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Town of Fleming Municipal Election Results

Mayor (1 seat) John Stone - 15 Stefan P. Betley - 55* Town Council Member (3 seats) Bonnie L. Jackson - 63* Andrew J. Muller - 61* William R. Landridge - 58* *Indicates unofficial winner...

 

Haxtun 4th graders pen "Fairness" essays for contest

The Jolley Dozen annually hosts an essay contest with Haxtun fourth grade students; each year selecting a topic for students to write about. This year's topic, titled Fairness, drew three winners in t...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 6, 2022

Schliesser to return to Frenchman BOE table following appointment

Shane Schliesser will take a seat around the Frenchman Board of Education table following his appointment last month. Schliesser fills a roll left vacant several months ago by a pervious member who was elected during November elections but later move...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 6, 2022

Haxtun Health selected for Tier 1 CORH grant

Haxtun Health Board of Directors heard from Dr. Nancy Dickey with the Center for Optimizing Rural Health in a late March meeting last week. The CORH team is part of the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute tasked with ensuring health care...

 

Sonnenberg-sponsored SB 53 faces uncertain future in State House

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, won a surprising 23-10 vote on Senate Bill 53, which would allow a patient in a hospital or nursing home to have a family member visit during a pandemic. The March 29 vote was bipartisan, with 13 Democrats and...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 30, 2022

Haxtun Lions Club annual event set for April 9

After a two-year hiatus due to the recent pandemic, the Haxtun Lion's Club Chuckwagon Dinner and Show is back featuring entertainment by Orion and Stacey Potter. The 47th event is slated for...

 
 By Sara Huss    News    March 30, 2022

Haxtun Health updates long overdue infrastructure

Immune systems, heart and lung functions, joints and ligaments, are typical parts of the human body that the medical team at Haxtun Health works on daily. The inner workings of the body all need to fu...

 

Pandemic bill, Sonnenberg's SB 53, gains approval in State Senate

Emotional stories from Democratic lawmakers who lost loved ones to COVID-19 was enough to garner a preliminary voice of approval on March 25 on a hospital visitation bill from Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, Senate Bill 53 was approved on a...

 

Lock earns Chamber's annual Youth of the Year Award

ALY Lock, right, received the Haxtun Chamber of Commerce Youth of the Year Award last Monday night at the Chamber's annual banquet. Pictured with Lock is Interim Chamber Director Kelcie Yockey. Turn...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 23, 2022

Two seek mayoral spot

Fleming residents will be tasked with selecting a new mayor next month. As current Mayor Sue Einsphar rounds out her final term at the helm of the Fleming Town Council, two current council members have returned petitions to fill her spot. John Stone...

 

Municipal election to be held Tuesday, April 5

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 15 at the Fleming Town Hall. The regularly scheduled meeting for March 9 was postponed due to inclement weather. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Sue Einspahr...

 

Salyards joins Premier Farm Credit as Director of Marketing & Communications

Premier Farm Credit recently announced the addition of Lee Salyards as Director of Marketing and Communications. "We are pleased to have Lee join our team. Her strong marketing and sales background...

 

HB 1129, income tax surplus bill, clears House Finance Committee

Representative Rod Pelton, R-Cheyenne Wells, scored a bipartisan victory in the House Finance Committee on March 17, with approval of House Bill 1129. The bill sets up a one-time income tax credit of surplus general funds — the dollars the state ge...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 23, 2022

Several of Haxtun's finest honored at annual banquet

Haxtun Chamber of Commerce Interim Director Kelcie Yockey hosted the organization's annual banquet last Monday, March 14 at the Haxtun Community Center. Two dozen community members attended the event...

 

Lady Wildcats make 3rd place showing at State

THE LADY WILDCATS of Fleming took third place in last weekend's State Basketball Tournament. Members of the team are pictured front row (l-r), Ciana Lousberg, Siena Donnelson, Madi Serrato, Whitney...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 16, 2022

Town of Haxtun looks at ways to finance curb & gutter replacements in conjunction with street project

As the Town of Haxtun prepares for a major street project later this year, discussion surrounding curb and gutter replacement along those streets has begun. According to Superintendent Ron Carpenter, he recently sent letters to 18 residents who have...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 16, 2022

Haxtun BOE preps for next school year with assignments, calendar & contract

Preparation for the 2022-23 school year is in full-force as board members continue to discuss personnel assignments for the coming year. In addition to approving re-assignments and a coaching position for next year, the Haxtun Board of Education...

 

Controlled burn bill, "Darcy's Last Call Act," heads to Appropriations Committee

Farmers and ranchers would be required to notify their local fire departments when they do controlled burns, under a bill that won approval from the House Energy and Environment Committee last week. House Bill 1132 would apply to anyone attempting a...

 

Champions' success etched in stone

THE 2021 State Champion Haxtun Bulldogs received their commemorative rings in a special ceremony on Sunday evening, March 6. The Bulldogs won the 8-Man State Football Championship Title in November...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 9, 2022

Pace discusses intentions & support of SB 22-125

Eastern plains hospitals, including Haxtun Health, are backing the introduction of Collaboration Bill SB 22-125. Prime sponsors of the bill include Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, Sterling, and Representative Perry Will, District 57. Chief Executive...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    March 9, 2022

Larreau to serve New Hope Church in Haxtun as Associate Pastor

Colorado native Don Larreau is the new Associate Pastor of the New Hope Church in Haxtun. Many local residents may know the New Hope Church at the corner of Colorado Avenue and Bryan Street as the for...

 

Ag & Natural Resources Committee rejects pesticide regulation bill

The State Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee resoundingly rejected a bill that would have allowed local governments to regulate pesticide use in their communities, after a nine-hour hearing and 93 witnesses. The bill’s sponsors,...

 
 By Andrew Nygaard    News    March 9, 2022

Signal improvements mean less interference to free antenna TV service

Changes have been in the works to make antenna TV viewing in the area better for residents. The Region One Translator Association TV service provides free antenna TV to Phillips, Yuma and Sedgwick...

 
 By Jean Gray    News    March 9, 2022

Fran Gilliland happily remains a "small-town girl" after 100 years

Fran (Ruzicka) Gilliland lived the first 20-plus years of her life in Plainview, a town with a population of just over 1,300 that is "tucked" into the northeast corner of Nebraska between South...

 

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