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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...

  • Looking for a good book? Newton Public Library delivers.

    There’s nothing quite like cozying up with a good book on a cold winter’s day, and thanks to a program through the Newton Public Library, a great read is always within reach regardless of an individual’s ability get to the library themselves.ENLITE is a book delivery program that provides Newton and North Newton seniors with access to a wide array of Newton Public Library materials including its extensive large-print collection, featuring everything from westerns and romance no...  Read More...

  • From a Daughter’s Perspective

    By Mary Ellen TippinThink all the fun in life is winding down at 80, 85, 90 years of age? That certainly wasn’t the case for my mother, Ruth Vander Wilt. She lived at the Presbyterian Manor Broadway Apartments from the time she was 90 until she was 101!   Read More...

  • Aliene Bolton: From Hooser girl to published writer

    From earning the nickname, “Kinks,” to writing a column in the Leon, Kan., newspaper and developing a fascination with airplanes, horses and building homes, resident Aliene Bolton has written a book documenting all of her childhood memories of growing up close to the Oklahoma border in the small town of Hooser, Kan.The memoir, titled “A Hooser Girl,” was something Aliene’s grandson asked her to write 22 years ago, but she didn’t get serious about putting pen t...  Read More...