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 By From PFC    Local    November 24, 2021 

Farm & Ranch succession and estate planning workshops to be held

Colorado State University’s Agricultural and Business Management Economist Jeff Tranel will be leading two workshops to help local agricultural producers learn how to work through the transfer of their farms and ranches to the next generation and b...

 

Haxtun FCCLA attends fall leadership conference

Members of the Haxtun Family Career and Community Leaders of America attended the Northeastern Plains District FCCLA Fall Conference in October.  Members met at the Holyoke Event Center joining 10 other schools across Northeastern Colorado. After...

 
 By Aliyah Engle    Local    November 24, 2021 

Haxtun FFA oyster fry a hit

This year's annual FFA oyster fry was one for the books with a great turnout and even better food. The Haxtun oyster fry is a gesture of thanks to the community for all the support given to the local FFA chapter. Community support plays a huge role...

 

13th Judicial District Court judge finalists selected

The Thirteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a district court judgeship created by the retirement of the Honorable Michael K. Singer. The vacancy will occur on Jan. 1, 2022. Nominees David Bute, Brush,...

 

Knowledge bowl team takes first

HAXTUN HIGH SCHOOL'S Knowledge Bowl team recently competed in Akron along with 10 other teams from around the area. Haxtun High School took two teams to the competition; teams A and B. The A team,...

 
 By From PFC    Local    October 13, 2021

Grants available for local 4‐H and FFA members through PFC's GRO program

Premier Farm Credit is now accepting applications for their GRO Program, which awards grants to 4-H and FFA members for their ag-related projects. Applications are available at premieraca.com and in all Premier Farm Credit locations and are due Nov....

 

Sedgwick County Court judge finalists selected

The Thirteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a Sedgwick County court judgeship created by the retirement of the Honorable Craig Dolezal. The vacancy occurred on Oct. 1. Nominees John Fryar and Chris...

 

Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross supplies drop to lowest post-summer levels since 2015; drive scheduled at HHS on Oct. 19

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood types ...

 

Growers enter crops in annual Corn Festival crop & garden show

The reason for celebrating the season; the annual Crop and Garden Show drew a large amount of entrants in the 100th annual Corn Festival competition. Scott Thompson was named Irrigated Corn King and Starkebaum Farms received Dryland Corn King....

 

Street Game winners announced after festival

Egg toss, shoe kick, three-legged race — Corn Festival goers of all ages gathered downtown Haxtun for the popular street games. The 100th annual celebration was one for the books. Results from 2021 street games are as follows: Shoe kick Girls,...

 

Floats take parade honors

The 100th annual Corn Festival parade kicked off with a bang! Mother nature cooperated for a beautiful, sunny morning in downtown Haxtun as the Haxtun American Legion Color Guard marched down main street for the singing of the National Anthem by...

 

Kids earn kiddie parade prizes at Saturday's event

Bikes and trikes decorated in all sorts of themes, mostly to the theme of the 100th annual Corn Festival, “Cheers to 100 Years,” kicked off the parade in downtown Haxtun on Saturday. Results from the Kiddie Parade are as follows: Miscellaneous:...

 

Runners take top spots in annual J. Jeffryes 5K

More than 120 runners and walkers turned out for the annual J. Jeffryes Memorial 5K run and one mile walk on the morning of the 100th annual Corn Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25. Results from the 5K run are as follows: Overall male: Braden Anderson,...

 

Flower show entrants earn recognition

The Violet Mae Anderson Memorial Flower Show is a continued hit as many enter flower and arrangements into the 100th annual Corn Festival event. Results are as follows: Adult Dahlia: Betty Uber, first, Linda Heater, second, Kya Thacker, third. Rose:...

 

Quilt show results released

The High Plains Heritage Quilters hosted the group's annual quilt show in conjunction with Haxtun's 100th Corn Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25. Results from the show are as follows: 2021 Raffle Quilt...

 

Milestone achieved: full FDA approval of COVID-19 vaccine recently announced

Any of the authorized vaccines will help to keep you safe against COVID-19 and the Delta variant Last week, the Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine...

 

Friday night luau

HAXTUN HEALTH staff and residents of the Extended Care Unit (l-r), Larry Atkins, Julayne Brown, Pat Salyards, Julie Shaw and Barry Dee play games during a Friday night luau hosted on Aug. 20. Others...

 

NCHD updates COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard

Northeast Colorado Health Department is updating the Vaccination Data Dashboard to provide additional detail and accuracy on county-level vaccination rates. This update will include a new age group filter for vaccination data. Users will be able to...

 

13th Judicial District Court judge finalists selected

The Thirteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a district court judgeship created by the retirement of the Honorable Kevin L. Hoyer. The vacancy will occur on Oct. 1. Nominees David Bute and Robert James,...

 

Linda Langelo honored for outstanding horticulture achievements

Golden Plains Area Extension Horticulture Agent Linda Langelo has been awarded the Lois Woodward Paul Memorial Award for outstanding horticulture achievements in her horticulture career. The award is...

 

Feik attends basketball camp

JACK FEIK is pictured with Coach Mike Trader at the Mid-America basketball camp at Grand Island Central Catholic in late July. Jack was a part of the boys' major league All-Stars. Jack is the son of...

 

Freemyer family holds reunion

SEVERAL DESCENDANTS of James Pomeroy and Clara Dell (Hill) Freemyer met recently for a family reunion at the Haxtun Park. The Freemyers were a Haxtun pioneer family who farmed south of Haxtun and...

 

Local 4-H youth earn awards for general projects in county fair

Cake Decorating: Addison Mason, Unit 2: Single Layered Cake – Jr., 2; Holley Ely, Unit 2: Single Layered Cake - Jr., 1, Reserve Grand Champion, Champion; Maggie Kleve, Unit 2: Single Layered Cake...

 

Fine Arts entrants earn awards during last week's annual event

Adult Advanced Photography – Black/White: Jes-c French, 1; Brenda Oman, 2; Denise Smith, 3. Photography – Color: Jes-c French, 1; Brenda Oman, 2; Joe Crowder, 3. Photography – Canvas: Denise Smith, 1. Photography – Enhanced: Jes-c French, 1;...

 

Baked & Preserved Goods contest held

Commissioners’ Cookie Tray: Mary Austin, 1. Decorated Cakes Beginning 1 (12 years of age and under): Kash Conde, 1, Champion; Kohen Parrish, 2; Gracie Eastin, 3. Beginning 2 (13 years of age and older): Brittney Ferguson, 1. Advanced: Brenda Oman,...

 

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