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2024 State Champion

HAXTUN JUNIOR Grant Statz won the Championship match in the 157-pound division of the 2A State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17. Statz went 4-0 at the State Tournament and finished the...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 22, 2024 

Six arrested following Friday morning pursuit

Six individuals were arrested southwest of Fleming Friday following a pursuit that began in Washington County early that morning. According to information from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, two of the six that were arrested included juveniles...

 

Fleming resident organizing Junk Jaunt

The Fleming Town Council held their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 14. Mayor Stefan Betley called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The following council members were present: Andrew Muller, Bill Langridge, Suzanne Wales, Alex Gapter and Bonnie...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 22, 2024 

Goddard signs with Black Hills State University

A successful career in high school track and field has afforded Cassidy Goddard, Haxtun High School senior, the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level. Goddard signed a letter of intent to...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    February 22, 2024 

Changes announced in PC Road & Bridge dept.

The retiring Mike Salyards will spend his last day on the job as the Phillips County Road and Bridge Department Manager on Thursday, Feb. 29. He has been employed with the County since 1985. At the Feb. 9 Phillips County Board of County...

 

Demoratic sponsored HB 1178 to give local control to pesticide regulations

Democratic lawmakers at the State Capitol have started their efforts to allow local governments to regulate pesticides, despite testimony from farmers and their allies that pests and weeds don’t respect county boundaries. House Bill 1178,...

 

Second place Regional showing

MEMBERS OF the Sedgwick County/Fleming boys' wrestling team who took home the runner-up plaque from last weekend's 2A Region 1 Tournament are pictured (l-r), Levi Reichman, Zach Statz, Ryan Davis,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 15, 2024

Jon Brammer appointed to Haxtun Town Council

The Haxtun Town Council has a new member sitting around the meeting table. Jon Brammer was appointed to fill a vacancy left by former council member Dean Anderson. Anderson filled a council position for nearly a year, being appointed in February...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    February 15, 2024

Commissioners approve exemption request for Centennial Farm

During the Jan. 31 meeting of the Phillips County Board of County Commissioners, the board held a public hearing to consider the subdivision exemption request from Timothy and Arlene Carper to divide a 12.8-acre parcel of land from a 160-acre...

 

Jolley Dozen essay winners announced

The Jolley Dozen Club annually hosts an essay contest with Haxtun and Holyoke fourth grade students. Each year a topic is selected for students to write about. This year's topic, Citizenship, drew...

 

Legislature looks at mental health programs for farmers & ranchers

By Marianne Goodland Legislative reporter The State Senate this week took on the issue of behavioral health in rural Colorado, with two measures designed to help farmers and ranchers with mental health programs and providers. Senator Perry Will,...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 15, 2024

Kelley signs to play football

Haxtun senior Kailin Kelley signed a letter of intent to extend his football career with Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan. next fall. The 2024 Haxtun graduate has been a part of the Bulldog...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 15, 2024

Colglazier signs with KW

Keegan Colglazier, Haxtun High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play college football in Salina, Kan. at Kansas Wesleyan University in the fall. The upcoming graduate played four years...

 

Haxtun FBLA competes at District Leadership Conf.

Haxtun Future Business Leaders of America recently competed at the District Leadership Conference at Northeastern Junior College. The following students placed in the top 10: First place:...

 
 By JR Krueger    News    February 8, 2024

Commissioners support scholarships, equipment requests

At its Jan. 19 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners met with Mattie Haney, representing the Northeastern Junior College Foundation. She spoke about the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative and requested a letter of support from the...

 

Students learn brain health through CSU Extension program

Colorado State University Extension's Family and Consumer Science Department recently worked with Haxtun Elementary School's third and fourth grade students to encourage them to take a proactive...

 

Raw milk sales tops legislative agenda

Farmers who want to sell raw milk directly to consumers are one step closer to being able to do it legally. A bill co-sponsored by Senators Byron Pelton, R-Sterling, and Dylan Roberts, D-Frisco, recently won a unanimous vote from the Senate...

 
 By Sara Huss    News    February 8, 2024

Haxtun Health announces participation in Colorado ALTO Project with aim of reducing opioid administration in ED

Haxtun Health has joined the Colorado ALTO (alternative to opioids) Project to reduce the administration of opioids in the hospital’s emergency department. Haxtun Health’s goal is to improve pain management for its patients and return them to a m...

 

Engle earns 100th victory

HAXTUN JUNIOR Scotty Engle, center, is pictured with his parents Joy and Scott Engle following his 100th high school career win on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Medicine Valley Invitational in Curtis, Neb....

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 1, 2024

Core Beliefs approved by Haxtun Board of Education

The purchase of two new busses, approval of the District’s Core Beliefs, changes in salary schedules to reflect the change in minimum wage and several new hires topped agenda items in two Haxtun Board of Education meetings last week. The regular...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    February 1, 2024

Keller brothers to fill positions at Haxtun Health beginning this spring

Chief Executive Officer Dewane Pace announced the addition of an orthopedic surgeon and physician’s assistant to the care team at Haxtun Health. The brother duo from Fort Morgan plan to begin services in Haxtun this spring. As part of his report...

 
 By From PCED    News    February 1, 2024

PCED partners with Designs By Fergie for rebranding

Phillips County Economic Development recently announced a major milestone in its evolution, marked by a dynamic rebranding initiative in collaboration with Designs By Fergie, a local marketing firm....

 

CPW comes under fire following release of depredatory wolves

Lawmakers had strong criticism for the staff of Colorado Parks and Wildlife over their handling of the release of the first five wolves under the Front Range voter-approved wolf restoration plan.  The comments about how the release was mishandled...

 

Spelling Bee winners

HAXTUN'S top spellers from this year's Spelling Bee held on Jan. 11 are pictured (l-r), Angel Grilli, first, Leah Edwards, second, Kira Christensen, third, and alternate Bella Hill. The four will...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    January 25, 2024

Fleming Schools works to complete BEST application

Several new hires, the approval of a new speaker system at the football field, updates to the classified salary schedule and a brief update on the pending BEST grant application process all topped agenda items in an hour and a half meeting of the...

 

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