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Pictured clockwise from top: Newton High School community pep rally (Photo by Jay Walton, courtesy of USD 373); Downtown Newton Car Show (Photo by Wendy Nugent/Newton Now); kayaks along Sand Creek; and a golfer at Sand Creek Station Golf Course. Page 7: Blue Sky Sculpture in Centennial Park 6 • Newton Visitor Guide


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Newton 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 Bernard Warkentin, helped establish Newton as an important influence in Kansas’ agricultural future. The Mennonite influence is still felt in Newton’s food, culture and history. Today, Newton and neighboring North Newton feature an active arts community, three National Historic Districts, a variety of museums and attractions, Bethel College, a championship golf course, first-class convention center and many other amenities. Newton is also an Amtrak-served community. History buffs, families, outdoor enthusiasts, art lovers and others will find plenty to see and do in Newton. We welcome you and invite you to explore our community. For more information about Newton and local attractions, contact the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau at 316-284-3642 or visit www.ToNewton.com.

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A look back ... Museums bring area’s cultural heritage and history to life

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Housed in the Carnegie Library building at 203 N. Main, the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives is a great stop for both history lovers and researchers. The museum features permanent exhibits including photos, stories and artifacts 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 Newton 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. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and on the first and third Saturdays. Call 316-283-2221 or visit www.hchm.org for more information. Museum admission is free.

Kauffman Museum

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. It also offers Uncle Carl’s Camp for children with sessions scheduled from late May through mid-July. It is located at 27th & North Main streets in North Newton. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children (age 6-16).


Following the Chisholm Trail Our cowboy days didn’t last long, but Newton was the trail head for the historic Chisholm Trail during the summer of 1871, the same year the town was founded. A handful of trail-related landmarks and markers are located in and around Newton. Swales: Located on Kauffman Museum property in North Newton Chisholm Trail plaque: Bethel College campus, North Newton Chisholm Trail marker: (Pictured at left), 0.2 mile west of intersection of 36th and Kansas Ave. on 36th St. West, near Chisholm Trail Shopping Center Plum Street: General route the trail took through Newton to Sand Creek Okerberg Park: Historical marker, located at Fourth and Plum streets in Newton Early Newton history/Newton Massacre marker: This marker will be placed in the spring of 2018 on West Second Street just west of Main Street.

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Warkentin House Museum

This Victorian home located at 211 E. First St., Newton, offers a glimpse into life in Kansas in the late 1800s. It features New in 2018 Czechoslovakian crystal, French The Warkentin House will and Italian fireplaces, Lincrustabe getting a face lift. New porch Walton wainscoting, cut and etched spindles are being installed and glass and stained glass windows. the home’s exterior will be repainted. The house was built in 1886-87 The museum will be open as the Newton home of Bernhard through December. 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 through the end of December by local interior decorators. Hours are 1-4:30 p.m. weekends (spring and fall), 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday (June-August). Other times by appointment. Call 316-284-3642 for information or to arrange a tour. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children (age 5-12). Pictured from top: One of the markers placed to identify the Chisholm Trail route. U.S.O. piano located at Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives. (Photo by Bruce Regier) Girls wait for a wagon ride during a Kansas Day Celebration at Kauffman Museum. Newton Visitor Guide • 9


Carriage Factory Gallery

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Blue Sky Sculpture, Centennial Park

Performing Arts Bethel College

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 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

Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Series brings nationally and internationally recognized performers to the community. The series features five performances running from the fall through the spring. Performers vary each season. The 2018-19 season will feature the Cashore Marionettes, King’s Singers and Armida Quartet, with two others to be announced later. Visit www. hesstonbethel.org or call 620-327-8144 for tickets and more information.

Arts events welcome spring in Newton area The Newton Area Arts Council’s annual “Spring into the Arts Festival” offers a collection of performances, exhibits and events from some of the New in 2018 region’s best arts organizations. Events are planned in March and April The spring arts festival at venues located in Newton and throughout Harvey County. welcomes a new event this year: The 2018 festival line-up includes a special collaborative perfora downtown block party from mance featuring Berta Rojas and Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Or5:30-8:30 p.m. April 19 on chestra, performances by Newton Community Children’s Choir, Sounds Sixth Street. of the Heartland, Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus, the Great Plains Jazz Orchestra and Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts. Also featured is “Wichita Women Artist” exhibit at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, the Apple Blossom Festival and an art contest. New in 2018 is Spring into the Arts Downtown Celebration that will bring art demonstrations, food trucks and live music to Carriage Factory Art Gallery and the neighboring Krehbiel Park from 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 19. Admission to the April 19 event is free. 10 • Newton Visitor Guide

The orchestra schedule typically features four concerts, one each in the winter, spring and summer and fall. Concert dates, themes and locations will be announced mid-summer. For more information and a schedule, call 316-772-3265 or visit www.nmkso.org.

