Newton’s Electric to celebrate retirement
Gale Newton graduated high school in 1962. He then joined the Navy in 1964. After boot camp he went to electrician school. He became an electrician on the ship USS BON HOMME RICHARD. He served from 1964 to 1968 in that capacity. Upon returning from the Navy he started working for Mayfield Electric. He worked there until 1977 when he decided to work for himself. Gale and his wife, Mary, purchased a building from Hallie Bulltop as a burned-out shell, which became known as Newton’s Electric at 703 East 11th. They quickly repaired what needed to be done to begin business. Mary worked alongside him running the office. They had several employees over the years with whom they enjoyed working.
Newton’s Electric did residential and commercial business work. They had many customers they considered as friends. They wish to thank all of those friends who gave them a job that they enjoyed for many years. Mary says, “Gale has repaired so many irrigation systems that he could probably repair them in his sleep.”
After being in business for 43 years, they have decided it is time to retire. A retirement reception will be held in their honor on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Newton’s Electric, 703 East 11th, Concordia, KS.