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Candidate Forum Is Next Thursday

Posted 7/16/2018

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions at a state District 74 candidate forum beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Hesston Area Senior Center.

Publisher Robb Reeves said his newspapers were holding the forum as an opportunity to inform voters on issues important to them.

“It is a great format to explain views and take questions from potential voters,” he said. “It is intimate town-hall type stuff and isn’t a debate.”

State Rep. Don Schroeder, state representative for the 74th District, faces challenger Stephen Owens in the Aug. 7 primary.

Reeves said he hoped someone asked about school financing, which has been a hot-button issue for years in Kansas.

“I think school funding and tax increases are important issues, and those two things go hand-in-hand,” he said.

Even those who don’t have a vested interest in education matters can benefit from attending the forum.

“Anyone who wants to be an informed voter,” Reeves said.

Reeves said his three newspapers, The Hesston Record, The Moundridge Ledger and The Harvey County Independent, almost overlaid the district perfectly. He is preparing for 25-75 attendees at the forum, and the information covered will reach several thousand readers.

Cause Of Pipeline Explosion Still Unknown

Posted 7/16/2018

By  Blake Spurney

Hesston Record Staff

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., still is awaiting word from a lab as to the cause of a natural gas explosion June 15 in the 10300 block of Northwest 72nd Street.

The explosion occurred around 7:30 that morning and could be heard throughout Hesston.

“We’re actually still awaiting from the labs working on that,” said Southern Star spokesman Nathan Isbell. “We are checking with them frequently.”

Isbell said the lab was running metallurgical tests in an attempt to determine the explosion in the 26-inch pipeline and subsequent fire.

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Summer's Bounty; Hesston Church Bringing In Frozen Fruit For Fun, To Help Charities

Posted 7/16/2018

By Blake Spurney

Hesston Record StaffPROVIDED PHOTOS
BECKY Herron displays frozen strawberries and blueberries she ordered from Bithell Farms.PROVIDED PHOTOS BECKY Herron displays frozen strawberries and blueberries she ordered from Bithell Farms.

The Hesston United Methodist Women are in their 30th year of raising money for area charities by selling buckets of frozen fruit.

Becky Herron, who has been leading the effort for 20 years, said a member of her group knew someone who had good results from selling Bithell Farms fruit.

“We felt like we could do better with our mission of giving if we had a project,” she said. “And we didn’t want to do a bake sale, plain and simple.” The path the group took ironically has led to numerous people enjoying a delicious dessert.

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