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Newton Kansas 2017 Visitor Guide


A publication of the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Trails to Rails

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail N

ewton was founded in 1871 as the Santa Fe Railroad chugged westward across the plains and cowboys drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail from Texas. Newton’s early years as a cowtown were brief but rowdy. Though the cowboys soon moved farther down the trail, the railroad continued to shape the town as Mennonite immigrants from Germany and the Ukraine, including Bernhard Warkentin, helped establish Newton as an important influence in Kansas’ agricultural future. Newton’s only cattle season was the summer of the town’s founding in 1871, when 40,000 head of cattle barreled into town and cowboys brought with them saloons, corruption and a notorious gunfight now known as the “Gunfight at Hide Park” or the “Newton Massacre.” Virtually none of the original sites from Newton’s oteworthy rail andmarks Chisholm Trail days exist today. Despite its cowtown beginnings, the character of Newton • Swales, located on Kauffman Museum property on changed quickly as the “barbaric domiciles,” as described by Bethel College campus, North Newton The Newton Kansan, were replaced by businesses supporting • Chisholm Trail plaque, Bethel College campus, North the growing agriculture and the strengthening railroad. Those Newton industries remain integral parts of the Newton community • Chisholm Trail marker, 0.2 miles west of intersection today. of 36th and Kansas Ave. on 36th Street West. Although “cowboy culture” was headed south to Wichita by • Plum Street, general route the trail took through 1872, the railroad still brought remnants of the Newton to Sand Creek West into town, including Buffalo Bill, who • Okerberg Park, historical marker, located at Fourth made the first of several trips to Newton with and Plum streets his famed “Wild West Show” in the 1870s. The • Site of Newton Massacre, southwest corner of West railroad also brought other notable guests, includSecond St. and Old Mill Road. Now a bank parking lot. ing then-New York Governor Teddy Roosevelt, who stopped in Newton while campaigning with William McKinley in 1900 during the presidential race. By the mid-1870s, the Warkentin family was settling into an agricultural life in Kansas. Bernhard Warkentin discovered that the winter wheat Mennonite farmers were accustomed to growing in the Ukraine also grew well on the Kansas plains. He established grain mills in Halstead and Newton and worked to recruit fellow Mennonites still facing persecution in Russia to immigrate to the United States and establish farms. The resulting migration established a strong link to Mennonite culture in central Kansas. Warkentin’s influence on Newton also remains evident today, as his grandest and final home stands on First Street and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now a house museum that




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is open to the public with more than 80 percent of its contents original to the family. (See page 9 for tour information.) Newton’s oldest existing business, Anderson’s Book & Office Supply, has operated continuously here for more than 100 years. It began in the 1800s as a wooden stand set up by the railroad tracks to sell newspapers, sandwiches and cookies to rail passengers. Currently, the business is located at 627 N. Main St. and is still operated by the Anderson family. Today, dozens of trains regularly pass through Newton each day. Many are operated by BNSF carrying freight across the country. However, Newton continues to serve rail passengers at its Amtrak depot. Passenger trains run along the Southwest Chief route, with endpoints in Chicago and Los Angeles. East and westbound trains stop in Newton between 2:30 and 3 a.m. (For more information about Amtrak, see page 27.) For more information about Newton’s history and its downtown historic district, pick up a copy of the Historic Newton Downtown Walking Tour at the Newton visitor center inside City Hall, Newton Public Library and Anderson’s Book & Office Supply, or read it online at www.townewton.com.

Page 6, top: Newton circa 1872, not long after its founding. (Photo courtesy of Harvey County Historical Museum) Page 7, top: A marker on the Bethel College campus green commemorates Chisholm Trail history. Page 7, middle: The indentation of the Chisholm Trail swales are visible near the Kauffman Museum in North Newton. Newton Visitor Guide • 7

Newton Area Museums

Bringing the area’s cultural heritage and history to life Kauffman Museum

27th & North Main St., North Newton; 316-283-1612 Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Admission: $4 adults; $2 children (age 6-16) 2017 exhibits: “Memory Matters: Works by Gesine Janzen” through May 28; “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War,” Sept. 12-Oct. 14 and Nov. 1-Dec. 3; and “The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West,” Dec. 19, 2017-April 1, 2018. Features: The Kauffman Museum tells the story of the Mennonite migration to the area. It also features a tallgrass prairie reconstruction, historic farmstead, furniture collection and museum shop. In addition to the museum exhibits, the Kauffman regularly hosts guest speakers and activities, including the Kansas Day Celebration held annually on the fourth Saturday in January. Online: kauffman.bethelks.edu

The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West”/ Presented by Symphony in the Flint Hills and Flint Hills Design

Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives

203 N. Main, Newton; 316-283-2221 Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and first and third Saturdays Admission: Free, donations welcome 2017 exhibits: “Fathers of Necessity: Area Inventors,” through May 15, 2018; “Up the Beaten Path: History of the Chisholm Trail,” through Dec. 15; “Purposeful Stitches: Community Quilts,” through Dec. 2, and “Harvey County,” the permanent exhibit. Features: Housed in the Carnegie Library building, the museum features permanent exhibits including photos, stories and artifacts from Harvey County’s past along with rotating special exhibits. One of its artifacts is a U.S.O. piano signed by 2,643 people from across the United States who passed through on trains during World War II. In addition, the museum hosts regular educational events and is home to a research archive that is open to the public. Online: www.hchm.org

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211 E. First St., Newton; 316-284-3642 Hours: 1-4:30 p.m. weekends (spring and fall), 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday (June-August). Other times by appointment. Admission: $4 adults; $2 children (5-12) Features: This Victorian home offers a glimpse into life in Kansas in the late 1800s. It features Czechoslovakian crystal, French and Italian fireplaces, Lincrusta-Walton wainscoting, cut and etched glass and stained glass windows. The house was built in 1886-87 Bernhard Warkentin as the Newton home of Bernhard Warkentin and his family. Warkentin is credited with influencing the cultivation of Turkey Red winter wheat, which contributed to Kansas’ reputation as the Wheat State. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and 80 percent of its contents are original to the family. It is elaborately decorated during the Christmas season from Thanksgiving Wilhelmina through the end of December by local Warkentin interior decorators. Online: www.facebook.com/WarkentinHouse/ Newton Visitor Guide • 9

Bethel College

Visual and Performing Arts

Bethel College offers numerous performing arts events throughout the year. Choral and instrumental ensembles, including the college’s jazz band, entertain audiences both on and off campus. Theater students collaborate for an opera or major musical and other performances each year. The college also hosts visiting performers and lecturers from around the country. Many on-campus performances are offered in the Luyken Fine Arts Center’s recently renovated Krehbiel Auditorium. Ticket prices vary. For more information, contact Bethel College at 316-283-2500 or visit tonewton.com for an event calendar.

Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Series

Members of Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra at Blue Sky Sculpture

with Vienna Boys Choir on Nov. 9. Mirari Brass Quintet will perform Dec. 1, and Voces 8 is scheduled for Feb. 9, 2018. The remaining concerts will be announced later. Ticket prices and performance locations vary. Visit www. hesstonbethel.org for more information.

Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Series brings nationally and internationally recogNewton Mid-Kansas nized performers to the community annually. The series features five performances running Symphony Orchestra The orchestra wraps up its 60th anniversary from the fall through the spring. Performers vary each season. The 2017-18 season opens season on June 4 with its summer chamber

Carriage Factory Art Gallery

128 E. Sixth St., Newton; 316-284-2749 Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Admission: Free Features: Named for the historic building it now calls home, Carriage Factory offers rotating exhibits featuring regional artists, a gift shop, workshops and classes for all ages. The gallery also serves as a meeting place for artists, musicians, visitors and residents. 2017 exhibits: Chisholm Trail Anniversary Western Art Show through May 13; Margie Moss and Julie Hammer Cox, May 20-July 8; oil and acrylics by James Caldwell, July 15-Sept. 9; “Tuesday Morning,” artists in various mediums, Sept. 16-Nov. 11; and Joel Dugan, Nov. 18-Jan. 13, 2018. Special exhibits typically open with a free public reception. Online: www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com 10 • Newton Visitor Guide

music concert. The schedule typically features four concerts, one each in the winter, spring, summer and fall. The 2017-18 season will begin Oct. 1 with the Fall Classics Concert. The winter concert will be Jan. 28, 2018, and the spring concert is scheduled for April 8, 2018. Concert themes and locations will be announced mid-summer. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door for adults and $6 in advance or $7 at the door for students. For more information and a schedule, call 316772-3265 or visit www.nmkso.org.

Robert W. Regier Art Gallery

Inside the Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College 300 E. 27th St., North Newton; 316-283-2500 Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 2-4 p.m. Sundays. It is closed during school breaks, holidays and in the summer. Features: The gallery’s spring exhibits feature works by students, while fall and winter exhibits feature local, regional and national artists, including Bethel alumni. The fall and winter exhibits will be announced in late summer. Online: www.bethelks.edu

The Imagineers

Located on the north-facing wall of 304 N. Main St., “The Imagineers” is a mural created as a joint project sponsored by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and National Endowment for the Arts. Kansas artist Dave Loewenstein led the project with assistance from Matthew Farley and Erika Nelson and the support of more than 200 community volunteers. The mural features people gathered at a table, which symbolizes the people of community coming together. The figures are surrounded by symbols of Newton and North Newton and references to the railroad, Hispanic heritage, Bethel College, Harvey Girls, the Mennonite community, wheat farming and the Chisholm Trail, among others. The mural was created in the summer of 2010 and dedicated in September of that year.

Blue Sky Sculpture

Newton’s Blue Sky Sculpture captures the whimsy of the ever-changing Kansas sky. This sculpture is located in Centennial Park near the intersection of 12th and Kansas Avenue, and has been designated one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art. It was designed through the joint efforts of artists Phil Epp, painter and designer; Terry Corbett, ceramist and designer; and Conrad Snider, ceramist and designer. The sculpture invites the viewer to consider how the natural Kansas sky and the art installation work together. Viewers are encouraged to pause at the viewing pad near the parking lot to watch the movement of the natural sky against the stationary cobalt-glazed tiles. A path and steps leading to the sculpture itself offer visitors additional opportunities for interaction as they are encouraged to touch the tiles and sculpture. The sculpture also lends inspiration for the cloud motif on the town’s water tower and directional signs. Centennial Park is always open and admission is free.

Mennonite Settler Statue

This 17-foot tall statue was built in 1942 out of Kansas limestone in Newton’s Athletic Park. The statue was financed through contributions of wheat as a joint project of a Newton community initiative and a Works Progress Administration (WPA) art project. Matt Nixon was the sculptor. The sculpture honors Mennonite farmers and Kansas’ wheat heritage. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Athletic Park is always open and admission is free. Newton Visitor Guide • 11

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Additional lodging options Cycling

Newton Bike Shop offers a hostel for touring cyclists adjacent to its shop at 131 W. Sixth St. Newton is located at the approximate half-way point on the TransAmerica Bike Trail, which was created in 1976 as a route across the country to commemorate the United States’ bicentennial. The hostel offers “cyclist only” hosting beds, showers, laundry, kitchen, Wi-Fi, entertainment and bike service discounts. The bike shop will also hold supplies that are shipped to the store until cyclists arrive, free of charge. For more information about the hostel or Newton Bike Shop’s services, call 316-243-2070.

Vacation rentals

Craft House: 215 E. First St., Newton. Sleeps 16. Designed for group and craft retreats. www.megduerksen.com/rent-the-craft-house-3/ Serenity Silo: 2507 Ivy Drive, North Newton. 316-283-5231. This silo-turned-home near Bethel College sleeps six. No children under 12 or pets permitted. Amenities include a full kitchen and make-your-own breakfast, towels and bedding and Wi-Fi.

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The Breadbasket 219 North Main Street • Newton, Kansas • (316)283-3811

The Breadbasket is the best place in Newton to get a home-style meal from some of the nicest people around. Whether you prefer a specialty buffet or you've only got time for breakfast, we'd love to serve you!

Breakfast Buffet: 6:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Lunch: MON-SAT 10:45 am.- 3:00 p.m. Sunday Buffet: 10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. German Buffet: Fri & Sat 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Homemade Soups Peppernuts Homemade Pies & Cinnamon Rolls Deli-Style Sandwiches Special Orders Welcome! “Let Us Bake For You!” Mon-Thurs 6:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. • Fri & Sat - Open until 8 p.m. • Sun 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Newton Visitor Guide • 13

Eat local: Restaurants offer something for every taste There’s no shortage of local dining options in Newton, which has drawn restaurateurs from a variety of culinary traditions ­— a fact reflected in their menus. Local favorites include brick oven-fired pizzas, burger nights, Mexican and Asian fare, Mennonite and German influences and an all-night donut shop. No matter what strikes your palate, more than likely you’ll find it here.

