In December, Kansas Publishing Ventures hired Elizabeth Hingst of Newton as a graphic designer to work on Newton Now, Harvey County Now, The Hillsboro Free Press and The Clarion.
Hingst grew up in Newton, attended Newton High School and graduated in May from Wichita State University with a degree in entrepreneurship and a minor in accounting, all while nine months pregnant.
Hingst is married to David Hingst, and they have one daughter, Eleanor, who is six months old.
Hingst has five years experience in graphic design.
She is an avid crafter, quilter and do-it-your-selfer. Hingst also operates a design business on the side, Seventh Street Designs.