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

Joe Smiley, whose work with organizations like the Harvey County Historical Museum was profiled in The Kansan's Giving Back Series.

The Newton Recreation Commission and Grand Central, which began discussion of a partnership between the two organizations.

The Great Plains Wood Carvers, which hosted a Friday afternoon event at the Whitewater Public Library for children.

Brookelynn Entz, Aylin Torres, Bekah Tonn and Keila Gillespie of Newton High School soccer, who were each named to the Kansas High School Activities Association Class 5A All State soccer teams.

Bethel College men's golf, which was named as an National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-Scholar team.

The Newton 14 and Under Babe Ruth Baseball Team, which won two games at the state tournament.

Newton USD 373, which announced one-stop enrollment.

Youth as Resources, which hosted “Ready Set Go Leadership Training” at the Meridian Center.

Dave Leiker, who is hosting “New Women of the Trail” at the Newton Public Library.

The city leaders of Halstead and Sedgwick, who have worked out a contract for EMS services to be provided in the area of Sedgwick.

Harvey County 4-H and the Harvey County Fair, which hosted the annual dog show at the fairgrounds.

Everett Bradley of Prairie View, who will host a workshop on drumming at Hope Fest this weekend 

Drew and Nichole Johnson, who were named coaches of Bethel College Women's Basketball. 

Teams from Bethel College named NAIA Scholar Teams including men's golf; women's tennis; women's soccer; women's cross country; men's tennis; men's cross country; women's outdoor track and field; women's indoor track and field; softball; volleyball and women's basketball.

The Nickerson AAA American Legion Baseball Team, which won a zone tournament championship at Klein-Scott Field in Newton.

Deputy Matt Stovall and Cpl. Brandon Huntley of the Harvey County Sheriff's Department, who used a drone to find a 91-year-old man who was missing and dehydrated in extreme heat.

Carrie Tiemeyer, known as the Bug Lady, from Wichita for hosting a Family Time Fun event at Newton Public Library.

The Harvey County Health Department, which was awarded a grant of up to $500,0000 called ”Pathways to a Healthy Kansas.”

The Newton Class AAA American Legion Baseball Team, which hosted a zone tournament and advanced to the semi-finals of the tournament.

Jacob Miller, Chase Bannister and Tanner Long of Bethel College men's basketball, who were each honored as a member of the NAIA Basketball Coaches Court of Honor.

SPOKES Across America, which stopped at Newton Public Library to offer science workshops for children.

The Newton Amateur Radio Club, which helps monitor the weather. 

Harvey County 4-H Clubs, which hosted the annual supporters picnic in Athletic Park.

A group of students from Hesston College who studied in Japan.

First Bank of Newton, which made a donation to Bethel College.

Area students who graduated from Wichita State Univeristy.

The Mid-Kansas basketball team, which won the freshman/sophomore boys' division of the Mid American Youth Basketball Tournament. 

The Newton 11 and under Cal Ripken Baseball Team, which played in the state tournament .

Participants in the “Conquer the Gauntlet” at Harvey County East Park.

Grasshopper mowers of Moundridge, which was selected to be part of a “Made in America Product Showcase” at the White House in Washington D.C.

Murray Anderson of Newton, who with the opening of burger restaurant “Gurty's” opened his third business on E. 12th north of Dillons.

“Down in the Holler” pumpkin patch of Newton, which is adding “Zombie Hunts” this fall.

Vallerie Gleason and Laura Ice, who were each honored as Women in Business by the Wichita Business Journal.

Bill Wagner, who was named chief financial officer of Bunting Magnetics.

Donna Pickman, who was named finance director by the city of Newton.