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Our Town, Our Time (Fan Reactions)

Posted 3/20/2014

By Jackie Nelson

It has always been said Swather fans travel well.  This year’s exceptional trip to state brought fans out in droves. Thousands of Swather fans, students, parents and family members packed the stands at the Hutchinson Arena to watch Hesston bring home dual state champion trophies.

“I came all the way from Topeka to watch these games. Worth it,” said Peggy King.

When the Lady Swathers clinched the championship, parents were just as excited as players.

“This is the best time in my life when your daughter is part of something like this,” said Wynette Voth, mother of Lady Swather senior Megan Voth.

“This is just awesome! I’ve been watching for a lot of years, so it is fun to see them make it all the way,” said Don Hageman, father of sophomore Lady Swather Katelyn Hageman. 

Riding the energy and enthusiasm of the Lady Swathers’ victory, the Swather boys brought home a championship of their own.  Fans erupted into cheers.

“It’s so wonderful I’m so proud of our boys and girls! I love my son [Justin Smith] so much,” said Crystal Smith.

“It’s so wonderful! I want to run and hug my grandson. I’m so proud!” said Carolyn Murphy, grandmother of junior Justin Smith.  

“This is pretty awesome. I’m very excited for the high school kids. Its a great way for Ryan to end his basketball career. He’s going to college and doing a different sport, so

this is a great way for him to end. I’m proud of all the boys,” said Melvin Schadler.

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Leprechaun On The Run

Posted 3/20/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Over 100 runners, joggers, skippers and walkers turned out for the fourth annual Go Green Leprechaun Chase at Dyck Arboretum on Saturday, March 15.

 This year’s winners of the newly-added 10K race were excited at the prospect of Hesston becoming a very runner-friendly community.

“With the Emma Creek race, this and the Hustler Turf, this is going to be a running community.  I really appreciate the effort of the people and the volunteers,” said Jacob Van Bergejik. 

For the first-ever 10K race, runners were pleased with the course, which presented a new challenge on rural roads. 

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Council Approves Larger Water Line To Industrial Park

Posted 3/20/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Hesston City Council approved the installation of a larger water line to the growing industrial park during the regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday, March 10.

Utility Superintendent Scott Robertson was present to discuss and answer questions regarding the proposal and bids to loop the city waterline between Silverstone and GVL Poly.

“It will help increase gallon-per-minute flow and if something happened and we had to shut it,” said Robertson.

Mayor Dave Kauffman expressed concern about the price of the project.

“We have to bore the highway. If we’re looking at an industrial park, that’s an option we would have to look at,” said Robertson.

Robertson was concerned about the far-reaching  affects a water shutdown or major leak would have on industries and residents.

“If we shut the line down on the east side of Lincoln, the City Shop, Silverstone, Hesston Greenhouse, Southern Star are getting some water from us and residential and King Construction are all without water,” he said.

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