12 Brew Drive Thru

This drive-through coffee bar offers signature espresso and coffee drinks, milk shakes, smoothies, hot chocolate, baked goods, a kids’ menu and other treats. Open daily. 220 E. 12th St. • (316) 804-7744

701 Café

Located at the corner of Broadway and Main, 701 Café offers gourmet sandwiches, wraps, salads and homemade sides. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Daily specials and Thursday burger night. Occasional live music. Open for lunch daily. Open for dinner Thursday-Saturday. 701 N. Main • (316) 804-4573

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

This family-owned Mexican restaurant features fajitas, handmade tamales, enchiladas, tacos and combination platters as well as a wide selection of margaritas, beers and cocktails. Closed Sunday. 217 W. Broadway • (316) 283-6026

Back Alley Pizza

This downtown restaurant offers scratch-made dough and sauce for its popular selection of brick oven-fired pizzas, salads and breadsticks. Outdoor seating available. Closed Sunday. 125 W. Sixth • (316) 804-4924

The Breadbasket

Breadbasket has been a downtown favorite for 30 years. It features a breakfast buffet, soups, salads, sandwiches as well as freshly baked goods at lunch and a German buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings. Open daily. 219 N. Main • (316) 283-3811

Casa Fiesta

Casa Fiesta offers Mexican fare with daily food and drink specials just north of downtown. Full bar.

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701 Café, Newton

Outdoor seating available. Open daily. 1607 N. Main • (316) 283-7960

Charlie’s Restaurant

Located near I-135 in Newell Travel Center, Charlie’s Restaurant offers family dining favorites and a buffet. Open daily. 200 Manchester • (316) 283-0790

China Inn

China Inn serves a variety of Asian favorites and lunch specials in downtown Newton. Open for lunch daily. Open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 411 N. Main • (316) 283-6295


Chong’s offers Asian fare and is located just north of the downtown business district. Closed Sunday. 1816 N. Main • (316) 283-8250

CJ’s Pancake House

CJ’s Pancake House offers soups, sandwiches and daily specials as well as made-to-order breakfast served all day. Located off of Exit 31 on I-135. Open daily. 1525 E. First • (316) 283-5653

Curtis C’s Diner

Curtis C’s Diner has served the Newton community for more than 15 years, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily specials and soups, sandwiches, homemade pies and a children’s menu. Closed Sunday. 1039 Washington • (316) 283-6333

Druber’s Daylight Donuts

Opening by 11:30 p.m. nightly, Druber’s offers donuts and homemade pies to night owls as well as lunch options such as sandwiches and soups. Open daily. 116 W. Sixth • (316) 283-1206

El Toro Café

This family-owned Mexican café is located just west of Main Street. Cash or check only. Open Wednesday-Saturday. 121 W. Fifth • (316) 283-4044

Fuji Japanese Bistro

Fuji is located downtown and serves a wide variety of Asian dishes and sushi for lunch and dinner. Open daily. 512 N. Main • (316) 587-8163

Genova Italian Restaurant

Genova offers appetizers, soups, salads, pizza, favorite Italian entrées, stromboli and a kids’ menu. It is located in the Cedar Village Shopping Center south of downtown. Reservations encouraged for groups of 5 or more. Closed Monday. 1021 Washington • (316) 587-8099

Le J’s Bar-B-Q

Le J’s offers a variety of smoked meats, including ribs, brisket, turkey and pulled pork, as well as sandwiches, family packs and traditional sides. Located in the Chisholm Trail Shopping Center off of Exit 28 on I-135. Closed Sunday and Monday. 601 SE 36th, Ste. 108 • (316) 283-0802

Lupe’s Carry Out

options such as soups, wraps, salads and hummus. Dinner is served each Thursday evening. The restaurant and retail store also offer daily selections of baked goods and local produce. Closed Sunday. 601 N. Main • (316) 283-6623

Lupe’s offers Mexican fare for take-out. A small number of tables are available in an attached covered area. Located south of downtown. Closed Saturday and Sunday. 1305 Washington • (316) 283-5502

Strike & Spare Grill

Mojo’s Coffee Bar

This coffee shop at Bethel College in North Newton offers a variety of beverages as well as breakfast and lunch options. It has a kiosk location at Newton Medical Center. Outdoor seating. Closed Sunday. 600 Medical Center Drive, Newton 300 E. 27th, North Newton • (316) 284-5204

Located inside Eastgate Lanes, this grill serves burgers and fries, chicken sandwiches and Mexican fare. Daily specials. Closed Friday-Sunday. 1610 E. Second St. • (316) 283-0430

Tinpin Bar & Grill

Moxie Grill

This bar and grill offers appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, drink specials and occasional live music. Wednesday burger night is a local favorite. Outdoor seating. Closed Sunday and Monday. 1420 Old Main St. • (316) 212-1668

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Newton Donut

This north-side donut shop also offers kolaches, biscuits and croissants. Open daily. 1710 N. Main • (316) 587-8188

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Norm’s Coffee Bar

This favorite downtown coffee shop will move into a newly renovated space on Main Street. It is expected to reopen this summer. 613 N. Main

Panda Kitchen Hibachi Grill & Sushi This restaurant is located in Cedar Village Shopping Center and offers sushi, sashimi, hibachi and traditional Asian combo meals, soups and salads. Closed Sunday and Monday. 427 SE 10th St. • (316) 804-7700

Prairie Harvest

Located south of downtown inside Play-Mor Lanes, Tinpin serves up hamburgers, grilled sandwiches, sides and tacos. 14 televisions and tap beer also available. Open daily. 1105 Washington • (316) 283-0095

This downtown deli and bakery offers a lunch menu of daily specials with vegetarian and gluten-free

Applebee’s, Arby’s, Billy Sims Barbecue, Braum’s, Burger King, Great Wall, KFC, Little Caesar’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Montana Mikes, Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Taco Tico, Wendy’s

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What’s a bierock?

One regional dish found on several local restaurant menus and common at street fairs and festivals in Newton and the surrounding area is the bierock, a yeast roll filled with meat, cabbage or sauerkraut, onions, seasonings and sometimes cheese. These stuffed buns are common in Volga German communities in the United States and were brought to this region by Mennonite settlers as early as the 1880s. Some local restaurants, including Prairie Harvest Market & Deli (601 N. Main St.), make bierocks as a special dinner menu item every few weeks. The market also offers them for sale frozen — while they last. These stuffed buns typically get snapped up in a hurry. The Breadbasket (219 N. Main St.) serves bierocks daily on its lunch menu. Bierocks are just one of the German food items that influence Newton’s culinary traditions today. Other traditional dishes available in the community include zwieback, rich, sweet buns; verenika, a dough pocket filled with a cottage cheese mixture and topped with ham gravy; and borscht, a soup of Ukrainian origin often made with beets. Want to sample it all? Check out The Breadbasket’s German buffet on Friday and Saturday nights.

