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Natural Gas At System Critical: Users Called To Conserve

Posted 2/7/2014

City of Hesston Notice

 "Due to extreme weather conditions, the City of Hesston has received notice that demand for natural gas is exceeding the pipeline ability to deliver natural gas to the consumer.  As a result, we have received a "system critical notice" asking us to conserve our usage wherever possible until Monday, February 10, 2014. 


     As the demand for gas increases, so does the price. To offset the demand for increased quantities, gas is purchased off the "spot market" to make up the difference from previously forecasted needs. Generally, spot market gas prices have been very competitive, around $4.50 per MCF, but we have seen recent pricing ranging from $9 per MCF to $31 per MCF, with prices expected to reach as high as $50 per MCF.


     All cities throughout the state are being asked to implement conservation measures.  Residents and business owners are asked to reduce their consumption by lowering their thermostats and taking other measures to conserve gas.  If reductions are not realized the next step that could be taken by natural gas companies is to issue an "operational flow order" and imposing very high penalties for excessive usage. Thank you for your cooperation!"
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Hesston PD Warrant Leads To Drug Discovery

Posted 2/6/2014

Record Staff

Hesston Police executed a search warrant on Pheasant Run Road, Hesston, on Feb. 3 at approximately 4:30 p.m. according to Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder.

According to a release written by Schroeder, “Officers seized numerous items of drug paraphernalia, including items designed for the purpose of growing marijuana, in addition to marijuana and approximately $500 cash.”

According to Schroeder’s release one adult male was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. A second adult male was arrested for possession of marijuana.

“This is all we can go public with right now. We are withholding names due to a continued investigation into other criminal cases that may spawn off this one,” said Schroeder. 

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SweetTreats Up For Grabs To Benefit After Prom

Posted 2/6/2014

Record Staff 

Sweet treats and decedent delights will be up for grabs at the annual After Prom Dessert Raffle Friday, Feb. 7 beginning at 4 p.m. 

Drawings for desserts will take place at halftime of the boy’s varsity basketball game.

Ticket costs are $1 for one ticket or $5 for seven tickets.

Last year, the Dessert Raffle raised $645 for After Prom. 

Nearly two-dozen desserts were raffled.

According to Annette Fenton, one of last year’s coordinators, the desserts for raffle had a wide range of appeal.

“Some of the more popular desserts were Darrin Hiebert's cheesecakes - Reece's Peanut Butter cup and Black Forrest Cheesecake - were a huge hit and Renee Ewert also made several cakes for us, one was decorated white cake with Valentine's decorations and turtle cake.  The kids were mostly excited for the candy bouquets and cinnamon rolls,” she said.


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World-Class Pianist Toperform Hesston College Concert

Posted 2/6/2014

For The Record

Pianist Avguste Antonov will present a concert of American music at 4 p.m.,  Sunday, Feb. 9, in the Hesston Mennonite Church Sanctuary on the Hesston College campus.  The concert will feature the music of American composers Carter Pann, Gregory Hutter, Matthew Saunders and Robert Rollin. 

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Hot Off The Presses Volume 1, Issue 1 Of The HMS Swather

Posted 2/6/2014

By Jackie Nelson

The first edition of the HMS Swather has hit circulation at Hesston Middle School

For the past three weeks, students have been taking part in a new exploratory group focused on journalism.

Staff sponsor for the journalism exploratory Gaye Pennington said the six-week course engages students.

“There are kids who are very excited about writing.  This give them real-world choices.  When kids have choices and are part of the decision-making process they are more responsible for their work.  This is a chance for kids to explore and have fun, but it still has a lot of academic value,” she said.

Pennington said the decision to run a print edition, rather than publish online was an easy one. 

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Come watch KU hair-shaving event

Posted 2/6/2014

By Susan Garfello

Avid K-State fan and perennial good sport Jason Jones knows all about making sacrifices for the good of his team. That’s why he’ll soon be sporting the crimson and blue letters “KU,” shaved into the back of his head. And the community is invited to watch the hair-shaving event at noon Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Hesston Wellness Center lobby.

Jones is director of the Hesston Wellness Center, and his newfound dedication to KU is the result of the center exceeding its January membership challenge goal.

Pam Vetter of Lakeside Salon has the honor of shaving the letters “KU” into the back of Jones’ head and coloring them crimson and blue.

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