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Luck Of The Irish Brings In Big Bucks For H.A.S.

Posted 3/27/2014

Record Staff

The Hesston Area Senior Center hosted the annual Potato Bar on Friday, March 21. 

The community-wide meal is a major fundraiser for the Senior Center. This year the event brought in $1,200 with 175 attending according to Director Marla Sharp. 

In addition to the potato bar, the Senior Center kept March Madness college hoops action on the big screen so guests would not miss a minute of basketball action.

This year, Hesston College Disaster Management students came to volunteer.

“This was a service project we had an opportunity to take part in. I came to see how I could help,” said student Kendrick Mast.

Volunteer Louise Smith said she was please to take part in this year’s Potato Bar.

“This is the one highlight of the year – even for those of us who aren’t Irish.  It is one of our most important fundraisers and it is an annual thing,” she said.

Diner Bill Zurcher said the event was an opportunity to showcase Hesston’s hospitality.

“Bethel College is hosting a Church-wide gathering and we brought some of the visitors up here for the Potato Bar.  They seem to be enjoying it,” he said. 

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Mike King's Take On Kansas Transportation

Posted 3/27/2014

Record Staff

Transportation Secretary Mike King said Hesston will not have an opportunity for a second interstate exchange until 2020.

“We are in year four of our transportation plan. The next project planning year is 2016 we identify funds and then allow 2 to 3 years for project identification, funding and planning.  In 2018 it is design and 2020 we move projects out the door,”

King said an additional interstate exchange for Hesston would be a lengthy process.

“It takes about five years to develop a plan and account for traffic, safety, environmental impact and federal requirements.  It takes a long time to develop a project,” he said.

The second Hesston exchange is just at the beginning of the process.

“We have a letter for the second exchange. We do not have the money in the highway program, but it is in the system,” he said.

King said he speaks with Gov. Brownback several times a year to discuss state-wide issues.

“The governor and the heads of economic growth, commerce, agriculture and revenue meet. Our first goal is to keep businesses here in Kansas. Our second goal is helping those businesses grow. Our third goal is attracting new businesses,” he said.

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Hesston College To Host Education Professor In Lectureseries

Posted 3/27/2014

For The Record

Hesston College will host Dr. Kathy Short, professor in the College of Education at the University of Arizona (Tucson), for the Melva Kauffman Lecture Series entitled “Creating a Culture of Inquiry” April 3 to 4 on the Hesston College campus. All events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Short is a professor in the Language, Reading and Culture program and director of Worlds of Words, an initiative focused on encouraging thoughtful dialogue around children’s literature to build bridges across global cultures. 

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Creek 5k celebrating 25 years of success

Posted 3/27/2014

By Christine Wyrick

Special to the Record

Twenty-five years ago, Paula Patton had a spark of an idea.

A 5k. In Hesston?

“I was driving to Wichita, Hutchinson, Lindsborg and other communities to find 5k and 10k races,” said Patton, who used to live in Hesston but now resides in eastern Kansas. “There were no local races. After I ran in the Wichita Gold Leaf Classic, it just struck me that such an event could be held locally and, if so, might attract local women.”

Thus, the Emma Creek Classic 5K for women was born.

The first race was a massive undertaking. Carl Boyer, director of Hesston Recreation, and his staff worked with Patton and many committees of volunteers to organize the race.

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