This Burrton restaurant serves a variety of appetizers, wings, salads, wraps and sandwiches, steak, chops, chicken fried steak and chicken fried chicken as well as breakfast Friday-Sunday. Full bar. Open daily. 307 W. Dean St. (Hwy. 50), Burrton • (620) 463-8056

Water’s Edge

This Hesston restaurant offers home style cooking and a variety of daily specials. Breakfast and lunch buffets and full menu available. Dinner is served Thursday-Saturday. 701 S. Main, Hesston • (620) 327-4099

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Go shopping: Businesses offer something for every interest Antiques & Collectibles

Layman’s Antique Mall & Flea Market, 703 N. Main St., 316-282-1212 Metcalf Sisters’ Antiques, 224 N. Main St., 316-283-5570 Road Runner Sales, 415 N. Main St., 316-258-0907 Wharf Road, 413 N. Main St., 316-204-5068, 316-283-3579

Art Galleries, Handmade Goods & Framing

Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., 316-284-2749 Clayworks Gallery, 417 N. Main St., 316-284-0636 Gathered Goods, 625 N. Main St., 316-803-1147 Eau Lily Boutique, 712 N. Main St., 316-284-0390 River Mill Woods, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-804-8905

Bicycle Sales & Service

Newton Bike Shop, 131 W. Sixth St., 316-243-2070

Kwik Shop North, 1220 N. Main St., 316-283-1957 Kwik Shop South, 1315 Washington Rd., 316-283-0562 Lonestar North, 1823 N. Main St., 316-283-3287 Lonestar East, 1608 E. First St., 316-283-0440 Newell Travel Center, 200 Manchester Ave., 316-283-4000 Phillips 66, 100 S. Main St., 316-283-0780 Pump & Pantry, 3524 S. Duncan St., 316-804-7070

Crafts & Hobbies

Charlotte’s Sew Natural, 710 N. Main St., 316-284-2547 Creation Station, 605 N. Main St., 316-772-0883 Family Video, 1001 N. Main St., 316-283-7898 Full Throttle Hobbies, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-283-9008 Game On, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-804-4942 GameStop, 413 Windward Drive, 316-283-4033 Treasured Fabric, 511 N. Main St., 316-804-7119

Book Stores

Anderson’s Book & Office Supply, 627 N. Main St., 316-283-3570 Book ReViews, 707 N. Main St., 316-283-3442 Faith & Life Bookstore, 606 N. Main St., 316-283-2210

Charlotte’s Sew Natural


Designs by John, 115 W. Fifth St., 316-284-2757 Ruzen Flowers, 520 Washington Rd., 316-283-1780

Clothing & Shoes

BonWorth, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-284-2999 Carter’s for Kids, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-283-5554 Cato Fashions, 401 Windward Drive, 316-283-8548 Dress Barn, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-283-0484 Famous Footwear, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-284-9669 Khaos Apparel, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-804-4900 Main Street Co., 611 N. Main St., Newton, 316-283-5745 Moyo Clothing, 615 N. Main St., Newton, 316-804-7170

Convenience Stores

Casey’s General Store, 1815 W. First St., 316-283-7206 CT Happy Store, 129 W. Broadway, 316-283-1357

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Food Retail & Grocery Stores

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Creation Station

Braum’s, 1209 E. First St., 316-283-7509 Dillon’s North, 1216 N. Main St., 316-283-4180 Dillon’s South, 1410 S. Kansas Ave., 316-284-3720 Gillispie Meats, 420 E. Broadway, 316-283-1661 La Laguna, 123 W. Broadway, 316-283-1814 La Bonita Mini Market, 1804 W. Fourth St., 316-283-1940 Meridian Grocery, 101 S. Meridian Road, 316-283-4374 Prairie Harvest, 601 N. Main St., 316-283-6623 Vitamin World, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-284-2557 Walmart, 1701 S. Kansas Ave., 316-284-0555

Faith & Life Bookstore


Baker Furniture & Carpet, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-283-8118 Furniture Warehouse, 200 N. Main, 316-283-8536 Heritage Home Furnishings, 200 W. Broadway, 316-283-1818 Marshall Furniture, 126 E. Fifth St., 316-283-0690


Chisholm Trail True Value, 507 SE 36th St., 316-283-3276 Graber’s Ace Hardware, 208 W. Broadway, 316-283-1900 Orscheln Farm & Home, 321 Windward Drive, 316-283-2969

Home Accessories & Kitchen Supplies

Kitchen Corner, 607 N. Main St., 316-283-4253


Rohr Jewelry, 505 N. Main, 316-283-0340

Liquor stores

Anderson Retail Liquor, 200 E. 12th St., 316-283-4432 Kansas Retail Liquor, 206 S. Kansas, 316-283-2678 Newton Discount Liquor, 1225 Washington Road, 316-283-9463 Trail’s End Liquor, 110 N. Meridian Road, 316-283-1040

WOOD FIRED Brick Oven Pizza

Pet supplies

Passion for Pets, 2305 S. Kansas Ave., 316-804-4219 Pet World, 1805 W. First St., 316-283-8400

Pharmacies & Health Suppliers

Dillon’s North, 1216 N. Main St., 316-283-4180 Dillon’s South, 1410 S. Kansas Ave., 316-284-3720 Serendipity Naturals, 218 W. Sixth, 316-587-8081 Walgreens, 1300 N. Main St., 316-281-9356 Walmart, 1701 S. Kansas Road, 316-284-0555

Monday – Thursday

11:00 – 8:00pm

Friday – Saturday

11:00 – 9:00pm

125 W. 6th St. Newton KS (316) 804–4924


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Sears Hometown Store, 505 N. Poplar, 316-283-3100 Walmart, 1701 S. Kansas Road, 316-284-0555

Sporting goods

Golf USA, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 SE 36th St., 316-804-4494 Sand Creek Station Pro Shop, 920 Meadowbrook Drive, 316-284-6161

