Posted on: November 15, 2017

Official City Election Results

2017 Election Results

Jasper County Auditor's Office has released official results for the Mayor, At-Large, Ward 2 and Ward 4 council positions. Winners are shown in bold in the bulleted lists.

Mayor (1512 total votes)

  • Michael L. Hansen - 1,068 votes
  • Ron Bookout - 427 votes
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City Administration

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Iowa Economic Development Authority Board Approves $1,000,000 Award to TPI Composites

TPI Composites

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board announced today that TPI Composites, Inc. will receive $1,000,000 in direct financial assistance and tax benefits for a recently announced diversification and expansion.

TPI Composites known for its focus on th...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 17, 2017

TPI Expands its Strategic Relationship with Proterra to Manufacture Composite Bus Bodies


TPI Composites, Inc., announced that it has entered into a new, five-year supply agreement with Proterra Inc. to be the supplier of composite bus bodies for Proterra’s Catalyst® zero-emission electric buses from its existing Rhode Island...

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Economic Development

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Newton Sanitary Landfill Launches Pilot Program

Sanitary Landfill Pilot Project

The Newton Sanitary Landfill will launch a pilot program this winter and be open the first Saturday of each month.The decision comes after landfill staff conducted a survey of 100 mixed use customers about the current Newton Sanitary Landfill winter sched...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Downtown Holiday Decorations

Holiday Decorations

The Downtown SSMID Board partnered with Newton Main Street on a new holiday project. Each planter in the downtown area has been outfitted with a fresh Christmas tree. Businesses have adopted the trees and decorated them.

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Planning & Zoning

Posted on: November 7, 2017

Police Department In-Service Training

Squad Car Maytag

The department completed bi-annual in-service training throughout the  end of September and early October. Officers received training in mental health first aid, firearms, active shooter and completed physical  fitness testing. Physical ...

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Police Department

Posted on: November 13, 2017

Build with Bags Grant

Build with Bags Grant

The City of Newton Parks Operations, working with Hometown Pride - a Keep Iowa Beautiful program, applied for and received a Build with Bags Grant from the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. The grant was to establish a pocket park at I-80 interchange 164...

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Public Works