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Hoops Basketball Contest Returns This Week

Posted 1/8/2014

By Record Staff

The Hesston Record’s Hoops basketball picks contest begins with this week’s slate of games.

For 2014, pickers will have 10 games where they must forecast the correct winner. There is a mix of high school and college games and entries are due to The Record office by 5 p.m. each Friday or can be emailed to

The person with the most correct picks wins $25 in Hoops Bucks weekly that can be spent at El Cerrito, True Value in Hesston, Waters Edge, Kropf Lumber, Hesston Pharmacy, Hesston Decorating Center and Hesston Food Market.

The Record keeps track of the weekly winners and a grand prize winner will get $75 in Hoops Bucks.

“This is a fun contest and we have a lot of basketball fans in this area,” said Record Publisher Robb Reeves. “Winners must spend the bucks at Hesston stores so we are keeping things local.”

The Record’s football contest in the fall, Pigskin Picks, had strong participation and ended in a tie this year. An extra week of games was played to break the tie.

“Pigskin Picks had a great finish and I hope we end up with an exciting finish for Hoops,” Reeves said.

The Hoops entry grid can be found on Page 8.

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New Faces At Hesston Public Library

Posted 1/8/2014









By Jackie Nelson

With the New Year come new faces to the Hesston Public Library.  Two new staffers, Angela Maynard and Sara Roth-Mullet, took the places of Ellen Voth and Karen White.  They began their tenure with Hesston Public Library on Monday, Jan. 6.

With many new faces at Hesston Public Library, Director Libby Albers wished to introduce the Hesston Public Library Staff to the community.

Albers said she is excited to begin working with the new personnel.  

With technology becoming more integrated with Hesston Public Library, Albers said having a staff familiar with different digital book delivery systems will be very helpful to patrons with questions.

“I included what each staff uses for their personal eReader platforms.  We know we get a lot of patrons with have questions or need help.  I think it will be good for patrons to know which staff person to connect with, depending on the model of eReader they own,” she said. 

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Hesston Police Bust Suspected Car Theif

Posted 1/8/2014

By Jackie Nelson

The Hesston Police Department got off to a busy start in the New Year. Officer Chris Carter’s New Year started off with a routine traffic stop that soon unfolded into a case involving two stolen vehicles and several vehicle burglaries.

According to Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder, Carter pulled over a 2008 GMC Acadia, driven by Jessica Fitzgerald, 26, of Ellsworth, on Lincoln Blvd. for erratic driving.  Officer Carter soon discovered the vehicle had been stolen from Hesston resident Brandy Quinn.

“It was 5:30 a.m. on January 1 when he saw an erratic vehicle and he suspected a possible DUI. Upon asking a few questions, he discovered the vehicle had just been stolen.  The driver did not know the owner and had taken the vehicle without consent,” said Schroeder.

Schroeder said the police department investigated further and connected Fitzgerald to more crimes.

“She was also booked in Harvey County on theft a second time. A second vehicle, stolen from Wichita, was found by a State Trooper outside of Hesston,” said Schroeder.

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25th Drive Coming Up For Dynamic Red Cross Duo

Posted 1/8/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Janet Zook and RuthAnn Toews have a lust for blood.

On Jan. 16, the pair will coordinate their 25th blood drive at Hesston Mennonite Church on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Four years ago, the previous coordinators, Clif and Lois Amstutz, knew they were ready to make a transition.

“The Amstutzes knew they needed to retire.  And for a couple years, they wanted someone to replace them,” said Toews.

As an experienced coordinator, the Amstutzs contacted Toews.

“I said I wouldn’t do it alone.  I had done it when my boys were little.  I went through the church directory, and there was Janet.  We didn’t even know each other,” said Toews.

When Zook and Toews began working together, they found a strong foundation in the Amstutzs’ work.

“Clif Amstutz had really good organizational skills. We got information on where to deliver posters and a lot of other helpful hints. It was a good foundation for us to start on,” said Zook. 

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