Women of the Year recipients chosen

For Newton Now

Pam Stevens, Jennifer Vogts and Judge Marilyn Wilder have been selected as 2018 Newton Area Women of the Year.

The honorees were selected by a panel of judges based on their positive impact in the community and outstanding leadership qualities. They will be honored at a brunch on Saturday, April 14at the Meridian Center.

Since 1956, the Women of the Year program has honored women who give freely of their time and talents to make Newton a better place to live. Women who live or work in Newton or North Newton are eligible.

The program is sponsored by Conrade Insurance, Citizens State Bank, Newton Medical Center, First Bank, Central Kansas Community Foundation, Midland National Bank and Drs. McKinney & Simmonds. Sponsors may provide a judge to help select the winners.

This year’s theme is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”