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Art In The Park

Posted 8/14/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Britni Rhodes and a coalition of Hesston youth are kicking off the first Art in the Park at King Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The family-friendly event is free and open to all members of the public. Art in the Park will feature over 20 art booths where families can take part in interactive art pieces and projects. Art booths will range from adult-level projects to pre-kindergarten activities. “Its going to be a different art experience. People will get to make art rather than just look at it,” she said. According to Rhodes, the event is one she has been working on for several years. “It has been on my heart for a few years and just now I have the time and energy to put into what I want it to be,” she said. As a former art teacher at Hesston Middle School, Rhodes said bringing area youth into the event was key to its success. 

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I-135 Southbound, South Of Newton To Be Detoured

Posted 8/14/2014

For The Record

A two-mile section of the southbound lanes of I-135, located south of the US 50/K-15 interchange in Newton, are scheduled to close to facilitate repair work on the SE 24th Street bridge over I-135.  

The closure will begin on Friday, Aug. 15 starting around 8 p.m. and will reopen around 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16.   

The stretch will close again on Saturday, Aug. 16 around 8 p.m. and will reopen around noon on Sunday, Aug.17. 

A signed detour will route traffic from I-135 to US-50 to K-15 to South Kansas Avenue to SE 36th Street then back to I-135.  

Oversized loads will not be able to navigate the detour, so over length or over width trucks will need to use an alternate route during these closure time periods.  

Northbound I-135 traffic will be unaffected by this bridge work.

The contractor, Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co., will be setting new bridge beams and undertaking other repairs to the SE 24th Street bridge, which was struck by a semi-truck in May.  

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MYTHBUSTERS HESSTON EDITION

Posted 8/14/2014

The MythBusters are at it again. After last year’s successful edition, taking on two-dozen of the most common Hesston myths, The Record is back at it to make the final ruling on local legends that are either Busted, Confirmed or Plausable. Who are the Myth Busters? Rusty Whitcher and Jackie Nelson, between them more than 15 years of investigative journalism experience. • You cannot sell drinks by the glass in city limits – BUSTED According to Jason Thrasher, Hesston, by an ordinance passed in 2005, is a “dry” city. By law, this means that the sale at retail of packaged alcoholic liquor in Hesston is prohibited. There are separate State laws that govern the retail sale of Cereal Malt Beverage (3.2 beer), and liquor by the drink at restaurants. In Hesston, the retail sale of Cereal Malt Beverage is allowed by licensed establishments. Liquor by the drink may also be sold at restaurants that have a State license. • Emma Creek is named after a dead child. PLAUSABLE According to Emma Creek Classic information, the creek was named after a pioneer child who became sick on the westward trail and was buried near the creek. Her family named the creek Emma’s Creek. However, the child did not drown in the creek, contrary to some versions of the myth.

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Helping Strengthen Haiti Lifeline

Posted 8/14/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Over a dozen Hesston residents spent time in Haiti at the Haiti Lifeline Ministry orphanage helping children learn the Gospel, providing food and handing out school supplies. 

Liz Reimer, daughter of Gretchen and Tom Reimer and Abby Reimer daughter of John and Cindy Reimer, were part of a larger group embarking on the trip. 

This was not the first trip to Haiti for either of the ladies. 

“I went back because going there the first time changed my life.  And I really felt led there.  I love the kids and I really wanted to see them again and help out the community with Bible School,” said Liz. 

Abby, whose family has been very involved in the ministry, said it has been a life-long passion.

“I’ve grown up knowing about the orphanage and waiting for my time to go.  As soon as I got an offer I was super-excited.  It was amazing both years to see God work,” she said. 

The group stayed at Haiti Lifeline Ministry Orphanage and hosted a Bible School for hundreds of children ages four through 12-years old. 

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MAYB Team Takes National Championship

Posted 8/14/2014

By Jackie Nelson

A team of Hesstonians has won the Mid America Youth Basketball (MAYB) Championship for the second year running.
Coach Layne Frick of Hesston, along with three athletes, Tyler McCartney, Wyatt McKinney and Grant Raleigh are part of the championship team.  This is the second year Frick’s team has won the MAYB National title. 

The team worked their way through a 72-team tournament to come out on top.  

“We only had three losses all summer, which is incredible,” said Frick. 

Frick said the team traveled across the nation, playing seven to nine games per weekend in various tournaments.  

In addition to MAYB tournaments, the team traveled to several competitions across the nation, including NCAA-sanctioned events.  

“The NCAA allows only sanctioned tournaments in the month of July for college coaches to attend. Coaches can only come to NCAA sanctioned tournaments. The reason we do those certified tournaments is they are important for players in smaller towns to get college looks,” said Frick. 

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