Group leaders will develop 3 facility options


Progress was made on the future of recreation in Newton with the help of a team of facilitators Monday and Tuesday.

The Board of Education, Newton Recreation Commission and Newton City Commission members have asked the administrators John Morton, school superintendent; Randy Riggs, Newton city manager; and Brian Bascue, recreation superintendent to work together to better define the options available to get the facilities the community wants.

Tuesday, the three boards met as one large group with Pat Heiny and Mary Jo Clark of Contemporary Consulting from Richmond, Ind., at Prairie Harvest to work through a process to come up with a more concrete idea of what recreation needs are for the community.

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