Articles from the December 21, 2022 edition

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 By Candie Fix    News    December 21, 2022

Digging out

HAXTUN AND FLEMING residents spent much of last week digging out of drifts five to six feet high, some even reaching eight feet, following a blizzard that began early Tuesday morning. The storm...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    December 21, 2022

Haxtun BOE accepts Quigley's resignation

In one last meeting before the end of the fiscal year, the Haxtun Board of Education took an hour on Monday morning, Dec. 12 to take care of final items of business before the start of second semester when school resumes in January. The 7:30 a.m....

 
 By Candie Fix    News    December 21, 2022

Haxtun Health receives full accreditation following recent survey

A Monday night, Dec. 5 meeting of the Haxtun Health Board of Directors drew a total of two members present in person. Chairman Kent Bamford attended the meeting via Zoom and Vice Chairman Rod Salvador via phone while Jeri Soens and Rebecca Ensminger...

 

Under the Wire

Well, Thanksgiving is over, didn’t get around to writing about it, mostly because I ate too much and slept through most of it. I’m sure you didn’t have that same problem. However, with that behin...

 

Fearless Faith

Valorous and noble, our dogs crested the tops of the largest snowdrifts in their quest for adventure. Peak after peak, formed of biting wind and snow, brought them unrelenting joy. Their relatively lighter frames made it a breeze for them to move in...

 

Times Past

13 Years Ago Dec. 22, 1937 The traditional Christmas morning service will be held at five o'clock Saturday morning at the Fairfield Church. At this inspiring Christmas service, there will be music by...

 

Haxtun Education Foundation plans for future community fundraiser

The Haxtun Education Foundation is a charitable organization that promotes life-long learning in the Haxtun community. The Foundation is made up of a seven member board including Steve Firme, Marsha Cody, Carl Wilcox, Barb Wernsman, Alicia Schram,...

 

Haxtun preschoolers prepare for Santa

Dear Santa, I want a lot of toys and a punching bag. Merry Christmas! Love, Cole, age 3 Dear Santa, I would like a robot for Christmas! I want new play-dough too! What are your favorite cookies? Love, Jack, age 4 Dear Santa, I want you to bring mom,...

 

Fleming preschoolers send Christmas wishes to North Pole

Dear Santa, This Christmas, I am four years old. This year, I have been good all of the time. What I would like most this Christmas is a t-rex and a race car! And I promise to leave out a letter for you! Merry Christmas, Santa! Love, Bruce P.S. Pleas...

 

Haxtun kindergarteners make requests

Dear Santa, Hi! How are you? Can I please have a grow alive dull? Love, Ava Dear Santa, Hi! Can I please have a toy gun. Love, Trcen Dear Santa, Hi! Can I please have a ghost buster set? Love, Jude K. Dear Santa, Hi! Ca I please have new shoes?...

 

Fleming kindergartners look forward to receiving Christmas gifts

Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Clause. I want some mini fashins for Christmas. How are the eles? Kallaway Totten Dear Santa, What are your favorite cookiez?I want a jeep toy with a trailer. I want a 4-wheeler. Conner Trinidad Dear Santa, How are your...

 

Haxtun first graders offer Christmas gift ideas to Kris Kringle

Dear Santa, What do the raindeer eat? Can I have L.O.L. Campset and a Godu Go Flumengo? Merry Christmas! From Sadie Holcomb Dear Santa, How are the reindeer? I want three elf toys ples. Merry Christmas Santa. Frum, Ben Henry Dear Santa, How cold is...

 

First graders at Fleming Schools promise good behavior

Dear Santa, Hi Santa how are you doing? Would you get me a Ps5 grand theft auto game and a dog? I would love that. Can you wake me up so I can see you? I will put cookies out for you. Your Friend, Kye Dear Santa, How are you and the elves? Could you...

 

Haxtun second graders send questions and lists to Santa Claus

Dear Santa, How long does it take to wrap all the presents? How do you travel the whole world? Santa I wodld like Amarican girl doll closes. I did’nt touch Peperment and I did’nt break anything this year. Your Friend, Victoria Dear Santa, How long do...

 

Fleming second graders offer Christmas present suggestions

Dear Santa, How have you been? How do you get to everyones house in one night? Have you been taking care of your elfs and reindeer? Is Mrs. Claus making cookies? I am going to leave carrots and cookies for you and your reindeer? Have you been taking...

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    December 21, 2022

Lady Bulldogs pick up a win over Holyoke in Holiday Tournament

The Lady Bulldogs notched their first win of the season this week as they took down county rival Holyoke in round two of play in the 2022 Northeastern Junior College Holiday Basketball Tournament....

 
 By Candie Fix    Sports    December 21, 2022

Haxtun takes on Prairie & Merino in first two contests of tourney

A mid-December blizzard on the plains of northeastern Colorado caused havoc in scheduling for organizers of the 2022 Holiday Tournament at Northeastern Junior College last week. What was slated for a Thursday, Friday, Saturday tournament turned into...

 

Diane Bell

Diane Bell passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 at her home in Julesburg at the age of 68. Diane was born on Sept. 19, 1954 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Eldon and Princetta (Blakely) Reutter. She graduated f...

 

Snow forts

DRIFTS as high as some kids stand made perfect forts. Tasha Hickey and her kids, Kolby, Kinley and Kolt dug a fort in a drift at their home in Fleming over the weekend. A winter blizzard hit...

 

Snowman instead of school

HAXTUN AND FLEMING students had four snow days, extending the holiday break by an extra week. Above, Tyson Bazan uses his time off of school to build a snowman in his yard in Haxtu...

 

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