Colby Community College freshman McKenna Ortner was recently selected to receive the 2014 Jim Firestone Memorial Scholarship worth $500.  Ortner, who is a native of Colby, is a member of the Lady Trojan basketball team.  

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McKenna Ortner Selected to Receive Firestone Memorial Scholarship

Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Colby Community College freshman McKenna Ortner was recently selected to receive the 2014 Jim Firestone Memorial Scholarship worth $500.  Ortner, who is a native of Colby, is a member of the Lady Trojan basketball team. 

The Firestones were long-time residents of Colby and familiar faces at all CCC athletic events.  Jim and Betty owned and operated a hardware store located in downtown Colby for many years.  In addition, Jim was an on-air personality and account representative for KLBY-TV.  He and Rich Epp did a live morning news update and covered many area sporting events. Jim died in 2006 and Betty moved to the Wichita area to be near their children. 

The Firestones were a host family for many CCC Lady Trojan basketball players.  The scholarship is awarded each year to a member of the women’s team. 

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Endowment Foundation Director Nick Wells presented the Firestone Memorial Scholarship to McKenna Ortner following last night’s game.  Rich Epp represented the Firestone family at the presentation.

  

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