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Swather Parent Night This Friday

Posted 2/21/2014

Record Staff

Hesston High School would like to invite community to attend the last home basketball game Friday, February 21,  against Pratt.  Hesston High will be honoring basketball players, cheerleaders and pep band members. 

Parents have been mailed coupons for free admission as well as a free pop or candy at the concession stand.  Please have coupons ready at the gate.     

Freshman through Junior parents will remain in the bleachers for the introductions.  Special Recognition will be given to Senior parents. 

Senior parents are asked to come to the northwest corner of the gym with approximately two minutes left in the varsity girls’


The Swathers will be hosting the Smoky Valley Vikings and the recognition ceremony will immediately precede the Varsity boys’ game.

We appreciate the hard work and effort that parents put forth their children can receive the best education possible at Hesston High School. 

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Local Author Gets Kids Engaged In Cooking

Posted 2/21/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Working mother Cherilyn Dahlsten’s children are making and preparing dinner before she is even home, and she is sharing her culinary help secret through her newly published cookbook “Hey Mom, I’ll Start Dinner: a team Approach to Getting Dinner on the Table”

“I never planned on writing a cookbook.  I went looking for one like this, and it is all parents and kids cooking together. That wasn’t what I was looking for,” she said.

Dahlsten’s book grew out of necessity with a busy family schedule and several mouths to feed.

“On weekends we had games or meetings. We would look ahead on Friday or Saturday, everyone picked a night and we would pick a day and a recipe.  We also had a couple college students living with us, and my nephews were in and out. We had six to nine boys in our house.  So we plugged them in, too.  The college kids didn’t know anything about cooking and they were a little intimidated. You just have to follow directions,” she said.

Incorporating her whole family in meal preparation and planning has changed the dynamic of her household almost immediately.

“If I asked my kids to sing around the piano, they never would.  But they will around the dishwasher,” she said. 

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Sriram Wins County Spelling Bee

Posted 2/21/2014

By Pilar

The Scripps Harvey County Spelling Bee was last Wednesday at the R.L. Wright Elementary School in Sedgwick. Representatives from Halstead, Hesston, and Sedgwick competed for a chance to attend the Sunflower Spelling Bee at Fort Hays State University in Hays on March 8.

The three young ladies in the competition were from Halstead, Sara Koehn, eighth grade; from Hesston, Dhriti Sriram, fourth grade, and from Sedgwick, Grace Teufel, eighth grade.

Koehn was eliminated early, leaving Sriram and Teufel to battle through two rounds, before a winner was declared. Sriram won by spelling gustatory, then appellate.

In an unfortunate twist, Sriram will not be the Harvey County Representative, because Hesston Elementary did not register with Scripps. The Hesston Middle School did register, but Sriram is in 4th grade at the elementary school. As in most competitions, if the winner cannot attend, the first runner-up moves to the next level.

Teufel, who wore the same purple and white hump day shirt she wore at the Sedgwick competition, was excited that she would be going to Hays. When asked if she would wear her lucky shirt in Hays, she wasn’t sure.

Sriram did not appear disappointed that she would not be going to Hays. She is, after all, only in the fourth grade and has four more years to compete at this level. All present felt they would see Dhriti back next year.

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Hesston College’s AVDS Conference To Highlight Bible As A Complete Story

Posted 2/21/2014

For The Record

Participants in Hesston College’s annual Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) conference Feb. 21 to 23 will have the opportunity to discover the relevancy of the Bible and making it come alive in today’s world through the weekend’s theme, “Reading the Bible in an Instagram World.” Select weekend events are open to the public as well.

Using a condensed version of Hesston College’s well-known Biblical Literature course and the cornerstone of the class, the Heilsgeschicte, or Salvation History, participants will see how the Bible functions as complete story of the people of God and how it impacts contemporary life.

The weekend conference will feature presenters Marion Bontrager and Michele Hershberger of the Hesston College Bible and Ministry program, and nationally-recognized presenters songwriter and worship leader Jeremy Kempf (Glendale, Ariz.) and performer Ted Swartz (Harrisonburg, Va.) of Ted & Company TheatreWorks.

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Concertseries To Host Guitar Quartet Sensation

Posted 2/21/2014

The world-renowned and Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season lineup at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, on the Hesston College campus in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary.

For more than 30 years, the quartet has been hailed as one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre performing from bluegrass to Bach with a repertoire including Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk and American Classic work.

The group won a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Classical Crossover CD with “Guitar Heroes” and were nominated in 2006 for “LAGQ: Latin.” Their 2010 recording of the Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange,” written specifically for them, climbed to the top spot on the Billboard charts.

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet formed in 1980 at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) and is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians – John Dearman, Matthew Greif, William Kanengiser and Scott Tennant – who also have solo and teaching careers.

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