Galleries

Carriage Factory Art Gallery

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. The gallery will host five exhibits in 2018 featuring regional artists and a variety of mediums. Admission is free. The gallery is located at 128 E. Sixth St. in downtown Newton. It is open from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The gallery also hosts a free monthly Third Thursday event featuring artists, musicians, programs and refreshments. Visit www.carriagefactoryart gallery.com for more information.

Robert W. Regier Art Gallery

The Bethel College 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. The gallery is located inside the college’s Luyken Fine Arts Center in North Newton. It is open from


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed during school breaks, holidays and in the summer. Call 316-283-2500 or go to www. bethelks.edu.

The Imagineers

Public Art

Located on the north-facing wall of 304 N. Main St., “The Imagineers” is a mural featuring 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.

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; Terry Corbett, ceramist; and Conrad Snider, ceramist. The sculpture invites the viewer to consider how the natural Kansas sky and the art installation work together. 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.

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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.

Did You Know? Newton is home to a ukulele band! This group of musicians is known as The NUTS — short for the Newton Ukulele Tunes Society. They share their music in businesses and at special events and are frequently found at the Third Thursday gatherings at Carriage Factory Gallery. The NUTS perform at Prairie Harvest. Newton Visitor Guide • 11


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• Air BnB: Six Air BnB options Holiday Inn Express are listed in Newton and range 1430 E. Broadway Court, Newton from room rentals to entire homes. 316-804-7040 www.airbnb.com This 68-room hotel offers free • Craft House: 215 E. First St., Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, indoor pool Newton. Sleeps 16. Designed for and fitness center. The hotel is group and craft retreats. www. adjacent to the Meridian Center megduerksen.com/rent-the-craftevent venue. Pets are allowed and house-3/ the hotel is handicap accessible. • Serenity Silo: 2507 Ivy Drive, North Newton. This silo-turnedhome is near Bethel College and Newell Travel Center sleeps six. No children under 12 or 200 Manchester, Newton pets permitted. 316-283-5231 or 316-283-4000 email vadasnider@cox.net This 22-room hotel offers free • Bike hostel: 131 W. Sixth Wi-Fi and has an on-site restauSt., Newton. Seasonal overnight rant. Pets are allowed and the hotel accommodations with laundry and is handicap accessible. showers for long-distance cyclists. Reservations are encouraged. 316243-2070 or www.newton bikeshop.com.


Gatherings Newton offers variety of unique spaces for meetings, social events Whether you’re planning a baby shower, class reunion, family reunion, business meeting, a wedding or a conference for hundreds, you’ll find a wide variety of meeting spaces and planning support available in Newton. The Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a comprehensive list of local venues for every occasion. CVB staff is eager to help you find the perfect space for any size group. We also offer planning support including: • Assistance with reserving hotel room blocks for groups

• Community information packets to welcome guests • Coordinating with local restaurants and shops for group outings For more information about the CVB’s meeting and group services or for a list of meeting and social venues, contact Melody Spurney, CVB coordinator, at 316-284-3642 or email mspurney@ newtonkansas.com.

At left: A couple shares a dance at their wedding at the Meridian Center. Above: Participants in the 2018 WeKan Conference hold a pre-event social outing at Norm’s Coffee Bar.

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Come hungry!

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

Newton offers wide variety of restaurants

Genova Italian Restaurant

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

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. Open daily. 217 W. Broadway • (316) 283-6026

Back Alley Pizza This downtown restaurant offers scatch-made dough and sauce for its popular selection of brick oven-fired pizzas, as well as sandwiches, 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.

