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

Jeremy Kindy, Brandon Nelson and Dan Harms, who spearheaded a political campaign to save Camp Hawk and were named the Newton Kansan newsmakers of the year. 

Brian Bascue, whose work as a sports official and with the Newton Recreation Commission was highlighted in The Kansan's Giving Back series.

Rachel Waltner Goossen, who presented about the history of the Bethesda Hospital Training School for the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel. 

Becky Fields, Harvey County Treasurer, who was recognized at a retirement party.

Baby Jhett Michael, who was the first baby born at Newton Medical Center in 2018.

The Hesston Public Libary, which announced a "Mini ComicCon."

Kansas/Paraguay Partners, which is celebrating its 50th year.

Enrique Alfonso of Asuncion, Paraguay, who will direct a choral concert next month as part of an anniversary celebration of Kansas/Paraguay Partners.

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, which will host a concert by Grammy winner Mollie O'Brien and guitarist Rich Moore as part of the Prairie Window Concert Series.

Tim Hodge of North Newton, who spoke with The Kansan about the upcoming Kansas Legislative session.

Andrew Bolton, who was the final speaker for a series connected with a special exhibit at Kauffman Museum about pacifism in WWI.

Alexanderwhohl Mennonite Church of Goessel, which will host a regional kick-off meeting for the Western District Conference's Year of Evangelism.

St. Mary's parish, which will host a Tri-Parish Women's Retreat.

Grace Community Church, which will host Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. 

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, which announced active shooters as the subject of the next "Hot Topic" luncheon. 

Area bowlers who competed in league play.

Ethan Torres of Newton High School swimming, who won both the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke at the Newton Invitational II.

Ryan Hirsh of Newton High School Swimming, who qualified for the state tournament in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Trapper's Rendezvous, which announced this weekend will be the annual camp-out at Harvey County West Park. 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Which announced a fund-raiser dinner for Manuel Romero Jan. 20.

The Knights of Columbus, which hosted a fund-raising dinner.

Amanda and David Balzer, who were granted a permit to open a wedding venue on their property.

Area students named to college honor rolls and dean's lists.

The Bethel College Concert Choir, which is touring Europe this month.

The Harvey County Health Department, which is making free flue vaccine available.

Newton High School girls' basketball, for opening January with a win over Class 6A eighth-ranked Hutchinson.

Drew Johnson, coach of the Bethel College Women's Basketball Team, who collected his first win in conference play.

Bethel College men's basketball, for defeating York for the first time since 2004.

Joe Flask of Halstead, who celebrated 45 years as owner of Halstead Floral.

Jack Bender III, who will share stories during a presentation at the library from civil war letters he has collected.

Dyck Arboretum, which hosted "Tea with Personality" featuring a Dora Salter actor.

Terrell Marshall of Bethel College men's basketball, who hit a buzzer-beating shot to give the Threshers a win over NCAA Div. III Concordia (Texas) at the St. Thomas-Houston Classic.

North Newton residents, who gave $10,000 to establish a "North Newton Area Environmental Fund."