Koontz to be 'Community Chat' speaker

On Thursday, June 1 at 10 am

Dick Koontz, president of the Newton USD 373 Board of Education,  will speak at Grand Central Senior Center’s monthly Community Chat at 10 a.m. June 1.

Koontz is a real estate in Newton. Prior to that he worked in admissions and financial aid at Bethel College for 24 years and then 9 years with Chase Bank and Sallie Mae in marketing and customer service. 

The Community Chat is open to the public.

Grand Central Senior Center is located at 122 E 6th in Newton.


Graduation Saturday

Newton USD 373 will celebrate graduation of the class of 2017 with the annual commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. May 13 at Fischer Field in Athletic Park. 

School officials will meet at 2 p.m. in the case of poor weather. If the ceremony is moved, it will be at Newton High SChool in Ravenscroft Gymnasium. A ticket will be required for entry to the school. Members of the senior class were given tickets to distribute this week.