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Nov 06

State Historical Society of Iowa Awards $44,500 Grant to Newton Historic Preservation Commission

Posted to Economic Development Spotlights by Danielle Rogers

The Newton Historic Preservation Commission will use a $44,500 grant to preserve the Jasper County Courthouse clockwork by restoring the Seth Thomas-designed tower clock and returning its bell to working order. 

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Nov 06

Upcoming Holiday Events

Posted to Get to Know Newton by Danielle Rogers

Get a start on your holiday shopping by shopping your local Newton area retailers and check out the list of special holiday events happening in Newton! 

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Nov 17

Library Launches Digital Archive

Posted to Library News by Danielle Rogers

The Newton Public Library announced the launch of a new digital archive this summer. The archive includes digitized materials selected from the collections of the library, the Jasper County Historical Museum, and private citizens. Available materials include photographs, postcards, documents, and yearbooks that record the history of Jasper County's schools, government, businesses, and residents. The archive also contains digitized copies of the Newtonia High School yearbook dating as far back as 1911.

New archive content is added weekly and the library welcomes submissions from the community.

If you are interested in having your historical items scanned for use in the digital archive, or would like additional information about the archive, please contact:

Rebecca Klein
Public Services Librarian
(641) 792.4108