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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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    Jun 15, 2023

    13 Years Ago June 15, 1938 At the last quarterly conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Haxtun, held here last Sunday, the attendance ranked with the largest in the Greeley District this year. By a standing vote, the Rev. Alexander Bryans was given a unanimous invitation to return as pastor for another year. Answering a charge of reckless driving with a plea of guilty, Claire Groover was fined five dollars and costs in Justice of the Peace R.C. Kautter's court here Tuesday afternoon....

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    Jun 7, 2023

    13 Years Ago June 8, 1938 With members of their family and a few friends in attendance, Miss Margaret Bledsoe of Fleming and Wilbur Atkins of Haxtun were married Sunday morning at the Community Church in Fleming. The ceremony was performed at seven o'clock by the pastor, Rev. L.A. Hoerauf. Postmaster Tom C. Crist of Haxtun was nominated for reappointment to the office at Haxtun this week. His name was among the nominations sent to the Senate by President Roosevelt. 70 Years Ago June 10, 1953...

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    May 31, 2023

    13 Years Ago June 1, 1938 H.M. Clements, Phillips County sheriff, was seeking Wednesday the whereabouts of L.M. Dietz, itinerant sign painter, who worked at Haxtun for several days the past week. Dietz is said to have raised the amount of a check given him and it is believed that he left the community in a borrowed car. The check, in the amount of two dollars, was given to Dietz by John Kirchofer. The sign painter raised the amount on the check to $10 and cashed it at the Shell service station,...

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    May 24, 2023

    13 Years Ago May 25, 1938 Air mail letters, mailed at Haxtun last Wednesday and Thursday were dispatched by plane here Thursday morning through facilities of a special one-day mail service. Between 75 and 100 letters made up the pouch of mail picked up at Haxtun, according to Tom C. Crist, local postmaster. Several good rain fell through this section of the state during the past week to aid, farming, and soil conditions. Prospects have improved again this week, and the farming region looks...

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    May 17, 2023

    13 Years Ago May 18, 1938 Dr. Limus Maurice Raring, Haxtun physician, passed away at a Sterling hospital Saturday afternoon. He had not fully recovered from an attack of influenza. He was taken to Sterling in the ambulance Friday suffering from pneumonia, which illness caused his death. Gracie Allen and George Burns and Martha Raye head the All-Star cast of the new paramount musical comedy, "College Swing," which comes to the Rialto Theater Friday and Saturday. They are assisted by Bob Hope,...

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    May 10, 2023

    13 Years Ago May 11, 1938 Good progress is being made on construction of the high school gymnasium at Haxtun and bricklayers are expected to complete their work by the end of the week. 70 Years Ago May 13, 1953 Mrs. Gus Beckman and her son Everett, former Haxtun residents, both passed away at their homes in Denver following heart attacks. The mother's death was evidently caused from the shock of learning that her son, 48, had suffered a heart attack. Lee Bamford of Wenatchee, Wash., is expected...

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    May 3, 2023

    13 Years Ago April 27, 1938 A variety of weather, including rain, wind and dust storms, was experienced in the Haxtun region this week, with two to seven inches of moisture falling. During the wind storm here, Tuesday evening, a tornado struck a schoolhouse near Oshkosh, Neb., killing three children and injuring two others. Billy, Leroy Hielscher, infant son of Mr. and Mrs., William Hielscher, passed away at the home of his parents four miles southwest of Haxtun last Sunday. He was four months...

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    Apr 26, 2023

    13 Years Ago April 20, 1938 Mrs. Ella Sharpe entertained with a lovely Easter breakfast at her home Sunday morning. Guests were Mesdames C.W. Schofield, Carl Zeigler, Grover Clark, Gordon McIntyre, Milton Cooper, Harold Rumin of Denver, and Mrs. Esther Ewing and Maxine Gale. The Dunbar twins, former high school athletes, here, competed for Colorado University in a dual track meet against Wyoming U last Saturday. Boyd Dunbar was winner of the half-mile run with a time of 2:05.6 Lloyd Dunbar place...

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    Apr 19, 2023

    13 Years Ago April 13, 1938 Resignations were received from John B. Nauman, teacher of the seventh grade, and Ruby Bellamy, first grade instructor. Only one of these vacancies will be filled, however, as the staff is being reduced from nine to eight teachers. C.A. Skold will teach academic subjects in addition to his duties as principal. H.E. Anderson of Willard is an addition to the staff. No change was made in salaries of teachers for the coming year. Highland Center News - The blizzard of...

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    Apr 12, 2023

    13 Years Ago April 6, 1938 M.G. Talcott of Sunol, Neb., has been engaged as principal of the Haxtun High School for the term beginning the next fall. He will succeed John A. Grant. Last Wednesday the members of the committee went to Sunol and visit at the school, its patrons and board members. Those making the trip: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Koch, R.O. McDorman, Walter Bryant, Mrs. Gladys Hofmeister and C.W. Richards. The board recently purchased 1,000 Chinese Elms for the grounds with work done by...

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    Apr 5, 2023

    13 Years Ago March 30, 1938 Haxtun voters will have the choice between two candidates for mayor in the Tuesday election: O.K. Clark and Ralph L. Scott. Three of the six candidates for trustee were nominated and endorsed by both the Citizens' and Progressive parties. They are A.J. Ahnstedt, W.L. Bamford, E.M. Harrell, Leonard Sharp, M.E. Thornhill and B.B. Williams. Paoli News - Mr. and Mrs. Gus Holstein and Mr. and Mrs. Toney Hagan spent Saturday in Wray, where they take health treatments....

