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 News    May 11, 2022 

Haxtun students pitch entrepreneurial ideas

HAXTUN HIGH SCHOOL business students took part in an Entrepreneur Fair on Wednesday, May 4 including those pictured above Cierra Dick, Nevaeh Dick and Ryan Davis. Davis was awarded $800 for his...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 11, 2022 

June 1 to bring several changes for Town of Haxtun

Several changes are coming as of June 1 for the Town of Haxtun. In addition to a new face at the Town Hall, residents will see a rate increase in sanitation and electric rates. Council members voted on the rate increases last month, but officially pa...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 11, 2022 

PC Commissioners extend wind farm moratorium through Oct. 19

The Phillips County Commissioners extended a moratorium on processing permits relating to construction of any wind farm system or facility in Phillip County. The moratorium is now in place until Oct. 19. The original moratorium was signed and put...

 
 By Allie Thompson    News    May 11, 2022 

Haxtun FBLA qualifies 12 for Nationals

April 17-19 the Haxtun Future Business Leaders of America Chapter attended State FBLA, where students competed in a variety of events and attended many business leadership workshops. Twelve Haxtun...

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 11, 2022 

General Assembly set to adjourn on May 11

The 2022 General Assembly adjourns for the year on Wednesday, May 11, having worked on 655 bills, including 100 introduced in the session’s final month. Among the actions in the last full week: the House reviewed Senate Bill 230, a bill that would...

 
 News    May 4, 2022

Committee announces selection of Grand Marshal

The last weekend in September brings the time-honored tradition of the Haxtun Corn Festival and planning for the 2022 event is under way. The Corn Festival committee, made up of Haxtun Chamber of...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    May 4, 2022

Mark & Dottie Oman celebrate 10 years of Prairie IT

Mark and Dottie Oman recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their local business, Prairie IT. The Haxtun based information technology company marked the April milestone with a celebration...

 
 By Kevin Shaffer    News    May 4, 2022

Addition of sixth basketball classification puts Haxtun back in 2A

During the annual Legislative Council meeting in April, the Colorado High School Activities Association approved a sixth classification for basketball. The change will take place for the coming 2022-23 season so next March, the State will crown six...

 
 By Darci Rodriguez    News    May 4, 2022

Phillips County Fair set to be another wild ride

Phillips County Fair organizers recently announced the schedule for the July 25-31 fair, and the week is packed with events and competitions for the whole family at the fairgrounds in Holyoke. This year’s theme is “Country Pride County Wide....

 
 By Marianne Goodland    News    May 4, 2022

Democrats opt to give commissioners more control in light of financial impact of SB 230

Senate Democrats, faced with a threat of more than 24 hours of debate on a bill on collective bargaining, watered the bill down on April 29th to one that puts more control into the hands of county commissioners. That debate came two days after...

 

HHS & FHS crown prom queens & kings

HAXTUN SENIORS Brooklyn Plumb and Alex Farrell, pictured at left, were crowned Haxtun High School's 2022 Prom Queen and King on Saturday night as junior, seniors and their guests celebrated...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 27, 2022

Haxtun Health election cancelled; Soens to fill seat

The Haxtun Health Board of Directors will remain the same as recent notice of cancellation came regarding upcoming elections to elect one director. Per the notification, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, therefore...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 27, 2022

Haxtun BOE approves official school brand and a pair of resignations

As the current school year winds down Haxtun administration and board members are busy preparing for the start of another next fall. Along with that comes several resignations, the approval of salary schedules for the 2022-33 school year and an...

 

Rewrite of HB 1260 approved unanimously by education committee

A bill to help students with severe behavioral issues and other needs shows just how caught in the middle kids are: on one side, parents who are frustrated with the lack of available medically necessary services for their children with disabilities...

 

Look, there's more!

HALLIE Hiller gets direction from her mom, Kaitlin, at the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning at the Haxtun Park. The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Haxtun High School's National Honor...

 

Frenchman BOE preps for upcoming school year

Frenchman Board of Education members voted on salary schedules for the coming year including those for certified teachers, classified staff and extra duty assignments. The board in Fleming also approved lists of teacher contracts in preparation for t...

 

Betley, Jackson, Landridge and Muller take oath of office

The Fleming Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 13 at the Fleming Town Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Sue Einspahr at 6:31 p.m. The following council members were present: Stefan Betley, Andrew...

 

Illegal ponds and fire suppression efforts raise questions on compliance

Should illegal ponds be tapped to combat wildfires? A month ago, the answer was a clear “yes,” but when Senate Bill 114 came to the House Agriculture, Livestock and Water Committee last week, it wasn’t so clear. The bill is now raising...

 
 By From the SCSO    News    April 20, 2022

HPD aids in Sedg. Co. Sheriff's Office arrest

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into a male party identified as Jimmy Weaver, 34, North Platte, Neb. It was discovered that an arrangement for a meeting between Weaver and an adolescent female for the purpose of...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 13, 2022

Haxtun's water and sanitation rates to increase

Haxtun residents will soon see a rate increase on the electric and sanitation portions of their Town bills. Council members voted to increase rates in those two departments during a Monday, April 4 meeting at the Haxtun Community Center. News of the...

 

Lions Club hosts Chuckwagon

THE HAXTUN Lions Club hosted the 47th annual Chuckwagon Dinner and Show Saturday night. Above, Lions Club members Winston Ham and Lyle and Debby McBride serve dinner. The event began with dinner and...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 13, 2022

Betley takes mayoral race in recent election

Fleming’s Stefan Betley will take on a new role as Mayor. Betley was elected by voters in a polling place election last Tuesday. He has been a part of the Fleming Town Council as a member for the past two consecutive years but served on the...

 
 By Candie Fix    News    April 13, 2022

Thayer takes plea bargain; Judge Killin hands down sentence

Julie R. Thayer appeared in Phillips County Court in front of Judge Kim Killin for sentencing last week. It is the first time Thayer has been inside the court room in front of a Judge following original charges of child abuse and assault last fall....

 

Proposed budget adds $783 million in spending; $503 million intended for education

The Senate wrapped up its work on the 2022-23 State budget, adding a whopping $783 million in new spending, but the bulk of those changes are unlikely to make it to the final version. The biggest change was an amendment from Senators Barbara...

 

Farewell to the former chief

TANYA MAYHEW, former Chief of Police for the Town of Haxtun, received her retired badge from Haxtun Mayor Brandon Biesemeier in an Open House in honor of her retirement on Sunday afternoon, April 10,...

 

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