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    Dec 7, 2023

    13 Years Ago Dec. 21, 1938 At a dinner party given Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Birrell, an announcement was made of the marriage of Miss Esther Ewing and James R. Birrell. The wedding took place on Friday, May 20, at Raton, N.M., but the announcement was not made until this week. Dailey News - The Dailey basketball team went to Sunol, Neb., Tuesday evening. The first team was defeated by Sunol's Mustangs, but the second team was victorious. A large crowd of spectators...

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    Nov 30, 2023

    13 Years Ago Dec. 7, 1938 A beautiful home wedding occurred Thanksgiving Day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fetzer when Miss Clara Fetzer became the bride of Fred Schuman of Loveland. Seven brothers and three sisters were present to attend the wedding. The ceremony was performed at 12 o'clock by the Rev. L.D. Cayton of Dailey. In an announcement received here this week, relatives and friends of Lawrence Brooks learned of his marriage to Miss Maxine Smith. The wedding took place on...

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    Nov 23, 2023

    13 Years Ago Nov. 30, 1938 People of this community made up a large attendance at the dedication of the new high school gymnasium-auditorium here Tuesday evening. Completion of the building marks the fulfillment of a long-recognized need for the school and community. Haxtun is justly proud of the new modern building, made possible through a bond issue and a PWA grant. Mary Frances Church, 29, the wife of Henry Church, passed away Wednesday night at midnight at her home 11 miles south and three...

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    Nov 16, 2023

    13 Years Ago Nov. 23, 1938 Miss Ruth Price and Veylerd Baker, Haxtun young people, were married Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of the bride. The ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. R.W. Drummond of the Methodist Church, with members of the families in attendance. The bride is the daughter of Ray Price, and is a young woman of pleasing personality. She was reared in the Haxtun community and was graduated from the Haxtun High School in 1937. Mr. Baker is the son of Mr. and Mrs....

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    Nov 9, 2023

    13 Years Ago Nov. 16, 1938 Death summoned Peter Nordholm, 79, homesteader south of Haxtun. Realizing the increasing demand for more and better public school music teachers, Floyd Prouty, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Prouty of Haxtun, has selected music as his major at Colorado State College of Education in Greeley. He is a freshman this year. There are 100 music majors on the campus this quarter. Bryant News - There will be a community Thanksgiving dinner at the hall Thanksgiving Day. Everyone is...

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    Nov 2, 2023

    13 Years Ago Nov. 9, 1938 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Chryst, pictured, who observed their 57th wedding anniversary here on Thursday, Nov. 3, have been residents of Haxtun for 20 years. Mrs. Chryst will be 78 on her next birthday. Her father lost his life in the Civil War in 1863. Mr. Chryst is 79 years old. Election returns from the counties of Phillips, Sedgwick and Logan have practically assured the election of Fred M. Swisher, Democrat, as state senator from the 12th District. Other results:...

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    Oct 26, 2023

    13 Years Ago Nov. 2, 1938 A baby girl was born Thursday (Oct. 27, 1938) to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Reitz of Sedgwick. The mother and baby are at the Mooney Hospital here. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hoschouer are the parents of a baby boy, born last week at their home. Fred M. Swisher, Democratic candidate for state senator, is seeking office for the first time in next Tuesday is general election from the 12th senatorial district, comprising the counties of Phillips, Sedgwick and Logan. Vote for Mrs. Margaret...

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    Oct 19, 2023

    13 Years Ago Oct. 26, 1938 By husking 15.46 bushels of corn in 80 minutes, Herald Glenn was winner of the annual Logan County corn-husking contest held in Fleming last Friday. Philip Lambert was second. A contest for women was a new feature this year and five women took part in the event. Mrs. Esther Einspahr was winner with 5.95 bushels husked in 60 minutes. Bryant news – Sam Wengert is driving a Ford V-8 pick up. Fairfield News - The Misses Agnes, Violet and Wilma Anderson, Doris Oliver, Dorot...

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    Oct 12, 2023

    13 Years Ago Oct. 19, 1938 While on a campaigning trip in this part of the state, U.S. senator Alva B. Adams visited Haxtun for a short time last Friday, and was entertained at a luncheon at the Haxtun Café. Bryant News - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ewers are the parents of a baby boy born at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Sterling. Fairfield News - We each have a music book in which we copy songs that we have learned to play on the harmonica. 70 Years Ago Oct. 21, 1953 Without a doubt, no single...

