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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Mayor signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through March 31, 2021

Mayor Michael L. Hansen signed a proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster through March 31. The proclamation continues to encourage residents to follow mitigation measures recommended by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The full proclamation...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for 11 a.m. on March 24

severe weather awareness week

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is March 22 - March 26, a statewide tornado drill will occur Wednesday, March 24. A test drill will be issued at 11 a.m. through the National Weather Service. During this test, people are encouraged to pract...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Newton Fest Sets 2021 Dates, Announces Two Concerts

The Nadas (Photo Credit - The Nadas)

Newton Fest, the weekend that celebrates the best of Newton, is slowly coming together for 2021. Set for June 10 through 12, 2021 the event will feature family-friendly activities for residents and visitors to enjoy.

“We’re cautiously optimistic that we wi...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Participate in City Council Meetings in Person or Virtually

Newton City Council has resumed meeting in person in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Residents are able to come to City Hall to comment on items on the agenda in person. There will be strict social distancing rules, masks must be worn at all times, and...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Share Your Thoughts! Housing Readiness Survey

Rural Housing Readiness Assessment Survey

Newton has received a grant from the IEDA to participate in ISU Community & Economic Development's Rural Housing Readiness Assessment Program. We need residents and community members to provide input for two upcoming strategic planning sessions. These...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: February 5, 2021

FY20 Audit for the City of Newton

Budget Book

Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPAs have released an audit report on the City of Newton, Iowa.

The auditors reported that the City's receipts for its governmental funds totaled $24,859,565 for the year ended June 30, 2020. The receipts included $7,4...

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City of Newton - Administration

News Flash

Posted on: February 25, 2021

Two New Historic Districts in Newton Listed To National Register of Historic Places

O.C. Meredith House (602 1st Ave E)

The City of Newton and the Historic Preservation Commission are excited to announce the two newest listings to the National Register of Historic Places in Newton. The listings were confirmed by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the State Histori...

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City of Newton - Community Development

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

As Temperatures Continue to Warm, Potholes Will Be Repaired

Pothole

The winter season is coming to an end, but it has brought potholes to streets across the City. Potholes are formed when moisture seeps into the pavement, freezes, expands and then thaws. This weakens the pavement, then as cars and other traffic drives ove...

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City of Newton - Public Works

News Flash

Posted on: January 27, 2021

Historic Newton Utility Box Wraps Walking Tour

Come learn on the streets of historic downtown Newton about the town that changed the way the world works.

Historic downtown Newton was very close to the factory district, which became the washing machine capital of the world. As the different com...

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City of Newton's Economic Development Partners

News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2021

Residents Should Notify County Dispatch Before Doing a Large Scale Burn

Jasper County is at the point in the year where more and more people will start doing large scale burns throughout rural parts of the state.

With that in mind, the Jasper County Fire Chief’s Association has some reminders for rural county residen...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: March 4, 2021

New Program Nearing End of First Quarter

The City of Newton Commercial Property/Business Inspection program started January 1, 2021. The program was developed to ensure the health and safety of Newton’s citizens and visitors. Newton City Council has established a goal of improving curb...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Newton Fire Department Responds to Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 80

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The Newton Fire Department responded to a multi-vehicle accident on I-80 on 2/4/21 at 11:49 AM. The accident occurred approximately one mile west of the 164 Exit for Newton in the eastbound lanes due to winter weather conditions. Multiple vehicles were in...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Fire on January 31 Injures One Newton Resident

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The Newton Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 400 block of W 7th St N Sunday, 1/31/2021, at approximately 11:00 AM. The resident called 911 stating the house was on fire and the call ended. When the Newton Police Department arrived, no repor...

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Newton Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: February 8, 2021

City of Newton Has Access to Crisis Response Team as part of Central Iowa Community Services Region

Newton Police Department

Jasper County and the City of Newton are fortunate to be a part of the Central Iowa Community Services Region and have access to a mental health crisis response team through that organization. The crisis response team, staffed and administered by Eyerly B...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: December 8, 2020

2021 Pet Licenses Available for Purchase from the Newton Police Department

The Newton Police Department is reminding pet owners to purchase their 2019 licenses

The Newton Police Department has 2021 dog, cat and miniature pig licenses available for sale. For those renewing their pet licenses this year, the deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, to avoid a $20 late fee.

Licenses are available at the Newton Police D...

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Newton Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: February 3, 2021

New Library Hours Effective February 8

Feb New Hours

We are pleased to announce that the library will be offering additional walk-in browsing hours!

Walk-in browsing will be available Mondays (10-8), Tuesdays (10-6), Thursdays (10-6), & Saturdays (10-2). The public is welcome to drop-in anytime during th...

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Newton Public Library

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