Thrift & Discount Stores

One Stop Shop for Knitting and Crocheting Needs

One Stop Shop for

Knitting and Crocheting Needs

Creation Station

Et Cetera Shop, 619 N. Main St., 316-283-9461 Dollar General North, 2305 Old Hwy. 81, 316-283-6775 Dollar General Downtown, 320 N. Main St., 316-284-0664 Dollar Tree, 409 Windward Drive, 316-283-8341 Goodwill, 2117 S. Kansas Ave., 316-333-1951

605 North Main Newton, KS 67114

Host of the Newton Crafters'’ Boutique

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Clayworks Gallery

Go play outside: Parks offer active fun for all ages

With more than two-dozen parks, Harvey County offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational options. The City of Newton has 20 parks and Harvey County features three. Additional neighborhood parks can be found in other surrounding communities as well. A few of Newton’s favorites: Athletic Park features a wide variety of amenities and shelters, the municipal pool and Fischer Field Stadium, home field for the Newton Railroaders football team and host site of the 8-man football state championships, as well as many other events. Newton’s largest, Centennial Park, features a disc golf course, baseball and softball fields, a dog park, the Blue Sky Sculpture and neighboring Pod Park. Springlake Park features a playground and the popular Splash Park, and new for summer of 2017 — restroom facilities. For locations or information on reserving a park shelter in Newton, go to www.newtonkansas.com or call 316-284-6083. Harvey County Parks: East Park features a 314-acre tree-lined lake, full-service campgrounds, shelters and trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. It is located at 314 East Lake Road, 8 miles east of Newton. West Park is the original Harvey County park, dating to the 1930s. It offers a small fishing lake, campsites, shelters, canoe rentals and trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. 2733 West Park Road, Burrton. Camp Hawk is a wooded 40-acre park with a small fishing pond. It features a popular disc golf course and large cabin-style shelter. It also offers athletic facilities and primitive campsites. It is located at 1801 SW 36th St., about 2 miles south of Newton. For more information about Harvey County Parks, call 316-283-5420 or go to www.harveycounty.com.

701 North Main St. Newton, Kansas (316) 804-4573

Current Hours: Monday - Wednesday 11 am- 2:30 pm Thursday - Saturday 11 am- 8 pm Sunday - 11 am - 2:30 pm Thursday Night-Burger night Special events- live entertainment catering services www.701cafe.com

Photo by Beth Hostetler/2015 Best of Newton Photo Contest

This Santa Fe steam locomotive was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works and ran more than 1 million miles before being retired in 1953. It was placed in Military Park in 1955, when a special track was built to move the locomotive into the park. A portion of that track is still visible under the engine. Newton Visitor Guide • 19

Family Friendly Bar & Grill

307 W Dean St (Hwy 50) •Burrton, Kansas • (620) 463-8056

Photo by Beth Hostetler/2016 Best of Newton Photo Contest

Above: ‘The Plainsman’ is located on Sand Creek Trail and was carved from the stump of a Siberian elm by local sculptor John Gaeddert. Below: Runners participate in a 5K along the Sand Creek bike path.

MON-THURS: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM FRI & SAT: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM SUNDAY: 6:00 AM- 2:00 PM KITCHEN CLOSES AT 9:00 PM

Your Community Bank For Every Generation First Bank of Newton Serving Harvey County

www.FirstBankKS.com Main Branch

South Kansas Branch

Lobby: 9am- 4pm (Mon-Thur), 9am - 5pm(Fri) Drive Up: 9am-6pm (Mon- Fri), 9am - 12pm (Sat)

Lobby: 9am- 7pm (Mon-Fri), 8am - 1pm(Sat) Drive Up: 7am-7pm (Mon- Fri), 8am - 1pm (Sat)

128 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114 316-283-2600

Dillons Branch

1404 S. Kansas Ave., Newton, KS 67114 316-283-3700

Hesston Branch

1216 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114 316-283-2601

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10am- 7pm (Mon-Fri), 10 am - 2pm(Sat)

Lobby: 8am- 6pm (Mon-Fri), 9 am - 12pm(Sat)

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Go take a hike: Sand Creek Trail offers escape to nature

Sand Creek Trail, which connects Newton and North Newton, features nearly seven miles of paved and unpaved path that follows its namesake creek. In Newton, the trail is mostly paved and begins near the First Street bridge and Athletic Park. Following the creek, it angles toward Centennial Park on the west side of the North Main business district, providing easy access to street-level businesses and the handful of smaller, neighborhood parks along the route. Bike path amenities include a boat dock at Fourth Street, benches, water fountains for both people and pets and pet cleanup stations. Restrooms can be found in the parks along the path, including Athletic Park, Centennial Park and the park located at Tenth and Ash streets. The path is host to several 5K races throughout the year. In North Newton, the trail begins in Memorial Grove on the Bethel College campus. The trail is more wooded at the north end, where it emerges from the grove toward the Kauffman Museum. Several interpretive signs dot the North Newton end of the trail, including one marker for the Chisholm Trail swales that are still visible on the museum grounds. Bethel College and other community groups plan a variety of events on Sand Creek Trail, including a monthly First Saturday Bird Walk hosted by the Kauffman Museum. For more information about the walk, call the museum at 316-283-1612.

Get wet: Lakes, pools and paddling provide water-based fun


Harvey County East Park and West Park offer swimming, boating and fishing opportunities. The 314-acre East Lake features three swimming beaches, a boat ramp and designated water skiing route. West Park offers a 16-acre fishing lake with a swimming beach. No gas motors are allowed on West Lake.

Outdoor pools

The Newton Municipal Pool is located in Athletic Park and features diving boards, a large slide, a toddler pool, a concession stand and showers in the locker rooms. The Municipal Pool is open to the public in the summer from 1 to 5 p.m. daily. Day passes are available. It is operated by the Newton Recreation Commission. Admission is free for children 4 and younger, $2.25 for children 5-13 and $3 for ages 14 and up. Spring Lake Splash Park offers additional outdoor water fun on Newton’s south side. The splash park consists of whimsical structures spraying water onto a flat surface. Restrooms are

scheduled to be added to the park in 2017. It is open in the summer from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.

Indoor pools

Swimming options are available year-round in Newton. Newton Recreation Center’s pool ranges from 2 to 6 feet in depth and features a handicap lift. Public swim and lap fees are $1.50 per person. It is located at 415 N. Poplar St. The Newton YMCA, located on the Newton Medical Center campus, has a whirlpool, a lap swim pool and open swim zero-entry family pool with water feature and slide. YMCA day passes are $10 for individuals and $18 for families.


