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Sherm Van Zee in Newton Cemetery Walk

USP’s Sherm Van Zee will be portraying William Bergman, a prominent
businessman in Newton around the turn of the 20th Century at Newton’s "Cemetery Walk" (USP is considering doing something similar here in Pella in the next year or so. We’d love people to attend to support Sherm and give us their thoughts and suggestions!)
Jasper County Museum, NCT prepare for cemetery walk Sept.
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2007
11:32 AM CDT
Special to Daily News

The Jasper County
Museum and the Newton Community Theater will host their 2007 Newton Union
Cemetery Walk on Sept. 16, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

This year’s event will
include a murder mystery and the commander of the grand army of the

Shuttle busses will leave the Museum for the Newton Union
Cemetery and then return to the Museum afterward.

This year actors will
portray 10 characters from Newton’s past, including Joseph Bond Hough, Armenia
Sampey and William Bergman, not to mention a couple Maytags and the murdered

Tickets are $8 and include the shuttle, cemetery walk and homemade
ice cream and cookies.

Tickets are available at the Jasper County Museum
and at Mattingly’s Music and Book on Newton’s downtown square..

In the
event of rain, the program will be held at the Jasper County Museum

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