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Home Sweet Hesston Has Community Events For Every Age, Interest

Posted 9/14/2017


By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff

Next weekend, Hesston will be buzzing with activities for Home Sweet Hesston. This three-day event incorporates Hesston High’s Homecoming celebration, Hesston College’s Homecoming celebration and Schowalter Villa’s Villa Days.

The daily events, which begin on Wednesday, will have something for everyone in the community to enjoy.



Community Meal

• When: 5-6 p.m.

• Where: Hesston Mennonite Church

• Cost: $6 Home

Sweet Hesston celebrations will be kicked off with a traditional picnic style meal sponsored by the Hesston Community Foundation.

The meal will be served by volunteers from The Citizens State Bank.


• When: 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Hickory Street, north, down Main Street

• Cost: Free

This long-standing community tradition will feature floats from local businesses, civic organizations, non profits and community members. The parade will travel down Main Street headed north. Those interested in participating can find entry forms in The Record or at City Hall. There is no entry fee for this year’s parade.

The deadline for entry into the parade is Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The parade is coordinated by the Hesston Chamber of Commerce. Questions can be directed to Chamber Director Becky Galloway at City Hall.



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No ‘Second’ Guessing For Medallion Seeker

Posted 9/14/2017

HESSTON RECORD STAFFBROOK (Birch) Magar was the lucky hunter in the first Medallion Hunt of Home Sweet Hesston. BROOK (Birch) Magar was the lucky hunter in the first Medallion Hunt of Home Sweet Hesston.

Brook (Birch) Magar from Hesston walked into the Hesston Record office last Thursday afternoon clutching the 2017 Medallion Hunt medallion.

It was hidden at the City Ball Diamond.

Magar, a stay-at-home-mom of two, said she saw the medallion hunt as a great way to explore local parks with her kids.

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Sweeps Winners Claim Cash Prizes

Posted 9/14/2017


The Hesston Record has announced its 2017 Sweepstakes Winners.

This year’s grand prize winners, receiving $250, were long-time subscribers Don and Elnor Stutzman.

“I know we have subscribed since our son was in school, and probably since we got married 50 years ago,” said Elnor.

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Who Will Wear The Crown

Posted 9/14/2017

HESSTON RECORD STAFF2017 Hesston High School Football Homecoming Court.2017 Hesston High School Football Homecoming Court.

Next week, Hesston High students will vote on the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen. This year’s Homecoming Court members are, left to right: Kailey Jo Ince, Reece Nebel, Makaiya Russell, Jacob Penner, Abby Weber, Jonah Rostetter, Kayla Ewert and Jonathan Hinojos.  For student profiles of this year’s court, see page 3 in this week’s edition. 

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How to Tour the World Without Leaving Hesston

Posted 9/14/2017


Have you ever wanted to travel the globe but can’t find money for airfare? Attend the free International Student Cultures Fair at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, in the Community Center of Hesston Mennonite Church.

This event kicks off a week long campus and community Homecoming celebration, which also includes the inauguration of Hesston College's ninth president.

This year, Hesston College is happy to host students from: Albania, Australia, Bahamas, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, France, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Venezuela and of course, the United States.

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