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School Board Tackles Budget, New Hires

Posted 4/30/2013

Record Staff

The USD 460 School Board met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 22.

During the audience comments, Hesston resident Jackie Nelson expressed concerns regarding the process of hiring coaches as teachers.

• The Educational highlight featured business teacher Dori Roth and FBLA National Qualifiers Liz Reimer and Kiley Varney. 

Varney and Reimer gave the presentation that qualified them for national competition.

The second educational highlight was presented by Trevor Foreman, the technology education teacher and sponsor of the robotics program.

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24th Annual Emma Creek Classic

Posted 4/30/2013

By Jackie Nelson

The 24th Annual Emma CreekClassic was run this past weekend. Over 1,000 ladies from 98 Kansas communities and eight different states turned out despite the chilly and damp weather. This year, 95-year-old Ruth Schmidt of Hesston was honored as the oldest finisher of the race.

“We had 1,005 runners this year.  Runner registration went really well the morning of,” said Hesston Recreation Commission Director John Earl.

This year’s Emma Creek had an unusual circumstance that led to the race not qualifying as a certified 5K race.

An inadvertent deviation from the race route left the Classic .3 kilometers short of a 5K race. This slight hiccup did not diminish the runners’ enjoyment of the event.

The runners and walkers on Team Tammy came out to support their long-time friend through medical challenges.

“A woman at our church has a heart condition. We are doing this to strengthen her heart. We are looking forward to the finish line and the camaraderie,” said runner and Team Tammy member Kristy Nattier of Newton.

Melanie McBeth of Newton said the Classic had special significance for her as well.

“I’m a cancer survivor. I’m excited to even get to do this; it’s a big deal for me,” she said. 

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Middle School Participates In Service Day

Posted 4/30/2013

By Jackie Nelson

Monday morning, Hesston Middle School students could be seen across the community participating in volunteer service.

The annual Service Day is an event which engages middle school youth in the community by giving time and talents to local organizations in need of a helping hand.

Hesston Middle School Counselor Jillian Toews said the day is a way to not only benefit local organizations, but help students find a sense of pride in their community.

“We want to teach youth how to be a good citizens.  We need to take care of not only the places in which we live and work, but the people as well. By serving the community in some way, we are hoping to spread a ripple effect of kindness. If that core ethic value is instilled in our kids, and modeled, it will then be continued,” she said.

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Chamber Hires New Director

Posted 4/30/2013

By Jackie Nelson

Becky Galloway has been hired as the New Director of the Hesston Chamber of Commerce. 

Galloway, previously the Director of Membership and Fundraising for the Newton Chamber of Commerce, said she will continue the open-door policy at the Chamber office.

“I’m a little more laid back and will have an open-door policy. I want people to feel comfortable stopping in and visiting,” she said.

Galloway will be open to suggestions on what business and residents expect from the Chamber. 

“I’m looking forward to getting familiar with the community and talking to people and finding out what engages them and what suggestions they have,” she said.

Coming into her new position, Galloway is already gearing up for her first event.

“Party in the Ruff is June 12,” she said.

As a former Chamber director, Galloway said event planning is one of her strong suits.

“I really enjoy events. The planning, organization and dealing with any last-minute changes that always happen. I really thrive on that,” she said.

Galloway said as a resident of Newton, she is familiar with Hesston. 

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