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Multi-Family Garage Sale, Hesston

Posted 8/12/2015

HESSTON 

240 S. Main Street 

Friday, Aug. 14, 5 to 8 p.m. 

Saturday, Aug. 15, 8 a.m. to noon

Lots of gently used Hap and Carter's clothes. Kids, newborn to 24-months, boys' newborn to 3-months. Toys, books, decorating, mens and womens clothes and shoes. 

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Alumni Football Game Updated Roster

Posted 8/6/2015

By Frederick

HALSTEAD – The roster for the alumni football game scheduled to kick off Old Settlers continues to grow.

33 people had signed up as of June 10, but the roster as of June 29 is up to 55. Organizer and Halstead football coach Jason Grider had hoped for 40 to 50, but this number is beyond even those estimations.

The game is set to take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, the night before Old Settlers officially begins. The game is being organized by Grider and Alumni Football USA, with Steve Seirer and Matt McKee to coach the two teams.

To sign up, or for more information, go to alumnifootballusa.com. The following are the alumni who have signed up for the game between June 10 and June 29.

  • Alan Mueller, class of ‘80
  • Jeff Clark, class of ‘86
  • Tracy Teach, class of ‘86
  • Alan Weber, class of ‘88
  • Scott Seirer, class of ‘90
  • Brad Hess, class of ‘91
  • Clint Herman, class of ‘92
  • Jason Kraus, class of ‘93
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USD 460 Budget Artificially Inflated

Posted 8/6/2015

By Ben Proctor

Special To The Record

 Editor’s Note: Ben Proctor is the USD 460 Superintendent.  The USD 460 budget can be found on page 9 of this week’s edition of The Record. USD 460 has undergone technical changes in how budgets are presented. To help clarify the budget allocation changes, Superintendent Proctor presented the following article to The Record.

Included in this week’s Hesston Record is the USD 460 budget for the 2015-2016 school year.

This year, public school systems in Kansas are being fundded by a block grant formula, which was passed by our state legislature earlier this year.

Although a district court has ruled that this formula is unconstitutional based on both equity and adequacy, Kansas schools are developing budgets based on the block grants while the Kansas Supreme Court prepares to hear an appeal of the district court’s ruling later this fall.

The premise behind the block grant is is provides a consistent amount of money to schools based on the previous year’s enrollment while a new formula is developed. 

I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few details about our different funds within the school district budget. 

To read more see this weeks print edition

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Library Supplies Teachers With Education On The Go

Posted 8/6/2015

Record Staff

Hesston Public Library is getting in the back-to-school swing as Director Libby Albers works to put the finishing touches on three unique Teaching Trunks, which will be ready for teachers on Sept. 1.

The trunks are themed, Kansas, Hesston History and the Hesston Tornado.  Each trunk has been compiled to meet reading and curriculum requirements for USD 460 teachers.

The trunks were funded by a grant from the Hesston Community Foundation.

“I love making collections, doing research on books and finding out what can be discovered.  It is also fun to get artifacts and get hands-on items into the trunks,” said Albers.

Albers added with time at a premium during the school year, the Teaching Trunks are organized to be efficient for teachers to use.

“Teachers don’t have much time to go through, do extra research and compile materials.  We want it to be obvious how teachers can use these trunks in the classroom and find quality materials that are easily utilized,” she said.

Albers is also looking for feedback from USD 460 teachers and home-school parents who utilize the teaching trunks, looking for materials to add or items that should be removed. 

To read more see this weeks print edition

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End Of Drought Means More Deer Sightings

Posted 8/6/2015

By Pilar Martin

According to Sheriff’s reports, Harvey County has seen a 60 percent increase in deer-vehicle accidents this year. In January through July of 2014, there were 24 reports of vehicles striking deer. In 2015, through those same seven months, there have been 40 reports.

And deer seem to be everywhere, and are being seen at all times during the days, not just at dusk. “I have seen deer coming out of ripe wheat fields, which is odd. I can remember seeing them come out of cornfields, but not out of wheat like they have this year,” Sedgwick’s Martha Gartner said.

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Biologist Lloyd Fox said they are seeing an increase in the white tail deer population. “This time of year, mothers are feeding several fawns, even up to three, and they spread them out to hide them in different locations. This bring a higher risk of an accident with a vehicle,” Fox said.

Some people think there are not enough deer permits issued to keep up with a booming population. Fox added that his department looks at year over year statistics to determine if more permits are needed. With the end to the drought there is more feed, water and cover for the deer this year.

Not only are drivers hitting the deer, but several accidents have been reported when drivers swerve to try and miss the deer.  One report even had a motorist hitting two deer in one accident.

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