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Memorial Day Celebrated At Hesston Cemetery

Posted 5/21/2015

By Jeannine Hoheisel

Hesston will remember its veterans with the 24th Annual Memorial Service at the Hesston Cemetery at 11 a.m., Monday, May 25.   

The Master of Ceremony will be Donald Typer, a member of the Hesston Veteran’s Memorial Committee.  

The Memorial Address will be given by retired Master Sergeant Anthony Scofield.  

Scofield began his career in the Kansas National Guard and two years later signed an active duty contract with the U.S. Army.  

Fort Benning GA was the beginning of his Airborne training which lead him to serve in Alaska with C Company Airborne 4th BN. 9th Infantry, Manchus. In 1991 his orders took him to Hawaii to complete Air Assault School.

1998 he was chosen to attend the Career Counselor Course in Ft. Jackson South Carolina.  He remained in this capacity at different locations until his retirement in 2011 after more than 27 years of service.

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Class Of 2015 Has Left The Building

Posted 5/21/2015

By Record Staff

The Class of 2014 post-graduation plans are clear, 85.1 percent are headed to higher education of one form or another. 

Unlike last year’s graduating class, men and women split nearly equally in higher education plans.  Two men and two women are headed to private two-year colleges.  Men and women were seven and seven heading to private four-year universities.  

Men edged out women 12-10 heading to four-year public universities and 8-6 when attending public junior colleges. 

This year saw a marked increase in military enlistment, trade school enrollment, heading into the workforce and alternate plans.  Twelve students – 17.9 percent – of the class of 2015 are taking non-traditional paths into the future. 

Private two-year college enrollment has seen a steady decline with less than 7 percent of 2014 and 2015 graduates choosing private two-year schools. In 2013, 10 percent of Hesston High graduates attended a two-year private college; 16 percent in 2012 and 25 percent in 2011. 

Public college – both two-year and four-year – are trending higher with 53.7 percent of 2015 graduates attending. 


Class of 2015

Students Reporting – 67 

4-Year Private University – 14 – 20.9%

4-Year State University – 22 - 32.8% 

2-Year State College – 14 – 20.9%

2-Year Private College – 4 – 6.0%

Trade School/Vo-Tech – 3 – 4.5%

Military – 3 – 4.5%

Workforce – 3 – 4.5%

Other – 3 – 4.5% 

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Hesston High Artists Earn Awards At CKL Show

Posted 5/21/2015

By Jackie Nelson

Five Hesston High women have brought home awards from the CKL Art Show. 

Kellie Unruh’s pieces Bear and Motor Art earned Merit awards. Aleksandra Selezvena earned a Merit awards for The Red Shoe and Summer Vibes, a silver key for Just Cozy and a Gold Key for Still-Life In Red.  Katie Thrasher earned a Merit award for her piece, Farm Fresh.  Katrina Heinrichs earned two silver keys for Bike Composition 2 and Le Peht Prince. She also earned a gold key for her piece Open Up. 

• Artist, Selezvena said while she has seen a great deal of success as an artist at Hesston, she does not plan to make art a career.
“I do it just because I like it. I don’t plan to be a famous artist.  I never think about how well I do,” she said. 

In her still life piece – Still Life In Red – she said instructor Holly Savage gave her a great deal of freedom.

“She is very nice and let me do what I wanted. The composition was unusual.  It was about the composition in the vantage point,” she said. 

She added, her greatest challenge as an artist was getting a piece underway. 

“There is the issue of fear and struggling with, ‘What if I do something I don’t like?,” she said. 

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Caped Crusaders Taking Over HPL

Posted 5/21/2015

By Record Staff

Altar egos and super heroes will be discovered at Hesston Public Library beginning next week with kick-off of Summer Reading registration.  

This year’s summer Reading theme is Every Hero Has A Story. 

“There are two parts to Summer Reading. One is the Summer Reading Challenges – signup for that starts May 26.  Kids make a goal of summer and set that goal based on how many books they can read.  It has to be a challenge; you can’t say you’ll read two books all summer,” said Albers.

Readers that meet their goal will be granted super prizes at the end of the program in August. 

Albers said the second element of Summer Reading are a number of activities each week for children of all ages. 

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