Whistle-Blowers Fading Away…

By Dr. Don Newbury

“He ‘takes after’ his dad,” oldtimers used to say about young boys in their formative years. I didn’t hear the expression often, because much of whom the late T. J. Newbury was, I wasn’t.

Limited to an 11-year public school education, he was a common laborer, spending most of his adult life in helping folks “stay connected” to natural gas in their rural Brown County homes. He fixed pipelines, and kept things civil even during rare service disruptions, when customers sometime threatened to forego natural gas.


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