By Becki Yoder, Special to Newton Now The Christmas bird count in Newton all began in 1949, when Dwight Platt, a freshman at Bethel College, uttered the phrase “Let’s do one” to friends Roy Henry and Jim Rich. Sixty-eight years later, Platt, 86, he continues to participate in the Halstead-Newton Christmas bird count. “I have only missed a few,” Platt said. Over the course of
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