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Hesston Record 11.13



Hesston Record 11.13

Sweepstakes Winners

Posted 9/17/2013

THE Hesston Record announced the winners of our annual Sweepstakes Drawings. This year’s winners were: Grand Prize of $250 was Corissa Russell. Second place was won by Bill Mason.  Third prize went to Tanya Wollenberg. 

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AARP Hosting Driver Safety Program

Posted 9/17/2013

For The Record

The Hesston Area Senior Center will sponsor a Driver Safety Class for senior citizens.

The class will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Friday, Sept. 27 at the Hesston Area Senior Center at 108 E. Randall.

Meeting time for the class will be 8 a.m. to noon on both days.

The instructor for this class will be Rodger Pfaff.

Insurance companies licensed in Kansas give discounts for three years on auto insurance for drivers completing the class.

The program is designed for drivers 55 years and older, but anyone may attend.

The class curriculum is designed to remind participants of skills and techniques they once learned but may have forgotten. It will also update participants on rules of the road.

This class does not include road-driving or written tests.

The fee for the class for AARP members is $12 and non-members $14.

AARP members must bring their membership cards for the lower rate.

Advanced registration is appreciated. Contact the Hesston Area Senior Center at 620-327-5099 to register. 

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Nursing Alumni To Be Featured At A Hesston College Homecoming

Posted 9/17/2013

Rachel McMaster

 Hesston College will host Homecoming 2013: A View From Everywhere with an emphasis on nursing and holistic health Sept. 26 to 29.

All alumni and friends are invited to the weekend celebration. Registration for all weekend activities is $10 per adult until Sept. 2, and $15 per adult starting Sept. 3.

The weekend will feature nursing and healthcare alumni professionals in a Holistic Health symposium from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, presenting on current trends and practices in the healthcare field. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Lisa Harrelson, a 2009 Hesston College Nursing graduate, will kick off alumni presentations as she shares about her life and nursing career during an 11 a.m. chapel presentation Friday, Sept. 27 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Gloria (Balzer) Solis, RN, MSN, MBA, a 1980 Hesston College graduate from the nursing program, will present the symposium keynote address, “The future of nursing: It’s in our hands,” at 1:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. Solis is Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

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Hiebert Wins 3rd Grand Champion For Restoration

Posted 9/17/2013

By Jackie Nelson

For the third year in a row, Hesston 2013 graduate Austin Hiebert has won Grand Champion at the Kansas State Fair for his tractor restoration project.

Hiebert entered his first restoration project, a 1953 Farmall Super am in 2011. In 2012, he once again took Grand Champion for his 1947 Oliver 70 Industrial.  The tractor was also featured in the National Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association show in Platte City, Mo. For his work on the Farmall, Hiebert earned a first-place scholarship from the association. 

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Mechanics Place At Restoration Competition

Posted 9/17/2013

By Jackie Nelson

Two first-time tractor restoration mechanics from Hesston placed

Clayton Spencer placed fourth with a 1943 John Deere Model A.

Cody Nuss placed seventh for his 1953 Allis Chalmbers WD 45.
For Nuss and Spencer, the restoration projects were a first.

“This tractor is my first full restoration,” said Spencer.

“This was my first year,” said Nuss.

Spencer said his tractor was a family-affair.

“We chose this type of project because my dad and I have always been interested in John Deere tractors, so we decided we would try and restore one,” said Spencer. 

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Swather Spirit Hobbs Squad Style

Posted 9/17/2013

By Jackie Nelson

The Hobbs Squad has become the official tailgate party group of USD 460.  Before each varsity home-game, The Hobbs Squad has been out in front of the stadium serving up food, drinks and laughs.

A core group of Hobbs Squad members, Logan Moulds, Cameron Juhnke, Andrew Dages, Josh Decker, Titus Ewert and Keegan LeFevre,

“Our goal was to make a group for tailgating and the student section,” said Juhnke.

Before the football season started, the group got together to kick around ideas and names for the tailgating party.

“We had a few ideas, Scott McGehee came up with the Hobbs Squad,” said Juhnke.

The students decided with the students section flagging, Swather fans needed a boost.

“The past few year support has been down, we are trying to rally that support,” said Ewert.

The Hobbs Squad hopes to inspire fellow students and adults to be enthusiastic about supporting the Swathers.

“The games are more fun when you have fans yelling in the stands. The players love it. It’s a fun time for everyone,” said Juhnke.

The first Hobbs Squad gathering took place on Sept. 6 before the Halstead game. The theme for the event was Beach Party. 

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