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  • Times Past

    Jul 11, 2024

    13 Years Ago July 12, 1939 At a beautiful ring ceremony performed Tuesday morning, July 4, at the Cowiche-Tieton Church in Washington, Miss Elvera Peterson became the bride of Roy Gawith of Freewater, Ore. The bride was graduated from the high school here. At a special meeting of the town council last Wednesday, R.K. Huffman was elected to the position of night marshal in Haxtun. He succeeds A.R. Gray, who held the position for three years. Junior Swisher, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene...

  • Times Past

    Jul 3, 2024

    13 years ago July 5, 1939 Miss Doris August Johnson became the bride of Winston L. Cedarburg of Axtell, Neb., last Sunday in Axtell. The Rev G.A. Peterson officiated at the double-ring ceremony. After keeping the secret for six months, Miss Ellen Finnigsmier and William H. McKellar, former Haxtun young people, announced to relatives and friends this week that they were married Saturday, Dec. 31, of last year in Greeley. Management of the Shirley Hotel at Haxtun changed hands this week when Mrs....

  • Times Past

    Jun 27, 2024

    13 Years ago June 28, 1939 Miss Grace Viela Davis and Mr. Harold Russell Gueck, young people of the Dailey-Haxtun community, were the principals at a June wedding last Sunday, which took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Davis of Dailey. In a setting made colorful by huge baskets of gladioli, the ceremony was performed at three-thirty o'clock by Rev. L.D. Cayton, pastor of the Dailey Evangelical Church. The murder trial at Akron was brought to a close Saturday night...

  • Times Past

    Jun 20, 2024

    13 Years Ago June 21, 1939 The home of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Blake in Haxtun was the scene of a pretty informal wedding Saturday afternoon when their daughter, Miss Goldye, became the bride of Mr. William C. Campbell of Pittsburgh, Penn. T he wedding took place at four o'clock in the presence of immediate relatives and a few friends. The Rev. R.W. Drummond, pastor to the Methodist Church, officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Immediately after a tea following the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell... Full story

  • Times Past

    Jun 13, 2024

    13 years ago June 14, 1939 Death: Viola Hernden, 13, granddaughter of Z.A. Hernden, lost her life by drowning at Oakdale, Calif. Equipment for heating the water in the municipal swimming pool at Haxtun was being adjusted this week, and assurance was given that in the future the water would be warm enough to suit all patrons. Dailey News - Miss Garnet Kennedy, who has been attending teachers' college in Greeley, returned home. Fairfield News ­- Mrs. Emil Cronquist and Lawrence Bjorklun...

  • Times Past

    Jun 6, 2024

    13 years ago June 7, 1939 Aged man dies at Holyoke Sunday: Charles Williamson, 75 years old, passed away Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O.H. Hellen of Holyoke. He was retired farmer who moved here from Collins, Miss. Burial will be in Mississippi. An important business transaction was completed this week when the Town of Haxtun purchased the former First National Bank building for use as a City Hall. Through negotiations with the Board of County Commissioners, the tax...

  • Times Past

    May 30, 2024

    13 years ago May 31, 1939 Highland Center News - The farmers were very surprised when it rained all day Friday. The wheat looks some better. Bill Krueger, who has been attending college at Fort Collins, came to his home at Haxtun this week for a visit. The Haxtun Harvest offers great money-saving bargains on this newspaper, and America's finest magazines. Three dollars for one year of this newspaper and four magazines: This editor's picks, McCall's, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Home and...

  • Times Past

    May 23, 2024

    13 years ago May 24, 1939 Fairfield News - Friends in this community were surprised to learn of the marriage last week of Miss Alice Hadeen to Roy Turvey of Paoli. Philorado News - The million-dollar rain we have been looking for so long hasn't arrived, but we are still hoping. Pictured: An observation balloon Poland is using in the constant vigil on her western frontier. 70 years ago May 26, 1954 Hospital news: Vernal Robert and Leanette Price, children of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Price Jr.,...

  • Times Past

    May 16, 2024

    13 Years Ago May 17, 1939 Graduation exercises this week brought the end of this school year at Haxtun and 35 seniors in the high school received diplomas. Alberta Kassing gave the valedictorian address and Geraldine Dee, salutatorian, also spoke. Seniors: Gerald Anstead, Phyllis Anderson, Byron Bailey, Irma Banks, Jeane Beckmann, Jean Berkey, Nelda Corder, Mary Clark, Reinder DeBuhr, Geraldine Dee, William Drummond, Gwendolyn Erickson, William Gayle, Clair Groover, Alice Hadeen, Georgia Hess,...

