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Articles from the December 7, 2023 edition


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  • Santa stops here!

    Dec 7, 2023

    WADE EDWARDS, five-year-old son of Grant and Audree Edwards, seems a little leery of giving his wish list to Santa during a his visit to Haxtun last week. Santa rode in on a fire truck to visit children who were out and about for Haxtun's Hometown Christmas sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce....

  • McConnell becomes Haxtun Health's pharmacist

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Dec 7, 2023

    Haxtun Health pharmacy recently announced the licensing of Ellen McConnell as a pharmacist. McConnell started at Haxtun Health as a pharmacy intern, was later hired as a pharmacy technician and recently graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy. Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace announced McConnell's licensing in a late-November meeting of the Board of Directors. He said McConnell originally came to Haxtun Health as an intern from Creighton University last year. She was later hired to work as...

  • HHS grad Brooklyn Plumb earns prestigious American FFA Degree

    JR Krueger, For the HF Herald|Dec 7, 2023

    Local native, Brooklyn Plumb, has been awarded the highest degree achievable in the national Future Farmers of America organization, the American FFA Degree. Less than half of one percent of all FFA members attain it. She was recognized with the degree at the 96th National FFA Convention and Expo, with 70,000 members and guests in attendance, held Nov. 1-4 in Indianapolis, Ind. "Receiving the degree was a full circle moment because it represents the closing out of my FFA career. It was very...

  • Fearless Faith

    Ken Frantz|Dec 7, 2023

    To believe advertisers that one simply cannot manage Christmas without embracing the hottest fashion trends, material goods, hardware and the software to make it all work, is ludicrous. From a child’s perspective, anything is possible. If parents give in and ante up by purchasing gifts of a lifetime, what happens when the next season of giving falls short in the eyes of a child? Gifts begin to become confused with nurturing, loving, and caring for and through others. Giving anonymously has i...

  • Capital Review

    Mark Hillman|Dec 7, 2023

    For all the talk about President Biden’s determination to seek a second term, the case against him doing so is building. Numerous polls now show him decisively trailing former President Trump, both nationwide and in key battleground states. Overwhelmingly Americans realize Biden is too old and no longer competent to be President. By only slightly smaller margins they feel the same about Trump. In a recent story which attempted to portray a viable strategy for Biden’s re-election, Politico’s Jonathan Martin acknowledged: “The oldest preside...

  • Under the Wire

    Gary Hodgson|Dec 7, 2023

    I must share a secret with you. When Christmas season rolls around I feel, well, to be honest I feel kind of smug. Superior even. To be downright honest I think my Christmas is probably better than most. Christmas is a time full of traditions rooted in past life on the ranch, in the country, surrounded by nature. “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go,” symbolizes our desire to return to a rural setting for special events like Christmas. “Jingle Bells,” “White Ch...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Little Sprouts Learning Center|Dec 7, 2023

    Letter to the Editor, First and foremost, we want to thank everyone who has made contributions to Little Sprouts Learning Center throughout the years. Without those donations, we wouldn't be able to offer such an integral and necessary service to our wonderful community. For that, we thank you! We also wanted to personally invite you to our Hollywood Night's Gala taking place on Dec. 30 at the Haxtun Community Center. Festivities will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour. A prime rib dinner and dancing to follow. Josh Larson will be...

  • Times Past

    Dec 7, 2023

    13 Years Ago Dec. 21, 1938 At a dinner party given Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Birrell, an announcement was made of the marriage of Miss Esther Ewing and James R. Birrell. The wedding took place on Friday, May 20, at Raton, N.M., but the announcement was not made until this week. Dailey News - The Dailey basketball team went to Sunol, Neb., Tuesday evening. The first team was defeated by Sunol's Mustangs, but the second team was victorious. A large crowd of spectators...

  • 2023 Bulldog Basketball

    Dec 7, 2023

    7 Haxtun Bulldog basketball team members are pictured, at left, front row (l-r), Joseph Helfer, Aspen Starkebaum, Max Grauberger, Kanin Koberstein, Luke Gales and Zach Fryrear; second row (l-r), Tate Michael, Aiden Starkebaum, Bret Kanode, Carter Lock and Madden Larsen; third row (l-r), Seth Seger, Chase Goddard, Colin Cone, Corbin Andersen, Ryland Wolff, Jack Feik and Kash Workman; back row (l-r), Head Coach Jayden Stieb, Keegan Colglazier, Mason Bornhoft, Kailin Kelley, Jaxsen Schram and...

