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Looking Back in Newton's History

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

25 Years Ago This Week — Sept. 1-7, 1988  

McDonald’s advertised 29 cent hamburgers from 4 to 8 p.m. for five days only … Newton’s urban renewal program will move or demolish some old buildings at the north end of the downtown, including the former Robb Sanitarium (“a few blocks west of Skiff Hospital”), the Church of Christ, formerly the Free Methodist Church at 204 N. Fourth Ave. W., and the Newton Hotel at 520 First St. N. … Sept. 6 was designated “Pop Lynn Day”, in recognition of H. A. Lynn’s 60 years as a member of Rotary and 60 years since he was named a high school principal.

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