News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2022

Maytag Pool Closed for Scheduled Maintenance on Wednesday, June 29

Maytag Pool will be closed for scheduled maintenance all day on Wednesday, June 29th. Staff will be replacing a key part of the pool's pump system which finally became available after a lengthy supply issue. In scheduling this one-day maintenance...

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City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Safety in Places of Public Assembly

Every day, millions of people wake up, go to work or school, and take part in social events. But every so often the unexpected happens: an earthquake, a fire, a chemical spill, an act of terrorism or some other disaster. Routines change drastically, and p...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Newton Police Department Receives Leadership Award

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The Newton Police Department was a recent recipient of the Leadership in Community Policing Award from the Iowa Police Chief’s Association. The Newton Police Department was recognized for the development of programs and initiatives that led to a...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Consumer Fireworks Reminder

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 As a reminder, Iowa allows the use of fireworks starting June 1st, but locally they are not allowed within the city limits of Newton until July 4th.

Our local code of ordinances does not allow discharging of consumer fireworks outside the followi...

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Additional Info... Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Officer Martin Sworn Into Newton Police Department

Mayor Hansen & Officer Martin

Congratulations to Ethan Martin on being sworn in as the newest Newton Police Officer. Ethan is a Colfax native and a 2022 graduate of the University of Iowa. He is scheduled to attend the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in the fall of 2022. 

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Newton Police Department
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 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 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: 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 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 1, 2022

Outdoor Safety and Courtesy Reminders for Springtime

Hike/Bike Trail

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 29, 2022

Pool Party Reservations

Maytag Pool

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: 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