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

 

• Noah Pauls of Newton, who as a third-grader is not letting being partially deaf stop him from playing tackle football.

 

• Harvey County RSVP, which is hosting a donation drive to support first responders.

 

•  The Sedgwick Booster Club, which will host a fall festival in Sedgwick this weekend.

 

• Wise Women ICT, which announced an event in Newton at Prairie Harvest.

 

• KIPCOR, which announced the offering a short course series.

 

• Hanna Eastin, whose artwork is on exhibit at the Bethel College Gallery.

 

• Jalane Schmidt, a Newton High School graduate, who will speak at Bethel College Mennonite Church and Bethel College's Convocation series.

 

• Grace Hill Mennonite Church of Whitewater, which announced an annual hog roast open to the community.

 

• Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan), who hosted a listening stop at the Kansas Learning Center for Health in Halstead.

 

• MCC Central States, which will host the annual Flatlander Bike Ride this weekend.

 

• Kyndal Bacon of Newton, who was named the Jayhawk Conference volleyball setter of the week while playing for Colby Community College.

 

• Erin Topham of Berean Academy, who won the Class 3-2-1A girls race at the Hesston Swather Cross Country Special.

 

• Halstead High School cross country, for taking first in the class 3-2-1A boys division of the Hesston Swather Cross Country Special.

 

• Berean Academy cross country, for taking first in the class 3-2-1A division of the Hesston Swather Cross Country Special.

 

• Hesston High School football, which started the season with back-to-back wins.

 

• Wichita Ballet, for hosting “Ballet in the Park” at Athletic Park.

 

• Newton Medical Center and the Newton Police Department, for working together to open a satellite office for the police department on the medical center campus.

 

• Brandon Huntley of the Harvey County Sheriff's Department and Mike Yoder of the Newton Police Department who discussed the use of drones by law enforcement during a presentation at Life Enrichment at Bethel College.

 

• Dyck Arboretum, which announced Mary Breckinridge as the subject of a “Tea with Personality.”

 

• Lippert Components of Newton, for giving away hot dogs and drinks prior to a Newton High School football game.

 

• Newton Medical Center's Community Association, for hosting a fund-raising sale at the hospital.

 

• Shelia Zwahlen of USD 373, who discussed school bus safety and the need for drivers to stop for buses with The Kansan.

 

• Area students who earned academic honors.

 

•  Newton High School girls tennis, which opened the 2018 season on the road at McPherson.

 

• Jana Boston of Newton, who was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference setter of the week while playing for Friends University of Wichita.

 

• Newton High School volleyball, for being ranked fourth in the Class 5A Kansas Volleyball Association prep rankings.

 

• Hesston High School volleyball, for being ranked fifth in the Class 3A Kansas Volleyball Association prep rankings.

 

• Halstead High School volleyball, for being ranked eighth in the Class 3A Kansas Volleyball Association prep rankings.

 

• Sedgwick High School volleyball, for being ranked fourth in the Class 2A Kansas Volleyball Association prep rankings.

 

• Goessel High School volleyball, for being ranked fourth in the Class 1A Kansas Volleyball Association prep rankings.

 

• Newton High School football, for moving up to sixth in the Gatehouse Kansas AVCTL Power Poll rankings.

 

• Newton's Future Farmers of America chapter, for bringing back pork chops to Newton High School football games.

 

• Informed Women of Harvey County, which will host a candidate forum for Dist. 72 representative candidates.

 

• The Moundridge Senior Center, for hosting a community fish fry.

 

• Newton Parents as Teacher, for announcing the 2018 “Touch-a-Truck” event.

 

• Sen. Carolyn McGinn (R-Sedgwick) who is a co-chair for the join committee transportation task force and will host a meeting of the task force in Newton.

 

•  Bethel College women's soccer, for setting a record for largest margin of victory, most goals scored and fewest shots allowed in their win over Manhattan Christian College.

 

• Bekah Tonn of Bethel women's soccer, who set a record for points in a game (10) with three goals and four assists in a win over Manhattan Christian College.

 

• Simon McKee of Remington High School, who started his first season as football coach.