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The Hesston Record
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Hesston, KS 67062
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Hesston Record 9.18


Hesston Record 9.18

Polls OpenFor Primaries Tuesday, Aug. 5

Posted 8/1/2014

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, Hesston residents will hit the polls to vote in the primary elections. Hesston’s polling place for both precincts is Kingdom Life Ministries at the corner of Ridge Road and Hickory. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every voter must show photo ID when voting. A voter requesting a ballot by mail must either write his or her driver’s license number on the application or send a copy of a photo ID to get a ballot. The following documents may be used as identification for purposes of voting in Kansas: • Driver’s license or ID card issued by Kansas or by another state • U.S. passport • Student ID card from an accredited postsecondary education institution in Kansas • U.S. military ID • Employee badge or identification document issued by a government office • Concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas or by another state • Public assistance identification card issued by a government office A voter age 65 or older may use an expired document.

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Clothes Closet Coming Soon

Posted 8/1/2014

Jeni McCormick, a new member to the Hesston community, is out to make a difference for struggling families in USD 460 by supplying new clothes to children and youth in need. “I was a single mom for five years and I was helped my many angels. It’s my way of giving back,” she said. McCormick said she will be working with USD 460 to ensure children in need have access to a new wardrobe. “I spoke with the former Hesston Elementary School principal, and she said there was a need. I talked to the Superintendent, Paul Becker, and he gave us the go-ahead. I will be working with school counselors to get in touch with families who could use some help,” she said.

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Fish Fry Lands $3,500 For Hesston Area Senior Center

Posted 8/1/2014

The Hesston Area Senior Center landed over 400 diners and $3,500 at the annual Fish Fry on Friday, July 25, according to Ray Peirce, one of the coordinators and fishermen for the fry. Fish aficionados traveled from across Harvey County to enjoy the community meal. A trio of travelers from Newton, Augusta and Halstead came by the Fish Fry. “I’ve been coming for a while. I’ve been here for the meal they have in the fall,” said Richard Brandon. Other Harvey County senior centers brought members to support the Hesston event.

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Swather Power Club Bringing New Fashion To Fans

Posted 8/1/2014

The Swather Power Club, an all-volunteer parent group, is offering a wide variety of new Swather gear this fall with the advent of football season. Dara Valdez, a three-year member of the Swather Power Club, said the dollars raised for fans to show their Swather Pride goes straight to the future success of USD 460 athletics and extracurricular activities. “Every dollar we make goes to support Hesston High School activities…not just sports but also academic activities.  For the 2013-2014 school year we gave out more money than we ever have before, which was very exciting for us,” she said. Valdez reminded buyers to have checks or cash handy, as Swather Power Club cannot accept credit card purchases. Valdez and her committee members have been working to get new Swather gear every year.

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Prestige Printing Moving To Old Town Square

Posted 8/1/2014

Main Street mainstay Prestige Printing is moving to a new location in Old Town Square on Old Highway 81 into the former Dollar General location. Prestige Printing owner Norm Critchfield said the move will be a big benefit for the printing company. “We’re moving because of the large work area. It will mean better work-flow and a more efficient space,” he said. Critchfield said as the business has kept pace with new technology in the industry, equipment is becoming much larger. “Our machinery has gotten bigger and our space hasn’t. With new technology and new finishing processes our equipment is taking up more floor-space. Our black and white printer went from five-feet- long to 14-feet-long,” he said.

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