Best local eats! Kansas Magazine named two of Newton’s restaurants on the list of the top 20 best local eateries in Kansas in its fall 2017 magazine. Back Alley Pizza and Genova were chosen by magazine readers as two of the best in the state. 14 • Newton Visitor Guide

Genova offers appetizers, soups, salads, pizza, favorite Italian The Gooey Gurty at entrées, stromboli and a kids’ menu. Gurty’s Burgers & Shakes It is located in the Cedar Village Shopping Center south of downtown. Outdoor seating available. Open daily. Reservations encouraged for groups of 8 or more. 1607 N. Main • (316) 283-7960 Closed Monday. 1021 Washington • (316) 587-8099

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 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

Gurty’s Burgers & Shakes

Gurty’s offers gourmet burger creations and buildyour-own options as well as specialty hand-dipped ice cream shakes, hot dogs, fries, onion rings, sandwiches, and a wide range of appetizers including hot pepper cheese bites, mac ’n cheese wedges, stuffed Portabella mushrooms and more. Open daily. 214 E. 12th St. • (316) 333-1878

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 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

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


Taste our heritage 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

Strike & Spare Grill 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

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This north-side donut shop also offers kolaches, biscuits and croissants. Open daily. 1710 N. Main • (316) 5878188

Norm’s Coffee Bar This favorite downtown coffee shop moved into a renovated space on Main Street and serves a wide variety of classic espresso drinks, brewed coffee, blended drinks and teas, smoothies as well as premium breakfast and brunch items. Closed Sunday. 613 N. Main • (316) 804-4360

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

Play-Mor Grill

Located south of downtown inside Play-Mor Lanes, the grill serves hamburgers, grilled sandwiches, sides and tacos. Open for lunch Monday and dinner ThursdaySunday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 1105 Washington • (316) 283-0095

Prairie Harvest This downtown deli and bakery offers a lunch menu of daily specials with vegetarian and gluten-free options such as soups, wraps, salads and hummus. A juice and kombucha bar was added in 2017. 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

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Tokyo serves Japanese cuisine including sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, tempura and hibachi combos. Kids’ menu and takeout available. Open daily. 1400 S. Kansas • (316) 283-8800

Under 701 Café

All of the entrees at this downtown Newton cafe are advertised as having 700 calories or less. Offerings include fresh salads, paninis, wraps and smoothies. A kids’ menu, gluten free and vegetarian options and catering are also available. 701 N. Main St. • (316) 587-8111

German flavors are part of Newton’s history The Mennonite migration of the late 1800s not only brought more people to the Newton area, it also brought food traditions that have remained a part of the community’s food culture ever since. One of the most popular is the bierock, a yeast roll filled with meat, cabbage or sauerkraut, onions, seasonings and sometimes cheese. These can be found at regional street fairs and festivals as well as on the menu daily at The Breadbasket (219 N. Main). Breadbasket also offers locals and visitors a chance to sample an array of German fare such as zwieback, a rich, sweet bun; 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. The restaurant offers a German buffet each Friday and Saturday evening.

Water’s Edge This Hesston restaurant offers homestyle cooking and a variety of daily specials. Breakfast and lunch buffets and full menu available. Dinner is served ThursdaySaturday. 701 S. Main, Hesston • (620) 327-4099

Regional & national chains Applebee’s, Arby’s, Billy Sims Barbecue, Braum’s, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Great Wall, KFC, Little Caesar’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Taco Tico, Wendy’s Waffle night at Water’s Edge Newton Visitor Guide • 15


Retail therapy Explore Newton’s shops

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 Pump & Pantry, 3524 S. Duncan St., 316-8047070

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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

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

Clothing & Shoes

BonWorth, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-284-2999 Cato Fashions, 401 Windward Drive, 316-283-8548

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 Roz and Ali, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-283-0484 The T-Shirt Bar, 1027 Washington Rd., 316-282-3399

Convenience Stores

Casey’s General Store, 1815 W. First St., 316-283-7206 CT Happy Store, 129 W. Broadway, 316-283-1357 EZ Travel, 100 S. Main St., 316-283-0780 Kwik Shop North, 1220 N. Main St., 316-283-1957 Kwik Shop South, 1315 Washington Rd., 316-283-0562

Charlotte’s Sew Natural, 710 N. Main St., 316-284-2547 Creation Station, 605 N. Main St., 316-772-0883 Family Video, 2305 S. Kansas, Ste. 106, 316-283-7898 Full Throttle Hobbies, at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center, 601 E. 36th St., 316-2839008 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

Florists

Flowers by Ruzen, 520 Washington Rd., 316-283-1780

Food Retail & Grocery Stores

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 Walmart, 1701 S. Kansas Ave., 316-284-0555

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Norm’s is a coffee shop in the heart of Newton for the heart of Newton. Located at 613 N. Main in downtown.

