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Hesston Record 9.18


Hesston Record 9.18

Celebrating Spring: Villa, H.E.S. Dance Around The Maypole

Posted 5/8/2014

By Jackie Nelson

May baskets and a maypole sprouted at Schowalter Villa on May 1, with the celebration of the first Hesston Intergenerational Committee May Day celebration. 

“This is another fun event for children and elders. You don’t typically see May Day events any more,” said Intergenerational Committee Chair Megan Kelley.

Dwight Roth, also on the Intergenerational Committee, said the event was not only a way to strengthen intergenerational relationships but a way to break out of everyday life.

“We are celebrating and sharing the miracles of spring.  In this day and age, I feel like sometimes we don’t celebrate enough,” said Roth.

The event also became a family affair for Roth, as his sister, Mary Leader, traveled from Pennsylvania for the May Day event.

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A Legacy Of Leading Swather Spirit

Posted 5/8/2014

By Jackie Nelson

When Diane Jost arrived in Hesston, the Swathers were headed to the State Basketball Tournament, but something was missing. 

“Hesston was the only team that didn’t have cheerleaders. That was in 2001. I went home that night and wrote a letter to the school board. I felt like Hesston needed and deserved to have cheerleaders to lead the crowd,” she said.

Jost began the long process of establishing a cheer program, working through the school board and with community members.

“It took two years of talking to people, a petition and attending numerous board meetings. A few people were supportive, others not so much. We had our first tryouts in 2003,” said Jost. 

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HesstonCollege International Chorale to present bon voyage concert

Posted 5/8/2014

For The Record

The Hesston College International Chorale will present a bon voyage concert as a precursor to a three-week European tour at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 10, in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary on the Hesston College campus. The concert is free and open to the public, though a free-will offering will be collected to cover program costs. 

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Open House Announced

Posted 5/8/2014

For The Record

GVL Poly will be hosting its first Open House for the community on Friday, May 16.

The GVL Poly site will be open to public visitors from noon to 4 p.m. 

GVL Poly, a plastic rotational molding company that specializes in agricultural applications will be opening its second facility in Hesston in early 2014.

GVL Poly, in partnership with Silverstone, plan on investing a combined total of $4.6 to $6 million in capital investments, it was announced last Thursday.

The company is not a supplier for AGCO or Excel.

GVL Poly is partnering with Silverstone in a lease agreement for a 50,000 square-foot facility. 

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