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R. Michael Rhoades Foundation Awards Emerge: Harvey County with $3,000 Grant Match for COVID-19 Resource Assistance Program

The R. Michael Rhoades Foundation announced a $3,000 grant to match funds given to Emerge: Harvey County’s COVID-19 Resource Assistance Program through the Kansas Leadership Center’s “KS Beats the Virus” initiative. The grant match will now give Emerge $6,000 to provide local businesses with resources to help make their spaces safer during the COVID-19 pandemic.




Emerge COVID-19 Resource Assistance Program Applications now Open

Through the Kansas Beats the Virus Program launched by the Kansas Leadership Center in partnership with the State of Kansas, Emerge (formerly Newton Young Professionals) was awarded with $3000 in grant funding to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. After this grant was received, the R. Michael Rhoades Foundation offered a grant […]




Newton Young Professionals is now Emerge: Harvey County

Over the past couple of months, we have been referring to some “big changes” on the horizon for our Newton Young Professionals. Now, we can finally share the news! Newton Young Professionals is officially rebranding, and will now be called “Emerge: Harvey County.”




Emerge: Harvey County to Offer COVID-19 Resource Assistance

Through the Kansas Beats the Virus Program launched by the Kansas Leadership Center in partnership with the State of Kansas, Emerge: Harvey County (formerly Newton Young Professionals) was awarded with $3,000 in grant funding to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. As a part of this initiative, Emerge has set up a program that helps award our local “mom and pop” small businesses in Harvey County for putting measures in place to keep their physical locations clean and safe for their employees and customers.




Kitten Yoga a Great Way to Relax, De-Stress

This is the first time the humane society has done the kitten yoga. [Lauren Kingsley, NYP member] said the reason for the event is to fundraise and have an event in which people can take part. She said people are more likely to donate if they’re getting something out of it, too. “We’re just trying […]




Willard Ropes Herself a Boutique in Newton

There’s gonna be a new boutique in town—The Cactus Crossing—which will have western-themed clothing, as well as other items. “I’ll have a wide variety,” owner Cashion Willard said. “It’s not just [geared] to the country people. It’ll be a boutique with a little western flair.” The boutique, going in at 617 N. Main St., is […]




Local Center Offers Wellness Class

“You can’t outrun your fork,” said Dr. Caleb M. May [NYP Member] with Integrity Medicine in Newton, who will be at the center on various Wednesdays to advise people. There’s no cost to meet with him. Although IN.FORM isn’t new to the center, Wellness Wednesdays is. […] May became involved after seeing the Wellness Center […]




Fashionable New Face Brings Fresh Perspective to City Planning

Ryan Sellers made his move to Newton last week after being hired as the City Planner, a position that was recently created. The adjustment hasn’t been hard, he said. He has already found a new favorite restaurant — Back Alley Pizza. “I read in a magazine that it was one of the best places to […]




Fair has Chiropractic Business in Newton, Hires Another Newton Native

“I have always been fascinated by the human body and athletic performance,” [Mallorie Coffman, NYP member] said, sitting in Fair’s office. That took her down the road of athletic training. She said it’s fantastic to be able to help someone make five more yards on the field, but she finds helping people with chiropractic medicine […]




Behind the Story

In her mid-30s, Erin McDaniel is one of the youngest women to be named one of the Newton/North Newton Woman of the Year. That fact is not lost on the city of Newton’s public information officer. “I almost see it as a challenge, as something to live up to,” McDaniel said. ”… That to me […]




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