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Posted on: July 7, 2020

HIRTA Resumes Fares July 13, 2020

HIRTA Bus with Driver

Central Iowa: HIRTA is resuming collection of fares Monday 7/13/2020.

HIRTA staff continue to work diligently to ensure our customers and drivers remain as safe as possible by continuing the following:

  • Regular disinfecting of frequently touched su...
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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Newton Police Department Welcome Four New Officers

New Police Officers

Since April, the Newton Police Department has welcomed four new officers.
Officer Van Manen is a Newton native and served 4 years in the US Army as a Fire Support Specialist. He was stationed at Fort Hood, TX and his service included deployments to the Mid...
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Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mayor Hansen signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency

Mayor Michael L. Hansen signed a proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster through July 31, 2020. The proclamation encourages all vulnerable citizens of Newton to continue to limit their activities outside of the home. The proclamation also allow...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Library Enters Phase 2 of Reopening

Library Reopening

The next phase of the library’s reopening plan begins Monday, July 6, with expanded curbside pickup hours and access to public computers by appointment.

  • Curbside Pickup will be available Monday - Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm, Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and...
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Newton Public Library
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Newton Specialty Retailer Capitalizes on Pet Industry Trends

PPP Photo Earthwise Pet

Pets are often considered members of our families, even as our best friends. We rely on them in times of crisis to overcome stress and anxiety. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. As families shelter in place, Americans are adopting pets at record leve...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Past Due Utility Bills from Newton WaterWorks

Newton WaterWorks will resume disconnections of past-due water bills effective July 1, 2020. The utility bills water as well as sewer, solid waste/recycling for the City of Newton. A moratorium on disconnects and late charges have been in effect since the...

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Newton WaterWorks
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Maytag Pool Opening on Friday, June 26

Opening day at Maytag Pool is scheduled for Friday, June 26. Admission is just $2 per person. Hours vary by day.

Please that there are many changes to rules to keep swimmers, guests, and staff health & safe and to follow public health guidance related ...

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City of Newton - Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Over $128,525 in Assistance Given through Business Assistance Program

Small Business COVID-19 Assistance

Due to the generosity of so many, a total of $128,525 in assistance was provided through the Business Assistance Program that was set up in early May. In total, 57 businesses/non-profits throughout Jasper County received financial assistance through the p...

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City of Newton - Economic Development Partners
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Newton Police Department Conduct Traffic Safety Project

Newton Police Department

The Newton Police Department recently conducted a Traffic Enforcement Project in the city. The NPD focused on seat belt enforcement and other traffic violations. The project took place between the hours of 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M, resulting in 13 traffic s...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Newton WaterWorks Announces Central Water Tower Painting

Newton WaterWorks will be repainting the central water tower located on South 2nd Ave West, near downtown Newton. JR Stelzer Company of Lincoln, Nebraska, will be the contractor and will be staging at the tower at the end of this week (June 19).

The tower ...

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Newton WaterWorks
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Project AWAKE's Making Summer Count 6-Week Walking Challenge

Arboretum Botanical Gardens Sign

It’s time for the Project AWAKE’s newest event - Making Summer Count 6-Week Walking Challenge. Sign up today for this six-week walking challenge that begins on July 1! The challenge aims to get people outside and to enjoy the outdoors ...

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City of Newton - Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Join the Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for All Ages!

Parks Mission

Jasper County Conservation and the Newton Public Library have partnered together to create an online family challenge that will take you from your home, to your backyard and out to four of our favorite county parks! 

The game will be run through t...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Virtual ceremony honors 14 Iowa historic preservation projects including Hotel Maytag

A barn in Ogden, a courthouse in Decorah, a tiny cemetery chapel in Avoca and a sprawling military base on the south side of Des Moines – these are just four of the 14 historic preservation projects that were honored in a virtual ceremony Thursd...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Consumer Fireworks Sales in City of Newton

fireworks

Newton City Council voted in 2017 to limit the usage and sale of fireworks. All consumer fireworks sales will need to conform to all applicable Building, Site Plan and Zoning Ordinances of the City of Newton. Those interested in selling fireworks will nee...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Virtual Summer Reading - June 1 to July 31

Imagine Your Story

Youth Summer Reading Program (0 - 12 years old)

Download the READSquared app for free from your devices App Store (Apple or Google). The app will go live June 1 and the program concludes July 31. Kids will earn 100 points for every chapter book read, and 5...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Park Playgrounds & Restroom Opening June 1; Guidelines for Use

Playground Guidelines starting June 1

Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with others....

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City of Newton - Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Hike & Bike Trail Closure on N 11th Ave E

Map of Hike & Bike Trail

The hike and bike trail on N 11th Ave E, between E 19th St N and Agnes Patterson Park, will be closed sometime on or about May 21st due to the Arbor Estates Grading Project. As part of this large project, the majority of this trail section will be removed...

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City of Newton - Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Local Assistance Available for Jasper County Small Businesses

Small business owners in Jasper County now have access to local funds during this difficult time.

A joint effort between the Newton Development Corporation (NDC), Jasper County Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO), the City of Newton, Jasper County and...

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Download the grant application. City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Get Ready! Thunderstorms

Get Ready Thunderstorms

Approximately 10% of thunderstorms are considered severe, which means they produce hail at least three-quarters of an inch in diameter, have winds of at least 58 miles per hour, or produce a tornado. Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may o...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: March 13, 2020

How to View Newton City Council Meetings

The Newton City Council and City of Newton staff would like to remind Newton citizens that they have the option to view City Council meetings virtually.

  • Television – Meetings are broadcast live on Mediacom channels 12, 85 or 121.12.
  • Live stream &a...
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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Get Ready! Home Fires

Get Ready! Home Fires

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning—a home fire escape plan that everyo...

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Newton Fire Department