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Roehl’s Art Part Of Exhibit At Inman Public Library

Posted 7/28/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Kandace Roehl, who will be a junior this fall at Inman High School, said she was glad the Inman Public Library had a cross section of student produced art on display this month.

“It’s cool to show the people of Inman, who I am growing up around, some of the art we’ve done,” Roehl said. “They don’t just have to go to the high school to see it.”

The Inman Arts Council and the library co-sponsored the event. There were a total of 21 art pieces on display. Junior high and high school students produced the art.

“We’ve had a lot of comments about it,” Library Director Donna Sallee said. “I hope we can keep some sort of display up all the time.”

District art teacher Abram Brensing was happy to find another place to display his students’ works.

“Most of the stuff on display was done by  the advanced art students,” Brensing said. “Artwork is made to be seen. We like to get it out and around town to let the people see it.”

Brensing noted the district has a scanner that allows him to make copies of students’ artwork. He explained students can still take artwork home and he has a copy of it to display.

The teacher said he would like to continue the exhibits at the library. Student art is already on display at Inman banks.

“We’d try and change the art out a couple of times during the year,” Brensing said.

Roehl had two pieces art on display at the library.

One of her pieces used mixed media, including a chalk drawing of a gymnastics vault table.

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Ulster Project Teens Complete Service Projects In Moundridge

Posted 7/28/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – The teenagers in the McPherson County Ulster Project have had plenty of opportunities to work on their painting skills.

The teens had a chance to use paintbrushes when they stopped Thursday, July 26, in Moundridge.

The Ulster Project was started to match up Northern Ireland teens with teens in the United States. The idea was for Northern Ireland teens to learn Protestants and Catholics can get along.

This was the 10th year for the Northern Ireland teens to come to McPherson. They spent four weeks in Kansas, leaving Thursday, July 28.

While in Moundridge, the boys put stain on the wooden ramp at the Moundridge Historical Association train depot. The girls went to the PET (Personal Energy Transportation) Shop. Along with learning about the service, the girls were able to paint a few of  the carts used to make the transportation device.

Remington Creed, of Moundridge, was among the  McPherson County teens who served as hosts.

“My sister did it a few years ago,” Creed said. “I thought it would be better to host one of the kids myself.

“It’s been far better than what I expected,” he added.

While English is the official language of both countries, Creed said there are differences.

“They have a different dialect then what we use here,” Creed said. “I have had to ask them numerous times to repeat what they’re saying before I understand it.”

Creed said being part of the Ulster Project was “a life changing experience.”

“I got to learn some leadership skills,” Creed said. “I’m going to have some lifelong friends.”

Creed will be a sophomore this fall at Moundridge High School.

Peter Thompson was one of two teens from Northern Ireland staying with the Creeds.

Thompson said the hot, humid weather will be what he remembers most from visiting Kansas.

“I’m having a good time,” he added. “It’s been far better than what I expected. It’s been one of the best experiences of my life.

“We’re always doing a service project to help a community,” Thompson continued.

Chris Clague is one of the group counselors from Northern Ireland. He noted this was his second trip to the U.S.

“I’ve loved my experience as a counselor “ Clague said.

Kirsty Rae, from Northern Ireland, said she has enjoyed the camaraderie the teens have formed.

She said she has enjoyed the service projects.

“It’s very good to learn how these groups are helping other,” Rae said.

The 16-year-old Rae said the hot and humid weather of Kansas will stick in her memory. She added it is usually wet and cool in Northern Ireland.

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Enrollment Beginning For USD 448 Schools

Posted 7/28/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Enrollment is now underway for students attending Inman USD 448 schools.

Parents should have received enrollment packets for their children last week, Inman Superintendent Scott Friesen said.

To start the process, parents must use their parent PowerSchool account.

Parents are able to pay enrollment fees online with either a debit or credit card. If preferred, parents can go Inman Elementary School, Inman Junior/Senior High School, or the district office and pay the fees in person.

“We haven’t done anything different (than in previous years),” Friesen said.

Parents will have an option to enroll their children in person. Enrollment for all children – from preschool to 12th grade – will be from 4-8 p.m., Aug. 3-4, at the high school library.

He noted the majority of parents who have children returning to a district school will use the online enrollment.

“It’s gotten better every year we’ve done it,” Friesen said. “If people want to do it at home, they can complete their child’s enrollment anytime they want to do it.”

Friesen noted parents will be paying about the same amount as last year to enroll their students.

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