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

 

• Anna Wedel and Megan Nagel of Santa Fe 5-6 Center, who headed up a day of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics activities at the Educational Technology Center.

 

• Deb Hamm, superintendent of Newton USD 373, who will host round tables at the end of January and beginning of February.

 

• Ali Torr, Moundridge Middle.High School ag teacher, who was named a Horizon Award winner by the Kansas State Department of Education.

 

• The National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Kansas, which is offering a “Family-to-Family” class in Newton.

 

• Jamie Lulloff of Moundridge, whose photography will be on exhibit at the Carriage Factory Gallery.

 

• Curtis the Mentalist, Angel Feet Dancers, David Vogel, Greg Classen and Shawn Reida who will all perform in a variety show as a fund-raiser for Kansas Honor Flight.

 

• Kaho Yanagidario of Bethel College, who will be featured as a young soloist in an upcoming concert by the Newton Mid Kansas Symphony Orchestra.

 

• Wyatt Hendrickson and Grant Treaster of Newton High School wrestling, who each qualified for the championships of the Newton Tournament of Champions.

 

• Area bowlers who competed in league play.

 

• Bethel College men's and women's basketball, whose games at York, Nebraska, were webcast on ESPN3.

 

• Newton High School boys basketball, for winning their third straight game.

 

• Sid and Bob Nattier and Mike Riffel, who announced the sale of Fox Ridge Golf Course to a company that will continue the site's use as a golf course.

 

• Chandler Ochoa of Newton High School, who was named a Horizon Award winner by the Kansas State Department of Education.

 

• First United Methodist Church, which announced the upcoming “Souper Bowl” fundraiser to benefit Harvey County Circles of Hope.

 

• Grand Central, which announced the initiative “Senior Fitness Test.”

 

• Susan Lamb of Hesston, who was part of the team offering “Understanding the Tapestry of Trauma” at Dyck Arboretum.

 

• Area students who were honored by colleges and universities.

 

• Area students who earned honor roll honors from middle and high schools.

 

• The Chisholm Middle School yearbook staff, who won a “Distinguished Merit Award” in the 2018 Lifetouch Yearbook Showcase Contest.

 

• Hesston High School girls basketball, which will participate in the 2019 Trojan Classic at Hillsboro.

 

• Halstead High School, for hosting the 49th Halstaed Invitational Tournament.

 

• Moundridge High School girls basketball, for opening league play by defeating rival Remington High School.

 

• Moundridge High School boys basketball, for opening league play by defeating rival Remington High School.

 

• Berean Academy girls basketball, for opening league play by defeating rival Marion High School.

 

• Berean Academy boys basketball, for opening league play by defeating rival Marion High School.

 

• Members of the Newton High School STAND group, for hosting activities at Chisholm Middle School.

 

• Harvey County and North Newton, for coming to an agreement about maintenance for a portion of NW 36th.

 

• Brian Stucky of Goessel, who will offer the program “Cherokee Trail in Kansas” at the annual meeting of The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum of Goessel.

 

• The family of Cooper Turner, who is seeking a confirmed diagnosis for genetic disorders he has suffered since being born in October.

 

• Baby Melanie, who was the first baby born in 2019 at Newton Medical Center.

 

• Jerritt Colwell and Samantha Titus, who are proposing to open a liquor store in Moundridge and exploring the legalities of doing so.

 

• Scott Koehn of Newton, who is opening his own car dealership at First and Meridian Streets.

 

• Susan Koehn and Susan Bartel, who will be honored for their leadership roles at Carriage Factory Gallery.

 

• Newton Medical Center, which announced a new vision statement.

 

• Realtors of South Central Kansas, who named new leadership.

 

• Dale Clark of Knudsen Monroe and Co., who presented a program to the Harvey County Builders and Associates.

 

• The Women of the Year program, which announced the opening of the 2019 nomination process.

 

• St. Luke Evangelical Church, which is hosting a community-wide bible study.

 

• Bethel College men's basketball, which rebounded from two straight losses with back-to-back wins.

 

• Wyatt Hendrickson of Newton High School wrestling, who won the title at the Larry Wilkey Invitational in Jenks, Oklahoma.

 

• Hesston High School girls' basketball, for opening league play with a win.