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Pauls Taking Over As Hesston Golf Course Manager

Posted 4/24/2015

By Jackie Nelson

Grady Pauls may be leaving his job as a physical education teacher at Hesston High School to serve as operations manager at Hesston Golf Park, but his alma mater will remain a big part of his thoughts. Pauls said he would miss being around the students every day and the school employees. He enjoys student interaction so much that he will retain his duties as junior varsity basketball coach and head golf coach. "They're a lot of fun to work with on a daily basis," he said about his fellow educators. Pauls, a USD 460 employee for five years, said he grew up playing golf and always had been interested in the golf industry. His new job also offers more flexibility and money, but he added that the salary increase wasn't a motivating factor.

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Coming Home To Hesston Childcare Center

Posted 4/24/2015

By Jackie Nelson

The Hesston Childcare Center is celebrating 10 years at their location in partnership with Schowalter Villa on Sunday, May 3. However, the center has been part of the Hesston community since 1976. 

Sara (Horst) and Troy Jantz send their pre-school-age son Hudson to the same center they attended as children.

Sara is a 2000 graduate of Hesston High.  Troy graduated as a Swather in 1999.  Both left the community for college and to explore possibilities outside of Hesston.  However, in 2007, they made the choice to return. 

“After living in Lawrence… This is a great place to raise a family,” said Troy. 

While both Sara and Troy work in Wichita, taking Hudson to the Hesston Childcare Center was an easy choice. 

“It was a no-brainer. We both had good experiences there and he is getting a good education – which are both good to me,” said Sara. 

While the Jantzs said there are more daycares in Wichita, one very close to Sara’s work, quality came before all-else. 

“We knew if we took him there he wouldn’t be just put in front of a T.V. all day. He would be safe and they would take good care of him,” said Troy. 

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Legislative Coffee

Posted 4/24/2015

By Record Staff

Senitor Carolyn McGinn and Representitive Don Schroeder from the Kansas Legislature spoke critically on Saturday morning of the state of Kansas politics to a group of less than a dozen citizens at a Legislative Coffee. 

McGinn and Schroeder both said one of the greatest challenges currently in Topeka is lawmakers skirting due process for bills and budgets to have proper hearings and debates in both the House and Senate. 

“ The biggest issues I hear about are the school block grant.  With the budget, we still have a couple hundred million have to go. We [the Senate] put it in a little package. The house has done the same thing to us on the education bill – put it in a package and we can’t make amendments; it is a conference report,” said McGinn. 

McGinn added packaging pieces of legislation by the House and Senate shuts down debate on important issues.

“It’s unfortunate when discussing tow of the most significant issues, one or the other house or chamber isn’t able to stand up and debate the merits of it because you can’t do amendments.  It makes it difficult to represent your district,” said McGinn. 

Schroeder echoed McGinn’s frustrations with the lack of due process in Topeka. 

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Chefs Test Skills At Hesston Public Library

Posted 4/24/2015

By Record Staff

Hesston teens had their culinary skills tested during the Iron Chef competition on Monday afternoon at Hesston Public Library. 

The event, coordinated by Holly Nickel, owner of the Lincoln Perk, featured two events – a knowledge test and a baking trial.  After an hour of tough competition, Erin Peters was declared the Hesston Iron Chef. 

Six Iron Chef competitors, Peters, Ally Weaver, Venessa Meier, Ethan Boles, Claudia Meier and Andrea Peters, had one hour to create a cake using basic ingredients and one secret ingredient – an 8-ounce can of Dr. Pepper.  

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