  • Times Past

    May 2, 2024

    13 Years Ago May 3, 1939 Saturday has been set for the opening of a new store in Haxtun to be known as the Bauer Cash Grocery. The store is located in the Fairmont Creamery Company building and will be operated by Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Bauer, formerly of Maywood, Neb. Mr. Bauer recently became manager of the Fairmont station here. Musicians in the Haxtun High School band will receive a trip to the national band contest in Colorado Springs next week as a reward for their showing in the state...

  • Times Past

    Apr 24, 2024

    13 years ago April 26, 1939 Vocational agriculture students from Haxtun High School received an average ranking at the state judging contest held last week. Robert Reynolds won significant honors for himself and his school. He was awarded the State Farmer Degree. Dan Ramsay entered in judging poultry and eggs. Lester Seger and Rex Mooney took part in grain judging and crop identification, as well as potato judging. The livestock judging team was composed of Dean Schachterle, Laurie Ramsay and...

  • Times Past

    Apr 18, 2024

    13 Years Ago April 19, 1939 Thousands of farmers and others who own horses in Colorado and nearby states will have their animals vaccinated during the next several weeks to protect them against sleeping sickness. Paoli News - J.A. Miles returned Thursday from Arkansas, where he purchased a farm and expects to move within the next week. Dailey News - Mrs. May Bamford and Opal spent the weekend at the home of Mrs. Bamford's son, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bamford and children. If a man spoke to his wife...

  • Times Past

    Apr 4, 2024

    13 Years Ago April 5, 1939 Work was started this week on the new super-service station that will be built by the Haxtun Cooperative Oil Co. The new building will be located opposite the Shirley Hotel, on lots purchased some time ago by the company. 70 Years Ago April 7, 1954 Hospital news: Roger Hill, small son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Hill, was a medical patient Thursday. He returned home Friday. Kenneth Melburg and Dean Davis were uninjured in a one-car automobile accident shortly after midnight... Full story

  • Times Past

    Mar 28, 2024

    13 Years Ago March 29, 1939 The sale of the Corner Drug Store at Haxtun to L.W. Griffith of Blue Hill, Neb., was announced this week by J.W. Meakins. Paoli News - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brahmstadt wear callers at the Toney Hagen home Sunday evening. Good Hope News - Quite a number of families from this neighborhood were Haxtun shoppers last Saturday night. 70 Years Ago March 31, 1954 Glenn Skold and four other young men, students at North Park College in Chicago, helped rescue a five-year-old lad...

  • Times Past

    Mar 21, 2024

    13 Years Ago March 22, 1939 Proposing that school districts in the west end of Phillips County withdraw from the county high school system and form a union high school at Haxtun, local sponsors of the plan began enlisting support this week. At present, the Haxtun and Holyoke high schools are controlled by a high school committee of four members. Three of the board members live in the Holyoke territory, while the west end of the county has only one representative. 70 Years Ago March 24, 1954...

  • Times Past

    Mar 13, 2024

    13 Years Ago March 15, 1939 Pictured are Haxtun Bulldogs, runners-up in the State Class B basketball tournament in Denver last week. After winning three games, the team was defeated by Alamosa in the finals. Players: Arden Sack, Laurie Ramsay, Harold Ruch, Quintin Bullock, Bill Drummond, Coach C.M. Bertagnolli, Byron Bailey, Everett McConnell, Junior Meakins, Stuart Exstrom and Harold Delander. A raid by the sheriffs office resulted in the confiscation of 10 slot machines, one pinball machine, a...

  • Times Past

    Mar 7, 2024

    13 Years Ago March 8, 1939 After giving Haxtun its first district championship here Saturday night, the high school basketball team left this week to enter the state Class B tournament in Denver. The Bulldogs will play their first game against Cortez, runner-up from the second district in southwestern Colorado. Bill Drummond paced the Bulldogs throughout the tournament, averaging 10 points per game. The combination of Meakins and Sack turned in another good performance on the court. Ruch again p...

