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

Billie Miller of Newton, whose volunteer work at the fair was featured in The Kansan's Giving Back series.

Robert Murphy of Newton, who entered the 65-and-up open class woodworking division of the Harvey County Fair.

Chet Hartman, who announced a one-year hiatus from the Harvey County Fair Demolition Derby.

The Public Building Commission, which discussed how to make repairs to Fischer Field stadium.

Jacey Wedel of Newton, who led the junior barrel racing event of the Harvey County Fair Rodeo after the first night of action.

New staff members of Newton USD 373 schools.

Lisa Moore, who will be interim principal of Newton High School.

Amy Wells, who will be principal at Northridge Elementary School.

Deborah Watson, who will be principal at Sunset Elementary School.

Stacey Musser, who has been part of the PTO and site council for three different schools in the Newton School District.

Talon, Tyler and Taiden Sanchez, who cleaned up a Chisholm Trail Marker on SW 36th Street in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the trail.

Joe Boardman, Amtrak president and CEO, who stopped in Newton and announced the Southwest Chief has been saved.

Harvey County United Way and Wal-Mart, which teamed up for “Fill the Bus,” a school supply drive to fill teacher wish lists in Harvey County.

Rep. Steve Becker, who will speak to “Informed Women of Harvey County.”

Newton Medical Center, which announced a telemedicine program.

Prairie View, which announced a meeting of the Harvey County Caregiver Support Group.

Kauffman Museum of North Newton, which announced a bus trip to Kauffman Stadium for a tour and Kansas City Royals game.

Tim Reazin, who was named as the new minister at East Side United Methodist Church in Newton.

Michael Unruh, who was named the executive director of Camp Mennoscah.

Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, which announced the annual “College Night” downtown.

Bethel College Football, which participated in the conference media day and was selected to finish sixth by media and seventh by coaches.

James McCartney, former Bethel College football player, who announced his retirement from indoor football after more than five years playing professionally.

Area author Roger Eichelberger, who announced a “meet and greet” at Norm's/Back Alley Pizza.

The Newton Saddle Club, which hosted the annual Harvey County Fair Rodeo.

Angel Feet Dance Studio of Moundridge, which spent a week in Alaska.

Josh Booth, who was named Sports Information Director by Bethel College.

Thomas Earles, who was selected as a Summer Reading Club winner.

Chad Gay of Newton, who won the Republican primary for Harvey County Sheriff.

Carolyn McGinn of Sedgwick, who won the Republican primary for Kansas Senate District No. 31.

Hannah Wilson of North Carolina, who is bicycling across the country to promote dental health and stopped in Newton.

Brew Masters and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Harvey County, which hosted a fund-raiser.

The Harvey County Community Chaplain Response Team and the Harvey County Sheriff's Office, which created a memorial for deceased homeless and indigent people of Harvey County.

NAMI, which announced a “Family-to-Family” class locally.

Newton Rotary Club, which hosted the third annual “Birdies Against Bullying” tournament at Sand Creek Station.

Area students honored for academic success by colleges and universities.

The Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Company and the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum, which hosted the annual Country Threshing Days.

The Macon 4-H Club, which cleaned Washington Park as a service project.

Thomas M. McCabe, DMD, who purchased a dental practice in Newton.

Vogts Construction and the community of North Newton, which celebrated the groundbreaking of North Woods Plaza. 

Joni Considine, who joined Newton Medical Center as RN, Perianesthesia.

Kaitlyn Morgan, who joined Newton Medical Center as RN, Medical.

Lucila Reed, who joined Newton Medical Center as RMA, Convenient Care.

Brandy Shultz, who joined Newton Medical Center as Radiology Tech, MKFP.

Kristin Smith, who joined Newton Medical Center as Home Health Aid.

Sharon Sorensen, who joined Newton Medical Center as RN, Medical.

The Kansas City Indios, who won the 68th Newton Mexican-American Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament at Athletic Park.

Area teams that competed in the ASA Class C Heartland World Series.