A boat ramp into Sand Creek at Fourth Street offers access for non-motorized boats. Rentals of canoes, kayaks and paddleboats are available by the hour seven days a week from April through October. Boats are delivered to the dock. For more information on pricing or for reservations, call CaNewton at 316-288-5756 or go to www.canewton.com.

Photo by Mark Harbin/Courtesy of Harvey County Parks

Anglers can find fishing opportunities at all three Harvey County parks, several Newton parks and along Sand Creek.

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Fresh Produce Fresh Bread & Rolls(available in Newton) Lunch Meats Unruh Farm Fresh Eggs Wiebe Cheeses Fanestil Meats German Sausage Bulk Foods & More.... Photo by Brian Moore/Courtesy of Harvey County Parks

Tent and RV campers have a variety of options at Harvey County East and West parks, Newton’s Athletic Park and Spring Lake RV Park.

Meridian Grocery

101 S. Meridian, Newton (1 mile off US 50 west) 316-283-4374 • Mon-Sat 8am-7pm

Sleep outside: Tents, RVs


Yoder Discount Grocery 3406 Red Rock Road • Yoder • 620-466-5119 Vision cards accepted

welcome at local parks

NEW Yoder Location at the corner of Red Rock Rd. & Yoder Rd.

(316) 283-1850

1201 North Main Newton, KS 67114 www.budandsteveauto.com

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Harvey County Parks

Harvey County West Park: 2733 West Park Road, Burrton. 316-835-3189. 10 miles west of Newton. Approximately 30 designated campsites with electricity. Two shower houses/restroom facilities with hot water, with the Walnut Grove bathhouse and storm shelter being a new addition to the park in spring 2017. Camping is also allowed in any groomed area unless prohibited by signage. Harvey County East Park: 314 N. East Lake Road, Newton. 316-283-5420. 8 miles east of Newton. Approximately 70 designated campsites with electricity. East Park has two shower houses with restrooms and hot water and a third restroom facility. Camping is also allowed in any groomed area unless prohibited by signage. Most electrical sites are 30 amp, but limited 50 amp service is available at both parks. Restroom and shower facilities at both parks are ADA accessible. The user fee for electrical sites is $10 per day.

Athletic Park

Primitive camping is allowed in Newton’s Athletic Park for no more than two nights. Tents may be placed in grassy areas. RVs may be parked in the parking lot at Fischer Field Stadium if no events are scheduled. Restrooms are available in the park seasonally. The park frequently caters to long-distance cyclists. There is no cost for camping, but those wishing to do so are asked to notify the Newton Parks Department prior to staying in the park. For reservations or more information, call 316-284-6083.

RV Park

Spring Lake RV Resort: 1308 S. Spring Lake Road, Halstead. 316-835-3443. Tent and RV camping. Cabins available. 12 miles west of Newton.

Take a swing: Sand Creek offers destination golf experience Known as one of the state’s top golf courses, Sand Creek Station has earned multiple national honors in the decade it has been open. Numerous national tournaments have been held at the course, including the USGA’s final Amateur Public Links event in 2014. In 2017, Sand Creek Station will play host to the NCAA’s Division 1 Summit League Conference men’s golf championship in May. The course also hosts many public tournaments as well as regular tee time opportunities for resident and visiting golfers. Foot golf is also available. The course plays on the town’s railroad heritage and is, as they say in Scotland, “hard by the cinders,” continuing a century’s old tradition of golf bordering railways. The course is open daily. Regular rates start at $29 for non-residents. Promotional rates for seniors, educators, students, law enforcement, first responders and others are available. Online tee times and a course calendar are available at www. sandcreekgolfclub.com or by calling 316-284-6161.


Sand Creek Station Golf Course has been recognized as one of the nation’s best public courses. The hole 18 fairway is pictured above. Tee times are available online at www.sandcreekgolfclub.com.


101 W. US Hwy 50 PO BOX 523 Newton, KS 67114

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Things to do: Spotlight on 2017 events in Newton Summit League Men’s Golf Championship: Athletes will participate in the NCAA’s Summit League tournament and compete to play in the national championship. April 28-May 2 at Sand Creek Station. Free. 316-284-6161 Newton Downtown Car Show: Hundreds of cars and hot rods compete in various categories at the annual show, held on May 6. The event also features vendors, musicians and other entertainment. A cruise night is held May 5 and features an after party at Moxie Grill. Free for spectators. www.newtondowntowncarshow. com

Newton area events calendar The Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a free to online event calendar that is updated weekly. It is recommended to check the details of events before attending, as some plans do change. Go to www.tonewton.com/ newton-events.html/ to check an event status or for additional events. The calendar is searchable by date and key word or activity. hosting a children’s fishing clinic at 9 a.m. May 20. Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 316-2835420 Alumni weekend: Bethel College welcomes alumni back to campus with a variety of activities June 2-4. 316-283-2500 Makers Fair: Local artisans will sell handmade and repurposed items from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3 in the parking lot on W. Broadway between Main and Poplar streets. Free admission. www.gatheredgoods.com

Downtown Car Show Cruise In/Photo by Kelly Nachtigal

Chisholm Trail Bike Ride: Route options range from 3- to 43-mile rides. The annual ride takes place May 6, beginning at 8 a.m. in Athletic Park. Registration is $25 for single rider, $50 for families. www.chisholmtrailbikeride.com Masterworks Concert: Bethel College will host its annual Masterworks Concert at 3 p.m. May 7 in Memorial Hall in North Newton. 316-283-2500 Jazz on the Green: Bethel College jazz musicians perform on the campus green at 8 p.m. May 10 in North Newton. Free. 316-283-2500 Off the Hook Food Truck Festival: This festival at Harvey County East Park on May 13 includes an assortment of food trucks, drone races, a camp fire chat and marshmallow roast at 7 p.m., and a movie under the stars at sunset. Free (except for food purchases). 316-283-5420 Kids Fishing Clinic: Harvey County West Park is 24 • Newton Visitor Guide

Summer Chamber Concert: Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra will perform its summer concert at 4 p.m. June 4. Location TBA. Advance tickets $13 for adults and $6 for students. www.nmkso.org. 316-772-3265 Marshmallow Roast and Movie Under the Stars: A campfire chat and marshmallow roast will begin at 7 p.m. June 10 at Harvey County West Park. Free. 316283-5420 Sunday Afternoon at the Museum: Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe will give a short program at 3 p.m. June 11 at the Kauffman Museum on their new guidebook “Kansas Guidebook for Explorers 2.” A book signing will follow. Free. 316-283-1612

