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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 […]




Young and professional in Newton

Ed O’Malley posed this question to those attending the Newton Young Professionals Lunch-N-Learn gathering Sept. 18: “When you think about the future of Newton, what concerns you the most?” O’Malley, who was the speaker that day at Norm’s Coffee Bar in Newton, gave the NYP members 90 seconds to discuss the matter with someone at […]




Auto works in action

Both of Viktoria Bichet’s parents died and were brought back to life — six months apart. That was in 2013. The year was traumatic for the family, as Viktoria’s mother, Lana Bichet, had six-way bypass surgery after having a heart attack at the family shop in Newton, while her father, Stew Bichet, was in a […]




Spurney taking on Newton tourism

An orange-yellow stripe runs down the middle of Main Street Newton as hundreds of cars use it daily as a lane guide. The street is flanked by numerous shops in historic buildings, with signs and colors beckoning patrons to shop there. Newton has a great deal of attractions, some of which are those downtown businesses. […]




NYP launches new website

Welcome to the new website of the Newton Young Professionals!




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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