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February 1, 2018
Harvey County IndependentFebruary 1, 2018 Harvey County Independent

Alter Society Prepping For Return Of Italian Dinner

Posted 2/1/2018

WOMEN from the Altar Society were chopping onions and garlic last Friday in preparation for making their famous lasagna. Pictured left to right are Kimberly Hon, Jeanne Sommerfeld and JoLe Hudson.WOMEN from the Altar Society were chopping onions and garlic last Friday in preparation for making their famous lasagna. Pictured left to right are Kimberly Hon, Jeanne Sommerfeld and JoLe Hudson.HALSTEAD—La Dolce Vita is back. The popular Italian dinner sponsored by the Altar Society of the Sacred Heart Parish is returning in two weeks after a two-year hiatus. The evening features costumed waiters, Italian decorations, an Italian meal, wine or beer, an auction and raffles. This year will mark the 26th year for the dinner.

The dinner has become one of the go-to events of the year. The last time La Dolce Vita was held was Valentines Day, 2015.  With support from the parish and an overwhelming request by citizens, the dinner, usually scheduled around Valentines Day, is back on for next month, Saturday, Feb. 10.

The Altar Society serves up its now famous lasagna, salad, garlic bread, with chocolate and strawberry trifle for dessert. Members of the Knights of Columbus are decked out to serve diners. Catholic youth bus the tables.

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Burrton Students Get Hands-On Experience With Wheat

Posted 2/1/2018

By Jared JanzenCAROLE Schlender with the Harvey County Farm Bureau shows Burrton kindergartners the beards of a piece of wheat. CAROLE Schlender with the Harvey County Farm Bureau shows Burrton kindergartners the beards of a piece of wheat.

BURRTON—Kansas celebrated its 157th birthday on Monday this week, and in honor of that special day, representatives from the Harvey County Farm Bureau spent several days traveling to five elementary schools in the county to teach students about one of Kansas’s greatest products: wheat.

Margaret Goering and Carole Schlender were at Burrton Elementary School on Tuesday giving students a hands-on learning experience about wheat. Goering is the president of the farm bureau board of directors and Schlender is the county coordinator.

“Lots of things are made with wheat,” Goering told the students. “It’s very important.”

Students were excited to hear that some of their some of their favorite foods like cereal, pizza, hamburger buns, cookies and cake are all made with flour that comes from wheat.

Schlender and Goering told students that Kansas is one of the top producers of wheat in the country, which is why it gets its nickname as the Wheat State.

They then split the classes into groups for the hands-on portion.

Schlender showed students the different parts of a wheat plant. Each student got to pull a kernel out of the head by the beard.

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Scott Recheck To Represent Sedgwick At County Bee

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ABBY Garrett was runner-up and Scott Recheck was the champion of the R.L. Wright Spelling Bee last week.ABBY Garrett was runner-up and Scott Recheck was the champion of the R.L. Wright Spelling Bee last week.By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK—It took 12 rounds and 90 minutes to crown the champion speller last Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the R.L. Wright Spelling Bee. With four contestants each from grades three through eight, 24 hopefuls took the stage in front of classmates, teachers and family.

There were even two sets of siblings in this year’s contest including fifth-grader Cory Culp and his older brother, eighth-grader Sam Culp. There were also the Stimpsons: Andrea from the eighth grade and Corbin from sixth grade.

One alternate, Noah Foster-Little had to compete when fourth-grader Austin Stang became ill.

The group was given easy words such as “coin” or “apple” in the first round. Then the words became more difficult in each consecutive round.

Finally, it was down to two seventh-graders, Abby Garrett and Scott Recheck. Those two went back and forth three times before Recheck spelled one word correctly then the next to become the 2018 Champion. Recheck won spelling “anecdote” and “malign.”

Recheck will represent Sedgwick at the Harvey County Spelling Bee in Hesston on Feb. 7.

A full list of spelling bee participants were:

Third grade: Piper Schroeder, Braedyn Frederick, Elayna Evans, Violet Daniels

Fourth grade: Morgan Olinger, Ryker Ratlzloff, Cole McGinn, Noah Foster-Little

Fifth grade: Cory Culp, Liam Mabry, Toby Young, Gage Harris

Sixth grade: Koen Werner, Corbin Stimpson, Daniel Young, Kayll Marstellar

Seventh grade: Abby Garrett, Scott Recheck, Madison Paradise, Autumn Hill

Eighth grade: Andrea Stimpson, Krystina Kotek, Sam Culp, Shea Inlow

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