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    Dr Elam Jesse Peachey (1940 - 2011)
    - Elam J. Peachey, 70, of Hesston passed away on Thursday (Jan. 6, 2011) at Newton Medical Center. He was born on April 4, 1940, in Belleville, Pa., the son of Elam C. and Barbara Yoder Peachey. On Jun...
  • Amos Joseph Gingerich (1880 - 1962)
    Gingerich, Amos, son of Joseph C. and Catherine (Swartzendruber) Gingerich, was born near Sharon Center, Iowa, July 21, 1880; died of a coronary thrombosis at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Dec. ...
  • Tillman Mahlon Erb (1865 - 1929)
    Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 46 - February 14, 1929 - page 973, 974, 975, 976 Erb - Tillman M. Erb was born near Mt. Joy, Pa., Nov. 3, 1865; died at Newton, Kans., Jan. 25, 1929; aged 63 y. 2 m. ...
  • John Andrew Hostetler (1918 - 2001)
    John A. Hostetler (Mifflin County, 1918–2001) was an American author, educator, and leading scholar of Amish and Hutterite societies. Some of his works are still in print. Hostetler.- John A., 82, Gosh...



Hesston College, a two-year college founded in 1909, is located in Hesston, Kansas, United States, 35 miles (56 km) north of Wichita. The college has an enrollment of about 450 students who typically come from about 30 states and 30 other countries. It has a faculty-student ratio of 1:14.


In 1909, the Mennonite Church founded the Hesston College, because many of the early settlers were Mennonite farmers.

In 1981, the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains was founded at the college.