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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Emergency Shelter Designated in Newton

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Jasper County has had its share of severe weather causing significant and extended disruption of electrical power impacting the public’s safety and the well-being of citizens. It has been and continues to be a major concern of  public s...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: November 16, 2022

ATV/UTV Ordinance Information


Properly equipped ATVs and UTVs can now be operated within City limits and on any street/highway within the City limits with the following limitations and prohibitions:

  • No ATVs and UTVs allowed on First Avenue (Highway 6)
    • Exceptions - UTVs and ATVs may be o...
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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Landfill’s Winter Saturday Schedule Begins in November

Saturdays between November 1 through March 31, the Newton Sanitary Landfill is open the FIRST Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Additional Info... City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Newton Police Department Disorderly Conduct Arrest

Police News Release

During the October 3, 2022 City Council meeting a Newton resident, later identified as Noah Petersen, requested to make a public comment during the designated citizen participation portion of the City Council agenda. Petersen approached the podium and beg...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Free Live Homework Help Now Available at the Library

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Gain access to homework help (and much more) from the Library’s catalog with Brainfuse’s HelpNow™  database and your library card! Brainfuse HelpNow™ provides learning solutions for users of diverse needs a...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Traffic Stop/Impaired Driving Investigation Body Cam Footage

Police News Release

View body cam footage from the Newton Police Department.

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Introducing the HIRTA On Demand App!

HIRTA is excited to announce a new on-demand transportation service available in all of our seven counties! This new feature is in addition to HIRTA’s existing service and is available with the new HIRTA On Demand smartphone app.

The on-demand se...

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Learn more about HIRTA City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Newton Police Department Traffic Stop/Impaired Driving Investigation

8/31/2022 Initial Statement

At approximately 12:12 a.m. on August 28, 2022, Newton Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for driving with its high beam headlights on. The driver was identified as 19-year-old Tayvin Galanakis. 


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Newton Police Department
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: 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: 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