Question: It’s open forum week. What’s on your mind?

Question: It’s open forum week. What’s on your mind?

• If I had a blank check I would buy some dining and railroad cars and create a railroad museum in Newton where the old fairgrounds soon will be.

• I would use my blank check in Newton for a good bookstore such as Barnes and Noble or something like that to get into this town because that is something we are sadly lacking. One that has all kind of books.

• The fairgrounds have been in the present location for as long as I can remember. If they put it three or four miles out of town, many people won’t go. Let’s not get the cart before the horse. Let’s work on improving the fair first and worry about facilities later.

• My grandmother sent a letter to the editor, and it never got printed. She was so disappointed.

Editor’s note: The Kansan prints all letters to the editor unless they don’t meet the following guidelines:
• Letters must be 400 words or fewer.
• They must be typed.
• They cannot contain libelous information.
• Letters published must include the author’s name, phone number and hometown so we can verify who wrote the letter.
• Letters can be mailed to The Newton Kansan, P.O. Box 268, Newton KS 67114 ; faxed to us at 283-2471; or e-mailed to If you didn’t see your grandmother’s letter in the paper, either it didn’t meet one of the guidelines or we didn’t receive it. Please feel free to call us anytime and we’ll check on it for you!