NMC to host fund-raising sale

There will be a book and gift sale by Collected Goods in the lobby of Newton Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15. 


Grand Central establishes fund

Grand Central Inc., Newton’s local Senior Center, established a fund with Central Kansas Community Foundation (CKCF).

“Grand Central Inc.’s Board of Directors goal in collaboration with CKCF seeks to preserve our commitment to the senior population,” said Betty Lanzrath, board president of Grand Central. She went on to say this partnership will allow Grand Central Inc. to provide services to enrich, engage and enlighten those we serve now and in the future.

Grand Central signed a memorandum of understanding with the CKCF Monday. 

The purpose of this fund is to provide a resource to Grand Central for general operational needs if needed  and be an accessible resource for building maintenance needs and other unexpected expenditures that an annual budget often doesn’t plan for.



Gas prices rise

Gas prices across Kansas continue their steady increase this summer, jumping 5 cents from a week ago to $2.22/gallon, according to AAA Kansas. This comes a week after a 6-cent statewide increase.

 This week’s Kansas cities with the state’s gas price extremes are at  opposite corners at the state.

HIGH: St. Francis (Cheyenne County, far Northwest Kansas) - $2.49

LOW: Columbus (Cherokee County, far Southeast Kansas) - $2.03

Of the 10 regularly reported Kansas cities (see chart below), all experienced price increases in the past week, AAA Kansas notes. Kansas City, Kan. and Lawrence led the way with 10-cent increases, while Manhattan, Salina and Topeka each rose only one cent from last week.