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    Mar 29, 2023

    13 Years Ago March 23, 1938 In honor of their 70th wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. McConnell, were given a surprise party last Wednesday, March 16, by their neighbors and friends. Guests: Mr. and Mrs. Claud Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Goddard, Mr. and Mrs. Dana Archbold, and Mr. and Mrs. Abner Dunbar. Closing a successful basketball season, the Dailey High School team won the Logan County Tournament, which took place in Sterling last weekend. The title gives Dailey...

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    Mar 22, 2023

    13 Years Ago March 16, 1938 Kenneth Lyle Alberts, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Alberts of Paoli, passed away Saturday morning at his home. The little boy had suffered poor health during the greater part of his lifetime. Overcome by escaping fumes from a hot water heater, Dr. and Mrs. W.E. Mooney and son Kenneth, became violently ill at their home here Saturday evening. Those stricken were received by nurses at the Mooney hospital. The hot water heater used gasoline as fuel. Miss Iris...

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    Mar 15, 2023

    13 Years Ago March 9,1938 Fitzgerald's Café will be opened to the public this coming Saturday, it has been announced by L.E. Fitzgerald, the proprietor. The business is located in the Fitzgerald building. Dailey News - Callers at the Dale Kennedy home Thursday night were Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Augenstein, Mr. and Mrs. V.E. Kennedy and Phyllis, and Mrs. Harold, Kennedy and son Keith. 70 Years Ago March 11, 1953 The Town of Haxtun recently purchased a used diesel-type Adams motor grader at a sale at...

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    Mar 8, 2023

    13 Years Ago March 2, 1928 Miss Margaret Vay Chryst of this city and George Thompson of Venango, Neb., were married at Holyoke Friday, Feb. 18, by County Judge A.T. Searle, in the presence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred, Chryst, and brother, Wayne. At a quiet ceremony here Tuesday morning, Miss Cora Talbert of Haxtun, and Mr. Andrew Beal of Holyoke, were married by the Rev. E.F. Weaver. The wedding took place at the Brethren parsonage at 10 o'clock. Announcements have been received...

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    Mar 1, 2023

    13 Years Ago Feb. 23, 1938 Mrs. Elizabeth Skold, wife of Lloyd Skold, and the mother of two small children, was summoned by death Monday evening of this week at Mercy Hospital in Denver. She passed away on her fifth anniversary. She was 28 years of age last August, and was born in reared at Mound City, Missouri. Her two sons are Glen, age four, and Melvin, age one. Beginning March 1, the Haxtun State Bank will remain open during the noon hour and will close one hour earlier in the afternoon....

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    Feb 22, 2023

    13 Years Ago Feb. 16, 1938 E.E. Cronquist and W.L. Garretson will hold a farm sale on Saturday of this week at the farm one-half mile north of Haxtun. The list is headed by 24 head of milk cows. Forty head of livestock, farm machinery and equipment will be sold at an auction Monday by Henry Dillehay and Clarence Sullivan at the farm one-half mile west of Paoli on the highway. The list includes 12 head of horses. Miss Helen Trego, and Arvid O. Anderson were the principals in a pretty wedding, whi...

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    Feb 15, 2023

    13 Years Ago Feb. 9, 1938 Dr. H.R. Rasor, who for several months has been in charge of the McKnight hospital at Haxtun, suspended his medical practice here last week and returned to Crook where he will reopen his office. It has not been learned whether or not the McKnight hospital here will continue to operate. Charles Spry, well-known Phillips County farmer for more than 20 years, passed away last Thursday at his home two miles east of Paoli. He was past 70 years of age. A rabbit drive will be...

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    Feb 8, 2023

    13 Years Ago Feb. 2, 1938 Included in the cast of the annual junior class play Rex Mooney, Everett McConnell, Jeane Beckman, Georgibelle Smith, Mary Clark, Junior Meakins, Phyllis Anderson, Reinder Deburh and Jean Young. "Broadway Bound" is the name of the play set for Thursday night of next week at the Rialto Theater. Sub-zero weather visited Haxtun for a brief spell this week, but the storm was of short duration. The cold spell was discomforting to residence of this community, especially so...

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    Feb 1, 2023

    13 Years Ago Jan. 26, 1938 A public sale is being advertised for next Monday by John B. Cooler two and one-half miles south and one and one-half miles west of Fleming. The list includes six head of horses, 11 head of cattle and farm machinery. Numerous items of household furniture, chickens, feed, hay and other farm equipment will be disposed of at auction with Ray Price, auctioneer. Harvey Stenmark of Denver was awarded the contract to build the new high school gymnasium at Haxtun. His base...

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    Jan 25, 2023

    13 Years Ago Jan. 19, 1938 For the fourth successive year, S.J. Meakins of Haxtun was elected president of the Sterling Production Credit Association at its annual meeting. H.M. McKinney of Yuma was reelected vice president L.C. Rodgers of Sterling was again chosen secretary and treasurer. Mrs. John Atkins presented The Harvest with an egg Saturday that is, without a doubt, a champion. Laid by a Rhode Island red hen, the egg measures seven and one-quarter by eight and a half inches in circumfere...

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