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Hesston Record 9.11


Hesston Record 9.11

STATE

Posted 3/13/2014

 

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Ultimate Prom Giveaway Winners

Posted 3/13/2014

Record Staff

ALLY Short and her date, Christian Graber, were the lucky winners of The Hesston Record’s first-ever Ultimate Prom Giveaway.  The lucky couple received over $200 in goods and services donated by local sponsors Studio 400, A Cut Above, The Wild Geranium and Shutterworks Photography.  

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Go Green Leprechaun Chase

Posted 3/13/2014

Record Staff

The Dyck Arboreutm of the Plains will host the annual Go Green Leprechaun Chase on Saturday, March

15.  

This year, a 10K race has been added to the festivities. Check-in for the 10K begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The two-mile race check-in will begin at 9:15 a.m. with the race beginning at 10 a.m.

Race participants of all ages are invited to run, walk, jog or skip the course.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, participants are invited to participate in a green-themed costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for: Greenest Costume: The Color Green; Greenest Costume: Recycled Materials and Best Group Costume.

In addition to the races, there will be a Pot-o-Gold Limerick Search, the bicycle raffle and green smoothies for sale by Orange Julius. 

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Lions Club, Hesston Vet Team Up To Tackle Pet Vaccinations, Registrations

Posted 3/13/2014

By Jackie Nelson

The Hesston Lions Club is hosting the annual Rabies and Registration clinic on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Lions Club will be issuing City registration tags for dogs and cats.

Registration fees for spayed or neutered dogs and cats are $3 at the clinic.

Registration for non-spayed and non-neutered pets is $15

March 31 marks the end of the grace-period for City pet registration. Fees for registration increase $.50 per month registration has lapsed.

Rabies vaccinations will also be available at the clinic. A one-year vaccination is $12 for dogs and cats.  A two-year vaccination will be $18. 

In addition to rabies vaccinations Hesston Vet Clinic will be offering parvo vaccinations for $18; kennel cough vaccinations for $12; a feline booster shot for feline distemper for $18 and feline leukemia booster for $18.   The clinic will also be offering a check of intestinal worms for $8 and heartworm testing for $18.

According to Lions Club member Ken Schwanke, last year the club issued 19 dog tags and 11 cat tags issued for City pet registration. 

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Death Penalty, School Funding And State finances Up For Debate

Posted 3/13/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Representative Don Schroeder said there is still a future for a bill expediting the death penalty in Kansas, school funding will become a major issue and the State will be in the red in three years at the Legislative Coffee hosted on Saturday at the Hesston Area Senior Center.

“People are still analyzing school funding. It’s much more about student outcomes than it is about how much we are spending. If they are achieving outcomes, that doesn’t translate into the total money spent on education.  I’ve been talking about it for a few years, the way the Legislature is doing its cutting on the weighted formula – which is what the Equal Education Opportunity formula is about – so the schools with lower valuations have the same opportunity as the wealthy,” he said.

Schroeder cautioned the Supreme Court funding does not equate dollars coming in at a local level.

“It will, in many cases, be a shift from local property tax to state funding. It could, but it won’t necessarily, translate.  It is a little hazardous to guess what the legislature will do,” he said.

Schroeder added the decision to shift funding responsibility toward the State will be a boon for rural districts.

In addition to discussing school funding, the move to funding all-day kindergarten has been well received.

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