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Enrollment Numbers Looking Up For USD 460

Posted 8/9/2018

This year, Hesston Schools are looking at a slight increase in enrollment, according to Superintendent Ben Proctor. With 825 students enrolled for the 2018-19 school year, Proctor said the number is up from the official headcount of 815 last year. 

“Each building is averaging right around 63 to 64 per grade level, even though we have a few larger classes spread through K-12. Everyone is really spread out,” said Proctor. 

He added in previous years there had been more high school students per grade, “but we have seen that balance out.” 

This year’s unofficial enrollment bump comes from a combination of new families and out-of-district enrollment. 

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HAS Dishing Out On Sundae Monday

Posted 8/9/2018

Hesston Area Senior Center (HAS) is inviting people to chill out and take in some informational programming with their Sundae Mondays, which being Monday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.. 

HAS Center will provide a full ice cream sundae bar – complete with nuts, sprinkles, whipped cream and the cherry on top!” said HAS Director Marla Sharp.

Sharp said the Sundae Mondays are an adaptation of the monthly Health Luncheons. 

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Owens Takes District 74 Election

Posted 8/9/2018

Tuesday night challenger Stephen Owens ended incumbent Don Shroeder’s 12 year tenure as District 74 Representative winning 54 percent of the ballots cast in the district. 

As precincts reported, Owens carried 10 boxes while Schroeder won five in Harvey County.  

In McPherson County, Owens bested Schroeder 191 to 138 votes. 

Marion County swung for Owens with 587 votes to 533 for Schroeder.  Peabody had not reported as of press deadline on Tuesday night. 

A total of 3478 ballots were cast in the race. 

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