Robert Deleon, Kyle Danahy, Dr. harold nolte, kaycee vosberg, melina younger, carol davidson

Kyle Danahy

Hutchinson Police Chief Jeffrey Hooper signed two new officers into the department on Friday.

officer Robert Deleon was born in Topeka and grew up in Stafford. At the age of 19, he began working as a correction officer in the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.

After two years, Deleon said he felt he could make a bigger difference in the community and applied to the Hutchinson Police Department.

“I was amazed at how positive they are for the community,” he said. “I made the decision, I definitely wanted to be part of the positive impact. I am very grateful and honored to serve in such a great community as Hutchinson. “

Kyle Danahy was born in Wichita and raised in Pretty Prairie, where he graduated from high school in 2012. He then joined the Army and served four years of active service in Arizona before returning to Kansas. He then joined the Kansas National Guard and served them through October last year.


DODGE CITY – President of Dodge City Community College Dr. Harold Nolte The Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was presented at an afternoon ceremony on April 9 at the DC3 library.

Nolte was nominated for the honor by students of the Kappa Psi PTK Chapter of DC3 for his strong support for the academic achievement, leadership, and service of DC3 students.


Kaycee Vosberg

GREAT BEND – Marketing Maven Consulting, a Great Bend branding company, announced the hiring of Kaycee Vosberg as a specialist in design and digital media.

“Having owned her own design business for several years, we are pleased to have recruited Kaycee’s talent to increase the number of clients we can serve and to meet the growing demand for branding and graphic design in Central and West -Kansas to satisfy, “he tells Rachel Mawhirter, owner and founder of Marketing Maven. “Kaycee will act as a graphic designer, branding specialist and all-round creative kaleidoscope.”

Hoxie native, Vosberg grew up on a farm and learned the value of hard work and leadership early on. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art education from Kansas State University and then moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where she earned another degree in multimedia graphic design.

Vosberg will work on logo designs, print publication design, advertising design, website design, social media content, copywriting, and many other projects where information is creatively displayed to grab attention in print, in person, or online .

If she’s not creating content from her desk, you can catch Vosberg at the gym, go on adventures with her husband Otto, or hang out with her cat Charlie and watch scary movies.

Marketing Maven Consulting is a full-service brand management and design company specializing in mobile-friendly websites, social media management, print and digital design, and video production. It serves customers in much of central and western Kansas. Learn more at or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


Melinda Young, an attorney for Bretz & Young LLC of Hutchinson, was recognized last week by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt for outstanding service to crime victims.

In a video presentation at this year’s virtual conference on the rights of crime victims, Schmidt announced that Young had received the Community Champion Award.

For the past six years, Young has served the needs of others by serving on the board of directors of BrightHouse, the Hutchinson agency that serves victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

Young oversaw a variety of positive changes within the organization, including rebuilding the shelter, expanding critical services, and improving prevention efforts for youth.

Donna Davis, executive director of BrightHouse, said Young also spent countless hours helping with the nearly year-long search for an executive director while she continued her practice at her local law firm.

“BrightHouse would not be the healthy, thriving, and positive organization it would have without Melinda’s love for BrightHouse and our work with youth, victims and survivors in our community,” said Davis.

The annual recognition of those who excel at crime victims takes place during the 23rd Annual Conference on the Rights of Crime Victims hosted by the Governor and Attorney General. A video with all of this year’s winners can be found at


GARDEN CITY – Garden City’s Director of Neighborhood and Development Services Carol Davidson announced her resignation effective May 12th to take up a position with the City of St. George, Utah.

Davidson has been in this position since September 2019. Before that, she was Deputy Director in this office from 2013 to 2017.

The Neighborhood and Development Department was responsible for working with Garden City, Holcomb, and Finney Counties to provide services such as building inspections, code compliance, planning and zoning, development design and engineering, and community service.

Davidson will work as a Senior Planner for the City of St. George from mid-May.

The City of the Garden City is planning a national search to replace it.

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