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Hesston Mennonite Church Keeping Kids Fed This Summer

Posted 5/30/2018

TIME: Noon to 12:30 

DATES: June 4 - Aug 6 

DAYS: Monday and Friday 

LOCATION: Hesston Mennonite Church Education Hall 

TARGETING: Children 18 and under

 

Hesston Mennonite Church, a recipient of a Hesston Community Foundation grant, will be providing lunches to children across Hesston at the church on Mondays and Fridays.  

Keli Wray, one of the volunteers for the program, said her adult Sunday School class at Hesston Mennonite Church felt called to make a difference. 

“We applied for and received one of the grants through the Community Foundation, and that money will provide for the actual food costs, including our Sunday School class that will provide making the food, serving and doing the dishes,” said Wray. 

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Community Movie Nights Coming Soon

Posted 5/30/2018

This summer, Hesstonians will again be able to experience the evenings of star-studded entertainment during the Summer Movie Nights. 

The Hesston Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with The Hesston Record will be hosting Summer Movie Nights beginning on June 8 with Dwane Johnson’s latest hit, Jumanji, which is rated PG-13.   

The movies will begin at sunset in front of BMG, along Commerce Drive.  Jumanji (PG-13) will play June 8 at sundown. Jumanji (PG-13) will play June 8 at sundown.

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Residents Invited To Strategic Planning Meeting

Posted 5/30/2018

What: Community Strategic Planning Meeting 

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm             

Date: June 6, 2018

Location: High School

Who: Any Resident In City Limits 

 

Community members are invited to help determine the next five years of planning for the Hesston Community. 

City Administrator Gary Emry said a Strategic Planning session will be hosted on June 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hesston High School.  Any resident living within Hesston city limits is invited to attend. 

Emry said the session is a chance for all Hesstonians to gather and discuss the future of the community. No topics have been pre-determined, and community members will drive the conversation. 

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Clean Out For Citywide Garage Sales

Posted 5/30/2018

Hesston Citywide Garage Sales are Friday and Saturday, June 8-9.

The Record is offering a garage sales kit to draw people to your sale. The kit includes two signs, balloons, and an ad in our special garage sale edition. The kits are $15.

Deadline to get a kit and an ad is Monday, June 4 at noon. To get a kit, come by the Record office at 345 Old Highway 81, next to First Bank.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Woman Injured In Vehicle, Pedestrian Accident

Posted 5/25/2018

On Tuesday, May 22, Hesston residents were involved in a vehicle verses pedestrian accident in the 7000 block of NW 72nd Street, about one mile west of Hesston on Hickory Street.  

The accident occurred at 7:55 p.m. and was dispatched at 7:59 p.m., according to Harvey County Sheriff Chad Gay. 

According to Gay a truck driven by Jean Ellsworth, 49, of Hesston was traveling eastbound on the dirt road. Two runners - Brooke Beckeman and Dylan Anderson - were running “in the middle of the road,” also eastbound, said Gay. 

According to Gay, Anderson heard the vehicle approaching and attempted to push Beckeman out of the way and toward the south ditch. 

“He ended up pushing her in the wrong direction and she ended up getting hit by the pickup,” said Gay. 

Beckeman was struck by the truck and fell to the ground.  Gay said, “It sounds like she may have a concussion and maybe a broken hip. I would say she sustained some fairly serious injuries.” 

Beckeman was transported to St. Francis Medical Center by Hesston EMS. 

According to Gay, no citations were issued to the runners or driver.  Gay added he did not believe speed or negligence to be factors in the accident. 

“This was just a really unfortunate accident,” said Gay. 

Schroeder Facing Opposition In Primary

Posted 5/24/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff OWENSOWENS   SCHROEDER SCHROEDER

Kansas District 74 Representative Don Schroeder will have an opponent in the August Republican primary election.   Hesston resident Stephen Owens has filed to run for the seat also.

Schroeder has held the seat since 2007 and ran unopposed in the last election.  He has filed for office again to try and hold his seat. Schroeder said he did not file through petition but paid the $50 filing fee. 

Owens filed through petition, needing 198 signatures to secure a place on the ballot. However, Owens said he came up “a few signatures short” despite having submitted a form with 198 signatures. 

“It was due to technical issues, and they never tell you what they were, but we ended up having to pay the filing fee,” said Owens. 

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Library Ready To Rock Out S.R.P.

Posted 5/24/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffLibraries Rock!Libraries Rock!

Hesston Public Library will be a rockin’ place this summer.  This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Libraries Rock,” said Hesston Public Library Director Libby Albers. 

“I love the graphics. I love how they look.  We used more of the teen and rock-and-roll look,” she said. 

Albers said during the morning hours, “it’s going to be a noisy summer.” 

Activities throughout the summer programs will include dance, streamer batons, bird whistles, finger puppets inflatable guitars and, “lots of little things that I hope are fun, interesting and keep kids excited,” she said. 

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Making A Splash; New Aquatic Center Now Open

Posted 5/24/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record StaffTHE Hesston pool celebrated a soft opening on Saturday afternoon. The family slide was one of the most popular features of the park, while the basketball goal was seldom left unattended.  Over two-dozen guards will work at the pool this summer.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings have been designated as family nights, with $2 admission for parents and accompanying children swim free. THE Hesston pool celebrated a soft opening on Saturday afternoon. The family slide was one of the most popular features of the park, while the basketball goal was seldom left unattended. Over two-dozen guards will work at the pool this summer. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings have been designated as family nights, with $2 admission for parents and accompanying children swim free.

Saturday afternoon Hesston residents were making a splash at the new aquatic center. With the soft opening on May 19, dozens of families and kids were ready to dive in and test the waters of the new pool. 

Pool manager Renee Ewert said the facility is a major upgrade from the old pool, which was constructed in the late 1970s. 

“I think the slide is the best feature. Kids are really going to enjoy that,” she said. 

Ewert said one of the greatest challenges for the summer will be ensuring the equipment stays as pristine as possible - which means no grommets at the pool. 

“The slide is a special material that scratches very easily. So no zippers or plastic buttons, no metal buttons, no plastic grommets, no metal grommets because they will leave a mark on the slide,” she said. 

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Grand Plans For Memorial Day Dedication, Events

Posted 5/24/2018

By Jacquelyn Nelson

Hesston Record Staff

This Memorial Day, Hesston will be celebrating its Heyday.  The day-long community celebration will commemorate the opening of the new swimming pool as well as the dedications of the new softball and baseball diamonds. 

Event coordinator Susan Lamb said the day of activities is an opportunity for celebration and bonding. 

“I am always enthused about events in Hesston.  Because there is such diversity in the events being planned, I am actually excited about the overall flavor of the day,” she said. 

Lamb said planning of the event began with a conversation between her and Hesston Recreation Director Ryan Magill about dedicating the new facilities. 

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