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Culture Fair Brings Out Best Of Lark International Cuisine

Posted 3/8/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffHESSTON College President Joseph Manickam enjoyed dishes and chatted with students during the Culture Fair. HESSTON College President Joseph Manickam enjoyed dishes and chatted with students during the Culture Fair.

Sunday evening, Hesstonians were treated to cuisine from around the world at the Hesston College Culture Fair. The event, held each year, featured students from various nations sharing a traditional dish for attendees to sample. 

Dishes ranged from classic Japanese rice balls to famous Colombian and Ethiopian coffee to Albanian byrek.  

Hesston College President Joseph Manickam said the event was a reflection of Lark diversity and character. 

“It is identifying who we are. It is living out who we are here and wanting to expand and do more. It helps us as a college to share with the community a little bit of a taste of what the world is like out there. The world has come here and we want to celebrate that,” he s aid. 

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­­­Swather Robotics Hosts State’s Largest Tournament Yet

Posted 3/8/2018


Robot Skills Champions: Aaron Isaacs & Zach Bollinger 

Judges Award: Jeb Carlson 

Excellence Award: Aaron Friesen & Courage DeMoss 

Tournament Champion Alliance: Zach Bollinger & Aaron Isaacs, Cole Finley & Christian Johnson, Chase Jaha


Hesston Record Staff

The Swather robotics team had more students qualify for State competition, taking place this Saturday, March 10 at the Hutchinson Mall. Competition will begin at 9:30 a.m. and state championship rounds beginning after the noon hour. 

On Saturday, Feb. 24, Hesston hosted 48 teams representing over a dozen schools in the last tournament before state.  

“The tournament was originally planned to be hosted at the Wichita State University Heskett Center. However, winter weather and school cancellations cause the tournament to be re-located to Hesston rather than being postponed a week. 

“Originally there were 62 teams signed up from 20 schools, which was incredible.  We only had 48 teams able to make it, which was still the largest competition in state history,” said Foreman. 

Foreman had 48 hours to prepare Hesston High to host the tournament - including a concession stand and securing the gymnasium.  

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Artist Club Featured At Walkabout Gallery

Posted 3/8/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff Charlene JacksCharlene Jacks
Darlene SchroederDarlene Schroeder

Judy YatesJudy Yates


Carol EckCarol EckThis month the Schowalter Villa Painting Club has supplied dozens of pieces of art for the Walkabout Gallery. 

Each of the artists discovered their skills and honed their brushes through meeting every Thursday morning to paint together and provide feedback for each other as artists. 

This month, artists Carol Eck, Sherry Dreier, Charlene Jacks, Judy Yates and Darlene Schroeder are all featured in this month’s gallery. 

Eck, who has been a member of the art club for nearly a decade said while she is not a trained artist, she enjoys painting scenes that are familiar to her.  

One of Eck’s pieces features the bridge crossing the small creek running into the Dyck Arboretum pond. 

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HHS Giving Away Yearbooks

Posted 3/8/2018

Hesston Record Staff

Hesston High School has a plethora of old yearbooks it is needing to give away to anyone that will take them. 

Anyone interested in picking up a year book would just need to stop in the front office during school hours.

The following years are available for free pickup. 












Schowalter Villa Seeking Local Art

Posted 3/8/2018

For The Record

Schowalter Villa is calling for local art to be considered for display in the retirement community’s new assisted living addition set to open in August of this year.

Submissions must be created by a local artist and/or the art piece must be symbolic of Hesston or south central Kansas. Bluestem Communities is committed to purchasing original art celebrating the talent, history, heritage, and the diversity of the people who live at Bluestem Communities and in the local area, as well as art that celebrates the Kansas landscape and local attractions.

 “We desire to celebrate local artistic talent by establishing a meaningful collection of fine art by local artisans in several key areas within the new building,” said Treva Greaser, Schowalter Villa Executive Director. “We recognize the powerful influence of artwork in health care and community living settings.”

Submissions must be made by April 29. No late entries will be accepted. Visit for rules, specifications and how to enter. Please call 620-327-3402 with any questions.