  • 2023 Lady Bulldog Basketball

    Dec 7, 2023

    7 Haxtun Lady Bulldog basketball team members at are pictured at right, front row (l-r), Manager Nea Gaida, Kirsta Dishman, Heily Avery, Cassidy Goddard, Samantha Seger, Fallon Bamford and Manager Zoe Kurtzer; second row (l-r), Jinjer Stroyek, Emma Lemesany, Emma Payne and Kinsley Koberstein; third row (l-r), Kaylene Modrell, Blake Michael, Emily Anderson, Kelsie Hadeen and Mikayli Benson; back row (l-r), Assistant Coach Casey Goddard, Bobbi Starkebaum, Tessa Gales, Lilly Lemesany, Head...

  • Lady Bulldogs open 2023-24 basketball season in Fleming Friday

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Dec 7, 2023

    The Haxtun Lady Bulldogs kicked off the 2023-24 basketball season with contests against Fleming and Perkins County. The Lady Bulldogs opened the season in Fleming on Friday night and on Tuesday took on Perkins County in this year's home opener. The 21 player roster includes four seniors, Cassidy Goddard, Heily Avery, Samantha Seger and Fallon Bamford. The Lady Bulldogs are led by Head Coach Alicia Schram and Assistant Coaches Casey Goddard and Dustin Seger. Haxtun took the court against the...

  • Bulldogs go 1-1 with Fleming & Perkins Co. to open basketball season

    Candie Fix, Managing Editor|Dec 7, 2023

    Just one week after taking off their football pads the Haxtun Bulldogs were on the basketball court in the 2023-24 season opener. The team opened the season in Fleming in a contest with the Wildcats with less than a handful of basketball practices under their belts. The following week, Haxtun hosted Perkins County for the season's home opener. Friday night's contest in Fleming pitted Bulldog Head Coach Jayden Stieb against his former coach from their time at Caliche High School. Fleming's Coach...

  • Wildcats open with home & road games

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Dec 7, 2023

    The 2023-24 basketball season opened for the Fleming Lady Wildcats and the Fleming Wildcats last week with a home contest against Haxtun. The boys' team traveled to Westminster for a contest with Belleview Christian. Both the girls' and boys' teams are playing under the head coaching efforts of Randy Kirkwood this year. The Lady Wildcats opener at home last Friday brought victory over the Haxtun Lady Bulldogs. Fleming went up by 10 in the first half and cruised to a 47-32 win by the final horn....

  • Engle named Outstanding Wrestler at Akron

    Dec 7, 2023

    The Sedgwick County/Fleming boys' wrestling team started their season off on Nov. 30 with a home dual against Ogallala, Neb., in Ovid. SCF won this dual 42-22. Individual results from wrestlers competing out of Haxtun and Fleming in the dual are as follows: 126-pound freshman Gradyn Helgoth defeated Tai Le with a fall in :51. 138-pound junior Gage Helgoth was defeated by Jorge Carrizales by fall. 157-pound senior Trent Wernsman was defeated by Rock Rezac by fall. 175-pound junior Kale Volkman wo...

  • Will Bornhoft commits to Hastings College

    Spring Atchison, Office Manager|Dec 7, 2023

    A successful high school golf career has provided the opportunity for Fleming High School senior Will Bornhoft to compete at the collegiate level. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Bornhoft signed a letter of intent to golf next year with the Hastings College Broncos in Hastings, Neb. Bornhoft golfed with the Sterling Tigers golf team for all four years of his high school career. He finished in 10th place in the 3A Golf Tournament held at RainDance National Resort & Golf in Windsor in October. Following...

  • Goddard plays in All-State games

    Dec 7, 2023

    HAXTUN SENIOR Cassidy Goddard was recently selected to play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State Volleyball game. The 90 selected players from all classifications throughout the State gathered for the two-day event in mid-November. Goddard played on the 1A blue team that won a three-set contest against the red team at Fossil Ridge High School. Godard was joined on the blue team by others from Wiley, Hi-Plains, Stratton, McClave, Briggsdale, Kit Carson, Idalia and Merino. The team...

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