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Barking Up The Right Tree; Local Family Partners With ResCare In Dog Biscuit Biz

Posted 12/21/2017

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Christmas comes but once a year, and in the midst of buying gifts for friends and family, furry companions are receiving more and more attention. Mike Weber, owner of Bradley’s Bones, said the totally local business is ensuring pets have healthy treats for the holidays and beyond. 

The business, purchased by Weber, got its start in the kitchen of Leah Bradley nearly a decade ago.  

“Her mother had a dog with cancer and they were limited on what they could give it for treats.  So, she started making these in her home in her oven. The dog loved them. Then she gavesome to the neighbors. And the next thing you know the whole neighborhood is buying dog bones from her,” said Weber. 

Two years ago, Weber said he ran into Bradley, who, along with her business partner and husband were putting in over 100 man-hours a week just baking dog bones. 

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Life-Saving Education To Become Part Of School Curriculum

Posted 12/21/2017


A life-saving addition to curriculum at Hesston High School will be coming due to a vote by the Kansas Board of Education to make CPR training a requirement for high school graduation. 

USD 460 Superintendent Ben Proctor said the change is very new and schools will be working through implementation plans throughout the year. 

“I think it is a great concept and one that we will develop this spring.  So, much more to come on this topic as we develop our plan,” he said. 

Hesston Fire/EMS Director Russ Buller said CPR is one of the most basic but important lifesaving skills. 

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Health Equity Grant Looking For Community-Wide Conversation, Solution

Posted 12/21/2017

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff

Local health leaders are looking for community input on the greatest threats to health in Harvey County with funding from the Kansas Health Foundation.

Marvin Rice, the Community Liason for the Health Equity Grant of Harvey County came to Hesston Public Library Friday afternoon to chat with residents and get feedback on the health issues they are facing. 

“The purpose is improving community health.  Health equity will be accomplished when everyone has the opportunity to reach their full health potential,” Rice said. 

In a community health needs assessment done earlier in the year, Rice said 76 percent of communities with participating focus groups said drug abuse was one of the leading health risks in Harvey County.  This was followed by alcohol abuse and obesity.  

Inequity, he said, is anything that creates a barrier between a person and his or her full potential. 

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City Approves $1.9 Million In Excel IRBs

Posted 12/21/2017

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff

Hesston City Council approved the issuance of $1.9 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds to Excel Industries on Monday, Dec. 11. 

The $1.9 million is the first draw-down of the $10 million, three-year letter of intent approved by Council earlier in the year. 

According to City Attorney JT Klaus, the projects financed with the bonds include significant improvements to security, the human resources office, additions and an IT remodel. 

Some of the building improvements include adding cranes, roof and skylight improvements and office upgrades. 

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Golden Plains Presents Power Club With Christmas Gift

Posted 12/21/2017

GOLDEN Plains Credit Union presented the Swather Power Club with a $1,000 check during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Friday night.HESSTON RECORD PHOTO GOLDEN Plains Credit Union presented the Swather Power Club with a $1,000 check during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Friday night.

Friday evening, Golden Plains Credit Union presented the Swather Power Club with a $1,000 check. 

Roxana Koch, with Golden Plains, presented the check to the Power Club for fourth year. 

“We are doing it credit union-wide with all of our community schools. It’s a great way to support our schools and their activities,” said Koch. 

The funds for the donation came from the sale of Blackout T-shirts, as well as funds from Golden Plains. 

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