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    Oct 5, 2023

    13 Years Ago Oct. 12, 1938 Members and friends of the Fairfield Evangelical Covenant Church will take part in a Golden Jubilee this week, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the church's organization. Philorado News - Wilbur Hohn and Harvey Gall left for Hillrose Monday morning to truck beets. Bryant News - Those who attended the Corn Festival in Haxtun Wednesday were Mr. and Mrs. George Weers and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew, Nordholm, Mrs. Clara Freemyer and...

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    Sep 28, 2023

    13 Years Ago Oct. 5, 1938 Miss Maxine Thatcher of Holyoke and Clifford Smith of Haxtun were married in Holyoke last Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28. The ceremony was performed by County Judge A.T. Searle. Friends of the couple gave them a charivari Sunday evening. Death brought an end to the long illness and patient suffering of Mrs. T.E. Breezely last Sunday morning at her home near Dailey. Her age was 46 years, two months, and 20 days. H.B. Radford received a letter last week stating that he...

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    Sep 21, 2023

    13 Years Ago Sept. 28, 1938 Accidental discharge of a shotgun in an automobile caused injury Monday evening to Charles Scholl, a farmer living six miles south and one and one-half miles west of Paoli. Mr. Scholl was taken to a hospital at Holyoke, where an operation was performed. It was believed that the injured arm could be saved by physicians. A public sale to be held Monday is being advertised by John Westerman at the farm eight miles south of Paoli. Included on the list are 19 head of...

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    Sep 14, 2023

    13 Years Ago Sept. 21, 1938 About 4,060 wheat growers in Colorado have applied for wheat insurance policies under the government's crop insurance program, with 403 in Phillips County, 303 in Sedgwick County and 275 in Yuma County. Midway News - Sowing wheat and putting up hay is the order of the day in this community for the farmers. Premium list for Corn Festival: Best 10 ears yellow dent corn, first, $10; second $7.50; third, five dollars; fourth, $2.50. Best 10 ears white corn, first, $7;...

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    Sep 7, 2023

    13 Years Ago Sept. 14, 1938 William F. Bock, a Yuma County farmer, has realized a satisfactory profit from a $2.55 investment in hogs. While marketing some sales last week, Mr. Bock said that in the fall of 1934, he had a cream check for $2.55. Fifteen sow pigs were bought with his check, 12 head at 15 cents each and three head at 25 cents each. It will be recalled that 1934 was a drought year when a scarcity of feed occurred. Mr. Bock did not have any grain; but as he was milking some cows, he...

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    Aug 31, 2023

    13 Years Ago Sept. 7, 1938 Miss Nina Tenney, formerly of Haxtun, and Frank Rueter of Wauneta, Neb., were married last Sunday afternoon at Lincoln, Neb. The ceremony was performed by a Methodist minister of that place. Instructors in the rural schools, by district are as follows: Everett Harte, 1; Mrs. Mae Tremaine, 3; Minerva Nelson, 6; Minerva Flaker, 7; Mrs. LeRoy Austin, 8; Lucille Colglazier, 19; Mrs. Mary Olson, 11; Mrs. Dan Young, 10; Alice Fair, 12; Ethel Harmon, 14; Geraldine Morgan, 16;...

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    Aug 24, 2023

    13 Years Ago Aug. 31, 1938 Miss Laurel Brooks and Dale Critchlow, popular young people of Haxtun, were married in Sterling Wednesday afternoon of this week. The ceremony was performed at four o'clock at the Methodist parsonage by the raft. Howard L. Elston. Attendance were miss Florence Johnson and Dean Garrett. Daily News - Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kennedy are the proud parents of a baby boy born Aug. 26 at the Mooney hospital. The baby has been named Gary Maurice. North County Line News - the...

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    Aug 17, 2023

    13 Years Ago Aug. 17, 1938 Everything is in readiness for the opening of the Phillips County Fair for Aug. 22, 23 and 24. The entertainment includes novelty races, horse races, motorcycle races, band concerts, free acts, attractions, dances and baseball games. The rates for grandstand, bleachers and quarter stretch are 10 and 35 cents in the afternoon and five and 10 cents in the evening. Assurance was given that night football games will be held at Haxtun this fall, following action of the...

