From the City of Haysville…
When Haysville announced the flag contest, there was one rule: The already existing “Flying H” logo had to be included in the design. The “flying H” was the product of a logo contest held in 2004 by Haysville PRIDE. Its designer was Haysville resident Derek Bennett, who went on to a career in graphic design, winning two Kansas Press Association awards and a Wichita Eagle Award of Excellence.
The two stems of the letter H have come to represent the two major tornados that affected Haysville in the 90’s. The first, most typically known as the Andover tornado, did its fair share of damage along Haysville’s northern border in April of 1991. The second, more widely remembered tornado occurred on May 3rd 1999, leaving the town in ruins, and is represented by the longer of the two stems.
A shooting star serves as the crossbar of the H, indicating Haysville’s fighting spirit. The path of the star represents our history, and moves beyond the two tornados to the future ahead. Haysville’s people are represented by the star. These symbols combine to make our Flying H.
In a letter submitted with the winning design for the flag contest, local artist Dana DeCicco explained that the shooting star’s trajectory was extended beyond the star itself to represents Haysville’s hike and bike trails. The color block on the lower portion of the flag represents Haysville’s abundant open spaces, particularly in our park system. The color block across the upper portion represents the wide open Kansas skies above us.
Scan courtesy of Cathy Hurley.
New “Welcome To Haysville” signs started being placed at the city limits in 2016. This one pictured on East Grand. there has been some confusion though as to the established date. haysville history long predates 1951 but that is the year in which it was incorporated.
Construction began in 2016.
New addition to the Haysville Middle School beginning summer of 2016.
1973 Winter Band Concert at the Junior High Gym. Dale Atkeson director.
The Haysville Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) will host Family Feud, Haysville Edition on November 12th. The gameshow, which begins at 2:00 p.m. will take place at the Campus High School Auditorium. Popular Campus High substitute teacher Ian Demory will emcee the event. Admission to the event is free.
From reserving the auditorium and recruiting teams to deciding what concessions to offer, the Council has been hard at work planning and promoting the event, and the community is taking notice. “We’ve got teams signed up from all over town,” says MYLC’s Community Service and Events Committee Chair Avary Finch. “The Haysville VFW, Haysville PRIDE, Campus staff and the Senior Center all have teams. All the teams will win a prize and we’ll have concessions for sale. It’s going to be a lot of fun! We hope to have a lot of people come out and enjoy what we’ve put together.”
The students who make up the Council for the 2016-17 session are: Garrison Branom – Mayor; Dawsen Crum – Vice Mayor, Triston Martin – Treasurer, Hannah Davis – Recording Secretary, Isabella Perez – Attendance Secretary, Hannah Adkins, Daniela Alvarado, Morgan Busher, Denea Clark, Avary Finch, Jacob Gallegos, Brynden Janssen, Kinsey Martens, Blake Rhea, and Kasan Williams.
For information about the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, visit haysvilleserviceop.wixsite.com/mylc. For information about upcoming events in Haysville, visit www.hellohaysville.com/calendar.
Over the summer of 2016 windows started being replaced in Rex school.
Foreground is the old windows and background the new.
Lifelong resident and longtime school teacher Ruth Clark’s obituary.
Ruth Eileen Clark, age 89, of Haysville, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and retired teacher at Haysville USD 261, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Thursday, October 20, 2016. No visitation. Memorial service 10AM Tuesday, October 25, Haysville United Methodist Church, 601 E. Grand. Ruth was a lifetime resident of Haysville and life member of Haysville United Methodist Church. She was valedictorian at East High School and graduated from Friends University. Ruth was a devoted educator, teaching kindergarten and library classes in the Haysville community for over 30 years. Ruth Clark Elementary School was named after her in 2000. She enjoyed vacationing in Colorado, traveling, china painting, reading, writing poetry and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She co-authored a book about the history of Haysville entitled “In Days Gone By”. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Fred & Mabel Stearns; daughter, Jill Sims; and her brother, Wayne Stearns. Survivors include her sons, Mark Clark (Stacy), of Sterling, and Bret Clark (Ronda), of Haysville; daughter, Jane Moon (Howard), of The Villages, FL; sister, Betty Jane Turkle, of Haysville; brother-in-law, Reagan Houston, of Hendersonville, SC grandchildren, Chad Moon (Tara), Chris Moon (Mary), Lindsay Quinton (Mat), Megan Giorgetti (Andy), Erin Cureton (Luke), Ryan Clark (Shaylee), Travis Sims, Tyler Sims, Tara Sims, Cooper Clark (Kerry) and Bailey Clark: 13 great-grandchildren.