Recreation Commission appoints Recreation Director

Kendra Fesler began his role as recreation manager at the Hutchinson Recreation Commission on April 4.

Fesler comes to Hutch Rec with more than a decade of experience working with children in a school or camp and has overseen several youth programs.

At Hutch Rec, Fesler will be responsible for ensuring quality recreational programs including summer camps, enrichment activities, trips and special events. She will oversee Hutch Rec’s Stay to Play summer day camp, Play in the Park arts and drama camp, as well as enrichment programs and various special events.

“The community is what made me want to work at Hutch Rec,” says Fesler. “I enjoy all of the events that Hutch Rec offers and wanted to get more involved in the community. I look forward to connecting with the community and providing safe and fun events for people of all ages.

Fesler grew up in Wichita and moved to Reno County eight years ago to be with her husband. The couple live in Abbyville with their two children, where they farm and raise livestock.

A graduate of Wichita State University, Fesler enjoys photography and watching her children participate in extracurricular activities, especially basketball and ballet.

His office is at Hutch Rec Downtown, 17 E. First Ave.

Local appraisers recognized for their long-standing service

Three members of Cannon, Lechtenberg and Associates at Hutchinson were recently recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) for their years of membership in the organization.

Jim Canon has been a member for 55 years. It is an agricultural professional who provides services to clients including operation and management, rural appraisal and agricultural advisory.

The partners Ann Röhm and Barbara Lechtenberg also received letters acknowledging the length of their membership, with Roehm having been a member for 10 years and Lechtenberg, 20 years.

The ASFMRA, which represents nearly 2,100 agribusiness professionals in the United States and Canada, is the largest and oldest trade association providing development opportunities through training and meeting offerings. of high quality and adheres to a strict standard of conduct and ethics for its members.

Hutchinson’s lawyer moves

Lawyer Hutchinson David E. “Rick” Roberts is moving its office, starting May 2.

The office will move to Suite C, on the east side of the parking lot in the same building complex. The address is 421 W. First Ave., Suite C

Telephone, e-mail, fax and website remain unchanged.

KDOT Employees Celebrate Service Anniversaries

The Kansas Department of Transportation expresses gratitude to employees who celebrate state service anniversaries in May. Those in The News area celebrating birthdays include:

30 years: Burke Koehn, Road Maintenance Supervisor, Scott City; 20 years: Daniel Ochs III, Engineering Technician, Hutchinson; and 10 years: Jon Honer, Engineering Technician, Pratt.

Christina Jimenez

Sunflower Diversified Appoints New Transportation Director

GREAT BEND – Sunflower Diversified Services recently announced the promotion of Christina Jimenez to the director of transport.

Jimenez uses his experience in Sunflower’s General Public Transportation (GPT) program to oversee all trip schedules and vehicle maintenance while ensuring compliance with Kansas Department of Transportation regulations.

“We currently lead a team of 11 KDOT drivers for our public transportation service,” Jimenez said. “This service is for everyone. Anyone who needs transportation to get to work, to the grocery store or for a medical appointment is encouraged to call on us. We’ll take you wherever you need to be.

Jimenez started working at Sunflower, which supports people with special needs, six years ago.

In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Jimenez has begun preliminary work on what will become a brand new transportation facility.

A ride is $1, or $2 round trip in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties.

The new facility will be located just south of Westside Market and The UPS Store in the 5500 block of 10th. A KDOT grant of $1.2 million makes this possible.

The facility will also house Jimenez’s office, dispatchers, a meeting room, a locker room and a waiting room. The new wash bay will provide jobs for Sunflower customers.

Jimenez is collaborating on the project with Shelby Zuniga, acting executive director of Sunflower.

Sunflower Announces Request for Qualifications for Architect for 17,600 Square Foot Facility; submissions are due May 26. KDOT helps with advertisements, which are published in local media and on Sunflower’s Facebook page.

Sunflower serves infants, toddlers and adults in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties. He is in his 57th year.

Michael J. Chiaramonte