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


Phil Adams of Halstead, whose volunteer work and service to the city commission were profiled in The Kansan's giving back series.


Clint McBroom of Newton, Newton Area Prayer Initiative organizer, who announced National Day of Prayer activities at New Jerusalem Missions.


Members of the Santa Fe 5/6 Center redesign team which met parents to discuss plans for the school that include more community mentors for students, career counseling and other innovations to be started after a Gemini redesign project at the school.


Open Road, a singing group at Bethel College, which hosted a concert in Memorial Hall at Bethel College.


Detour, a singing group made up of local singers, which offered a concert at Salem United Methodist Church.


Walton United Methodist Church, which will host Hearts-4-Him during an annual ladies salad supper at the church.


Hesston College students who will perform a summer of service.


Angus Siemens of Newton, a student at Hesston College, who will perform a summer of serves at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.


Carissa Slabach of Newton, a student at Hesston College, who will perform a summer of service at Ponca Bible Camp in Arkansas.


Area bowlers who played in league play.


Kimberly Buzbee of Bethel College Tennis, who was named to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference All Conference teams.


Owen Gartner of Sedgwick High School golf, who won the Sedgwick Invitational.


Hesston track, which swept the boys and girls titles at the annual Hesston Invitational.


The Newton High School drama department, whose production of Brigadoon garnered 10 nominations for the 17th Annual Jester Awards, a program designed to celebrated excellence in high school musical theater.


Barbara Gibson, president of the National Mental Alliance for Mental Illness for Harvey, McPherson and Marion Counties, who spoke to Life Enrichment about suicide prevention.


Prairie View, which announced a meeting of the organization's Caregiver Support Group.


Susan Schultz Huxman, Newton High School class of 1978, who was named one of two Newton High School Distinguished Alumni.


Roman Vega, Newton High School class of 1988, who was named one of two Newton High School Distinguished Alumni.


Ashton McGinn of Sedgwick, Emily Meier of Goessel, Laura Mitchell of Newton and Kaitlyn Owens of Hesston who were each named the recipients of an MKC scholarship.


JAG-K students from Chisholm Middle School and Newton High School including Marah Frary, Grayson Williams, James Ediger, McKenzie Winn, Audicie Cook, Asia Hill, Michael Graf, Bobby Southern, Christopher Farlow, Salvador Fernandez, Krystyan Thomas, Linda Moyo, Caitlin Lyal, Cynthia Romero,: Ely Grimes, Dakota Martin, Anahi Gamez, Rylee Hulse and Kylee Breon. Who recently competed at the State Career Development Conference (CDC) April 18 in Emporia.


Chisholm Middle School students, who constructed and launched a weather balloon.


Stacy and David Middleton, who founded and built a softball program at Bethel College.


Hesston College athletics, which announced joining the Jayhawk Community College Conference.


The Harvey County Sheriff's office and law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma which worked together to arrest Ronnie Dean Busick in connection with an 18-year-old murder in Oklahoma.


Newton High School students who created and then participated in the 2018 prom.


The Newton YMCA, which hosted a blood drive in Newton.


First Presbyterian Church of Newton, which hosted a blood drive in Newton.


Presbyterian Manor of Newton, which hosted the annual Apple Blossom Festival.


Newton High School arts, which hosted the annual student art show at the school.


Vanderbilt's, which opened a new location in the Chisholm Trail Retail and Outlet Shops.


Bluestem, which set a grand opening for a new building being constructed on the Schowalter Villa campus in Hesston.


Kaley Burgess of Prairie View, which earned a national certification in tobacco treatment.


Area golfers who competed in league plan.


Hesston High School tennis, which was ranked No. 1 in the Kansas Tennis Coaches Association Class 3-2-1A rankings.


Bethel College softball, for clinching a berth in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference post season tournament after sweeping York College.


The Newton High School girls track team, which won the team title at the Campus Invitational in Haysville.


Newton High School swimming, which won the El Dorado quadrangular.


Sand Creek Station, which hosted the National Junior College Athletic Association District III Championships.