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Patterson recognized as College of Education & Behavioral Sciences scholar

Michelle Patterson, Director of Special Education, at Northeast Colorado BOCES, has been chosen by the faculty at the University of Northern Colorado to be recognized as a College of Education and...

 
 By RF Meyer    Local    April 21, 2021 

Colorado State University 2021 wheat field days planned

There is nothing like seeing new wheat varieties growing in the field and attending a wheat variety tour in person. Colorado Wheat Field Days let farmers see new and traditional varieties side-by-side in our variety trial plots. Dr. Jerry Johnson, a...

 
 By Cash Nab    Local    April 21, 2021 

Haxtun FFA hosts Oyster Fry

The Haxtun FFA Chapter held their annual Oyster Fry on Monday 29. The Oyster Fry is a time for the Chapter to thank member auction buyers for their continued support. This is also a time for members...

 

Royalty crowned

FLEMING HIGH School crowned this year's king and queen during Prom festivities on Saturday, April 10. Seniors Chris Goss and Ana Resendiz were chosen by the student body as king and queen. The event...

 

Local fourth graders earn prizes in annual essay contest

Every year the Jolly Dozen Family and Community Education group in Phillips County hosts an essay and artwork contest for fourth grade students in Haxtun and Holyoke. The theme of this year's contest...

 

Learning three simple steps can help save a life

Suicide is a challenging topic to discuss. Having the knowledge and experience to discuss suicide aids in the process of helping someone who is actively in distress. Centennial Mental Health Center offers a variety of suicide prevention and mental...

 

Drought webinars for cattle producers available

The Nebraska Extension Beef Team plans to host a webinar series to help cattle producers plan for and manage during drought. A free webinar will be held each Tuesday at 7 p.m. The series started the first week of March, but the past webinars are...

 

ECU celebrates St. Patty's Day

HAXTUN HEALTH Extended Care Unit residents (l-r), Vickie Haworth, Joyce McCallum, Bud Biesemeier and Mary Ellen Koch all took part in St. Patrick's Day celebrations with a party. Residents played...

 

Blankenship earns Masters

Renee Cheramy, Garden City, Kan., announces the graduation of her daughter Alicia Blankenship from Southwestern College of Santa Fe, N.M. Blankenship now holds a Master of Arts degree in Art...

 
 By Mary Brumage    Local    March 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination side effects means good news for your immune system

There are now three vaccines available with FDA Emergency Use Authorization and soon all adults over 18 will have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Now is the time to become more educated on these vaccines, the possible side effects and why this is...

 

Scholarship applications due April 15

The Don Fix Memorial Scholarship is available for the graduates of Haxtun and Holyoke high schools. It is also available for eligible students already attending colleges or trade schools. The Scholarship requirements are a 2.50 grade point average...

 

Kellogg-Ewing-Leavitt merges with CIA - Leavitt Ins. Agency

Kellogg-Ewing-Leavitt Insurance Agency recently announced they have merged with CIA-Leavitt Insurance. Both agencies are Leavitt Group partners and are part of a network of insurance brokers whose collective strength allows members to provide...

 

Tori passes NAFED exams

Craig Tori, employee of Nebraska Safety and Fire Equipment, Inc., recently passed the NAFED Kitchen Fire Extinguishing System exams. By passing this exam Tori has demonstrated superior knowledge of hazards inherent in different occupancies and the...

 

Officially honored

DANA CHINTALA, pictured above with daughters Megan Chintala and Whitney Chintala and wife Lisa Chintala, was recognized in a brief ceremony on Saturday during the Fleming versus Sedgwick County...

 

Preschool screening scheduled in Haxtun

Northeast Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services, in conjunction with Haxtun School District, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages three through five, children who will not attend kindergarten next year and turn...

 

Preschool screening scheduled in Fleming

Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Fleming School District, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages three through five, children who will not attend kindergarten next year and turn three by January 2022. The screen...

 

Virtual drought education series offered

It is no secret that 2020 was dry, and 2021 isn’t starting off well. It is past time to be thinking about drought and its effects on Eastern Colorado. Colorado State University Golden Plains Area Extension, with support of the Yuma and Yuma County...

 

Haxtun honor students named

Haxtun Elementary and Junior High School recently released the list of honor roll students for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Those on the Superintendent’s honor roll with a grade point average with 3.8 and higher are: Fifth grade:...

 

Haxtun HS releases honor roll

Haxtun High School recently released the list of honor roll students for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Those on the Superintendent’s honor roll with a grade point average with 3.8 and higher are: Freshmen: Cassidy Goddard, Brock Mi...

 

Farm Service Agency releases 2021 rates for CREP program

Everyone has heard of the conservation programs that FSA and NRCS offer. And you probably know that the Republican River Water Conservation District offers supplemental contracts for each of these programs. But have you looked into what you could be...

 

Farm Bill webinar set for Feb. 16

The March 15 deadline for farmers to make their ARC/PLC decisions for the 2021 crop year is fast approaching. In an effort to provide growers with the most up to date information needed to make this important decision, Colorado State University...

 

CMHC to host mental health first aid course via Zoom

Mental health challenges — such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use — are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. Centennial...

 

Planning for the 2021 growing & grazing season

How can you make well-informed decisions for summer grazing? We all know that 2020 was a drought year in Colorado. Soils are dry and will need to be refilled. When do we need the moisture for summer grass? How can we plan for the 2021 grazing...

 

Premier FC to return $4.5 million to member-owners in early 2021

Local ag-lending cooperative Premier Farm Credit has announced that they will mail $4.5 million in Cash Patronage Dividend checks to their member-owners in early 2021. “Getting a Cash Patronage Dividend check shows that the borrowers of Premier...

 

Special visitors

BUD BIESEMEIER holds a small goat the Haxtun Health Extended Care Unit in late December. The kids belong to Cyd and Pat Dick and family who brought them in for residents to enjoy....

 

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