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Local Filmmaker Premiering At Raindance, London

Posted 8/30/2018

This Is Love, created by Hesstonian Shawn Rhodes, will premier at one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals - Raindance in London, England. 

Raindance is listed as No. 11 of the 15 largest and most prestigious film festivals in the world and has been host to the debuts of internationally renowned films. 

“It’s huge, Pulp Fiction had its first showing there; What’s Eating Gilbert Grape; The Blair Witch Project; Ghost World and a bunch of other ones premiered at Raindance,” said Rhodes. 

Rhodes said the film has been nearly two decades in the making. 

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Local Art Featured in Mullet Place at Schowalter Villa

Posted 8/30/2018

Pieces from twelve local artists will be featured in Schowalter Villa’s new assisted living buildingopening on Sept. 7. The interior walls of Mullet Place will be adorned with prairie-inspired art, including a custom piece titled, “Dutch Avenue Cottonwood” by painter Kristin Ediger Goering.

Goering, an artist currently based in Kansas City, grew up in Hesston surrounded by miles of farmland. The custom 36x60 inch painting will feature an iconic Hesston tree rooted just 1 ½ miles west of town on Dutch Avenue. The acrylic painting on canvas will hang in the lounge area of Hesston Bakery & Cafe, located inside the new addition.

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Hesston Public Library Becomes Featured Stop For CKLS Tour

Posted 8/30/2018

“When you’re in Kanas, you can be isolated, and many of our libraries are rural libraries. We want to show what other people are doing and give the ma chance to see other libraries. We have noticed that Hesston is doing great things. The shift for libraries is going beyond the book and into the community,” she said. 

With 43 librarians on the tour, Albers said a small library like Hesston split the group into two parts - 20 librarians on tour and 20 in a book folding and cutting class that has been popular with patrons. 

“Our hope is that some of the libraries with take this activity back to their own communities and offer it as an adult or outreach program - or even as a fundraiser,” said Albers. 


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