Reception planned for Triggs

The public is invited to help celebrate 50 years of teaching and service to the citizens of Newton.

There will be an open house style retirement celebration for Charle Triggs in the commons area of Newton High School from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 5.

Stop by to visit, share stories and reminisce. If you are unable to attend but would like to send a card, please send them to Charle Triggs, 324 W. 7th, Newton, KS 67114.


 Community read proposes a solution for water crisis HESSTON – For the sixth year, Hesston College and the Hesston Public Library invite individuals and groups in the local communities to join students, faculty and staff for a community read during the fall 2017 semester. The book selection for the 2017 read is “Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis” (2012, Beacon Press) by Cynthia Barnett.  Barnett will visit the Hesston College campus for the annual Melva Kauffman Lecture Series to discuss themes in the book Nov. 2. Events for the day will include a morning talk with students, an afternoon presentation for the public at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains and an evening keynote address at Hesston Mennonite Church.    Arboretum hosting eclspse trip   HESSTON — Scott Vogt, Executive Director at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, will lead a day trip to the Prairie Gold Nursery in York, Nebraska, to view the solar eclipse Aug. 21. This is the first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, the first in the lower forty-eight states since 1979, and the first to sweep across the entire country since 1918.   The cost per person is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Registration fees cover the entire trip including lunch.  Eclipse glasses will be provided. 

To register, please call the Dyck Arboretum office by August 11, at 620-327-8127 or email