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 Local    June 16, 2021 

Haxtun FFA members earn honors at State Conventions

Over the past week, Colorado State FFA Conventions occurred in three locations across the State. In Sterling, Brock Miller was recognized for being bronze in the Creed Speaking contest, where he had...

 
 Local    June 16, 2021 

Winners of 19th annual M&M Golf Tournament released

On May 29 the F&H Golf Course played host to the 19th annual M&M Hospice Benefit Golf Tournament. This year's event drew 43 golfers who braved cold and wet conditions in the morning to support this...

 
 By Mishelle Baun    Local    June 9, 2021

NJC Foundation partners with Eastern Colo. Community Fund

The Eastern Colorado Community Fund and Northeastern Junior College Foundation recently announced a new partnership. “Northeastern Junior College Foundation is extremely pleased to have entered into an agreement with the Eastern Colorado Community...

 

Graduates receive scholarships

ANA RESENDIZ, left, and Jordan Alvarez, at right, received the Fleming Library Association Scholarships this year. The two are 2021 graduates of Fleming High School. Resendiz has been a library...

 

HHS students honored for GPAs

Haxtun High School recently announced honor roll students for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year. Students who earned a spot on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll with a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 are: Freshmen: LouAnn Buccelli,...

 

Premier Farm Credit awards double the scholarships in 2021

Premier Farm Credit is giving out double scholarships in 2021. “Students have shown incredible resilience through all the recent challenges and we wanted to go the extra mile in supporting them,” Becky Lenz, Board Chair, said. “Youth are the...

 
 By From NRCS    Local    May 26, 2021

New drought center dashboard steps ranchers through key questions

When faced with developing drought, ranchers often have questions. How severe is this drought? How long could it last? Is this as bad as the last drought we experienced or is it the worst one? What are the chances it rains enough to produce normal fo...

 

Appelhans graduates with doctorate in dental surgery

Dr. Brooke Ashley Appelhans is a May 2021 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Dentistry in Lincoln, Neb. She recently graduated with a doctorate in dental surgery. Brooke...

 

Joey Gerk receives Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship

The Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor Henderson's life-long dedication to teaching and community service. Awards are available to students from Eastern Colorado and...

 

Oliver Agency donates to local Rodeo Bible Camp

As a Farmers Union Service Association agent, Becky Oliver with Oliver Agency ,LLC offices in Haxtun and Julesburg, made a $500 donation to a local nonprofit. She selected the Platte Valley Rodeo Bible Camp as the recipient. Platte Valley RBC is...

 
 By Candie Fix    Local    May 19, 2021

Riley re-registers with HPD

The Haxtun Police Department re-registered William Riley as a registered sex offender within Haxtun’s city limits last week. Riley, 33, lives in the 200 block of East Fletcher Street. Riley is required, by law, to register annually on his date of...

 

HHS awards given last week; Mr. & Miss HHS announced

As the 2020-21 school year winds down, Haxtun High School honored students with an awards ceremony in the gym last week. Below is a list of awards handed out by faculty and staff: Isaac Andersen:...

 
 By Candie Fix    Local    May 19, 2021

Fields of fun!

RICH GERK blows the whistle one last time in a game of tug of war during field day activities last week. Gerk plans to retire after 28 years with the Haxtun School District. Gerk, who taught in the...

 

Foundations and nonprofits to convene at Northeast

Through the Rural Philanthropy Days Program, community leaders and front range foundation staff to convene for a 2.5 day conference More than 100 nonprofit professionals, statewide foundation staff, government leaders and community volunteers will...

 

Northeast Colorado bids farewell to Book Mobile Services

After more than 60 years of service, the Northeast Colorado Bookmobile Services will quietly fade into the pages of history. The mobile library has made its final rounds to area communities and finding homes for the immense collection of books will...

 

Centennial Mental Health Center to host virtual COMET Training

COMET™ (Changing Our Mental and Emotional Trajectory) Training recognizes our rural values of neighbor helping neighbor and communities being their own best resource — especially when concerned about another’s emotional and mental well-being....

 

Hope is key to maintaining mental wellness

Politics, COVID-19 and life itself have created ongoing stress for most of us. While each person’s situation is unique, many are facing similar worries and challenges. We still don’t know exactly what to expect as we move forward, but there is...

 
 By Allie Thompson    Local    May 12, 2021

Incoming FBLA officers inducted at May 5 ceremony

On Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m. the Haxtun Future Business Leaders of American Chapter held the 2020-21 banquet at the Community Center. The banquet consisted of awarding academic letters, district and...

 
 By Holly Kelley    Local    May 5, 2021

Haxtun FCCLA Chapter holds year-end recognition ceremony

Haxtun Chapter of Future Career and Community Leaders of America held an end-of-year recognition ceremony on Thursday, April 29 at the Haxtun Community Center. It had been two years since the last...

 
 By Daniel Palic    Local    May 5, 2021

NRCS recommends planning for conservation

One of our founding fathers, Ben Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This is true for land owner/producers as well. The success of a land owner/producer can be greatly improved with a conservation plan. A...

 

Weighing the benefits and risks of vaccination

Are you thinking about getting a COVID-19 vaccination? In making your decision, it is important to gather all of the information needed and weigh the benefits versus the risks. We currently have three COVID-19 vaccines that have all gone through the...

 
 By Doug Kamery    Local    April 28, 2021

Residential values to increase due to local sales

Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery reports, in early May 2021, Phillips County real property owners will receive a 2021 Notice of Valuation. This document is the result of a countywide reappraisal and reflects changes in market values over a...

 

Biesemeier receives Lions Club award after 55 years of service

Quentin "Bud" Biesemeier was recently honored by Lions Club International with an "Old Monarch" award for 55 years of community service through his membership in the Haxtun Lions Club. Biesemeier...

 

Haxtun FBLA attends virtual leadership conference

The Haxtun High School FBLA Chapter virtually attended the Colorado FBLA State Leadership Experience on April 18-20. Chapter members and family gathered together at the high school to watch the...

 

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...

 

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