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

Suzanne Loomis of the City of Newton, who spoke with the Kansan about the age of water transmission lines that bring water to Newton from the Mission pumping plant outside of town.

Nolan Corne of Bethel College, who told what it is like to be director of food service at Bethel College.

Rachel Corn, whose work with the Harvey County Communications and Emergency Management departments was profiled by the Kansan's Giving Back series.

Maia Cuellar and Georgia Berning of Newton, who are forming a writer's guild.

Hesston's Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, which announced the 2017-18 Prairie Window Concert series and the opening concert of Pokey Lafarge.

Newton Church of the Brethren, which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the congregations charter.

First Missionary Church of Newton, which will host a concert by Whitlee Casey and Outside the Walls.

Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church of Goessel, which will host the 2017 Harvest Giving Walk.

Newton High School's Career and Technical Education Program, which continues to evolve over time.

Bethel College women's soccer, which has put together a three-game winning streak for the first time since 2010. 

Carlos Cornejo, a Newton High School graduate who plays soccer for Bethel College, for scoring the game winning goal in the Thresher's 2-1 win over Texas College.

The Peabody-Burns High School football team, which won their first game of the 2017 season by defeating county rival Goessel.

Jose Rojas of Newton High School soccer who scored a hat trick in the Railers' 5-0 win over Valley Center.

Son Wray Ranch of Newton, which will host a fundraiser for the Kanas Learning Center For Health of Halstead.

Kidron Bethel Village, which announced it will host a candidate forum of USD 373 Board of Education Candidates.

The Bethel College Wind Ensemble, which opened the 2017 concert season with a free concert on the Bethel campus.

Gary Littlejohn of the Newton Police Department and Mark Scheffler of the Harvey County Sheriff's Office, who are launching an effort to help families in need with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

Byron Brittain of Newton, who served in WWII.

Vetta Burns Simpson of Newton, who took photos of a semi-truck bursting into flames.

Lauren Mitchell of Newton High School, who earned a “Letter of Commendation” from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Katherine O. Szambecki of Newton High School, who earned a “Letter of Commendation” from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Hanna Robinson of Newton, who as a student at Kansas State University had a research paper accepted for an international conference.

Area students who earned scholarships from Fort Hays State University.

The Newton Historic Preservation Commission and the Convention and Tourism Bureau which combined to create a smart phone app and historic driving tour of Newton.

Hesston High School girls' tennis, which was ranked second in the Kansas Tennis Coaches Association class 3-2-1A rankings.

Goessel High School volleyball, which was ranked first in the Kansas Volleyball Association Class 1A Div. I rankings.

Hesston High School volleyball, which was ranked third in the Kansas Volleyball Association Class 3A rankings.

Newton High School volleyball, which was ranked seventh in the Kansas Volleyball Association Class 5A rankings.

Sienna Schmidt of Remington High School cross country, who won the Marion Invitational.

Gary and Margaret Kraisinger of Halstead, who as authors will speak about the Chisholm Trail at Centre Point Church in Whitewater.

Moundridge Communications Network, which donated artwork to the Moundridge Arts Council.

Harvey County RSVP, which announced a drive to collect items used in an emergency to give to first responders.

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the annual chamber banquet.

Jamie Dibbens, Newton High School volleyball coach, who collected her 400th career win as coach.

Simone Juarez-Llamas, who became a passport acceptance agent in the Harvey County Register of Deeds office.

Austin Hooper, who joined Heartland Credit Union of Newton as a mortgage originator.

First Bank of Newton, which opened up United Way activities to the community.

Whitney and Denis Koehn, who opened “Henry's Chase,” a store in Newton.

The Harvey County Democrats, which hosted the organization's annual dinner.