- WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -

Virgil & Eloise Harms chosen for Grand Marshals of the event that started it all Seventy-five years ago, Virgil Harms and Eloise Lundberg were juniors in high school when they made their courtship official at a local event held every year to celebrate the end of corn harvest. Seventy-five years later Virgil and Eloise Harms will be honored as Grand Marshals of the 98th annual Haxtun Corn Festival; the same event where their love story first began.

Haxtun Town Council discusses broken curbs and sidewalks Monday’s Sept. 9 meeting of the Haxtun Town Council posed the question of when to fix broken pieces of sidewalk along Colorado Avenue and if the original engineer who designed the project seven years ago should be notified of the problematic situation.

Ultimate Aldean slated for this year’s Corn Festival concert Things are getting bigger and better at the annual Haxtun Corn Festival! Those with energy to spare after a fun-filled day of activities at Haxtun’s 98th annual Corn Festival on Sept. 28 can rock out to the sounds of a concert featuring The Ultimate Aldean Experience along with an opening set by Jessica McNear.


Corn Festival Grand Marshals


ELOISE AND VIRGIL Harms, life-long Phillips County residents have been chosen for the honor of this year’s Corn Festival Grand Marshals. The couple currently resides in Paoli, where Virgil has been mayor for nearly 60 years. They will lead the 98th annual parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.


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