Not losing his marbles: Newton resident builds towers for relief sale

John Otto of Newton peers through the marble tower he built for the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, which is April 13 and 14 in Hutchinson. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Growing up Amish on an Illinois farm, Newton resident John Otto used to tinker around in his dad’s workshop, and the first thing he ever made was a paddle for a game called Buck. The retired Mennonite minister said now he’s done woodworking throughout his adulthood. He’s built everything from the hutch and table in his and his wife, Edna’s,


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