AAUW to meet

The first meeting for AAUW (American Association of University Women) of the 2017-2018 year will be 10 a.m. Sept. 9 in the KIPCOR building, 2515 College Ave., on the Bethel College campus. The theme for the year is "Our Community - Our Focus."

The Saturday meeting is for all AAUW members and interested guests. Come and share  ideas for ways to make AAUW relevant in the Newton community and surrounding areas. Since 1881, the AAUW mission statement is "Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research."


Round table scheduled

Newton USD 373 Superintendent Dr. Deborah Hamm will host a "Railer Round Table" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at Back Alley Pizza, 125 W. Sixth St. 

The event is an informal time to visit about USD 373’s Comprehensive Plan and the upcoming Nov. 7 Bond Election.


Life Enrichment to feature POW camps

The Life Enrichment series at Bethel College will feature  “Germans to Germans: The Story of the P.O.W. Camp at Peabody, Kansas,” at 9:30 a.m.  Sept. 13.

The presentation will be given by Peggy Goertzen, director and archivist, Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Tabor College, Hillsboro. 

Also that day, the series will feature “National Parks and Monuments of the U.S.”  by North Newton residents and photographers John and Alice Suderman at 10:30 a.m.; and  “Bethel College Student Summer Internships” by Peter Goerzen, campus pastor, at 11:30 a.m. 

Bethel College Life Enrichment is a weekly series, especially for adults age 60 and over in Bethel College's Luyken Fine Arts Center.  Cost is $20 per semester or $2 per week. First-time attendees get a free day. There is a coffee break at 10:15 a.m. each session. Lunch is available for $6 for a full meal, $4 for soup/salad/dessert. Please buy lunch tickets before 10:35 a.m.