Kentland Rotary Club sponsored Youth in Government & Business Day on Monday, April 27 to expose students to the world of local government & business. During the morning high school students from South Newton job shadowed local county officials & participating businesses where they learned what went on in the county offices & in the area businesses. At noon the students, the county officials, & business leaders joined the Rotarians for lunch.  After the meal the students spoke briefly about themselves and the offices they visited.  Kentland Rotary Club has been sponsoring Youth in Government & Business Day for over sixteen years.  Roberta Dewing, chairperson of the Vocational Committee, appreciates the support of Kellie Harvey, teacher at South Newton, the school corporation,  local county officials, and business leaders who participated in this activity.  Any county official or business wishing to participate next year may contact Roberta Dewing for more information.
Those students participating were Morgan Winder, Brad Laffoon, Shelbie Marcott, Brandi Dyer, Chandlor Weiss-Brinkman, Lucas Kiifner, Matt Winger, Levi Hall, Keegan Brown, Tyler Wang, Michela Rieck, Fabiola Hernandez, Patrick Norton & Drew Robbins.
Those officials & businesses participating were Newton County Surveyor, Chris Knochel, Circuit Court Judge Leach, Superior Court Judge Molter,  Newton County Treasurer Diane Veld, Newton County Auditor Sharon Dewing, Newton County Sheriff Tom VanVleet, Rogers Group representative,  Susan Daniel, Moments In Time Photography owner, Megan Shufflebarger, and Novotny Real Estate representative, Debby Shufflebarger.