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Kropf Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Posted 6/28/2018

In 1948, Ivan Kropf, an intrepid Oregonion, came to Hesston and purchased a small two-person lumber yard.  Today, Kropf Lumber employs 40 people, carries thousands of items of inventory  and is one of the largest lumber yards in Kansas. 

Ken Kropf, the current owner of the business, said his grandfather brought the family to Hesston on a visit to Hesston College. As a sawmill worker, Ivan Kropf stopped into the local lumber yard.  

“In passing, he said, ‘If you ever want to sell, let me know.’” said Kropf.  

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Federally Funded Food Program Ends In Hesston

Posted 6/28/2018

The Title 1 Lunch Program in Hesston has been cancelled. 

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) delivered lunches to the Eastview Garden Apartments and El Rose apartments beginning June 4. 

However, lunches are still available on Monday and Friday from noon to 12:30 at Hesston Mennonite Church.  Whitestone Mennonite Church is also transporting dinners to Eastview Gardens for the Summer Fellowship from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.  

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Rhodes Returns To Old Stomping Grounds

Posted 6/28/2018

Gretchen Rhodes has returned to her hometown to base herself out of her parent’s house while she toGretchen RhodesGretchen Rhodesurs the country singing with Dave Mason and Steve Cropper.  Locally, Rhodes will be performing July 5 at the Stifle Theater in Salina. 

“That is the show I”m most excited about. I haven’t performed here since my Variety Show at Hesston High,” she said. 

Rhodes graduated from Hesston in 1995.  

Rhodes will be using her parents’ Hesston home as her home base through October.  

“We are basing ourselves here, rather than flying back to Hawaii.  Being in central Kansas, centrally located, and it’s nice to be here, a nice change of pace,” she said. 

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