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

 

• Tim Bumgarner, principal of Frederic Remington High School, who spoke about the history of schools in Kansas at a meeting of the Frederic Remington Area Historical Society.

 

•  The Newton High School drama department, which will present “Godspell” this weekend.

 

•  The Berean Academy senior class, which will present “Winnie the Pooh” this weekend.

 

•  The Remington High School drama department, which will present “The Boy Friend” this weekend.

 

•  The Goessel High School drama department, which will present “Beauty and the Beast" this weekend.

 

•  The Halstead High School drama department, which will present “Singing' in the Rain” this weekend.

 

•  The Moundridge High School drama department, which will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" this weekend.

 

•  Peabody Burns High School drama department, which will present “Cindy” this weekend.,

 

•  The Sedgwick High School drama department, which will present “Shrek” this weekend.

 

• Janet Ediger of Newton, whose volunteer work with the Golden Notes Choir was highlighted in the Newton Kansan's Giving Back series.

 

• Sam Andrews of Newton, who will sign his book “Trackside at the Mill” at Anderson's Book Store this weekend.

 

• Vocal music groups that performed during a vocal music showcase at Bethel College.

 

• Safwat Marzouk of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, who gave biblical lectures at Bethel College.

 

•  Sedgwick High School football, for defeating Meade in the Kansas High School Activities Association class 1A playoffs.

 

•  Hesston College men's basketball, for opening the season with a win.

 

•  Bethel College women's basketball, for starting the season with three straight wins for the first time since the 2008-09 season.

 

• The Newton Police Department, for arresting two members of a crime ring robbing ATM machines in two states.

 

• Area churches that hosted bazaars last weekend.

 

•  Northridge Elementary, for celebrating Halloween with a costume parade at the school and a class visiting Comfort Care Homes of Newton.

 

•  The Santa Fe 5-6 Center PTO, for announcing “Superhero Mother and Son Night” at the school.

 

•  The Newton FFA and Numana, which announced a meal packaging event at Newton High School.

 

• The Kansas Cattlemen's Association, which announced the annual convention and trade show to be hosted at the Meridian Center in Newton.

 

 • The Newton Police Department, for making an arrest after a rash of burglaries.

 

•  The Newton Junior Railers football program, for hosting the “Railyard Rumble.”

 

•  Abby Schmidt of Bethel College Womens Basketball, for being named to the preseason All-KCAC team.

 

•  Hesston College, for announcing an Alumni Community Basketball Night.

 

• Newton Medical Center, which announced an event to honor veterans on Veterans Day.

 

• Rep. Tim Hodge (D-North Newton) and Steve Kelly (R-Newton), who are running for the Kansas House of Representatives Dist. 72 seat.

 

•  The Newton Board of Education and the Community Vision Team, which discussed the future of Walton Rural Life Center.

 

•  The Newton Lions Club, for hosting the downtown Halloween Safe Walk.

 

•  Local churches for hosting “Trunk or Treat” events.

 

•  Bethel College students, for hosting trick or treat events in the dorms.

 

•  Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts, for hosting a Halloween celebration.

 

•  The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum of Goessel, for hosting an old fashioned hymn sing.

 

•  The First Mennonite Church Youth Group, which announced a fund-raiser turkey dinner.

 

• Bethel College women's basketball, for coming back from 20 points behind in the fourth quarter for a win against Nebraska Christian.

 

•  Alaina Stucky of Newton High School cross country, who claimed a medal at the KSHSAA Cross Country championships.

 

•  Hesston High School volleyball, for qualifying for the state tournament.

 

•  Berean girls cross country, for finishing second at the state championships.

 

• Erin Topham, Brooke Wiebe and Mallory Wiebe of Berean girls cross country, who each claimed a medal at the state championships.

 

• Andrew O'Brien of Halstead cross country, who claimed a medal at the state championships.

 

•  Moundridge High School volleyball, for qualifying for the state tournament.

 

• Goessel High School boys cross country, for qualifying for the state championships.

 

• Remington High School girls cross country, for qualifying for the state championships.