Coffee

It all starts with a great cup of coffee. Stop by Norm’s for a wide selection of classic espresso drinks, brewed coffees, blended drinks, and teas. We also serve premium breakfast and brunch items, like rolls, muffins, breakfast burritos, authentic fruit kolaches, and more. Be sure to check out the specials.

Community We’re here for our community, through venue rentals, community events, and a special outreach to Newton’s 5th and 6th graders at Sante Fe. After school, around 50 middle-school kids hang out with our volunteer mentors, get a free snack, and borrow books from our free lending library.

Connection Do you know what happens when you hold a cup in your hands? You slow down a bit. You share conversation a little more. You create a little more space to connect with people. Whether you’re meeting with friends, a business colleague, or anyone for any reason, you’re welcome at Norm’s.

Norm’s Coffee Bar is a 501(c)3 nonprofit run by So Shine Foundation.

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Quality Affordable Gently-Used Merchandise

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

Hardware

B&B Lumber, 1601 W. First St., 316-283-0700 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 Tractor Supply Co., 715 SE 36th St., (316) 283-1100

Home Accessories & Kitchen Supplies

Henry’s Chase, 108 W. Broadway Kitchen Corner, 607 N. Main St., 316-283-4253

Jewelry

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

Motorcycle sales & service

Dan’s Cycle, 7901 Hoover Rd., Hesston, 620-327-5001

Can we also try to work in Lunch 10:45am-3:00pm ( even though it is not a buffet.

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. 18 • Newton Visitor Guide


Pet supplies

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 Rd., 316-284-0555

Retail

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

Sporting goods

Hibbett Sports, 1001 N. Main St., 316-283-1468 Sand Creek Station Pro Shop, 920 Meadowbrook Drive, 316-284-6161

Thrift & Discount Stores 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 Thrifty Pickers, 202 W. Fifth St., (316) 212-1410

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Sand Creek Trail is pictured in Newton. (Photo by Jade Gonzales)

Go play outside Walking, Running, Cycling

Sand Creek Trail

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

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This 7-mile multi-use trail connects Newton and North Newton with paved and unpaved paths that run along its namesake creek. Through Newton, the trail is mostly paved and begins near the First Street bridge. It follows the creek toward Centennial Park and North Newton. In North Newton, the trail begins in Memorial Grove on the Bethel College campus and is a dirt path through the wooded grove. In Newton, amenities include a boat dock at Fourth Street, benches, water fountains for both people and pets, restrooms and pet clean-up stations. In North Newton, interpretive signs dot the trail, including a marker for the Chisholm Trail. The path is used by groups in both communities for regular events, including runs and a monthly bird walk.

Harvey County Parks

Both Harvey County East and West parks offer unpaved trails for hiking and horseback riding. Additionally, East Park will host the return of Conquer the Gauntlet obstacle course in August. Hiking access is free. Horse trail passes are $40 for a season or $5 per day. 316-283-5420

Camping

Harvey County Parks

Camping is allowed at all three of Harvey County’s parks. East Park and West Park offer designated campsites with electricity and shower houses with hot water that are ADA accessible. East Park, located 8 miles east of Newton, has approximately 70 designated campsites. West Park, in Burrton, has approximately 30 campsites. Tent camping is allowed in both parks and at Camp Hawk, southwest of Newton, unless prohibited by signs. Camping permits are offered for $125 annually or $20 per day for electrical sites and $10 per day for primitive sites. 316-283-5420


Athletic Park

Overnight camping is permitted in Newton’s Athletic Park for no more than two nights. Tents may be placed in grassy areas. RVs may be parked in the lot at Fischer Field Stadium if no events are scheduled. Restrooms in the park are available from spring to fall. The park is frequently used by long-distance cyclists. There is no charge for camping, but those wishing to do so should contact the Newton Parks Department at 316-284-6083.

