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95 years ago - Oct. 2, 1925


September 23, 2020

(Herald file photo from Thursday, Sept. 22, 1983)

HOMECOMING ROYALTY was crowned Friday night at the Fleming-Otis football game. From left are junior attendants Paul Brownell and Bonnie Atkin, homecoming queen Denise Kirkwood, homecoming king Gary Vandenbark, freshman-sophomore attendants Matt Johnson and Kathy Schaefer. Crownbearers were Kim Brekel and Amber Mekelburg.

95 years ago

Oct. 2, 1925

The Haxtun Harvest

Fairfield News - Mrs. Gene Peterson entertained a number of her friends at dinner Sunday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ahnstedt, Howard James, Wil Smith and Francis Ahnstedt.

Daily News - Dr. Kinzie and Ira Kyger are in Wyoming at present enjoying a hunting trip.

Ford Community News - Mr. and Mrs. Hackett enjoyed a pleasant visit from Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Fisher of Fleming Sunday. Mrs. Fisher is an old friend of the family.

The showing of the farm products at the Haxtun Corn Festival Wednesday was the largest and most varied in the history of the Festival. The quality of products displayed showed consistent improvement over previous year.

85 years ago

Sept. 25, 1935

The Haxtun Harvest

Two young men are among students at Colorado State College, Fort Collins, who have been appointed cadet officers for the coming year in the ROTC. Laurence Schachterle has received appointment as corporal and Harlan Russell received appointment as sergeant.

The first few thousand trees in the biggest forestry project ever attempted, President Roosevelt's plains shelterbelt, have been planted. The intentios is to hand plant a zone 100 miles wide and 1,000 miles long extending from the Canadian border down through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and into the Texas panhandle. The purpose of the shelterbelt is to serve as a windbreak and retard the sweep of the wind that as caused wind erosion and a general sapping of the moisture from the land.

Mrs. Grace Lapp, 45, years of age, passed away at a hospital in Haxtun, Monday morning, Sept 23, 1935. About two years ago she had a serious attack of pneumonia and never completely recovered from this illness.

An unusually large number of Haxtun young people are continuing their education this year. Students who will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder include Goldye Blake, Junior Radford, Wesley McCune, Arvid Wedi, Earl Dean Donaldson, Portia Lubchenco, Verne Dunbar, Ben Birrell, Clara and Wayne Mock, Dailey. Caroline Hartwell expects to attend Western State College at Gunnison. Miss Ruth Scott left Sunday for Greeley where she will attend college during the coming term.

40 years ago

Sept. 25, 1980

The Haxtun Herald

The original Cornpickers from the 1930 Fleming Fall Festival were honored Saturday at the 50th anniversary of the event.

A truck operated by a Fleming man was destroyed when it overturned on U. S. 6 three miles west of Haxtun early Friday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Richard, John Maddox, operating the truck was not injured.

Edwin Alexander and Velma Finnigsmier were united in marriage September 13, at the Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roy Pfaltzgraff performing the double-ring ceremony.

Shelly Burton and John Anderson were speakers on Wednesday to the Haxtun High School General Business Class. The students showed slides and told of their experiences at the Co-op Youth Leadership Conference which they attended last summer in Liberty, Missouri. John explained the fundamentals of a cooperative as a form of business and the importance of cooperatives in our community.

Fleming News - Fleming Homecoming Royalty were Denise Kirkwood, queen Rhonda Kirkwood and Gina Kirkwood. Bryan Morison was named king and attendants were Paul Markiewicz and Tom Bornhoft.

Mrs. Lee Acott's Saturday birthday anniversary was honored Sunday in the home of Mrs. Gladys Hartway with a dinner. Helping her celebrate were her husband, Lee, Mrs. Ada Grace Rudel and Mrs. and Mrs. L. W. Brownell.

The Fleming Senior Citizens are now enjoying their Meet and Eat at the school. On Tuesday Doug Price the director of N. E. Colorado Area Agency of Aging was there and after lunch, spoke to the group.

The Fleming First National Bank held an open house for its new drive up addition to the bank on Sunday. There were 350 registered for the affair from Fleming and many surrounding communities and one lady from Alaska. In the drawing the $100 savings account was won by Mrs. Clyde Saylor and the $50 savings by Jodi Loos.

20 years ago

Sept. 27, 2000

The Haxtun-Fleming Herald

Trees in Haxtun drooped with the heavy snow that fell throughout Saturday night and Sunday morning. While the snow was hard to measure because much of it melted as quickly as it fell, the moisture content measured 76 hundredths of an inch in town. Nearly all of the snow had melted by Sunday night, but residents awoke to find frozen vegetation on Monday morning.

The first Ken Kurtzer Walker mower obstacle course contest will be held on Sept. 30, during Haxtun's annual Corn Festival. The new contest is being held to memorialize Kurtzer, who died tragically on June 27 while trying to rescue his nephew who had fallen into a grain bin. He was well known for his philanthropy to the citizens of Haxtun.

Fleming Royalty for the year 2000 homecoming are: Tommy Unrein, Amanda Anderson, King Dwight Bivins, Queen Rachel Francis, Danielle Klug and Jeff Waterman. Representing a younger version of royalty this year were Tanner Serrato and Khadijah McClinton from the Fleming kindergarten class.

10 years ago

Sept. 29, 2010

The Haxtun-Fleming Herald

Haxtun Extended Care Unit crowned their 2010 Corn Festival King and Queen on Thursday, Sept. 23. They crowned this year's Queen Vanita Hinde and King Phil Edwards.

Grace Gibson and Jack Bornhoft were crowned 2010 Little Mr. and Miss Corn Festival on Saturday afternoon. Grace hopes to grow up to be a cheerleader and Jack a police officer.


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