Nose to the grindstone: Delmez retires at the age of 90

Art Delmez, left, talks to his coffee buddies, from left, J.B. Ensz and Ron Dugan on Tuesday morning at Druber's. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Before Art Delmez retired for the second time, his oldest son had a request. “He said, ‘Dad, you have to retire before I do,’” the 90-year-old Newton resident said. That son, Brian, is a research chemist in St. Louis. Delmez retired in 1969 as the manager of J.C. Penney in Newton, which was on the northwest corner of Sixth and


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