It's open forum week. What's on your mind?


It's open forum week. What's on your mind?

• My husband and I very much enjoyed the premier of the Newton Opry Saturday night at the Fox Theatre. I encourage all readers to put this monthly event on their calendars. Proceeds will go toward restoration of the Fox Theatre. Let’s all help preserve this landmark and, at the same time, enjoy wonderful music.

• Our county commission is planning on building a new fairgrounds. The city is building a new salt storage building, new water tower, they bought a bank building, they are paying a Wichita firm to build a new three-block bike path, they want to build a new rec center, convention center/hotel and fire station. We have a large school bond to pay off and Sand Creek to pay off. It is time to stop spending money and pay off our debts.

• Much has been said about the future Newton Activity Center or a new YMCA. Why are we even considering a new YMCA? Making the needed changes at the rec center and expanding the facility to accommodate additional programs would be a great service. The Newton Activity Center’s location in Newton’s core area makes it accessible to Newton’s youth, as well as serving all ages.