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The Ledger August 17, 2017The Ledger August 17, 2017

Textures And Colors; MAC Hosts Children’s Art Class

Posted 8/18/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger StaffSAMANTHA Strausz uses a sponge to apply paint to her paper during the Moundridge Arts Council’s “Marvelous Me” art class Thursday, Aug. 10, at the MAC building, 118 S. Randall.SAMANTHA Strausz uses a sponge to apply paint to her paper during the Moundridge Arts Council’s “Marvelous Me” art class Thursday, Aug. 10, at the MAC building, 118 S. Randall.

MOUNDRIDGE – Local children learned about putting colors and textures together during the Moundridge Arts Council’s “Marvelous Me” art class Thursday, Aug. 10, at the MAC building, 118 S. Randall.

Two classes were offered. The first was for children in kindergarten to third grade, while the second was for children in fourth grade and older.

This was the first art class sponsored by the arts council.

Former teachers Jean Regier and Kathy Waltner were the instructors for the classes.

To start, children were supposed to select a short word – or a single letter. Letters were available for them to trace around. Children put painter’s tape within the borders of each letter, keeping them white. Children were encouraged to put paint on the rest of the paper.

Regier told them to go right to the edge of the letters with paint and it was OK to get paint on the tape. They needed to make sure the letters would be visible once the tape was removed.

The children had a range of colors to use. There were also several things to apply the paint with, including cotton balls, sponges, Styrofoam and cardboard.

“You have a lot of things to experiment with,” Regier said.

She suggested the children practice on pieces of paper before beginning their project so “you know what you’re going to get.”

“You can do a lot of textures,” Regier added.

There were 12 children in the first class, while nine were in the one for older children.

Juan Bender decided to use the letter “J” for his project. He said his project turned out “cool.”

“I like the design,” Bender said.

He noted he used a sponge for a lot of his project. He added the dabbing was time consuming.

Bender said he was pleased with the texture from using a piece of cardboard to apply paint.

“I draw a lot too,” Bender said.

Gentry Regier described himself as a big Kansas State University fan. He spelled out “KSU” and put purple paint on it.

“I wanted it to be smooth,” Gentry Regier said.

“I like art but I’m not an art person,” he added.

Samantha Strausz spelled out “SAM” for her project. She decided to use a rainbow effect around the letters.

Strausz said she planned to put it up in her bedroom.

“It’s relaxing and fun,” Strausz said of the project.

She used a sponge to apply the paint. She added “putting in the dots” was a time-consuming process.

Jean Regier said learning about colors and textures was good for the children.

“It’s something that will stay with them for the rest of their lives,” she added.

She noted the teachers were “pretty happy” with the number of children who came to the class.

“We had nice groups,” Regier said. “It’s a good turnout.

“This is my passion,” she continued. “I think it’s important for kids to have the opportunity to try art.”

Rosemary Fisher, for the arts council, said the teachers and children seemed to be thrilled to be part of the classes.

“We’ve had some good results,” Fisher said. “Each child was able to take their artwork home.

“We are very pleased with the response we got from the community,” she continued. “The time was right. The kids are happy to be doing art.”

 

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Regehr Says Teaching In Inman Her ‘Dream Job’

Posted 8/18/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

KELLI Regehr will be teaching second grade this year at Inman Elementary School. While this will be her fourth year of teacher, she will be instructing second-grade students.KELLI Regehr will be teaching second grade this year at Inman Elementary School. While this will be her fourth year of teacher, she will be instructing second-grade students.INMAN – When Kelli Regehr started her teaching career, “my dream was to get back here in Inman.” She wanted to teach in the same community where she lived.

“It’s the dream job,” she stressed.

Regehr is one of three new teachers in USD 448. She will be teaching second grade.

She had spent the previous three years teaching fourth graders at Graber Elementary School, in Hutchinson.

She met her husband, Justin, while they were both attending Kansas State University. Justin had grown up in the Inman area.

After they married, the couple moved to Inman in 2013.

Please see our print edition for the rest of the story.

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Moundridge Planning Mill Levy Increase

Posted 8/18/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – To allow more spending on public safety, Moundridge city staff has proposed an increase in property taxes for the 2018 budget.

City staff has proposed increasing the mill levy to 36.751 for the next budget. The levy will go up 3.2 mills, compared to the 33.551 levy set in 2017.

“The main driver is public safety concerns,”  City Administrator Randy Frazer said.

Moundridge City Council members took a look at the budget during their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 7, at the City Office.

The council will have a public hearing on the budget at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at the City Office.

 

Please see the rest of the story in the August 17th print edition of The Ledger

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The Ledger Has Moved!

Posted 8/18/2017

The Ledger has moved, come see us at our new location.

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