Annual contest this weekend

The Knights of Columbus Annual Free Throw Contest will be 12:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the St. Mary's Gymnasium, 101 E. Ninth.

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local council level competition, at no cost to competitors. The championship winners will progress through local, district, regional and state competition. International champions will be announced by the Knights of Columbus international headquarters based on scores from the state level. All boys and girls will compete in their respective age division, ages as of Jan. 1, 2018, determines age divisions. 

Registration begins at 1 p.m. with competition at 1:30 p.m. Winners will receive medals and advance to district competition in February.




Nominations sought for 2018 Women of the Year

The Newton Area Women of the Year Advisory Committee is now accepting nominations for 2018 honorees.

The Women of the Year program honors Newton-area women who give freely of their time and talents to make our community a better place to live. Women who live or work in Newton or North Newton are eligible.

Nomination forms and more information are available online at or at Newton Public Library.

For 62 years the program has recognized the contributions of women who make a positive difference in the areas of business, health care, children and families, education, religion the arts, and volunteerism. Three winners are chosen each year by a panel of judges.

2018 honorees will be recognized at a brunch April 14 at the Meridian Center. This year’s theme is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams.”

For more information, contact committee chair Jill Gatz at 316-772-3265, email, or visit