News Flash

Posted on: July 21, 2021

Newton Fire Department Responds To Garage Fire in Northeast Newton

News Release

The Newton Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 605 E 13th St N on July 20 at 8:28 PM.

When crews arrived the building was fully involved and was melting siding on the neighboring buildings. The fire was in a detached garage but was only a few fe...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Newton Police Department to Host Cops & Neighborhoods United Outreach Meetings

2021 Cops & Neighborhoods United

The Newton Police Department is holding neighborhood outreach meetings in each zone starting in July. These meetings will allow residents to learn about crime prevention programs within the community and discuss concerns and issues within your neighborhoo...

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Additional Info... Newton Police Department
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Newton Police Department to Host Cops & Neighborhoods United Outreach Meetings

2021 Cops & Neighborhoods United

The Newton Police Department is holding neighborhood outreach meetings in each zone starting in July. These meetings will allow residents to learn about crime prevention programs within the community and discuss concerns and issues within your neighborhoo...

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Additional Info... Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Newton Legacy Reinvestment District Receives Provisional Award of $14 Million

Newton Legacy Reinvestment District

Iowa Economic Development Authority announced today that the Newton Legacy Reinvestment District project was selected to receive a provisional award of 14 million dollars from the Iowa Reinvestment District Program. The partnership between Catalyst Develo...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Britton Named Newton Police Department's Community Engagement Officer

Officer Julie Britton

The Newton Police Department's goals is to be more proactive with its policing, as opposed to reactive. With that in mind, creating a community engagement officer position within the Newton Police Department has been a work in progress on for sev...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 21, 2021

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Lightning strikes

The weather forecast calls for a slight chance of thunderstorms, but you can only see a few fluffy white clouds overhead. So you and your tennis partner grab your racquets and balls and head for the tennis court. You spend a few minutes warming up and the...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Newton Police Department Welcome Community Service Officer Interns

npd-cso interns

The Newton Police Department is proud to introduce our Community Service Officer interns for the summer of 2021.

Darara Dawassa is a 2021 graduate of NHS where he played on the soccer team and was also a student at Des Moines Area Community College. He wi...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Spring & Summer Heat Awareness

In Iowa, it gets hot in the summertime. Sometimes, very hot. Doing too much on a hot day, spending too much time in the sun or staying too long in an overheated place can cause heat-related illnesses. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits...

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Learn more by downloading this heat brochure. Newton Fire Department
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Reminder About Grass & Weeds Ordinance

Lawnmower cutting long grass.

Per the City of Newton ordinance, grass/weeds are not allowed to grow higher than 6 inches on developed residential, commercial, and industrial properties and 8 inches on undeveloped residential properties. Chapter 94.2 of the City of Newton Code lays out...

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City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Outdoor Safety and Courtesy Reminders for Spring & Summer

Family biking on a path near woods.

Spring weather brings an increase in pedestrians and cyclists to Newton trails, parks, and streets. Here are some safety and courtesy tips to help keep everyone safe and happy! 

Motorists: 

  • Slow down or stop at intersections and trail cros...
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Newton Police Department
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Rules for Placing Yard Signs

Blue yard sign on green lawn.

Warmer weather brings more events such as garage sales, open houses, etc. Yard signs are a great way to share messages about these events. However, the City Code requires residents to follow these basic rules to ensure signs are legal and appropriately lo...

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City of Newton - Community Development
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