RV Parks

• Payne Oil RV Park: 3610 N. K-15 Hwy, just north of I-135 Exit 34. RVs only. 20 sites. 316-283-5530 • Cottonwood Grove Campground: 1001 E. Lincoln Blvd., Hesston. Tent and RV camping. 8 miles north of Newton. 620-327-4173 • Spring Lake RV Resort: 1308 S. Spring Lake Road, Halstead. 316-825-3443. Tent and RV camping. Cabins available. 12 miles west of Newton.

Fishing

Sand Creek and Spring Lake ponds

Fishing is permitted in Newton city parks in Sand Creek and in the ponds in the Spring Lake subdivision in the south part of town. A valid fishing license is required. Call 316-284-6083 for more information.

Harvey County Parks

Fishing is permitted in all three of Harvey County’s parks. A bait shop is located at West Park. A valid fishing license is required. Call 316283-5420 for more information.

Golf

Sand Creek Station Golf Course

Known as one of the state’s top golf courses, Sand Creek Station has earned multiple national honors. In addition, the course hosts numerous national tournaments including NCAA’s Summit League and Missouri Valley conference championships this April. The course also hosts

many public tournaments and offers regular tee time opportunities for residents and visiting golfers. Regular rates start at $29 for non-residents, and promotional rates and special offers are common. The course is located at 920 Meadowbrook Drive, Newton. Online tee times and a course calendar are available at www.sandcreekgolf club.com or by calling 316-284-6161.

Fox Ridge Golf Club

Fox Ridge is open to the public daily and located at 800 S. Kansas Ave., Newton. It was founded in 1903 and is considered walker-friendly, though carts are available for rent. Green fees start at $15 for 18 holes and $12 for 9 holes. Cart rental extra.

Disc Golf

• Camp Hawk: 1801 SW 36th St., Newton. 24 holes, Par 72. Mixed terrain with woods, creeks and ponds. Signature hole #23 has water on both sides all the way to the basket. • Centennial Park: 12th St. and Kansas Ave.,

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Newton. 9 holes, Par 27. Mostly open course with wooded perimeter. • Thresher National Disc Golf Course: Bethel College Campus, North Newton. 9 holes, Par 30. Maps are available and discs available for purchase or loan at campus bookstore.

Lakes Bird watchers gather for the monthly First Saturday Bird Walk at Kauffman Museum. (Photo by Debby Graber)

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Water sports

Harvey County East Park has a 314-acre lake with three swimming beaches. Boating and water skiing are allowed on a designated ski route. Harvey County West Park offers a 16-acre lake with a swimming beach. No gas boat motors are permitted at West Park.

Paddling

A boat ramp provides access to Sand Creek at Fourth Street. Only non-motorized boats are allowed on the creek. Rentals of canoes, kayaks and paddleboats are available by the hour from April through October. For more information about boat pricing or reservations, call CaNewton at 316-288-5756 or visit www.canewton.com.

Indoor Pools

• Newton Recreation Center: 415 N. Poplar, ranges from 2 to 6 feet in depth and features handicapped lift. Public swim and lap fees are $1.50 per person. 316-283-7330 • Newton YMCA: 701 E. Wheatridge Drive, offers a whirlpool, lap pool and open swim zero-entry family pool with water feature and slide. YMCA day passes are $10 for individuals and $18 for families. Free with membership. 316-776-8350

Outdoor Pools

• Newton Municipal Pool: Located in Athletic Park, features diving boards, large slide, toddler pool, concession stand and showers. Open 1-5 p.m. daily. Operated by the Newton Recreation Commission. Admission is free for children 4 and younger, $2.25 for children 5-13 and $3 for 14 and up. 316-283-7330 • Spring Lake Splash Pad: Located in Spring Lake subdivision on Newton’s south side. Features whimsical structures spraying water onto a flat surface. Open dawn to dusk. Admission is free. 316-284-6083

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Sand Creek Summer Daze

A new three-day outdoor festival will debut in Newton this August. Sand Creek Summer Daze will offer festival-goers a variety of opportunities for fun activities both on and along the water of Sand Creek in the heart of Newton. The festival is scheduled for Aug. 17-19, with all activities taking place on the creek and in Athletic Park. Events include a floating parade, concerts, a 5K, volleyball, human foosball tournament, Paddle Palooza, kids’ activities, art demonstrations, a food truck rally, Monumental Muztachio Contest, ice cream social, Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned barbecue contest, cardboard regatta, beer contest and rubber duck derby. Buttons will be sold for $5 and allow access to all events except Saturday’s concert, which will be $10. Visit www.sandcreeksummerdaze.com.

