News Flash

Posted on: December 1, 2021

Winter Holiday Safety

WINTER HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season. 

HOLIDAY DECORATING

  • Be careful with holiday decorations....
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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Mayor signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through December

Mayor Michael L. Hansen signed a proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster through December 31, 2021. The proclamation continues to encourage residents to follow mitigation measures recommended by the Iowa Department of Public Health. It also enc...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Jasper County Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

We want to know what residents, businesses, and organizations think their community should be prepared for in the future! Let us know by taking a short hazard priority survey. Information about the plan update process including timeline, meeting schedule,...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Comprehensive Plan Community Input Meetings

Community Input Meeting

The City is in the process of setting a vision for the next 10 to 15 years and establish key goals to work toward – and we need residents to get involved! Join us at any of these Community Input Meetings:

  • Wednesday, December 8 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. ...
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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Make It To The Table This Thanksgiving - Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teaming up with the Newton Police Department to make sure you make it to the table this Thanksgiving. Because the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busies...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: November 17, 2021

New Program End of Third 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: November 10, 2021

NFD Cautions Residents about Potential Safety Cost of Alternative Heating Equipment

As energy costs reach record highs, many Americans are turning to portable electric space heaters and wood-, pellet- coal or kerosene-burning stoves, and other non-traditional heating sources to defray costs. With the increase in use comes an increase in ...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Newton Fire Department Wants To Keep You Safe and Warm This Winter

As the temperature outside drops, Newton families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ha...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Iowa Winter Weather Awareness

weather

The time to prepare for winter weather is now! Wintertime poses a wide range of threats to the American public. Whether it be exposure to the cold, vehicle accidents caused by slick roads, or fires resulting from the improper use of heaters, hundreds of p...

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Newton Fire Department
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
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Winter is Coming: What You Need to Know

Preparing for cold weather and coping with winter is always a challenge but here's the information you need to know.

City of Newton Snow Ordinance

The City of Newton's Snow Ordinance states that there is no street parking at 2 inches of ac...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Jasper County Books for Little Friends

Jasper County's Books for Little Friends is now up and running and will allow kids under age five in Jasper County to enroll to receive one free age and topic appropriate book each month. 

Books for Little Friends received $15,000 to kick...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: October 22, 2021

IDNR Grant Helps Replace Trees Lost in Local Parks

idnr grant

The City of Newton has received $2,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to be used for a community-based tree planting program for derecho recovery tree planting. 

The Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program provides reimbursab...

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City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Get to Know GlassHouse

GlassHouse, located at 102 1st St N in Newton, is a new small business incubator to help grow all the local entrepreneurial ideas. The incubator offers the following: a space for you to rent that comes with an office manager to help sell your business whi...

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City of Newton's Economic Development Partners
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Fall & Winter Safety Tips from NFD

Cooler weather is here and it is never too soon to take some preliminary action to prepare for cooler temperatures. Not only will it save you money on your utility bills it will help ensure your safety and comfort during cold weather. 

Home Heatin...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: October 4, 2021

LIHEAP Provides Heating Assistance

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.  

When to Apply

Applications for t...

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

City of Newton officials release statement about TPI Composites potential suspension of production

City officials released the following statement on TPI Composites (TPI) and their plans of a potential suspension of production at their Newton facility later this year. 

“It’s unfortunate that industry specific issues may caus...

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Read the Newton Daily News article for more info. City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Newton Police Department Completes August Seatbelt Survey

Seatbelt

The Newton Police Department conducted a seatbelt usage survey on August 26, 2021, that showed strong results by motorists in the community. 

During the survey, Newton police observed 97 percent of drivers properly wearing their seatbelts, a 2 per...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mahaska Communication Group Announces Broadband Expansion to Newton

Mahaska Communication Group

The team at MCG is excited to announce that they are bringing their World-Class Service to the community of Newton.  MCG will make available broadband internet service with speeds up to 2 gigabits per second to every premise in the Newton city li...

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City of Newton's Economic Development Partners
Posted on: August 19, 2021

NTT Indycar Series Returns to Iowa for 2022 Doubleheader

NTT IndyCar Series Iowa 300

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Hy-Vee, a grocery chain based in the Midwest, have announced a new multiyear agreement, which returns the excitement of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to the Iowa Speedway. Hy-Vee will provide broad support for next year’s dou...

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For more details about this event click here. City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Solicitor’s Permits in Newton

Solicitor Permits Newton

The City of Newton requires a permit for any person who represents themselves, any business, organization, or group soliciting or attempting to solicit from residences, or upon the public right-of-way or street, monies, contributions, or orders for goods,...

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City of Newton - Administration
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