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Giving Tuesday

Posted 11/25/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Following the shopping binge of Cyber Monday, the Hesston community is invited to give back on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at Hesston Public Library. 

“Make this a holiday season to remember.  Don't buy your kids "just one more thing". Bring your kids or a friend to Giving Tuesday.  Model a lifestyle of generosity to them, which is a tremendous gift in itself,” said Hesston Community Foundation Director Susan Lamb. 

The event will feature organizations from around the community who serve Hesston residents. 

“I heard of Giving Tuesday last holiday season, and this year I received some additional information through various community foundation networks.  Looking at the generous spirit of many Hesston community members, we decided that it would be a terrific way in which to educate and involve the community,” said Lamb. 

In partnership with the Hesston Chamber of Commerce Save Your Recipes program, giving local is emphasized as just as economically important as shopping local. 

“We need your support.  All of us.  Shop and give locally.  You are living the difference that decision makes every single moment that you connect with our community,” said Lamb. 

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Hesston College Gearing Up For Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Activities

Posted 11/25/2014

For The Record

Hesston College will host its 47th annual Thanksgiving Weekend celebration Nov. 27 - 29. The public is invited to attend several events that have become Hesston College traditions.

The weekend lineup includes activities for all ages, including a traditional Thanksgiving meal, a talent show, men’s and women’s basketball games, a two-mile run/walk and a luminary walk at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains.

Hesston’s Thanksgiving Weekend allows students’ families and prospective students a glimpse of the Hesston Experience and community.

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City, MB Church Talk T-Ball Facilities

Posted 11/25/2014

Record Staff

More discussion about baseball and t-ball facilities was part of the Nov. city council meeting. 

Councilman Brad Unruh addressed the Council with a proposal for conversation from Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church pastor Brad Burkhold. 

“If you look at the ground to the west, we have a little pocket park and the rest of the ground is owned by MB Church.  Brad said we have all this ground and his vision was how do we use this for something, whatever that is.  He said he’d love to see it developed into something useful for the community,” said Unruh

City Administrator Gary Emry said the discussions come at a time when communication between community partners will be critical.

“One of the things we have on the table, we are working with USD 460 on the Amos property. We also have a tendered proposal from Hesston College on partnering on property on the west side, and now this.  To me, all of these things beg for a conversation with all the players at the table so we know what the dynamics are,” he said. 

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Talking Turkey

Posted 11/25/2014

Record Staff

When sitting down to your annual Thanksgiving spread tomorrow, cost is no object when faced with your favorite holiday meal. 

However, every year The Hesston Record heads to the local grocery store, now Weaver Grocers, to check out the price of a traditional Thanksgiving Feast. The Record has been tracking the cost of turkey and all the trimmings since 2009. 

Find out the price of this year’s feast in comparison to turkeys past. 


10 lb turkey – $10.90

1 box Stovetop Stuffing – $1.29

2 packages gravy mix – $3.46

5 lbs russet potatoes – $2.49

1 large can sweet potatoes – $3.29

1 can cranberry sauce – $1.49

2 cans corn – $1.18

Rolls – $3.79

2 pack pie crust – $3.03

2 cans pumpkin pie filling – $3.98

Whip cream – $2.79

8.15 percent sales tax – $3.07

GRAND TOTAL - $40.76

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