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Newton Fire Department staff has started hydrant testing in the community for 2019.
TPI held a trivia night in an effort to raise funds for the Police Department to purchase “stop the bleed” trauma kits for each of the department’s 7 patrol vehicles.
The Police Department’s new Community Service Officer Intern, Lauren Slings, started on May 28.
The Police Department’s new Community Service Officer, Dustin Brisel, began his duties on June 10.
The two-day course focused on specific strategies to manage risk specific to large venues like the Iowa Speedway.
The landfill convenience center was constructed in 2014. A part of the project was to install litter netting around the outside of the structure to reduce windblown litter.
Each year the Newton Fire Department works collaboratively with the National Fire Safety Council to raise money through the Firepup® program.
Safety Fest was a big hit at Newton Fest again this year.
Street crews have started their yearly line striping around the city. The crews do some of the painting during day time hours, but mainly work overnight to avoid as much traffic, parked cars, pedestrian traffic as possible. T
Legacy Corp of East Moline, Illinois recently began work on the replacement of 3057 feet of 16-inch sewage force main for the south west pump station.
All totaled the department unloads, tests, and reloads about 2.5 miles of hose every year.
An update on the City of Newton Parks Operations Division.
Look for specifics on areas to be tested to be released in the next couple of weeks.
Now that the lawn mowing season is in full swing, residents are reminded that grass clippings are not to be blown into the street.
The annual Newton Police/Fire Department Safety Fest was held on June 8th at the Newton DMACC campus in conjunction with Newton Fest.
Maytag Pool is now open for the summer.
Westwood Golf Course has hosted several large events including the IHSAA Class 1A Boys State Golf Tournament.
The Newton housing initiative provides incentives to home builders, real estate developers, property owners, and home buyers to expand the quantity and, perhaps more importantly, the quality of our available housing inventory.
The annual Jasper County Law Enforcement Memorial was held on May 16th on the courthouse lawn.
On May 7 staff from the Newton Police Department attended the LOSE YOUR MIND workshop at the Jasper County EOC.
Officer Nathan Popenhagen was sworn in by Mayor Hansen as the Newton Police Department’s newest officer on May 6.
Officer Breckenridge was part of the 284th basic recruit class and 16 weeks training to become a certified police officer.
Officer Ashlyn Breckenridge graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on April 19. Officer Breckenridge was part of the 284th basic recruit class and 16 weeks training to become a certified police officer.
The Adventure Pass program has been very successful! The library is getting 9 to 15 uses per month thus far, and expect higher numbers in the summer.
Why should kids have all the fun? Register for our summer reading program starting Tuesday, June 4 to play Summer Reading BINGO!
Summer Reading starts June 4th at 4 p.m.! Bookworms of all ages are invited to visit the Library and register for the library’s Summer Reading program and events.
The Fire Department’s newest engine was out of service since the end of April while being repaired in Weyauwega, Wisconsin.
As part of the budget process a shifting of positions was transacted resulting in not replacing the Fire Marshal and adding two line staff.
As a test to reduce the dust and to maintain compliance with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) air quality by minimizing dust from the gravel road at the landfill, the landfill purchased ground recycled shingles from Metro Waste Authority.
Street crews, with the help of high school students during Red Pride Service Day, planted trees in the right-of-way in downtown Newton.
Frost boils are created when frost in the roadway sub-base melts in the spring but can’t drain away due to the frozen ground below it.
The Community Services Division will be bringing two seasonal nuisance inspectors on board to help with the increased number of nuisance complaints normally received throughout the summer months.
Free music is returning to Maytag Bowl for 2019. The concerts begin on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. with weekly events occurring through August (except for July 4th).
Free music is invading a park near you this summer... Maytag Park to be specific!
Newton Mayor Michael L. Hansen will host a Coffee with the Mayor the third Saturday of each month.