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Newton, IA. Posted on 06/18/2002.

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This will be the shortest entry yet, as, well, there's just not much to say about Newton. I was interested in stopping here as it's the home of Maytag, the appliance people, and I thought there might be some kind of interesting "company town" feel. Also, this is where Maytag dairy products, including the world famous Maytag blue cheese, comes from (a further note... a scion of the Maytag family is the man who restarted the Anchor Brewing Company in the mid-60s.) But, we didn't arrive until close to 8p, and it was a Sunday, so pretty much everything was closed, including restaurants. We made do with that which could be deep-fried at "Elmo Fudd's", an "eatery and drinkery." And we stayed at the extremely reasonable Mid-Iowa Motel--less than $25/room.

The following morning, we *did* get quite a good cup of coffee at the Saints Rest Coffee House in nearby Grinnell.

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I followed the City of Grinnell link. The mayor's introductory description of the city got me excited. Grinnell sounds like a wonderful place to live and work. The mayor even said, "Jobs are plentiful." I was sold.

Before I pack up and move, I'd better click that "City Jobs" link.

"No jobs available."

Posted by Jack @ 06/18/2002 11:38 AM PST [link to this comment]

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