Congratulations are in order for the following people who appeared in The Newton Kansan last week:

Aaron Moses of Newton, for starting a new sports social networking Web site.

Quinton Harrison and Miles Johns of Newton High School for reaching the championship finals of the Kansas High School Activites Assciation state wrestling tournament.

Alex Thibault of Halstead for reaching the championship finals of the Kansas High School Activites Assciation class 3-2-1A state wrestling tournament.

Newton girls basketball for winning their first Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I title.

Sherry Martinez of Halstead, for opening the Legacy Grill in Halstead.

Sand Creek Station golf course, for earning an award from the National Golf Foundation for having the highest overall customer loyalty index in the United States.

Members of C Battery, headquartered at the Newton Armory, fore answering the call and preparing to ship out to the horn of Africa — the third tour of active duty for the group of more than 100 soldiers.

Bethel College Concert Choir, Open Road and the honors jazz band at Bethel College for perfoming at Kansas Music Educators Association meetings Wichita.

Abby Schrag, Tim Regier, Ardys Woodward, Sam Smucker, Alexis Nachtigal, and Liz Schrag, of Newton High School for perfoming at Kansas Music Educators Association meetings Wichita.

Lydia Newby, Casey Andres, James McClary and Wesley Moore of Berean Academy for perfoming at Kansas Music Educators Association meetings Wichita.       

The Chisholm Science Olympiad team, for placing third at the regional competition.

Stanley and Robert Estrada for reopening Chuck’s Familia Restaurant.

Wendy Nugent, newsroom employee at The Newton Kansan, for earning a second-place award in the monthly clip contest with the National Press Photographers Association Region 7 for December.

The city of Newton’s Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program was presented with the Project of the Year award from the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.