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Swathers Packing Up Bots, Headed To World Competition

Posted 4/5/2018

WHO - Ben Hunsberger; Cedon Yoder; Teague Mendola; Chase Jahay; Cole Findley 

WHEN  - April 23-28 

WHERE - Louisville, Kentucky 

COST - $2,000 Registration Fee; Hotel, Food, Gas, Misc. 

DONATE - First Bank  - Worlds Robotics 2018 Account 

DEADLINE - April 22 

 By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff

Five Hesston robotics students have qualified for VEX World Competition in Kentucky and have elected to go, independent of USD 460.  

Two teams consisting of Ben Hunsberger, Cedon Yoder, Teague Mendola and Chase Jahay and Cole Findley will travel to Louisville, Kentucky April 23-29 to take part in the world championship. 

Robotics instructor Trevor Foreman said the 2018 competition may be the last opportunitiy Hesston students have to attend worlds competition. 

“I have heard rumblings that VEX might be moving worlds out of the country and hosting it in China.  This might be the last chance in America for a while,” he said. 

Not only did the teams have to qualify for entry into the competition, paying the registration fee was a major challenge. 

“It costs $957 just to click ‘register’ for each bot. Then you throw in a hotel, gas, food, they’re going to be gone for a week half way across the country,” said Foreman. 

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From $20,000 To $500,000; Kansas MCC Sale Still Going Strong After Half-A-Century

Posted 4/5/2018

By Jim Robb

KMRS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR 

THIS baby and doll quilt measures 36 by 36 inches.  The baby quilt was pieced and machine quilted by Cindi Roth of Hesston. The doll blanket was pieced and quilted by Karen Regier, also of Hesston.  The quilt auction is one of the most popular events at the sale.THIS baby and doll quilt measures 36 by 36 inches. The baby quilt was pieced and machine quilted by Cindi Roth of Hesston. The doll blanket was pieced and quilted by Karen Regier, also of Hesston. The quilt auction is one of the most popular events at the sale.

The Kansas MCC Sale has a long and rich history over its 50 years.  

The first sale was held in Hillsboro at the Marion County Fair Grounds. The churches in the area participating in the MCC Meat Canning project (around 70 churches), were invited to participate in a relief sale to further support the work of God through the Mennonite Central Committee.  

Nine men from Hillsboro, Goessel, and Durham gathered together on Jan. 15 of 1969 to organize and plan for the first MCC relief sale project. This first sale was to be in the spring of the year.  

As the planning occurred it was suggested that the name of the sale sho

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Parkinson’s Patients Find Local Support

Posted 4/5/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month and two Hesstonians, Jim Dunn and Janet Hyndman, are inviting all residents impacted by Parkinson’s to join the Parkinson’s Support Group, which meets every third Monday of each month at the Schowalter Villa Partner’s Parlor, located on the lower level of the Villa Life center. 

The meetings are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for April 16. 

“The group has no budget, but we have had tremendous speakers over the last two years. We had a dentist come and speak last time. Professionals are very willing to come and share what they know about the disease,” said Hyndman. 

Dunn, who has Parkinson’s Disease, received his diagnoses when he was 70-years old and has been living with the disease for the last six years. 

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Hesston Crews Respond To Man Trapped In Burning Car

Posted 4/5/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffAN accident at the intersection of NW36th and Emma Creek Road resulted in the 19-year-old driver being trapped  in his burning vehicle. Hesston Fire/EMS responded to the scene.  AN accident at the intersection of NW36th and Emma Creek Road resulted in the 19-year-old driver being trapped in his burning vehicle. Hesston Fire/EMS responded to the scene.

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, Hesston Fire and EMS crews responded to a vehicle on fire with the driver still trapped inside near the intersection of NW 36th and Emma Creek.  

According to the police report by the Harvey County Sheriffs Office, a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by 19-year-old Skylar T. Price of Moundridge was traveling west on NW 36th when he lost control and overcorrected.  

“[Price] left the roadway to the left and impacted the embankment beside the concrete bridge,” read the report narrative.  

Austin Sontag, a Harvey County Sheriff’s officer as well as Hesston Police Department part-time officer responded to the accident according to the Harvey County Sheriffs report. 

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Gallery Artist Displays Wide-Ranging Talent

Posted 4/5/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffTARAH Clark of Wichita is this month’s featured Walkabout Gallery Artist. Clark’s painting of a pair of boots was a wedding gift to her husband. TARAH Clark of Wichita is this month’s featured Walkabout Gallery Artist. Clark’s painting of a pair of boots was a wedding gift to her husband.

Tarah Clark, as this month’s Walkabout Gallery Artist, has a little bit of everything for everyone among her dozens of acrylic paintings. 

“I’ve been doing this since I was itty-bitty.  It was a skill I was good at. I wasn’t good at school and this was where I thrived. It was always my niche,” said Clark. 

Despite her academic challenges, Clark said she persevered, taking art classes through high school and graduated from college with an art studio degree. 

“What I love about art - it’s like some of those TV shows - you have a beginning that is a blank slate and see what you can turn it in to; like the house design and makeover shows. You’re starting with a complete blank canvas and are able to  just create,” she said. 

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