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May 17, 2018 The Hesston RecordMay 17, 2018 The Hesston Record

Family-Owned Business Stepping Up To Fill The Grocery Gap

Posted 4/26/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffDENNIS Perry and his wife are the co-owners of the Moundridge Market. The pair hope to fill the gap left by the closure of Weaver Grocers. 
DENNIS Perry and his wife are the co-owners of the Moundridge Market. The pair hope to fill the gap left by the closure of Weaver Grocers.

Dennis Perry  has been committed to the grocery industry since 1972.  His parents, grocers in the Sedgwick County area, owned three stores, and Perry grew up pushing carts and working cash registers.  

Perry began managing a store in Clay Center, but then moved to Ellsworth and manned the local store for 23 years before he made the move to purchase his own store – Moundridge Market – in 2007. Since then, he and his wife have kept the family-owned business running. 

“I grew up in it. It’s been in my blood all these years. I like dealing with customers and working with everyone,” he said. Perry quipped, “And, I guess I don’t know any better.” 

Moundridge Market is hoping to step in and fill the gap left by Weaver  Grocer. As the nearest locally-owned grocer, Perry said Moundridge Market not only supplies groceries, but gives personal service and supports the local community. 

“We’re a locally owned store. We give back to the community and try to hire high school-types and train them and help them learn about jobs,” he said. 

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Wet Weather Doesn’t Dampen Prom Spirits

Posted 4/26/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffSWATHERS danced the night away on Saturday night, undeterred by the rain.  For more Prom coverageSWATHERS danced the night away on Saturday night, undeterred by the rain. For more Prom coverage

While wet weather was not what many students envision for prom night, Swathers, dressed to the nines, made due with alternative plans. 

Several attendees said the rain washed out pre-prom photo plans, moving photo shoots scheduled to be outside indoors. 

“We were going to Botanica, and went to the Wichita Art Museaum,” said Luke Arrasmith. 

His date, Ally Weaver added, “Everyone was there; it was the place to be.” 

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Nebel Breaks Ancient Record Held by Pastor

Posted 4/26/2018

By Blake Spurney

Hesston Record Staff

Kurt Horst walked the halls of Hesston High School last week and noticed his name already had been effaced from the board listing track superlatives.

“They’ve already changed it,” he said about what previously had been the oldest track record on the books. “Nobody will see me again.”

Horst, 65, won the Class 2A state high jump title by clearing 6 feet, 5 inches in May 1971. The record he set that day would last nearly 47 years.

Reese Nebel established a new mark of 6-5 1/4 at the Central Kansas Track League meet in Goessel. In doing so, he improved his personal-best height by 4 1/2 inches in less than a week. He can thank the prescience of assistant coach Vanessa Schroeder for earning a spot in the record book.

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Stuckey Starting 29th Emma Creek Classic

Posted 4/26/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff

Sue Stuckey will be the race starter for this year’s Emma Creek Classic.  The 71-year-old is one of only two women who have participated in every Emma Creek Classic for the last 29 years.  

As a racer, Stuckey said she was pleased to find a race that was all about the run, rather than funds. 

“After the first few races, it just became something to look forward to and not have to raise money for a cause. It was a way to compete against myself, walking & jogging, to see if I could improve my time,” she said. 

Stuckey began the Classic with the help of friend Paula Paton, the Community Education Coordinator for the Hesston Recreation Commission. 

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Kauffman Awarded Mayor Of The Year

Posted 4/26/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffPHOTO BY L. KAUFFMAN
DAVE Kauffman was awarded Mayor of the Year by the Kansas Mayors Association.PHOTO BY L. KAUFFMAN DAVE Kauffman was awarded Mayor of the Year by the Kansas Mayors Association.

Kauffman arrived in Topeka, unaware he had been selected to receive recognition. 

“It was a complete surprise. I thought I had been invited to speak on a panel discussion. I didn’t even know that I was on the ballot,” he said. 

Emry said he has been impressed with Kauffman’s leadership style of empowering staff and community members to shape Hesston. 

“In my four years working with Mayor Kauffman, he has  demonstrated the high character of a servant leader, a person who fully understands he is working for the public, not mastering the public. His leadership style fits well with municipal management. He empowers people to do their job, expects high results, rewards achievement, and maintains accountability,” said Emry. 

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