on the court following completion of the 2023 season. The season ended for the Lady Wildcats in the Regional Tournament and they finished with a 12-12 overall record. Sophomores Ashley Bornhoft and Ciana Lousberg were selected for All-Conference honors. Senior MadiKay Serrato and sophomores Brooke Schaefer and Quincy Stull earned All-Conference, Honorable Mention designation....

  • Bulldogs advance to State Championship with 30-12 win at Simla

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 23, 2023

    Last year the Haxtun Bulldogs fell short of a state championship appearance with a home-field loss to the Simla Cubs. This year, they flipped the script. Haxtun traveled to Simla on Saturday in a rematch of last year's semifinal contest and this time, the Bulldogs avenged their loss and punched their ticket to the state championship. Haxtun's 30-12 win in Simla last week pits the Bulldogs in a match up with Mancos this Friday in the 8-man title contest; a re-match of the 2021 game in which...

  • Lola Jean Booth

    Nov 23, 2023

    Lola Jean Booth passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 11, 2023 at the age of 99. Lola was born March 22, 1924 in Chamberlain, S.D. She grew up in hard times from sturdy and strict immigrant stock. Her father, William E. (Bill) Holbach was of German descent. Her mother, Inga "Vera" Goff Holback was of German/Norwegian descent. Lola was a tom-boy and spent her days in the fields with her dad on a small farm along the Crow Creek; stacking hay or rounding up the milk cows, Whitey and Roannie. On...

  • Mrs. Philp's kindergarteners provide favorite Thanksgiving recipes

    Nov 23, 2023

    Haxtun kindergarteners in Mrs. Christie Philp's class share their favorite Thanksgiving recipes: Cayson Bellendir, Pumpkin Pie You will need: 100 pumpkins and applesauce. Smash up the pumpkins and the applesauce. Put all of that in a pie crust. Bake in the fireplace for 100 minutes. After the pie is baked, put cherries on top. Then you can eat it. Carsen Kelley, Turkey Pie You will need: pudding (sweet), turkey, candy and pie crust. First you make a pie crust. Then you put all of the...