Nominations sought for local 'Women of the Year' awards

The Women of the Year Advisory Committee will be sponsoring the 2013 Newton area "Women of the Year" awards.

This program was started in 1956 by Frankie Toevs to honor Newton area women who give freely of their time and talents and, as a result, have made the community a better place to live.

Clubs, organizations and individuals are asked to nominate women they feel have contributed to the community in the areas of:

- Retail and Business - Healthcare - Children and Families (day care, social services, gerontology) - Education (pre-K through college) - Church and Religion - Volunteerism

From the nominations, the judges will pick the top three nominees. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Newton Public Library or contact Bev Gering, 400 W. Sixth St., No. 306, Newton, or by email The deadline for nominations is March 15.

For more information, contact Bev Gering at 283-8140.

Pinnacle Rehabilitation services continue in Newton area

Pinnacle Rehabilitation continues its services in the Newton health-care community, said Terry Stofferson, CEO of The Summit, Pinnacle’s medical management organization.

"Our rehabilitation unit is here with the same dedicated professional staff, who brings over 100 years of professional experience to the Harvey County region," a news release stated.

Pinnacle Rehabilitation is on the Newton Medical Center campus at 800 Medical Center Drive.

Carrie Baxter, MPT, is director of Pinnacle Rehabilitation, and she reiterated the commitment to Newton. “We’ve been very well received in this area. We are very proud of our local physical and occupation therapists, as well as the support staff, and know the numerous patients we’ve helped are grateful for our approach to rehabilitation services.”

Stofferson commented, “As I stated a year ago when I returned to Kansas to accept this position, it’s great to be where there is an appreciation for good health care, where there is a strong work ethic, and where compassion is practiced daily. Most importantly though, I’m honored to be part of a health-care team with such a focus on quality and service.”

The Summit’s network of health-care services includes another Pinnacle Rehabilitation facility in Hutchinson, along with Pinnacle Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, the Woman’s Place, Summit Surgical, and Mirage Imaging. Additional information is available at

Abigail Reinhardt joins Via Christi Clinic in Newton

Via Christi Clinic welcomes Abigail Reinhardt, APRN, to the Family Medicine team in Newton.

Reinhardt received her Advanced Practicing Registered Nurse degree from Washburn University in Topeka, and she is nationally certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Reinhardt sees patients at Via Christi Clinic in Newton at 720 Medical Center Drive. Appointments can be made by calling 284-5155.

Established in 1947, the multi-specialty group formerly known as Wichita Clinic was acquired by Via Christi Health in 2010. With more than 200 doctors practicing in more than 40 specialties, Via Christi Clinic ( is one of the state’s largest outpatient multi-specialty group practices and is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

The organization has multiple locations in Kansas and the Wichita metropolitan area. More than a half million patient visits were made to Via Christi Clinic in 2012. Via Christi Clinic currently operates in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties.

Newton real estate agents recently honored by JP Weigand

To celebrate their accomplishments for production in 2012, several Newton agents were recognized at the JP Weigand and Sons Honors Night on Jan. 29 at Corporate Caterers in Wichita.

Arlan Newell was awarded Top Sales Associate of Newton, Weigand Partnership Club, Multi-million dollars in both Production and Sales Club, and Million dollars in Listing Club.

Kathy Stucky was awarded Top Listing Associate of Newton, the Weigand Partnership Club, and Multi-million dollars in Production and Listing Club and Million dollars in Sales Club.

Stephanie Mayes was awarded the Weigand Partnership Club, Multi-million dollars in Production, and Million dollars in Sales and Listing Club.

Tom Bartel was awarded Weigand Partnership Club, Million dollars Sales Club, and Multi-million in Production.

Sylvia Bartel was awarded for Million dollars in Production.