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    Aug 10, 2023

    13 Years Ago Aug. 10, 1938 Miss Eileen Riley of Haxtun and Floyd Royle of Fleming, were married in Sterling last Sunday at the Methodist parsonage. The Rev. H.L. Elston perform the ceremony. Friday of next week is Circus Day in Haxtun with Barney Bros. three-ring wild animal circus coming to town. Regular admission price is 30 cents and 60 cents, but by obtaining guest tickets from merchants, the price is 15 cents on a child's ticket and 30 on an adult ticket. North County Line News - Threshing...

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    Aug 3, 2023

    13 Years Ago Aug. 3, 1938 At a dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Verne Cronquist in Longmont on Friday evening, July 22, Herbert Meakins Jr. and Miss Lorene Tyler, the honored guests, announced that they were to be married the following day. Friends here have received an announcement of the marriage of Miss Louise Lucille Newman, teacher in the Haxtun High School and William F. Greenlee Jr. The wedding took place last Sunday at Imperial, Neb. Miss Edith Damrow and John Lundberg of McCook, Neb., recen...

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    Jul 27, 2023

    13 Years Ago July 27, 1938 Mrs. Arlie Crossland was brought to the Mooney hospital Monday morning, suffering from burns she received when a gasoline stove exploded at her home south of Paoli. Old-age pensions were paid to 158 persons in Phillips County in the month of July with the average payment of $30.13. Two persons received aid for the blind amounting to $45. Word has been received here that Virgil Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Miller, was married Saturday, July 16, Pasadena, Calif....

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    Jul 20, 2023

    13 Years Ago July 20, 1938 Collision of an automobile, and a truck at the intersection six miles south of Paoli resulted in the death Tuesday of James Adcock, and serious injury to Arch Josh. Mr. Josh's daughters, Florabelle, 9 and Virginia, 13, who were riding in the backseat, escaped with bruises and slight cuts. Mr. Adcock lived on a farm 18 miles south of Paoli. He was 65 years of age and a bachelor. Arch Josh died in Holyoke early Thursday morning from his injuries. After purchasing the...

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    Jul 13, 2023

    13 Years Ago July 13, 1938 Dairymen and other person to handle milk and cream for commercial purposes have been warned by Dairy Commissioner W.H. Skitt that syrup pails, large cans, cooking utensils, cans without covers, galvanized pails and cans, or other containers that cannot be properly washed and sterilized are not proper containers for cream and milk. A.B. Stauffer suffered an injury last Sunday that, it was feared, would cause him to lose the sight of his eye. He was working on machinery...

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    Jul 6, 2023

    13 Years Ago July 6, 1938 Laurence Nelson Skold of Haxtun was one of 25 Colorado men to receive an appointment to the U.S. Army Reserve Corps with the rank of second lieutenant. He is the brother of C.A. Skold. The eight-year-old son of John Woodmancy of Holyoke, lost the sight in one of his eyes Monday night when he was struck by a firecracker. Vic Thomas also suffered an injury to his eye when he was hit by a firecracker thrown by another person. Found guilty of driving an automobile while...

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    Jun 29, 2023

    13 Years Ago June 29, 1938 Among those from the Haxtun community who attended the field day at the Akron station were Lennie Ahnstedt, Bill Beckman, Dean Schachterle, Irving Schachterle, Laurie Ramsay Rex Edwards, Robert Reynolds, C.W. Scofield, Stanley Dee, Clarence Rhodes, C.C. Ruch, Francis Ahnstedt, Gust Anderson, John Anderson and Carol Lydin. Rev. Mack W. Hicks, new pastor of the church of the Nazarene in Haxtun, delivered his first sermon here last Sunday. He will succeed Rev. L.O....

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    Jun 22, 2023

    13 Years Ago June 22, 1938 The last teaching vacancy in the Haxtun High School was filled recently when Miss Marjorie Anderson of Holyoke was selected to teach English for the coming term. She comes to Haxtun from the New Raymer school system. She is the daughter of Ralph Anderson of Holyoke. Philorado News - Norman Starkebaum is visiting at home for a short time before summer school begins. Good Hope News - Mrs. Frank Daily is at the Howard Lindgren home, taking care of Mrs. Lindgren and Glendo...

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