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Things to Do: 2018 local event highlights Wheat State Truck Show: A wide variety of vehicles will be on display from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21 at Newell’s Travel Center. Free.

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Ain’t No Joke Food Truck Rally: More than a dozen Bark in the Park: Bring your family and dogs food trucks will gather from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dog Park from 10 a.m.-2 April 8 on Main Street. Free admission. ToNewton.com to Centennial p.m. April 21. Event features contests ToNewton.com Check out the CVB’s and games, food vendors, prizes, community calendar for a The Latin Connection with pet-friendly shopping, demonstrations complete list of local events Berta Rojas: Grammy-winning and more. and current information. guitarist Berta Rojas will perform The web calendar is at 4 p.m. April 8 in Memorial Hall at McKinley Residential Historic updated weekly. Bethel College. She will be joined by District Tours: Five private homes in Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony OrchesNewton’s residential historic district will be tra. Tickets available at www.nmkso.org. open from 2-5 p.m. April 22. Tickets are $15 and also include admission to the Warkentin House Museum. Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus: The chorus will Purchase at the Warkentin House on the day of the hold its spring concert at 7 p.m. April 15 at Bethel Colevent. Visit ToNewton.com for more information. lege. Free. www.newtonarts.org Spring into the Arts Downtown Celebration: Food vendors, live music and art demonstrations offered at Carriage Factory Gallery and neighboring Krehbiel Park in downtown Newton. Free admission. www.newtonarts.org

Apple Blossom Festival: The annual festival is held from 5-8 p.m. April 27 at Newton Presbyterian Manor and features family activities, live music and a meal. Tickets available at the Manor and at the gate.

Newton area events calendar The Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau recommends to checking the details of events before attending, as some plans do change. Contact the event organizers or go to www.tonewton. com/newton-events.html/ to check an event status or for additional events. The CVB’s online calendar is searchable by date and key word or activity. Submissions are also accepted.

May Newton Downtown Car Show: Hundreds of cars and hot rods compete in various categories on May 5 in downtown Newton. New this year is a family-friendly pin-up contest. The event also features food vendors, musician and entertainment. Free admission. Chisholm Trail Bike Ride: Route options range from 3 miles to 43 miles. The annual ride begins at 8 a.m. May

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5 at Athletic Park. Registration is $25 for single riders and $50 for families. Community Play Day: Newton Recreation Commission will host the first annual Community Play Day on May 12 in Athletic Park featuring a 5K, family activities and food vendors.

June Artisan Fair: An artisan craft fair featuring local vendors will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the parking lot on Broadway, just west of Main Street. Free admission. Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra: NMKSO will present “European Contrasts” at 4 p.m. June 3 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton. Tickets available at www. nmkso.org Newton Flower & Garden Tour: The annual tour featuring local homes will be open from 9 a.m. to noon June 9 and 1-4 p.m. June 10. Maps available at participating homes and Newton Public Library. Tour and ticket information available at www.newtonplks.org. Hello Summer Market: The market features a variety of vendors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 at Chisholm Trail Mall. Free admission. Cookie Daze 5K: Participants in this unique 3.1-mile race eat a cookie each mile. The race begins at 7 a.m. June 16 at Athletic Park. Register at www. cookiedaze.org. Cars in the Park: This annual car show draws a variety of vehicles and spectators to Athletic Park. All day June 30. Free admission.

July Headin’ for Home 5K: This annual 3.1-mile run begins and ends at Centennial Park. 5K starts at 8 a.m. Fun run starts at 9. Register at Headinforhome5K. weebly.com Kidron-Bethel Fourth of July Celebration: Kidron Bethel will host an Independence Day family celebration

with games, food and fireworks from 8-10 p.m. at the Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton. Admission is free. Mexican-American Softball Tournament: Teams from across the country gather in Newton for this annual tournament. Held July 6-8 in various parks.

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Night on the Range: Sand Creek Station will host its first evening driving range event from 6-9 p.m. July 20. A $15 ticket includes range balls, access to food trucks, closest to the pin challenge and family games. The driving range will be lit up after dark. Tickets available at Sand Creek Station pro shop or www. sandcreekgolfclub.com/nightontherange.