Horseback Scavenger Hunt: Harvey County West Park hosts a horseback scavenger hunt on the horse trails June 24. 316-283-5420 West Park Walnut Grove Music Festival: June 24 at West Park. Free. 316-283-5420 Mexican-American Softball Tournament: Teams gather in Newton for this annual tournament June 30-July 2. Locations vary. www.facebook.com/NewtonMexican-American-Athletic-Club-NMAAC Cars in the Park: This annual car show draws a variety of spectators to Athletic Park. All day July 1. Free. Headin’ for Home: This annual 5K begins and ends at Centennial Park on July 4. 5K starts at 8 a.m. Family fun run starts at 9 a.m. Early registration is $30; $35 on race day. Headinforhome5k.weebly.com Marshmallow Roast and Movie Under the Stars: A campfire chat and marshmallow roast will begin at 7 p.m. July 8 at Harvey County East Park. Free. 316-283-5420 Conquer the Gauntlet: This 4.5-mile race features more than 25 obstacles at East Park on July 25. Registration prices vary. www.conquerthegauntlet.com. 316-283-5420 Mud Volleyball Tournament: Enjoy water wars and food trucks throughout the day at East Park. Volleyball teams of four must include at least one male and one female. Free. 316-283-5420 Harvey County Free Fair: The annual county fair runs Aug. 4-8 at the fairgrounds. Features midway rides, rodeo, demolition derby, music, parade and more. Free fair admission. Event prices vary. harveycountyfair.com

If It Floats Fishing Tournament: Kayaks, canoes, tubes and boats are welcome at this fishing tournament June 16-18. Registration is 5 p.m. June 16. Various locations. Prizes will be given. Free. 316-283-5420 Cookie Daze 5K: This unique charity run requires participants to eat three cookies per mile of the 3.1-mile race. The race begins at 7 a.m. June 17 at Athletic Park.

Newton Saddle Club Rodeo/ Photo by Beth Hostetler

Tank Fishing: Held in conjunction with Harvey County Fair on Aug. 4-5 at the fairgrounds. Free. 316-283-5420 United Way Softball Tournament: This third annual tournament on Aug. 26 benefits United Way of Harvey County. Various locations. harveyunitedway@gmail.com

Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K & Little Pepper Run: The chip-timed 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 30 and is followed by a non-competitive family fun run at 9:30. 5K runners get free admission to the chili cook-off. www.tonewton.com/chili-pepper-5K.html

3-D Archery Shoot: Aug. 26 at East Park. Free. 316-283-5420 Sunday Afternoon at the Museum: Ben Goosen will give a short program on his new book, “Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era,” at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Kauffman Museum. A book signing will follow. Free. 316-283-1612

Ride for the Dogs: This motorcycle poker run and party begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 16 in Newton. Event includes lunch, prizes and a raffle. Registration is $10. www. rideforthedogs.org

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Harvey County Chili Cook-off: United Way agencies and community groups serve up various chili samples from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Sixth and Main streets in downtown Newton. $5 for a chili tasting kit in advance, $8 at the gate. www.tonewton.com/harvey-county-chili-cook-off.html

Marshmallow Roast and Movie Under the Stars: A campfire chat and marshmallow roast will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Harvey County East Park. Free. 316-283-5420 MCC Flatlander Bicycle Ride: This annual ride features lengths of approximately 35, 45 and 65 miles with a family ride of 8-16 miles on Sept. 16. Registration is $30 for individuals and $70 for families by Sept. 3. $35 and $75 after. mcc.org/ get-involved/events/mcc-flatlander-bicycle-ride

Annual spring festival celebrates art The Spring into the Arts Festival is a newcomer to the Newton arts scene and is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Newton Area Arts Council to offer art events and performances throughout the month of April. The annual festival features performances from a variety of groups as well as the Art & Music in the Heart of Newton street festival and the Apple Blossom Festival. The Spring into the Arts Festival also sponsors an art contest. Artwork is on display throughout the month each April in various downtown businesses and on the organization’s website. A complete schedule is available at tonewton.com/ spring-arts-festival.html. To view contest art or purchase event tickets, visit www. newtonarts.org. See page 10-11 for more about Newton’s visual and performing arts groups and attractions.

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Fall Classics Concert: Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 1. Location and ticket prices will be announced later. www. nmkso.org

Believing In You

Blues, Brews & Barbecue: Enjoy blues, craft beer and food trucks Oct. 7 in Athletic Park. Moreland & Arbuckle will headline the show with an opening performance by Amanda Fish. Tickets will be $12 online or $14 at the door. www.harveycountynow.com Taste of Newton: This annual street festival draws thousands to downtown for food, music and other entertainment. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12. Free admission. www.newtonchamberks.org Bethel Fall Festival: This annual fall festival features vendors, musicians, food, information booths and a children’s play area on Oct. 14 on the campus green at Bethel College, North Newton. Free. www.bethelks.edu Marshmallow Roast and Movie Under the Stars: A campfire chat and marshmallow roast will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Harvey County West Park. Free. 316-283-5420 Haunted Woods: Harvey County West Park will host a family-friendly walk before sunset on Oct. 28. Suggested donation is $2 per person for family walk. A haunted walk will begin after sunset for a $5 suggested donation. Donate a can of food for a $2 discount. All proceeds will go toward future events at Harvey County parks. Food will be donated to the Harvey County Food Bank. 316-283-5420 Halloween Safe Walk: Spooks and goblins take to Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The street is closed to traffic and businesses hand out candy. Free. Holiday Bazaars: Numerous local churches plan holiday bazaars Nov. 4. Times vary. Free admission. Visit www.tonewton.com/christmas.html for locations. Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series: Vienna Boys Choir will perform Nov. 9. Location and ticket prices to be announced later. www.hesstonbethel.org 30th Annual Holiday Bazaar: Newton Recreation Center hosts this annual holiday market featuring handmade items from regional craft vendors. The market is open 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Rec Center. Free admission. Taste of Christmas: Newton area businesses offer holiday specials and refreshments during business hours Nov. 9-11. Free admission. www.newtonchamberks.org


2201 S. Kansas Ave. Newton, KS 67114

Five Places of Christmas: Enjoy free admission and refreshments at the annual Five Places of Christmas celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Warkentin House, Kauffman Museum, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Harvey County Historical Museum and Bethel College. Free. www.tonewton.com/christmas.html Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series: The Mirari Brass Quintet will perform Dec. 1 as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series. Location and ticket prices will be announced later. www.hesstonbethel.org Parade of Lights: The annual Newton Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 along Main Street with an array of lighted floats. The evening also includes musical performances and the Chamber of Commerce’s open house. Free.

