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

Bryan Chapman, who ran for mayor — and won — in Sedgwick after living in the town for 40 years.

The Slate Creek first grade teaching staff, for creating a career day for students featuring hands-on experiences.

The Bethel College Life Enrichment Series, which announced the 2018 spring lineup.

Jason Becker, whose work at Newton Medical Center and iYouth camps was profiled in The Kansan's Giving Back series.

The Daughters of the American Revolution, for adapting their plans and changing the location of their meeting when needed.

Dan Eells of Newton Public Library, who was announced as speaker for the next “Informed Women of Harvey County” meeting.

“Freddy & Francine,” who will perform as part of the Dyck Arboretum Prairie Wind Concert Series.

Roseann Penner Kaufman and Mitch Kaufman, who will perform on the organ and trombone during a recital at Bethel College.

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, which announced a legislative breakfast.

Drew G.I. Hart of Kansas City, who was announced as the speaker for the Hesston College Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series.

Grace Community Church, which announced a women's conference at Crosswinds Conference Center in Hesston.

Mennonite Central Committee Central States, which announced an annual meeting.

Whitestone Mennonite Church, which will host the Western District Women in Mission/South Central Women's Spring Supper.

Chamber member businesses participating in “Chocolate and Shopping.”

Harvey County Emergency Management, which will host the next Newton Area Chamber of Commerce Hot Topic Luncheon.

Area bowlers who participated in leauge play.

Curtis Vermillion of Halstead, who was named the National Federation of High School Association's Section 5 Coach of the Year in boys' cross country.

Newton High School wrestling, which finished the home dual season with a tie-breaker win over Wichita Campus.

Jen Andres, a Newton High School graduate, who set a Bethel College track and field record in the 200 meter dash while competing at the KCAC Indoor Championships.

St. Mary Catholic School, which is the oldest actively operating school in the Wichita Diocese.

Twyla Kovac, who announced her retirement from the board of Grand Central after 17 years of service.

The Harvey County Commission, which met with representatives of the Aquifer Storage and Recover project to discuss the project's future and impact on Harvey County.

Cassidy Entz of Newton, who was crowned “Miss Berean” during homecoming ceremonies at the school.

Darin Stephens of Newton, who was crowned “Mr. Berean” during homecoming ceremonies at the school.

Toby Penner of Whitewater; Shannon Busenitz of Peabody; Jordan Weaver of Hesston; and Hannah Stucky of Newton who were each named as a member of the Berean Academy Homecoming Court.

The Fraternal Order of Police of Newton, who gave three automatic external defibrillators to law enforcement agencies and affiliates in Harvey County.

Newton High School boys' basketball, which snapped Salina Central's four game winning streak.

Hesston High School girls' basketball, for defeating top-ranked Class 3A Haven.

Area golfers who competed in league play.

AmenRashan Ashley of Bethel College track, who set a new school record in the 60-meter dash at the Jayhawk Classic indoor meet.

Brook Lachenmyr, a Newton High School graduate, who began competition as a thrower on the Hutchinson Community College track and field team.

The Hesston High School drama department, which performed “Murder for Dummies.”

Enrique Alfonso of Asuncion, Paraguay, who directed a choir of Harvey County residents for a special concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kansas/Paraguay Partners.

Photographers Jim Griggs and Jeff Heidel who hosted a Kansas Day celebration at Carriage Factory Gallery.

Circle of Hope, which hosted the second “Souperbowl” fund-raiser.

The Whitewater American Legion, which hosted a “Ground Hog” feed.

The Newton Kiwanis Club, which hosted a pancake feed.

Prairie View, which hosted “A Beautiful View” fine art exhibition and fundraiser.

Newton High School girls basketball, which qualified for rthe championship of the Newton Invitational Tournament.

Halstead High School girls' basketball, which won the Eli J. Walter Invitational Tournament title.

Berean Academy girls' basketball, which qualified for the finals of the Eli J. Walter Invitational Tournament title.

Sedgwick High School girls' basketball, which qualified for the finals of the Steve Shepherd Invitational.

Emily Trask, who was named human resources director for Newton Presbyterian Manor.

Kandice Gonzalez of Newton, who opened Wrights Food Truck.

Connie Hosford of Newton, who is retiring from Silhouette Hair Fashions, where she has worked since 1974.

Hibbett Sports of Newton, which hosted a grand opening.