August Conquer the Gauntlet: This 4.5-mile race features more than 25 obstacles in East Park on Aug. 4. Visit www. conquerthegauntlet.com for details or to register. Harvey County Free Fair: The fair is held Aug. 2-6 at the fairgrounds. Features midway rides, rodeo, demolition derby, music, parade and more. Free fair admission. Event prices vary. www.harveycountyfair.com Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival: Three-day festival will be held Aug. 17-19 and feature a floating parade, concerts, sports events, food truck rally, barbecue competition, beer competition and more. Buttons are $5 for festival access. Saturday concert ticket is extra. www.sandcreeksummerdaze.com

September Fueled by Fire Run: The first Fueled by Fire 9-mile and 2-mile run will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 8 in Athletic Park. Sponsored by the Newton Fire/EMS Department. Information and registration at fueledbyfirenewton.com. MCC Flatlander Bike Ride: This annual ride features lengths of approximately 35, 45, and 65 miles on Sept. 15 with a family ride of 8-16 miles. Register at mcc. org/get-involved/events/mcc-flatlanderbicycle-ride

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Ride for the Dogs: This motorcycle poker run and party begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at Caring Hands Humane Society. Event includes lunch, prizes and a raffle. Visit www.rideforthedogs.org for information or to register.

Bethel Fall Festival: This annual fall festival features vendors, musicians, food, information booths and a children’s play area on Oct. 6 on the campus green at Bethel College in North Newton. Free admission. www.bethelks.edu

Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K & Little Pepper Run: The chip-timed 5K begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 in front of the Newton Rec Center. All 5K participants receive a ticket to the United Way Chili Cook-off following the event. Go to www.ToNewton.com to register.

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 pass out candy. Free admission.

Harvey County United Way Chili Cook-off: United Way agencies and community groups will serve up chili samples from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in downtown Newton. $6 for chili tasting kit in advance; $8 at the gate. Artisan Fair: An artisan craft fair featuring local vendors will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in the parking lot on Broadway, just west of Main Street. Free admission.

October Taste of Newton: This annual street festival draws thousands downtown for food, music and other entertainment. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4 on Main Street. Free admission. Blues, Brews & Barbecue: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Dustin Arbuckle and the Damnations headline the Oct. 6 show. Gates and food trucks open at 3 p.m. Show starts at 4. Tickets are $17 in advance and go on sale June 15. Tickets will be $25 at the gate on the day of the show. (Dustin Arbuckle pictured at right at last year’s concert. Photo by Wendy Nugent/Newton Now)

November Holiday Bazaars: Numerous local churches plan holiday bazaars beginning Nov. 2 and continuing on Saturdays through the month. Visit www.tonewton. com/christmas.html for locations. Newton Toy Run: All vehicles are welcome for the annual toy run. Line up starts at noon and the ride begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Chisholm Trail Shopping Center.

December Five Places of Christmas: Enjoy free admission and refreshments at this annual holiday event held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at Warkentin House Museum, Kauffman Museum, Carriage Factory Gallery, Harvey County Historical Museum and Bethel College. www.tonewton.com/ christmas.html Parade of Lights: The annual Christmas parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 along Main Street with an array of lighted floats. Free admission. www. tonewton.com/ christmas.html

Christmas Gala Jazz Concert: The Bethel College jazz bands will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 in Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College in North Newton.


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Community information 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 Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport provides commercial passenger air service to the Newton area. It is located approximately 30 miles from Newton. www.flywichita.com 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) 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.

