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    Residents participate in summer pen pal project

    This summer, 23 residents and two staff members in our community participated in a new pen pal project initiated by the Newton YMCA’s Y Scholars program, which is in partnership with USD 373. The residents were paired with first and second grade students. This was the first year Newton hosted this program, and it was a hit for everyone involved!“This is the only pen pal I remember ever having,” said Kay Orr, assisted living resident at Newton Presbyterian Manor.   Read More...

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    Residents participate in summer pen pal project

    This summer, 23 residents and two staff members in our community participated in a new pen pal project initiated by the Newton YMCA’s Y Scholars program, which is in partnership with USD 373. The residents were paired with first and second grade students. This was the first year Newton hosted this program, and it was a hit for everyone involved!“This is the only pen pal I remember ever having,” said Kay Orr, assisted living resident at Newton Presbyterian Manor.   Read More...

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    Resident uses art to help abused and at-risk kids

    Duane Graham has been an artist his entire life. From his early days as a “starving artist” in and around Kansas City to serving as a technical artist on NASA’s Saturn V booster project, Duane has been creating artwork that has impacted people all around the world for as long as he can remember. Later this month, Duane will bring the impact of his work a little closer to home through a special exhibition benefiting the Newton chapter of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CAS...  Read More...

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    I remember where I was when…

    The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986.“I Love Lucy” premiered on TV in 1951.September 11, 2001.We’ve all experienced significant historical events in our lifetime—some leave a lasting impression that allows us to recall exactly where we were when we first heard the news. The following memories are how campus neighbors remember historic events impacting their life.Carolyn Adams“The Columbine Shooting on April 20, 1999. I have a friend that I worked with in th...  Read More...

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    Quilting adds friendship and friendly competition to life

    When Nancy Lewis followed her heart and moved to Colorado in 2010, she not only gained a new husband (Russ) but discovered a new hobby that would enrich her life for years to come.“When we moved out to Colorado, I was so lonely and missed my family that I had lived around for a good many years. But I saw there was a quilt shop and that they had classes. So, I decided to do that to meet some people.  Read More...