News Flash

Posted on: August 4, 2022

Newton Fire Department Business Office Inaccessible Due to Construction

Due to construction near the entrance of the Newton Fire Department, our business office is inaccessible. 

Until further notice, we are re-directing all traffic that needs to visit our offices to City Hall if an in-person visit is necessary. Pleas...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: August 3, 2022


FrankFest is a fundraising event for the City of Newton parks & recreation activities. With three different events - the One Mile Doggie Dash, the Thanks with Franks Hot Dog Contest and the Strut Your Mutt Dog Show - there is something for everyone!

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Maytag Pool Dog Swim

Dog Swim

The City of Newton's Maytag Pool Dog Swim will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 PM on Friday, August 19. Admission is $5 per dog & handler.

Additional Info... City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Newton Public Library Receives Accreditation from the State Library of Iowa

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The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Newton Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.” 

Achieving accreditation require...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: July 5, 2022

New Fire Engine Dedication

fire engine dedication

A dedication ceremony took place on Friday, July 1 retiring the engine put into service in 1995 (Engine 51) and placing the new fire engine (Engine 2) into service. The morning featured bagpipe music and in firehouse tradition, the engine tires were spray...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Summer Public Safety Youth Academy


During the week of June 27th, the Newton Police and Fire Department hosted the first joint Summer Public Safety Youth Academy for students entering 5th-8th grade to learn about Police and Firefighters/Paramedics careers. Ten local youth participated in th...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Two Newton Police Officers Receive Awards

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Congratulations to two of Newton's finest for receiving awards at the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau Conference in June.

Officer Andrew Shinkle (left) was awarded the Iowa Central Region Drug Recognition Officer of the Year for his enfo...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Police Visit Newton YMCA Summer Camp


In June, CEO Britton and Intern Emily went to the Newton YMCA to talk with 30 Summer Camp kids about being a police officer and all of the equipment we utilize in our job. The kids were able to try on our Tactical Vest and pick up our shield, door ram and...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Safety in Places of Public Assembly

Every day, millions of people wake up, go to work or school, and take part in social events. But every so often the unexpected happens: an earthquake, a fire, a chemical spill, an act of terrorism or some other disaster. Routines change drastically, and p...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Bicycle Safety

As you might expect, when a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist who is most likely to be injured. Learn more from the NHTSA about bike safety.

Additional Info... Newton Fire Department
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Thunderstruck Over Iowa Speedway Brings Huge Fireworks Shows to Newton

Thunderstruck Over Iowa Speedway logo

The Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) is bringing their annual convention to Newton this summer. The public is invited to join them for three nights for Thunderstruck Over Iowa Speedway. This is the public’s chance to see one of the largest...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: April 18, 2022

22on22 Campaign

Someone cleaning up trash outside who is holding a blue trash bag with a green glove on their hand.

We are ready be part of the solution to stop litter pollution by working with businesses and residents who care enough to take ACTION! Start by taking the 22on22 Pledge.

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Park Shelter Reservations

Photo of a park shelter on a nice sunny day

These cold temperatures have us thinking to spring already so we think you should plan an outdoor party this spring at one of Newton's parks!

Make park shelter reservations online City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Alert Iowa - Information When You Need it Most

When emergencies happen, be the first to know. Jasper County will use Alert Iowa to send official, real-time alerts to the public with information about potentially life-saving actions that you may need to take to keep yourself, family, and household safe...

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Newton Fire Department