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Home Sweet Hesston Celebrating This Week!

Posted 9/21/2017

Home Sweet Hesston 2017 Schedule of EventsHome Sweet Hesston 2017 Schedule of Events

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Family Celebrates 10 Years Of The American Dream

Posted 9/21/2017

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff

El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant, owned and operated by Juan Gomez, is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, Sept. 21, with all-day deals on food, prizes and games for children.

El Cerrito - meaning “My little mountain” has been the Gomez family’s American city on a hill.

Gomez and his wife, Maria, immigrated to the United States Feb. 13, 2001.

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Community Foundation Announces Teacher Mini-Grant Awards

Posted 9/21/2017

Record Staff 

The Hesston Community Foundation recently announced the 2016-2017 USD 460 Teacher Mini-Grant recipients. This year, the Community Foundation awarded a total of $3,250 to 17 teachers.

“We allocated $2,500 and got 65 requests,” said Community Foundation Director Susan Lamb.

After a brief discussion amongst board members, the Community Foundation added $750 to the initial figure and funded four more teacher-requests.

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Swathers Face Panthers’ Power

Posted 9/21/2017

Record StaffSwathers entering over the Berm.
Pam Weaver PhotographySwathers entering over the Berm. Pam Weaver Photography

Hesston's players know what to expect when they take the field Friday against Nickerson — a heavy dose of Peyton Kuhns, the 195-pound running back who bulldozed his way to 202 yards against the Swathers last season.

"This is not a you know a normal scheduled homecoming game," head coach Tyson Bauerle said. He noted that teams typically scheduled homecoming around a weaker opponent.

"They're looking pretty darn salty right now," he said about the 2-1 Panthers. "They've got length and they've got athleticism and they play hard."

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High Flying Photography

Posted 9/21/2017

Record Staff

During this year’s Home Sweet Hesston celebration, residents will have occasion to look up as Jace Regier’s drone will be taking to the skies for areal photography of some of this year’s events.

Regier, who is only 13, said he has always had an interest in flying and this has been an extension of his aviation hobby.

“My brother loves to fly and I have the same passion. I love to fly drones instead,” he said.

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City Icon Announces Retirement

Posted 9/21/2017

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffSCHWANKESCHWANKE

One of the most recognizable men in Hesston announced his retirement on Monday, Sept. 11. Ken Schwanke, head of the Parks Department, recently celebrated 25 years working for the City of Hesston. Last Monday, he told City Administrator Gary Emry he will be hanging up his weed whacker for good.

“I’m still not sure of my exact last day. My wife and I are working with KPERS to determine the best last-day. And, I turn 65 on Dec. 24,” he said.

City leaders shared their admiration for Schwanke’s work ethic and commitment to keeping Hesston clean and inviting. Emry said one of his first days of work in Hesston, he saw Schwanke hard at work, keeping the community looking pristine.

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