  • Times Past

    Feb 29, 2024

    13 Years Ago March 1, 1939 At a beautiful and impressive candlelight ceremony was solemnized at six-thirty o'clock on Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Anderson when their daughter, Miss Violet, was given in marriage to Mr. Bern Trego, son of A.A. Trego. The ceremony was witnessed by the immediate families. The marriage vows were read by Rev. William Pepper of the Methodist Church at Holyoke. Mrs. James R. Birrell entertained at a four o'clock tea Sunday afternoon, honoring...

  • Times Past

    Feb 22, 2024

    13 Years Ago Feb. 22, 1939 Miss Margie Nell of Haxtun and Max Fulsher of Holyoke announced to their friends this week that they were married on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Kimball, Neb. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nell. She was reared at Haxtun and received her education in the schools here. Mr. Fulsher is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Fulsher of Holyoke. He is a graduate of Stanford University in California. Ralph Gale was elected chief of the Haxtun Volunteer Fire Department last...

  • Times Past

    Feb 15, 2024

    13 Years Ago Feb. 15, 1939 After an illness of several years, Mrs. Henry Hofmeister passed away Feb. 9, at 86 years, six months and 21 days. There is a difference in dollars. There is the "tramp" dollar, the dollar that is spent away from home. Then there is the home dollar, with its home circulation, home benefits, home profits. The home dollar continues to multiply itself at home, for her community interests are mutual. Not so with the "tramp" dollar. Once spent, it is gone forever. 70 Years...

  • Times Past

    Feb 8, 2024

    13 Years Ago Feb. 8, 1939 Miss Gladys Spanjer, and Glenn C. Haynes, Haxtun young people, were married last Friday at the home of Rev. E.F. Weaver, pastor of the Brethren Church. The marriage took place at 4:30 o'clock. They were accompanied by Miss Erma Banks, Miss Della Riley, Leo Butte and Clair Spanjer. Dailey News - Mrs. A.A. Fuesz, Miss Golda Ebbert and Miss Kathryn Deboise made a business trip to Sterling Thursday afternoon. 70 years ago Feb. 10, 1954 Fleming News - Members initiated into...

  • Times Past

    Feb 1, 2024

    13 Years Ago Feb. 1, 1939 The Legion Hall will be opened Saturday evening this week for roller skating. John Oxford of Brush will bring his equipment here and expects to operate the rink every Saturday night in the future. Time: 8 to 10:30 o'clock. Admission: 25 cents. Paoli News - Glenn Brundige and Monroe Bell went to Denver last Saturday where they expected to attend the stock show. Fairfield School, primary room: The pupils in our room on the honor roll for the third six weeks were Leonard...

  • Times Past

    Jan 25, 2024

    13 Years Ago Jan. 25, 1939 One of the largest crowds to attend a funeral at Haxtun paid last respects Tuesday to Ray Price, local auctioneer, and resident of the community for over 20 years. A cold Mr. Price had contracted developed into pneumonia, which baffled all efforts to save his life. He was 55 years, seven months and 23 days old. Miss Maude Evans of Holyoke was fatally injured Monday night in a Denver hotel when a bullet that was accidentally discharged from a revolver crashed through...

  • Times Past

    Jan 18, 2024

    13 Years Ago Jan. 18, 1939 "Spring Fever," a farce dealing with college students, was presented last Thursday evening by the junior class. Cast: Irla Pierce, Stuart Exstrom, John Bentson, Robert Reynolds, Merle Monk, Phyllis Knutsen, Maxine Collins, Earl Critchlow, Irene Ahnstedt, Elaine Silvey, Leslie Chryst, Curtis Starkebaum, directed by Miss Marjorie Anderson. Miss Nema Hagemeier, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Hagemeier of south of Haxtun, and David S. Johnson of Sterling were...

  • Times Past

    Jan 11, 2024

    13 Years Ago Jan. 11, 1939 A successful rabbit hunt was held in the area north of Haxtun Tuesday, with an estimated 300 to 350 hunters taking part. In the final checkup, 990 jackrabbits were turned in by hunters. A head-on auto collision in Arizona Sunday afternoon caused serious injury to Delbert Hire, former Haxtun young man now living in Denver. Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Hire received word that their son was hospitalized at Flagstaff, Ariz. His wife is ill in a Denver hospital following a major...

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