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CMH taking Scholarship Applications

Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) announces applications are now available for the Hoppenstedt Nursing Scholarship. Made possible through the Henry W. Hoppenstedt Trust, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been accepted into a registered nursing program at an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be a graduate of a Marshall County High School, have proof of admittance to an accredited nursing program, and meet other eligibility requirements.

CMH will award scholarship funds of $1,000 per semester with a maximum of $2,000 per year. Application forms may be requested online by submitting an email address to [email protected]. All applications must be postmarked by June 14, 2013 and submitted to CMH.

The Henry W. Hoppenstedt Nursing Scholarship program is made possible through the Henry W. Hoppenstedt Trust and was created in 2006 to advance nursing and nursing education. Heinrich “Henry” Wilhelm Hoppenstedt, born and raised near Herkimer, Kansas, spent his life farming and raising livestock. Of German descent, he was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church Bremen, Kansas. A patient of CMH, Hoppenstedt was especially fond of nursing staff members who cared for him during his stays at the hospital. Never married, Hoppenstedt considered the nursing staff his “family” and would often bring them gifts of candy and flowers.

Upon his death in November of 2004, Hoppenstedt’s will provided for the establishment of the nursing scholarship program to be administered by CMH and awarded on an annual basis. Awarding the scholarship reflects Hoppenstedt’s high regard for nurses and is an important way in which CMH can address today’s nursing shortage and assist those students who are dedicating their careers to the nursing profession.

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Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.