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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Building Safety Month: Understanding the Four Phases of Emergency Management

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Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. Preparing for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes helps individuals and communities increase the health and safety of their population dur...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 16, 2022

2022 National Public Works Week

National Public Works Week

Public works superheroes help keep communities strong by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation, water, wastewater and stormwater treatment, public buildings and spaces, parks and grounds, emergency management and first response, solid ...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Public Comment Period Open for the Jasper County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2022 - 2027

The public comment period is now open for the Jasper County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2022–2027. The plan can be found at www.talkto.ecicog.org/jasper-hazmit and is open for anyone to provide comments, suggested revisions, or questions from May 13,...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: May 13, 2022

"Rising to the Challenge" Honors EMS Professionals During National EMS Week

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EMS Week 2022: RISING TO THE CHALLENGE. The annual EMS Week campaign, which recognizes the professionals who provide emergency medical services in communities across the country, takes place May 15th through 21st this year. The EMS Week campaign supports ...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Building Safety Month: Exploring Careers in Building Safety

66% of all global regions experience skill shortages in the building industry.

Professions within the building safety field vary widely in their specialties, and the industry offers many well-paying career options for today’s workforce:

  • Building inspectors inspect structures to determine compliance with the various building...
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City of Newton - Community Development
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

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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: May 9, 2022

Maytag Pool Opening Date Changed to Sunday, May 29

The cold and wet weather last week delayed the start of some needed pool painting work and we had to push back the filling of the pool. This also made us delay our required staff in-service training. We'll see you Sunday, May 29!

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Additional Info... City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Newton Receives $600,000 Grant for Downtown Housing Revitalization at Legacy Plaza

This week, Governor Reynolds announced a total of nearly $20 million in investments to support downtown housing projects in 61 communities, including Newton. The awards were made through the Downtown Housing Grant program, which provides support for downt...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 5, 2022

National Police Week & Jasper County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day; the calendar week is known as National Police Week. Established by Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who ...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Youth Firesetting ... What You Can Do

Nationwide, more than half of all intentionally set fires are started by youths under the age of 18. Each year in this country fires set by children and adolescents are responsible for hundreds of fire deaths, thousands of painful burn injuries, and hundr...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Building Safety Month: Planning for a Safe & Sustainable Tomorrow

There is projected to be a nearly 50% increase in world energy usage by 2050.

Energy fuels our lives. Yet, energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions can pose significant challenges to communities, homeowners and renters, and business owners. For example:

  • Americans currently spend more than $200 billion annually on energy bi...
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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 3, 2022

City of Newton joins International Code Council for the celebration of Building Safety Month 2022

Building Safety Month 2022 - Safety for All

In May 2022, the City of Newton will participate in the 42nd annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Sa...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Preservation Month 2022: People Saving Places

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Celebrate Preservation Month this May by putting a spotlight on the people in our community who are doing the important work saving our places and building our communities through preservation! This year’s theme is People Saving Places. Historic...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Protecting Homes Against Arson

According to the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association, there are more than 16,000 intentionally set fires in homes every year, resulting in an estimated 300 deaths, 700 injuries and $500 million in direct property damage. ...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: May 2, 2022

May is Building Safety Month - Safety for All: Building Codes in Action

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In May 2022, the City of Newton will participate in the 42nd annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Sa...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Senior Walks

Senior Walks 2022

Calling all seniors (55 years and older) - join us for our Senior Walks for the month of May! There will be refreshments, fun activities, and a scavenger hunt!

Learn More City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Outdoor Electrical Safety

Lighting to improve the look and safety of our homes, electric tools to make our outdoor work easier, and power lines to our home, all need to be handled with care.

Outside Electrical Work

  • Have a qualified electrician do all electrical work.
  • To prevent an el...
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Additional Info... Newton Fire Department
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Electrical Safety Tips

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Flipping a light switch. Plugging in a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop computer. These are second nature for most of us. Electricity makes our lives easier. However, we need to be cautious and keep safety in mind.

SAFETY TIPS

  • Have all electrical work done by...
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Additional Info... Newton Fire Department
Posted on: April 18, 2022

22on22 Campaign

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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: April 4, 2022

Sign up for Men's League Softball

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The Men’s League season consists of 8 games plus a league tournament. Games are played on Friday’s beginning on July 8 and the league tournament will take place on September 2. Cost for the league is $160 per team. The registration deadline is June 24.

Learn more City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Outdoor Safety and Courtesy Reminders for Springtime

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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 cross...
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Newton Police Department
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Sign up for Maytag Pool Swimming Lessons

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We are offering two sessions for the 2022 season. The first session will be June 13 - 24 and the second session will be July 11 - July 22. The cost is $30 per child per session.

More information City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Pool Party Reservations

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Pool party reservations are now available. Reservations can be made online or in-person at the Community Services Office.

Make your pool party reservations online City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Park Shelter Reservations

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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: March 22, 2022

We're Hiring! Maytag Pool Lifeguards

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The City of Newton is hiring for Seasonal Maytag Pool Lifeguard positions - starting rates just got bumped to $12 per hour!

Apply Now City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Performers Announced for the Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl

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The summer schedule of music in Newton this summer continues to grow as the Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl returns on Thursday nights, beginning May 26. The series is free to the public. The concerts begin at 7 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to ...

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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