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

Troy Carlson and the Harvey County EDC, for creating a "Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats" report on the Kansas Logisitcs Park by speaking with dozens of industry leaders in a multi-county area.

Goessel USD 411 and Newton USD 373, which teamed up to recruit a foreign language teacher.

The Peaboy-Burns High School National Honor Society which is fund-raising to host a Njumana meal packaging event.

The North Newton Community Foundation, which donated to a Peace Garden effort in memory of toddler Vincent Hill.

First Church of the Nazarene, which will host a blood drive this week.

Bethel College, which opened a disc golf course on campus.

Phillips 66 Pump and Pantry, which hosted a Newton Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.

Quiggly's Dog Spa, which hosted a Newton Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.

Prairie View Inc. which announced participation in October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The Gaeddert family, who purchased Prairie Harvest Market and Deli.

Savannah Sailors and Serena Wong of Newton High School tennis, who qualified for the state tournament and finished the first day 1-1.

Halstead boys' cross country, which finished second at the CKL League Championships.

Steven Cline of Halstead boys' cross country, who finished as top medalist at the CKL League Championships.

Harvey County road and bridge department, which secured state funding for a bridge replacement project.

Area Boy Scouts, who camped at the Newton City/County Airport for the 2014 "Campboree."

The family of Elia Vela, who participated in the 2014 Taste of Newton as a fund-raiser to defray the cost of treatment of leukemia.

Keegan LeFevre of Hesston who signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Hesston College.

The Harvey County Health Department, which is ready for any possible infectious disease outbreak with quarantine orders.

The Hesston Senior Center, which launched the "We Care" campaign to create gift boxes for service men and women overseas.

The Bethel College social work department which turned 40.

The Harvey County chapter of Victory in the Valley, which announced the 2014 Fun and Fashon for the Cure.

Book ReViews, which made a donation to the Harvey County Homeless Shelter.

The Newton YMCA board, which officially launched fund-raising efforts for the construction of a facility in Newton.

Mary Carman of Prairie View, who was speaker for the NAMI Mid-Kansas October meeting.

Katelyn Zinn and Ashlyn Kealy, students at Newton High School and members of FCCLA, who spoke about the program and awards they have won at a Newton USD 373 Board of Education meeting.

Santa Fe 5-6 Center, which dedicated basketball goals in honor of late teacher Crystal Stauffer.

Lauren Regier of Newton, who was one of 17 students honored by the "Read Kansas Read" program.

Morgan Holopirek, Abigale Decker, Kaitlyn Schrock, Tessa Isaac and Kately Hageman of Hesston High School tennis, who each qualified for the state high school tournament.

Debra Payne of Kansas City, who is creating the art exhibit "Behind the Scenes" by painting scenes in Newton. The exhibit will open at Bethel College in January.

The Newton water department and Fox Theatre board which worked together to postpone a water outage scheduled for during a concert at the theater.