Amtrak information

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. ​

Workout facilities: Newton Recreation Commission offers one-day passes for its fitness facility, Parking located at 415 N. Poplar St. The facility features Long-term parking is available approximately one strength and cardio equipment and indoor pool. block west of the station behind the Post Office. The Drop-in classes also available. Open seven days a parking lot can be accessed from W. Fourth Street or week; hours vary. 316-283-7330 W. Fifth Street. There is no charge for the parking. Newton YMCA offers one-day passes to its fitness There is no dedicated wheelchair accessible parking. facility, located at 701 E. Wheatridge Drive. The faFor more information, call the Newton CVB at cility features strength and cardio equipment, group 316-284-3642. exercise classes included with day passes, indoor Shuttle service to Wichita pool, sauna, whirlpool and indoor track. Open seven Amtrak offers a bus shuttle service to and from days a week; hours vary. 316-776-8350 Wichita to connect passengers to the Newton rail Walk-in health care: Convenient Care by station. The northbound bus leaves daily at 1:35 a.m. Newton Medical Center,118 E. 12th St., from the Greyhound Station, 312 S. Broadway, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; Wichita, to catch the 2:45 a.m. train in 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. New in 2018 Newton. The southbound bus leaves 316-281-9700 Newton at 4 a.m. for Wichita. The Depot renovations are now Emergency health care: Newton bus shuttle also connects the complete. Look for better ADA Medical Center ER, 600 Medical Southwest Chief and Heartland accessibility, new lighting and Center Drive. Open 24 hours. Flyer lines. The southbound bus paint and a relocation of the 316-283-2700 leaves Wichita at 5 a.m. daily to ticket counter to the west make the connection in Oklahoma side of the lobby. City at 8:25 a.m. For more information, call 1-800-872-7245 or book travel at www.amtrak.com.

Hours

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.

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Pictured at top: Dogs are welcome to swim at the city pool the day it is drained for the season. (Photo courtesy of Newton Recreation Commission) Above: Newton Fire/EMS mascot Sparky greets children during a firehouse visit. (Photo courtesy of Newton Fire/EMS)

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. Newton Visitor Guide • 27


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Main Street is pictured at sunrise. “Good morning, Newton!” is the people’s choice winner of the 2017 Best of Newton Photo Contest. (Photo by Ashleigh Lakey)

Index of advertisers Auto Service Bud & Steve Auto Service ......................... 26

Newton Downtown Car Show .................. 24 Sand Creek Summer Daze . ....................... 12

Car rentals Hertz Rental Cars . ...................................... 8

Financial services The Citizens State Bank ............................ 11 First Bank ................................................... 9 Heartland Credit Union ............................ 25 White Eagle Credit Union ......................... 19

Churches Trinity Heights United Methodist Church ..................................... 16 Community services Newton Public Library .............................. 26 Newton Recreation Commission . ............. 13 Construction Vogts Construction Company . ..... Back cover Vogts-Parga Construction . .......... Back cover Education Berean Academy ...................................... 19 Hutchinson Community College ............... 21 Newton Public Schools ............................... 4 Events & event venues Blues, Brews & Barbecue .......................... 31 Meridian Center . ........................................ 8 30 • Newton Visitor Guide

Health care Newton Medical Center Convenient Care ......................................... 2 Insurance Krueger Insurance ...................................... 8 Pets Caring Hands Humane Society ................. 11 Real estate Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty .......... 18 Realty Connections . ................................. 22 Restaurants & food retail The Breadbasket . ..................................... 18 Gurty’s Burgers & Shakes . .......................... 5

Meridian Grocery . .................................... 20 Norm’s Coffee Barn ........................... 17 & 24 Yoder Discount Grocery ............................ 20 Retail Charlotte’s Sew Natural .............................. 4 Chisholm Trail Shopping Center .................. 9 Clayworks Gallery . ................................... 23 Creation Station ....................................... 16 Dan’s Cycle ................................................ 20 Eau Lily . ..................................................... 4 Et Cetera Shop .......................................... 18 Faith & Life ............................................... 19 Flowers by Ruzen ..................................... 23 Senior living Asbury Park .............................................. 22 Bluestem Communities .............................. 3 Storage Royal Rental Storage ................... Back cover Waste services Waste Connections ................................... 23


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CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

316-282-2400 Residential Institutional Renovation Commercial

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ROYAL ROYAL RENTAL RENTAL STORAGE STORAGE LLC LLC

316-283-1226

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-24-Hour Gated Keypad Access -Fully Fenced and Secured Facility -Well Lit and Maintained Property -Office -717 N. Main Street -Units -3001 N. Anderson Road

VOGTS-PARGA CONSTRUCTION, LLC

316-284-2801 "Concrete and Drainage Specialist"

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2018 Newton, KS, Visitor Guide  

Check out the visitor guide for attractions, accommodations, events, restaurants and other fun things to do in Newton, KS.

2018 Newton, KS, Visitor Guide  

Check out the visitor guide for attractions, accommodations, events, restaurants and other fun things to do in Newton, KS.

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