Congratulations are in order to the following people and organizations which appeared in The Newton Kansan last week:

The Harvey County EDC and the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, which are teaming up to create a workshop for businesses concerning changes to health care law.

Organizers of the Harvey County Fair, which started the fair in earnest last week.

Zachary Englken of Newton, who completed space camp at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson.

Mecalf Sisters, which will mark the store's eighth anniversary on Main Street.

PrarieView, which called public attention to systems of PTSD.


Tressa Machmer and Angela Fröhlich-Phipps of Newton Medical Center, which are offering infusion therapy.

Newton Medical Center and The Midland Group, which are offering a low-interest payment option for those who have hospital bills.

Ray Classen of North Newton, who is retiring after 30 years as the chief of police in North Newton.

Harvey County, which is looking for non-tax dollars to donate to a project at the new Visitor's Center at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.

Katherine Lamp of Hesston, who graduated from space camp at the Kansas Cosmosphere.

The Duerksen/Knepp farm and Mennonite Agri-Urban, which will host the annual "Day on the Farm"

Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton, who is contracting food service at the jail to a private firm to save money.

Brandie Diringer of Hesston who graduated from "Better U," a program of the American Heart Society.

Harvey County Master Gardeners, who created a display to feature five different types of gardening at the Harvey County Fair.

Gaylord Sanneman of Newton, who was elected Department Commander of the Kansas American Legion.

Ariel Juardo of Newton, who recently completed the Kansas American Legion Cadet Law Academy.

Trevor R. Ingrim of Newton, who recently graduated basic training at San Antonio-Lackland.

Jacob Landis, March Schrag, Caley Ortman and Gwen Ortman who each received a Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association Education and Service Scholarship.

Marlene Faul of Newton who recently attend the National Association of Family and Community Education in Fargo, N.D.

The Newton Senior Knights American Legion baseball team which played in the state tournament.

Newton Fire and EMS, which performed a water rescue and fought a house fire on the same night.

The Newton Cal Ripken Jr. baseball team which took second at the state tournament.