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Hesston Honoring Heroes On Memorial Day

Posted 5/25/2017

Record Staff

Hesston will remember its’ veterans with the 27th Memorial Service in the Hesston   

Cemetery at 11 a.m., Monday, May 29.  

The Master of Ceremony will be Ken Schwanke, a member of the Hesston Veteran’s Memorial Committee. 

The Memorial Address will be given by Rev. Dr. Gary Blaine,  pastor of the Highland Trinity United Church of Christ.

Blaine was born in St. Petersburg, Florida.  He graduated from Florida Southern College and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Emory University.  He has been in ministry since 1975.

Blaine is the chaplain at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado, and the minister of the Trinity United Church of Christ. 

He is a guest columnist for the El Dorado Times Gazette, and is also published in a variety of magazines and his blog.  He enjoys caring for his horses, fly-fishing, and photography.

His address on Memorial Day is, “Warriors are Moral Agents Too.”

The flag will be posted by Neil McChesney with the assistance of the Hesston Boy Scouts. This year the flag will be flown in honor of John McKinley, a decorated Vietnam veteran from Hesston who passed away this year.

 Richard Fulk will read the names of each veteran who has fallen this past year as a floral tribute is being laid at the base of the memorial statue by the local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. 

The invocation and benediction will be led by Rev. Brad Burkholder, pastor of the Mennonite Brethren Church. 

Delvin Wohlgemuth will lead those in attendance the singing of “God Bless America” followed by Lyle Graversen playing “Taps.” This will conclude the service.

Members of the Memorial Day committee are Robert and Chris Carlton; Dick and Karen Fulk; Dennis and Jeannine Hoheisel; Neil McChesney; Michelle and Kent Pfautz; Ken and Jody Schwanke; Donald Typer and Max Unruh.

Please bring lawn chairs for your comfort, because the seating is limited.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Hesston City Shop.

If you have any questions, please call Jeannine Hoheisel at 620-217-9978. 

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SWAG Went The Distance At HES

Posted 5/25/2017

Record StaffMRS. HARDER’S fourth grade class took the trophy for students logging the most miles by a class at 789.25 miles.MRS. HARDER’S fourth grade class took the trophy for students logging the most miles by a class at 789.25 miles.

Hesston Elementary School honored its students on the move this last semester during the SWAG program.

According to Hesston Elementary School Nurse Tammi Krehbiel, students logged 6,216.5 miles.

“We put this into perspective for the kids by telling them it would be similar to walking from Hesston to Orlando, FL then to Washington, D.C., on to New York City and from there to Los Angeles, CA and finally returning to Hesston,” said Krehbiel.

Every student participated in SWAG this year, as the Color Run in April was counted toward SWAG miles and participation. 

This year, a new trophy was awarded to the class with the most miles walked.  Mrs. Harder’s fourth grade class took the trophy with students logging 789.25 miles.


The top ten participants were awarded with a ball of their choosing.

Casey Heinrichs (4th grade) - 121.50 miles - racquetballs

Sarah vanBergeijk (4th grade) - 113.75 miles - 4-square ball

Hunter Diller (4th grade) - 110.00 miles - basketball

Finn Fuqua (4th grade) - 109.75 miles - soccer ball

Noah Hiebert (4th grade) - 105.25 miles - ping pong balls

Tim vanBergeijk (3rd grade) - 104.50 miles - basketball

Eli Haug   (2nd grade) - 104.00 miles - basketball

River Bartel (2nd grade) - 100.50 miles - soccer ball

Rylee Creamer (4th grade) - 89.50 miles - basketball

Emily Celis (4th grade) - 88.50 miles - 4-square ball

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Kids Are Gone Fishin’ On June 1

Posted 5/25/2017

The Hesston Lions Club will offer a free fishing clinic for boys and girls ages 5-12 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, at Lake Vista. 

Fishers will meet at the Hesston Wellness Center parking lot about 10 minutes before heading to the lake. 

Children will learn how to cast and get some fishing tips.  There is a limit of 30 children at the event. Youths must be accompanied by an adult or high school student to help with supervision.

Children are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen and fishing polls or cane polls. The Hesston Lions Club will have extra equipment and bait available.

Hesston Public Library also has a limited supply of rods and reels for rent. 

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Advertise Your Citywide Garage Sale Now

Posted 5/25/2017

Hesston citywide garage sales are June 9-10. The Record is offering garage sale kits to draw people to your sale. The kits include a 40-word advertisement on our garage sale page, signs, balloons and a garage sale tip sheet. The kits are $15. The Record will be promoting the garage sales through area newspapers and websites. The deadline to submit your ad is Monday, June 5 by noon. The list of garage sales will publish June 8 in The Record. A garage sale form is in this edition on page 5.

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