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Articles from the November 30, 2023 edition


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  • Bulldogs bring home runner-up title

    Nov 30, 2023

    SENIORS MASON BORNHOFT, middle, and Brock Miller, left, accept the Colorado 8-man State Runner-Up trophy from a Colorado High School Activities Association representative at CSU-Pueblo's ThunderBowl on Friday, Nov. 24. For more on the title game, see inside this week's issue....

  • Lambrecht, Harms and Brekel take oath of office

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 30, 2023

    New members of the Frenchman Board of Education took their oaths of office in Fleming on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Following the oath of office, the board re-organized, electing new officers for the coming year. Before swearing in new elected officials, the former Board finished up ongoing business from the month prior. Board members Karianne Donnelson, Christa Lousberg, Kim Nolde, Shane Schliesser and Carmen Vandenbark voted to approve extra duty assignments including Karin Williamson and Marissa Stull as sixth grade sponsors; Patrick Steward and Ph...

  • Winter Celebration set for Dec. 9

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 30, 2023

    The Town of Fleming is gearing up for a Winter Celebration. The event promises dinner at the Fleming Fire Hall, vendors and visits with Santa Clause. Fleming’s Winter Celebration is slated for Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5-7 p.m. The Fleming Volunteer Fire Department plans to host a free-will donation chili and cinnamon roll dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the Fire Hall. The Town of Fleming plans to feature a hot chocolate bar and kids crafts at the same time. The event also includes visits with Santa so local children can express their wish lists before t...

  • Haxtun Board of Education honors three outgoing members

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 30, 2023

    The Haxtun Board of Education honored three outgoing board members in a Tuesday evening, Nov. 21 meeting. Abby Henry, Richard Starkebaum and Steve Hadeen each completed their current terms on the Board. With elections in November, the local board of education will see several new members when they are sworn in during an upcoming meeting. Henry, Starkebaum and Hadeen served a combined 24 years on the Board, Starkebaum leading the way with 14 years of service. Henry and Hadeen each served one,...

  • County commissioners updated on federal election & state legislation

    JR Krueger, For The HF Herald|Nov 30, 2023

    The Nov. 8 and Nov. 17 Phillips County Board of County Commissioners meetings included opportunities to hear from individuals who navigate the fluctuating policy and political climates in the normal course of business. At the Nov. 8 meeting, Darlene Carpio, the regional director from Congressman Ken Buck’s Colorado office, discussed Representative Buck’s recent announcement that he would not seek another term. She emphasized that Buck would still take care of business as usual in 2024, adding that House Speaker Mike Johnson has prioritized the...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Nov 30, 2023

    Change is possible. There is evidence that supports the notion that beneficial change is not only the norm, it is the default. To the surprise of many, there is evidence of walls of despair crumbling all around us — walls of pain and aggression, hurtfulness and betrayal, selfishness, conceit, terror, and fear — and evolving into something better and more life-sustaining. How can that be with all that is at the center of our daily concerns? Two examples bear mentioning. At the conclusion of the...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Nov 30, 2023

    I just made a startling discovery this morning. Many of you may already know this. In fact you probably have known it for years. I’m usually the last on to find out. My revelation? Most people here in our great state of Colorado were raised in, of all places, California! How did I discover this fact? It was easy. It snowed today. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not accusing them of bringing the white stuff with them. Instead, I was able to tell because, in a quest to find a part I needed for a stock...

  • Times Past

    Nov 30, 2023

    13 Years Ago Dec. 7, 1938 A beautiful home wedding occurred Thanksgiving Day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fetzer when Miss Clara Fetzer became the bride of Fred Schuman of Loveland. Seven brothers and three sisters were present to attend the wedding. The ceremony was performed at 12 o'clock by the Rev. L.D. Cayton of Dailey. In an announcement received here this week, relatives and friends of Lawrence Brooks learned of his marriage to Miss Maxine Smith. The wedding took place on...

  • Bulldogs claim Runner-Up title in 8-man football Championship

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 30, 2023

    One game doesn't define a season ... that's the message Bulldog Head Coach JD Stone gave his players following a runner up finish in the 8-man state football title game last Friday. Despite a loss in the championship game in Pueblo last week, the 2023 season has been impressive. In fact, the last four years have been monumental in the program's history. This year's team includes seniors Mason Bornhoft, Keegan Colglazier, Kaiden Schelling, Josh Wright, Kailin Kelley and Brock Miller. Those...

  • Bulldogs earn All-Conference following Championship appearance

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Nov 30, 2023

    Eight members of the Haxtun Bulldog football team earned All-Conference accolades for their performances throughout the 2023 season. The Bulldogs went 11-2 this season, finishing with an 8-man State Runner-Up title on Nov. 24. Seniors Brock Miller, Kailin Kelley and Keegan Colglazier along with juniors Grant Statz and Ryland Wolff received All-Conference designation. Seniors Kaiden Schelling and Mason Bornhoft and sophomore Zach Statz were named All-Conference, Honorable Mention. Post-season...

  • Four Wildcats earn post-season 6-man All-Conference designations

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Nov 30, 2023

    The four seniors on the Fleming Wildcats' 2023 football squad have earned All-Conference designations at the completion of the season. David Betley, Wyatt Cochran and Matix Haney received All-Conference accolades. Christian Polly was selected for All-Conference, Honorable Mention. Betley played guard and defensive tackle for the Wildcats this year. He finished the season with 15 solo and 12 assisted tackles for the defense. He also tallied three blocked passes and one fumble recovery. On...

  • Fleming Girls Basketball

    Nov 30, 2023

    FLEMING LADY WILDCAT basketball team members for the 2023-24 season are pictured front row (l-r), Tori Champ, Brooke Schaefer, Siena Donnelson and Hayley Chamberlain; back row (l-r), MadiKay Serrato, Emma Feather, Ashley Bornhoft, Kylie Bretz-Hoskins and Hadley Stull. Not pictured are Ciana Lousberg and Quincy Stull. The Lady Wildcats play under the instruction of Randy Kirkwood with assistance from Janise Gerk....

  • Fleming Boys' Basketball

    Nov 30, 2023

    FLEMING WILDCAT basketball team members for the 2023-24 season are pictured front row (l-r), Treyson Kirkwood, Wyatt Sonnenberg, Michael Weiss and Hudson Stull; middle row (l-r), Conner Marchant, Peter Brekel, Pierson Japp, Dane Cunningham and Ryan Brekel; back row (l-r), Jared Betley, Travis Johnson, Will Bornhoft, David Betley and Derek Houser. The Wildcats play under the instruction of Randy Kirkwood with assistance from Levi Williamson and Nathan Japp....

  • Haxtun and Fleming Wrestlers

    Nov 30, 2023

    WRESTLERS from Haxtun and Fleming competing on the Sedgwick County/Fleming team for the 2023-24 season are pictured front row (l-r), Autumn Volkman, Olivia Stone, Faith Woodside and Annie Wilson; middle row (l-r), Bryden Woodside, Trent Wernsman, Coleman Firme, Scott Engle, Kale Volkman and Gage Helgoth; back row (l-r), Gradyn Helgoth, Ryan Davis, Grant Statz, Kaiden Schelling, Zach Statz, Ryan Chaney and Gabriel Becerra. Not pictured is Colton Schliesser. The team competes under the...

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