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Bryan Hall

Behind the headlines

His name didn’t appear in the paper very often in 2016, but his work did. Lt. Bryan Hall has been working behind the scenes, as much as he can, to improve the department in a number of ways. It means more efficient use of officers, and more communication through social media. “I get private messages […]




Ashley Klein plays with Gryphon as the proposed location of the Newton Dog Park is behind them in the Centennial Park area.

Dog days of winter: Local group pushes for canine park

It’s apparent Ashley Klein enjoys dogs, watching her play with Gryphon, her Blue Merle Australian Shepherd in the chilly snow near a proposed dog park location in Newton. The temperatures and wind weren’t fit for man nor beast, but the two braved the cold Monday afternoon, and Klein even posted a photo on Facebook of […]




Rosalind Scudder, left, president of the Fox Theatre board, and Brandon Eck, right, lead pastor of The Gathering

New ownership for Historic Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is about to become home to The Gathering, a church which has been meeting in a downtown coffee shop since it was formed in October of 2014. The only thing left now is to sign final purchase agreements and deed work. “Our vision is to renew the Fox Theatre,” said Brandon Eck, […]




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