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Holiday Home Tour: The annual holiday home tour will be held Dec. 10. Two tours are offered, from 2-4 or 7-9 p.m. Requested donation is $12.50. Tickets available at Prairie Harvest.

All aboard: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief offers passenger rail service

Newton’s Amtrak Station is located at 414 N. Main St. in downtown Newton. The facility features an enclosed waiting area, wheelchair accessible restrooms, checked baggage service and a ticket office. ​

Trinity Heights United Methodist Church 1200 Boyd Avenue, Newton, Kansas Located across from Newton High School Entrance located off of Trinity Drive





Long-term parking is available approximately one block west of the station behind the Post Office. The parking lot can be accessed from W. Fourth Street or W. Fifth Street. There is no charge for the parking. There is no dedicated wheelchair accessible parking. For more information, call the Newton CVB at 316-284-3642.

Shuttle service to Wichita

Amtrak offers a bus shuttle service to and from Wichita to connect passengers to the Newton rail station. The northbound bus leaves daily at 1:35 a.m. from the Greyhound Station, 312 S. Broadway, Wichita, to catch the 2:45 a.m. train in Newton. The southbound bus leaves Newton at 4 a.m. for Wichita. The bus shuttle also connects the Southwest Chief and Heartland Flyer lines. The southbound bus leaves Wichita at 5 a.m. daily to make the connection in Oklahoma City at 8:25 a.m. For more information, call 1-800-872-7245 or book travel at www.amtrak.com.


The station is open from midnight to 8 a.m. weekdays and 1:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. on weekends. The ticket office is open from midnight to 8 a.m. weekdays and closed on weekends.


Newton is on the Southwest Chief route, which runs daily from Chicago to Los Angeles via the American Southwest. The route is part of the Trails & Rails Program, and at times National Park Service guides are onboard the Southwest Chief between Albuquerque and La Junta, Colo.; and Chicago and La Plata, Mo. The train departs Newton westbound for Los Angeles at 2:45 a.m. daily. It departs Newton eastbound for Chicago at 2:59 a.m. daily.

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7. Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 N. Main St., Newton 8. Warkentin House Museum, 211 E. First St., Newton 9. Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Court, Newton 10. Sand Creek Station Golf Course, 920 Meadowbrook Drive, Newton 11. Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 SE 36th St., Newton 5




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1. Kauffman Museum, 27th & North Main, North Newton 2. Bethel College, 300 27thRSt., 1E 1 WNorthRNewton 3. Blue Sky Sculpture, Kansas Avenue, just north of 12th Street in Centennial Park, Newton 4. Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton 5. Amtrak Depot, Fifth & Main streets, Newton 6. Sand Creek boat ramp, Fourth Street at Sand Creek, five blocks west of Main Street, Newton














Around town: Helpful information & visitor resources

Newton Recreation Center/Municipal Pool

Newton Fire/EMS Department

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Airport services: Newton City/County Airport is located 3 miles east of Newton on Oliver Road. It is open weekdays from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 316-284-6048 Car Rentals: Enterprise operates at the airport (316-284-6084). Hertz operates a location on E. Fourth Street (316-283-0789). Conklin Cars, 1500 E. Third St., also offers vehicle rentals. (316-281-3001) Conference center: Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Court, offers versatile state-of-theart space for conferences, meetings and social events including weddings. An on-site chef offers catering and beverage services. 316-284-3100 Other meeting spaces also are available. Call Newton P the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau for ublic Libra ry assistance. 316-284-3642 Library: Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak St., offers numerous services, wireless internet, computer access and programming for all ages. Open Monday-Saturday. 316-283-2890 Police and fire services: In emergencies, dial 911. Newton Police Department non-emergency number is 316-284-6030. Newton Fire/EMS Department non-emergency number is 316-284-6060. Workout facilities: Newton Recreation Commission offers one-day passes for its fitness facility, located at 415 N. Poplar St. The facility features strength and cardio equipment and indoor pool. Drop-in classes also available. Open seven days a week; hours vary. 316-283-7330 Newton YMCA offers one-day passes to its fitness facility, located at 701 E. Wheatridge Drive. The facility features strength and cardio equipment, group exercise classes included with day passes, indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and indoor track. Open seven days a week; hours vary. 316-776-8350 Walk-up health care: Via Christi Clinic, 700 Medical Center Drive, Newton. Urgent care hours: 1-7 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays. Closed Sunday. 316-284-5011 Convenient Care by Newton Medical Center,118 E. 12th St., 10 a.m.-8 a.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 316-281-9700 Emergency health care: Newton Medical Center ER, 600 Medical Center Drive. Open 24 hours. 316-283-2700

‘Wonderland’ by Kelly Nachtigal, winner of the 2016 Best of Newton Photo Contest

Index of Advertisers Accommodations Comfort Inn & Suites ............................. 9 Auto Service Bud & Steve Auto Service .................... 22 Community services Newton Public Library ........................... 4 Newton Recreation Commission . ........ 21 Construction Eby Construction Company . ................ 25 Vogts Construction Company . ... Back cover Vogts-Parga Construction . ..... Back cover Churches Trinity Heights United Methodist Church ................................ 27 Education Berean Academy ................................. 19

Events & event venues Blues, Brews & Barbecue ....................... 5 Meridian Center . ................................. 13 Newton Downtown Car Show ............... 9 Financial services First Bank ............................................ 20 Heartland Credit Union ....................... 26 White Eagle Credit Union .................... 30 Health care Convenient Care .................................... 2 Pets Caring Hands Humane Society ............ 18 Restaurants & food retail 701 Café .............................................. 19 Back Alley Pizza . ................................. 17 The Barn . ............................................ 20 The Breadbasket . ................................ 13 Meridian Grocery . ............................... 22

Water’s Edge . ........................................ 3 Yoder Discount Grocery ....................... 22 Real estate Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty ........ 27 Retail Charlotte’s Sew Natural ....................... 25 Clayworks Gallery . ................................ 4 Creation Station .................................. 18 Dan’s Cycle ........................................... 18 Eau Lily . .............................................. 25 Faith & Life .......................................... 12 Newton Et Cetera Shop . ........................ 4 Ruzen Flowers ..................................... 18 Senior living Asbury Park ......................................... 27 Bluestem Communities ......................... 3 Storage Secure Store 50 ................................... 23 Royal Rental Storage .............. Back cover Newton Visitor Guide • 31


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