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

Dana Stahl and the Harvey County Conservation District, for announcing the second “Conservation Festival” at the Harvey County Fairgrounds for fourth grade students.

Charlie Triggs, long time driver's education teacher at Newton High School, and Suzanne Loomis of the city of Newton, who spoke with The Kansan about some of the most dangerous places to drive in Newton.

Ken Franz of Newton, whose voluntary service with the RSVP program was recognized by the program and The Kansan's Giving Back series.

Paul Strausz, who will speak about the basics of keeping your vehicle in good working order at Moundridge Public Library.

Angela Saltmarsh, whose career as a nurse was profiled by The Newton Kansan in honor of National Nurses Week.

Bonnie Sowers of Hesston, who is retiring after decades as an instructor for the Hesston College Nursing program.

Brandon Murrell of Newton High School tennis, who qualified for the Kansas High School Activities Association Class 5A State Tennis Championships.

Jordan Singh and Max Karst of Newton High School tennis, who qualified as a doubles team for the the Kansas High School Activities Association Class 5A State Tennis Championships.

Newton High School girls' soccer, which won its ninth consecutive game.

Logan Gamble of Hesston High School, who qualified for the the Kansas High School Activities Association Class 3A State Tennis Championships.

The doubles teams of Jorge Moarales/Jeb Carlson and Mason Barber/Isaac Decker of Hesston High School tennis, who qualified for the Kansas High School Activities Association Class 3A State Tennis Championships.

Students at Santa Fe 5/6 Center, who have organized a “Mud Run” 5K as a fund-raiser for the school.

Newton Christian Church, which organized a National Day of Prayer observance, including faith leaders from a number of churches in Newton.

The Kansas Rural Center and the 21st Century Walton Rural Life Center, which teamed up to host the Women in Farming workshop at the school.

Julie Cox-Hamm, who will offer a silk painting workshop at The Carriage Factory Gallery.

The Kansas Mennonite Men's Chorus, which performed at Hesston High School.

St. Luke Evangelical Church of Newton, which announced a concert by Susie McEntire Eaton.

Floyd E. Edwards, who celebrated an anniversary as leader at Second Missionary Baptist Church.

Hesston College Music students, who performed a concert to benefit an international student wishing to attend the school.

Newton High School girls' swimming, which rallied to win the team's home invitational meet.

The Newton High School drama department, which was nominated for eight “Jester Awards,” an awards program of the Music Theater of Wichita.

Boy Scout Troop 123, which ran a concession stand during the Newton Downtown Car Show as a fund-raiser for a trip the group plans later this year.

The Frederic Remington Area Historical Society, which celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Lowell Miller of Newton, who is serving as a beta tester for a game app.

Ben Peyton and Katelyn Terbovich of Newton High School, who were each awarded a scholarship by the Newton Treble Clef Club.

Peabody High School's Teens Against Destructive Activities, which organized a fun night at the school for the community.

Hesston High School tennis, which won the Central Kansas League title.

Hesston College Softball, which ended the team's season in the NJCAA Div. II district playoffs.

South Dakota State men's golf, which won the Summit League Championships at Sand Creek Station.

The Kansas Learning Center for Health, which was awarded a grant from the Central Kansas Community Foundation.

Dr. Derek Moore, who joined the medical team at Newton Medical Center.

Health-E-Quip of Newton, which earned accreditation form the Joint Commission.

Newton Tractor Supply, which is hosting a 4-H fund-raiser.

Twisted Joes of Halstead, which announced the restaurant will be coming to Newton with a food truck and is launching an eating challenge.