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Shine On

Posted 12/15/2016

By Jacki Nelson

Rosewood is all aglow again this year, even though Austin Bollinger, the founder of the light show, is away at college.  Austin said this year his brothers - sophomore Zach and fifth grader Nathan - were key to getting the show up and running again this year.

“Last year, since we raised $1,000 for the Harvey County Food Bank, I thought, ‘I can’t let this go.’  With raising so much in donations, it really helps them,” said Austin.

This year’s Christmas extravaganza now includes six homes and 8,000 more lights than last year’s display.

“I officially have 25,000 lights. I am officially at Grizwold level,” Austin said.

However, being away at school provided a new challenge for the 19-year-old Christmas enthusiast.

“I gave [Nathan] a task.  Nathan decided to pick out all the songs, and my middle brother, Zach, was getting out all the lights and getting everything ready for the weekends and putting everything up,” said Austin.

Nathan had a much different musical style than Austin, and that posed a few challenges.

“I was looking for things related to Christmas - like the Christmas CanCan.  I wanted to keep the Christmas CanCan,” he said.

Austin said while his youngest brother picked the majority of the music, there were some pieces that had to be changed. 

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Santa Letters

Posted 12/15/2016

MRS. GUNDEN’S FIRST GRADE CLASS

 

Dear Santa,

Haw are you doing I hope you are doing well but sparckel is hiding in hard plasise like this morring she hid by the kofetable and when I came downstaws I jast fawnd her cwic so I bat oh Friday I had a fan at scool but I am having fan evin no Im sleping hope you aer having fun to bat I hope I git wat I wunt for crismus so wunt is obes legeos and makup set I nite want Lea for Cmsmas hope you aer having fan to but I git wut I wunt for Crimas on Crimus nite I will go to bed as fast as I can bat on Crimis marling I will look in my stoking and I will gitt all of my staf otov my stoking and I will git thim ouvt of my staking and thein I will open up presints but I will tell you wat I want for Crismas but I will tell you in a sekt.

Frum,

Tenley

 

Dear Santa,

How did you git ol of thase presitss in one night? How did you make ol of the presintss? How is your rodear doing? What I wan for Christmas is sam lagos, noe hotwels cars, a noe socer boll, and a toy spidre. Have a good trip.

From,

Kyle

 

Dear Santa,

Ho ho ho I cant wate for Chrismas. Are the randeere going to fly? How are you? I want to noe what is Roodof doing? Are you makeing coocees? My elf was hidiing in a pacige. She rang the door bel.  I wud like a spidre I wud like a stuffedanimal Santa and a jrum set.

From,

Caden 

 

MRS. HEINRICHS’ SECOND GRADE

 

Dear Santa,

I am Sienna. I am 7. for crismis I wont 7 of all sizes of BENE Boos, AMauchin Guirl doll. Macke up. How do your randear fly!

Sincerely,

Sienna

 

Dear Santa,

I wunt a reemote cunterod car for cerismus. wut wood you like for cerismus.

Sincerely,

Sienna

 

Dear Santa,

I want a makeup kit under my tree how do you no when kids are awake and when kids are sleeping Love

Halle 

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Giving Tuesday Brings Surprise For Hesston Public Library

Posted 12/15/2016

By Jackie Nelson

On Giving Tuesday, Hesston Public Library received an unexpected donation - $1,500 from Golden Plains Credit Union. 

“It was brought to my attention that we had a fund set asside for working with organizations within our community. We were brainstorming what organizations we wanted to contribute to. We decided we wanted to support the library,” said Roxana Koch, Vise President of Golden Plains in Hesston.

Hesston Public LIbrary Director Libby Albers said she was shocked by the donation.

“I was caught off guard. I didn’t have my speech ready. But I was already thinking of things that were on our back burner,” said Albers.

To honor the generocity of the credit union, Albers said the funds will be used to promote financial literacy within Hesston. 

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Board Adopts Policy for Armed Threats

Posted 12/15/2016

By BLAKE SPURNEY

Hesston Record Staff

The USD 460 Board of Education adopted the ALICE protocol, which spells out how to respond in the event of an active shooter, on Monday.

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Superintendent Ben Proctor said school employees would follow the protocol on school property without spelling out what exactly the policy is.

Board member Mike Weber asked whether the planned $5.8 million recreation park project would fall under the board’s policy since it was on school property.

Proctor said school officials wanted all Hesston Recreation & Community Education coaches to know what the best procedures were when responding to an aggressive intruder. The policy teaches children to always evacuate if at all possible.

Before the board took a vote, Weber said he was concerned that the rec department wasn’t being involved in setting the policy. Proctor said he would make sure Recreation Director Ryan Magill was aware of the policy when he visited with him Tuesday.

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