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    “I remember where I was when…”

    As we’re all living through COVID-19, which will no doubt become a historic event in all of our lives, residents at Newton Presbyterian Manor have reflected on other historic events in their lifetimes and share those memories with you here.VJ Day“During WWII, I was assigned to an aerial reconnaissance unit and at one point was stationed on the island of New Guinea. Sometime in April 1945, we were shipped north to the Philippine island of Leyte near the town of Tacloban. We had been i...  Read More...

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    Getting to know the Thompsons

    In this crazy coronavirus world we find ourselves living in, it’s hard enough just staying in touch with old friends, but meeting—and getting to know—new ones is especially hard. To help, we’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to two of our newest residents, Larry and Rosie Thompson, who moved into Broadway Apartments at the beginning of February with the help of their daughter, Angela, son-in-law and a little local manpower.“Just as we pulled in (with t...  Read More...

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    A look back with resident Elenora Alexander

    Healthcare resident Elenora Alexander is like a walking history book for life at Newton Presbyterian Manor. She worked here from 1960 to 1987 and has many stories from her experiences as an employee in dining services.“When I worked here, we would put breakfast and dinner trays on carts and send them upstairs on dummy elevators. Once when we were on an elevator, we got half-way up and the elevator stopped.   Read More...

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    Silas and Edna Stucky: Our Love Story

    An excerpt from “Our Family Blessings” by Edna StuckyI met Silas for the first time at a Burns Church youth picnic in the pasture. It was a beautiful October evening in 1945. I knew some of the youth from that church, so they invited some of my brothers and me to join them in the fun and games and a basket dinner.   Read More...

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    ‘Tis the season for favorite traditions

    Staff members from Newton Presbyterian Manor recently reflected on Christmases past and shared some of their favorite holiday traditions.Alex Ramos, Wellness Director“My favorite Christmas tradition was traveling to Hutchinson on Christmas Eve and then waking up and traveling out to western Kansas on Christmas morning to be with family. We did everything from attending midnight mass to eating at our family’s restaurant in Garden City. Even though those 48 hours were extremely busy, I...  Read More...