Newton community will survive closing

Newton community will survive closing
Date May 11, 2006
Section(s) Opinion
To the Editor:

(Wednesday’s) announcement by Whirlpool of the complete closing of Maytag in Newton came as quite a shock to most natives, including me. This is indeed somewhat of a sad and somber day.

Hundreds of reasons for the demise of Maytag will be discussed in the weeks ahead. This will call for a lot of painful transitions and disrupt hundreds if not thousands of families. Personal lives and our local business economy will be affected for quite some time.

But, I, for one, know in my heart and soul that our good solid community made up of caring individuals will survive. It will be a challenge. Here is where the old expression kicks in … “When times get tough — the tough get moving.”

I am confident that 10 years from today we will look back with fond favor on our past history and some real satisfaction of our great “bounce back.”

John D. McNeer



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