Congratulations are in order to the following people and organizations which appeared in The Newton Kansan last week:Gene Green and Peabody—Burns High School, which started the Adventure Club at the school and received a $5,510 grant for the project.The Harvey County 4-H intermediate family and consumer science judging team which placed third in the state.Kaitlyn Black of Newton, who placed 10th out of 213 competitors at the family and consumer science judging competition.The Women's Center at Newton Medical Center, which was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography following a review by the American College of Radiology.David Cooley, T-LMLP, who joined the clinical staff at Prairie View.Kelli Foreman, optician, who joined the staff at Axtell Clinic and Medical Park Eye Center.The Mid-Kansas Cooperative's finance program, which was recognized by the Cooperative Finance Association, ranked first in the top 10 volume awards for 2012.Z Wireless of Newton, which hosted a ribbon cutting.All area businesses recognized in the annual reader's choice awards.Area churches which banded together to start "Celebrate Recovery" which will meet at RiverPoint Church.Newton Presbyterian Manor, which is offering an Alzheimer's workshop.Hesston College, which hosted the annual homecoming weekend at the school.The city of Burrton, which hosted a fall festival.The Harvey County Historical Museum and Kaffman Museum, which offered free admission during the annual Smithsonian Live! event.Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, which dedicated a new playground.Newton Public Library, which is celebrating 125 years of operation.The Harvey County Sheriff's Department which hosted a "Drug Take Back Day."The city of North Newton, which is offering a fall tree program. Residents can get a discount on trees if planted in view of the street.Parents As Teachers and Newton Fire/EMS Station No. 2, which hosted "Dads, donuts and fire trucks."About a dozen Bethel College students, who chose to do a year of voluntary service prior to attending college.Tia-Ashley L. Meridith of Halstead, who graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.Johanna Patton and Dillon Archer of Newton High School, who were named homecoming queen and king.Bethel College, which was honored by the North Newton city council for the school's 125th anniversary.Hesston College, which announced enrollment statistics — students have come from 29 states and 15 countries this academic year.Bunting Magnetics, which announced the purchase of an internet marketing firm in the United Kingdom.Bree Honer of Bethel College, who placed second in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association NAIA Central-West Regional Championships.Morgan Matlack of Halstead High School, who was named the Student Athlete Star of the Month by Newton Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at Newton Medical Center and First Bank of Newton.Jacob Bartel of Newton High School, Megan Baumgartner of Hesston High School and Hannah Calgren of Newton High School who were all named Student Athlete Star of the Week by Newton Orhtopaedics and Sports Medicine at Newton Medical Center and First Bank of Newton.Newton United. The Under 10 boys' soccer team won the silver division of the 2012 Club Azzurri Fall Classic.Cory Schmidt of Newton, who is playing football for Friends University of Wichita.