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Hesston Record 12.18



Hesston Record 12.18

Jazz Band Creates Buzz At KC Festival

Posted 4/23/2013

Record Staff

The Hesston Jazz Band performed at the 18th and Vine Jazz Festival in the historic jazz district in Kansas City.  

All the other bands performing were from larger Kansas City  area schools.  

The band received a "1" rating (the best rating possible) and Jacob Penner (tenor sax) and Jon Geidel (drums) both received certificates for outstanding musicianship.  

At the end of the festival, Penner took home the top award of "most outstanding soloist" for the entire festival.

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Transportation Secretary Bags Big Tom

Posted 4/23/2013

Record Staff

Secretary Mike King, right, and his guide, Will Johnson, display the turkey the Secretary shot at the Governor’s Annual One-Shot Turkey Hunt on Saturday in Butler County. Johnson is also the Butler County Administrator.Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King made the most of the one shot he got at this year’s Governor’s Annual One-Shot Turkey Hunt.

The Secretary bagged a tom from about 15 yards on Saturday as it emerged with a brood from a wooded area of Butler County. And it turned out to be a good one. It was the fourth largest bird taken at the annual event that was started by then-Gov. Mike Hayden 27 years ago.

Secretary King is a native of Hesston and the former owner of King Enterprise Group in McPherson. He was appointed Secretary of Transportation by Gov. Sam Brownback in 2012.

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Lincoln Perk Under New Ownership

Posted 4/23/2013

By Jackie Nelson

The Lincoln Perk will be undergoing a change in ownership in the coming months.

Current owner Mary Smith will be selling the Lincoln Perk to Holly Nickel.

Smith and Nickel said they were ready for professional transitions and had a long-standing relationship as business professionals.

“Several years ago, Mary and I were both in the process of opening coffee shops. I was working on adding coffee to Pages Books & Coffee, which is still in business on Main Street, Newton, and she was creating the Lincoln Perk.  As fellow women entrepreneurs and coffee shop owners, Mary and I shared conversations about our businesses,” said Nickel

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Child Care Center Pig Roast Brings Home The Bacon

Posted 4/23/2013

By Jackie Nelson

The Hesston Child Care Center hosted its annual Pig Roast on Saturday, April 20.

According to Director Judy Friesen, the event was very successful.

“The total amount raised, including donations from business, came to exactly $7,000,” she said.

Over 400 residents and supporters turned out for the event.

“We served approximately 360 people, plus around 50 carry-outs,” said Friesen.

Proceeds from the Pig Roast will be put to use throughout the Center, and will enable more children to attend Preschool. 

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Arboretum Soon To Be Home To Living History

Posted 4/23/2013

By Jackie Nelson

A small sapling with extraordinary historical provenance for the Mennonite community will be transplanted from the home of Naomi and Orville Rutschman to the Dyck Arboretum.

John Sharp, a Hesston College professor and avid historian, said the small sapling has deep roots in Ukraine.

“This seedling continues the life of its now-dead parent tree in Chortitza, a village in Chortitza Colony, Ukraine, the home of many Mennonites, most of whom have since migrated to the Western Hemisphere. The grand (very large) Chortitza oak is legendary. It was already grand when Mennonites first arrived from Prussia in 1789. It served as a reference point, a meeting place, and temporary shelter--as it had for Cossacks, the previous inhabitants of the region,” said Sharp.

Sharp said the centuries-old parent tree was a massive oak. 

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