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Posted 6/9/2017

HARVEY County Road and Bridge is working along Ridge Road within Hesston city limits. The project is a mill and overlay on the outside lanes of Ridge Road.  The mill will be complete by the end of the week and overlaying will begin next week. 

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First Summer Cinema Experience This Weekend

Posted 6/8/2017

Hesston Record Staff

This Saturday, Hesston residents will have the chance to take in a movie under the stars.  This Saturday’s movie, Disney’s latest hit, Moana, sponsored by Golden Plains Credit Union, will be on the box truck big screen at 606 Commerce Drive, south of BMG.

The movie will begin at dusk. Residents are encouraged to bring a canned good for admission to the film.

All canned goods and non-perishable items will be donated to the Hesston Resource Center.

Residents are welcome to bring coolers to the event. However, glass bottles, alcohol and pets are not allowed.

Hesston Women’s Civic Club will be selling sweet treats for movie-goers.

Hesston Chamber Director Becky Galloway said she was “extremely excited” about the first-time event.

“We had nearly 3,000 views when we posted on social media. So it looks like we have a whole lot of interest,” she said.

Galloway added she has been working with the new high definition projector to prevent any technical difficulties.

“It looks awesome and I really appreciate our sponsors for this,” she said.

Hesston Record Publisher Robb Reeves said community involvement beyond bringing readers the news was an important mission for the business.

“These quality movies are going to be a fun event for the town this summer. We are excited to be part of it and invite everyone to come out,” he said.

Galloway added Disney’s Moana, staring Dwayne Johnson, is currently one of the most popular movies in the U.S. 

The animated family-friendly film was released in 2016 and is rated PG. Runtime is 1 hour, 47 minutes. 

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Book Walks Back At Dyck Arboretum

Posted 6/8/2017

Record Staff

 Hesston Public Library and Dyck Arboretum are encouraging residents to get out and walk their way through a story with the Book Walk, part of the Summer Reading Program.

Hesston Public Library Director Libby Albers said the Book Walk, in its second year, is a chance for readers to experience a story while getting some exercise.

The purpose of the Book Walk is to get folks engaged with reading in a fun and unique way.  We are also hoping to lure folks out to the beautiful Dyck Arboretum.  It is a great way to read a book and enjoy the prairie at the same time,” she said.

Albers said titles will be changed regularly so readers will have new books as they walk the arboretum.  The first book is “Roberto The Insect Architect by Nana Laden. 

We choose books that connect to the national summer reading theme - ‘Build a Better World.’  All the books this year are connected to either building, art, or nature,” said Albers. 

The success of last year’s Book Walk, as well as requests from patrons prompted Albers to bring the program back for a second year.

“They were a big hit!  We are grateful to the Dyck Arboretum for their continued partnership with us and allowing us to place our BookWalk signs along their trail again,” she said.

Albers said 174 families turned in Book Walk challenge sheets last year.

“This only records the number of folks who entered the challenge, and is a very, very low estimate of the BookWalk participants,” she said.

While the program is part of the Summer Reading Program for children, Albers received positive feedback from adults who walk the arboretum.

“Although we choose the books for a child-friendly audience, we heard back from numerous adults that they enjoyed the Book Walks,” she said.

With titles rotating every fortnight, Albers encouraged readers to get out and see what books will be part of the program throughout June and July.

“I would love to have participants discover that reading can happen in fun and exciting ways,” she said. 

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Cleanup Day June 17

Posted 6/8/2017

Record Staff

On Saturday, June 17, residents will have the opportunity to put additional items on the curb for Citywide Cleanup Day. 

According to Nisly Brothers, Hesston’s trash provider, residents may place additional items by the curb for pickup.

Items must be placed by the curb by 7 a.m. Saturday morning.  There are some restrictions on what may be placed near the curb for pick-up. All trash items must be placed in a disposable containers such as boxes or bags. Loose piles of trash will not be collected.

Residents will also have the opportunity to rent large trash containers from Nisly upon request. 

Residents with questions about materials or for container rentals may contact Nisly Brothers at 620- 662-6561 or toll free at (866) 662-6561.


Cleanup Day Items

• Boxes

• Household clean up

• Junk furniture

• Mattresses

• Other bulky items

• Appliances and other small metal items


Items that will not be picked up

• Business trash

• Construction trash

• Plaster and drywall

• Roofing material

• Concrete

• Tires

• Household hazardous waste

• Loose piles of trash

If you have any of the above items that are not included in the cleanup, you

may call Nisly Brothers at 620- 662-6561 or toll free at (866) 662-6561.

Large containers may be rented from Nisly’s

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Incumbents Only Residents Registered For Local Elections

Posted 6/8/2017

Record Staff

Local leadership seats will be filled with familiar faces for the next four years.

June 1 was the deadline for interested residents to register to be on the ballot for three USD 460 School Board seats, two City Council seats and the mayor. 

As of June 1, sitting members of the city council, Jason Jones and Brad Unruh, were the only two individuals who had filed for election to the council.

Current Mayor Dave Kauffman was the only person to register to be on the ballot.

The three individuals filed for school board positions are also sitting members: Lane Frick, Susan Rostetter and Zach Weaver.

Voter registration for the November election ends on Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

Early voting for the elections begins Oct. 24, and will continue through 2 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Elections will take place on Nov. 7, and elected officials will begin new terms on Jan. 8, 2018.

All school board positions are held for four years.

Both City Council positions and the Mayorship are four-year terms, beginning Jan. 8, 2018. 

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