McKenna Ortner Selected to Receive Firestone Memorial Scholarship
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.
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.