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Posted on: April 15, 2021

State of Iowa Offering Rent, Utility and Mortgage Assistance

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Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program

The Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program may provide eligible Iowans with assistance for a period of up to 12 months. See details and eligibility here, or call the Housing Recovery Help Line at 855-300-5885 or 5...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Administration Office Closed April 22-23, 2021 for Professional Development Training

The City of Newton administration department, which consists of the City Administrator's office, City Clerk's office, Finance and Administrative services, will be closed Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23, 2021 for professional deve...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Mayor signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through April 30, 2021

Mayor Michael L. Hansen signed a proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster through April 30, 2021. The proclamation continues to encourage residents to follow mitigation measures recommended by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The proclamatio...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Severe Weather Awareness Week: What to Do After Severe Weather

severe weather awareness week

Every year in the United States, hundreds of people are killed and thousands injured because of the weather. Dangerous weather can take many forms, ranging from violent tornadoes to crippling winter storms. With the notable exception of hurricanes, Iowa c...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Severe Weather Awareness Week: What to Do During Severe Weather

severe weather awareness week

Every year in the United States, hundreds of people are killed and thousands injured because of the weather. Dangerous weather can take many forms, ranging from violent tornadoes to crippling winter storms. With the notable exception of hurricanes, Iowa c...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Prepare! Don't Let Severe Weather Take You by Surprise

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Every year in the United States, hundreds of people are killed and thousands injured because of the weather. Dangerous weather can take many forms, ranging from violent tornadoes to crippling winter storms. With the notable exception of hurricanes, Iowa c...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Understand Severe Weather Alerts

severe weather awareness week

Every year in the United States, hundreds of people are killed and thousands injured because of the weather. Dangerous weather can take many forms, ranging from violent tornadoes to crippling winter storms. With the notable exception of hurricanes, Iowa c...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Iowa's Severe Weather Awareness Week

severe weather awareness week

Every year in the United States, hundreds of people are killed and thousands injured because of the weather. Dangerous weather can take many forms, ranging from violent tornadoes to crippling winter storms. With the notable exception of hurricanes, Iowa c...

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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

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

April is National Safe Digging Month

National Safe Digging Month

This April marks National Safe Digging Month. The City of Newton wants to remind residents to call 8-1-1 or visit the Iowa One Call website at least 48 hours before any digging project.

When calling 811, homeowners and contractors connec...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Central Iowa Broadband Internet Survey

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has launched the Central Iowa Broadband Internet Survey for 11 counties in the region. The purpose of the Survey is to measure broadband internet availability and identify areas that do not currently meet consumer needs ...

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City of Newton - Community Development
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

News Flash

Posted on: March 8, 2021

2021 Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl

Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl

Free music is invading a park near you this summer... Maytag Park to be specific! Join us for the annual Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl. Shows kick off on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are FREE! Those attending are encourage...

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City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec

News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2021

Spring Yard Waste Disposal

Spring yard waste

Leaves, small twigs (less than 1/4" in diameter), yard waste, weeds, and hedge trimmings are picked up at the curb at no charge, if in City of Newton Leaf Bags and placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on your normal trash collection day.

City of Newton Leaf B...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: March 3, 2021

As Temperatures Continue to Warm, Potholes Will Be Repaired

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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

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News Flash

Posted on: March 29, 2021

Newton Fire Department to Begin Hydrant Testing on April 15

The Newton Fire Department will start annual hydrant testing starting Thursday, April 15 in the eastern and western parts of the community. The area's being tested this spring include:

  • East of E 8th Street 
  • West of 1st St 

While the departm...

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Newton Fire Department
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 8, 2021

Fire Extinguisher Basics for Businesses

Over the past two months, the most common request for information has been on fire extinguishers in local businesses. Here is some basic information:

  1. Fire extinguishers are required in all businesses. For most businesses, a 5# fire extinguisher will meet t...
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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

News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2021

Newton Police Department Recognized For Excellence in Policy and Training

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Last year, Newton Police Department personnel responded to more than 17,920 calls/ requests for assistance— from criminal investigations to traffic stops to school security and animal complaints. To maintain a consistent and professional respons...

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Newton Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2021

Agnes Patterson Memorial Park's StoryWalk Updated with New Story

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A new book is ready to view at the StoryWalk(tm)! Pete’s Big Lunch by James Dean is the current featured book. The StoryWalk starts by the concession stand at Agnes Patterson park. Just follow the twenty-two clearly numbered signs. The route is ...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Take the 2021 Library Survey - Share Your Thoughts

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The Newton Public Library wants your feedback! Take the 2021 library survey and share your thoughts on the Library's hours and services. You can complete the survey two ways. Visit the Library and fill out the paper survey or take the online surv...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Newton Public Library's Newest Technology Service is a Memory Lab

Memory Lab Flyer

If you've been thinking about scanning your old family photos, scrapbooks, and paper heirlooms, this is your opportunity. The Memory Lab is a digitization station that has all the equipment you need to scan and create digital copies of photographs, film n...

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View details of informational flyer here. Newton Public Library

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