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

Newton hotels, which reported being booked at or near capacity for July 14 through 19, the USGA Amateur Public Links Tournament at Sand Creek Station.

Newton Community Theatre, which will produce "Once Upon a Mattress" this weekend at Newton High School.

Leisa Martens and Carol Budde, who have organized a "Pink the Place" run and walk to raise funding to assist Danielle Flaming in her battle with cancer.

Kristi Neufeld, a graduate of Newton High School and Bethel College, who was recently honored by the University of Kansas with one of three Steeples Service to Kansas Awards.

Pine Village Wellness Center in Moundridge, which announced a presentation by Jason Holcomb, a professor from Kentucky, has helped a Kansas farmer with custom harvesting for many years.

Newton Medical Center, which now offers patients an online Patient Health Portal, an interactive tool that allows patients and their families easy and secure access to their health information.

Newton Curves co-owners Laura Salmeron, Cathy Edwards and Sylvia Bartel who presented a check for $800 to the Harvey County Safe House following the second annual Women’s Fair.

First Bank, which celebrated the grand opening of an addition at its main branch with a Newton Chamber ribbon cutting.

Kidron Bethel Village of North Newton, which hosted a July 4 "Fireworks Extravaganza."

The Mexican-American Athletic Club, which hosted the 66th annual Mexican-American Softball Tournament.

Patty Meier, owner of Mojo's Coffee Bar, who hosted a coffee workshop at Newton Public Library.

Incoming Rotary club president Tim Marlar and outgoing president Jasper Eicher who presented two checks to Newton Board of Education totaling more than $8,800 from the Rotary Club of Newton.

Zach Oller of Newton, who was awarded funding from the McPherson College Horizon Fund to develop an entrepreneurial idea.

Harvey County students named to the McPherson College Honor Rolls.

Students named to the Moundridge Middle School honor rolls.

Hearts 4 Him, which performed at Bethel College Mennonite Church.

Jesse Kaye, CEO of Prairie View, who spoke at First United Methodist Church.

Harvey County 4-H, which announced the annual supporters picnic.

The Harvey County Sheriff's department, which is responding to a new federal requirement in order to continue to house federal inmates.

The Newton Area Senior Center and Meals on Wheels which hosted a joint fund-raiser in Carriage Factory Gallery Park.

Harvey County Interurban and the Newton Area Senior Center which are co-sponsoring a trip to the Kansas Humanities Council presentation “The Kansas Work Ethic of Dwight D. Eisenhower,”

John Robb of Newton, who shared the story of a family heirloom clock which is about 500 years old.

Madison Pendry of Newton, who plays basketball at Pratt Community College and received the superior academic achievement award from the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Operators of a horse racing track near Halstead who were issued a conditional use permit for the track.

Newton ERT, a group of police officers trained for emergency response, who hosted a fireworks stand for the third consecutive year as a fund-raiser for the team.

The Newton Police Department, which is evaluating the options as the department out grows the current building facility.

Josh Robinson, which organized a "Life Action Role Play" at Centennial Park attended by about 40 people.

John Waltner, Harvey County Administrator, who hosted a "Community Chat" at the Newton Area Senior Center.

The Newton Senior Knights American Legion Baseball team, which won the Maize South Invitational Tournament.