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Kitten Yoga a Great Way to Relax, De-Stress

This is the first time the humane society has done the kitten yoga. [Lauren Kingsley, NYP member] said the reason for the event is to fundraise and have an event in which people can take part. She said people are more likely to donate if they’re getting something out of it, too. “We’re just trying […]




Willard Ropes Herself a Boutique in Newton

There’s gonna be a new boutique in town—The Cactus Crossing—which will have western-themed clothing, as well as other items. “I’ll have a wide variety,” owner Cashion Willard said. “It’s not just [geared] to the country people. It’ll be a boutique with a little western flair.” The boutique, going in at 617 N. Main St., is […]




Local Center Offers Wellness Class

“You can’t outrun your fork,” said Dr. Caleb M. May [NYP Member] with Integrity Medicine in Newton, who will be at the center on various Wednesdays to advise people. There’s no cost to meet with him. Although IN.FORM isn’t new to the center, Wellness Wednesdays is. […] May became involved after seeing the Wellness Center […]




Fashionable New Face Brings Fresh Perspective to City Planning

Ryan Sellers made his move to Newton last week after being hired as the City Planner, a position that was recently created. The adjustment hasn’t been hard, he said. He has already found a new favorite restaurant — Back Alley Pizza. “I read in a magazine that it was one of the best places to […]




Fair has Chiropractic Business in Newton, Hires Another Newton Native

“I have always been fascinated by the human body and athletic performance,” [Mallorie Coffman, NYP member] said, sitting in Fair’s office. That took her down the road of athletic training. She said it’s fantastic to be able to help someone make five more yards on the field, but she finds helping people with chiropractic medicine […]




Behind the Story

In her mid-30s, Erin McDaniel is one of the youngest women to be named one of the Newton/North Newton Woman of the Year. That fact is not lost on the city of Newton’s public information officer. “I almost see it as a challenge, as something to live up to,” McDaniel said. ”… That to me […]




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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