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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Mayor Signs Proclamation; August 9 - 15 is American Wind Week

American Wind Week 2020

It’s American Wind Week and we hope to encourage Iowans to learn more about wind’s impact on our community and celebrate Iowa’s leadership in wind energy production especially with Newton having two wind-industry companies lo...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Clean-up Information

Clean-up Storm Debris

City of Newton residents will be able to place tree debris on the curb and the public works crews will pick it up. This will not happen overnight, it could take several weeks for the crews to pick them up, but it will be picked up at no cost. Debris shoul...
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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Storm Information - August 10

Officials from Jasper County Emergency Operations Center and the City of Newton want to share five things you need to know right now:

1) Stay home and off the roads! Do not drive around and sight see – there is damage throughout the community and...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 3, 2020

IEDA announces new e-commerce platform to support Iowa’s small businesses

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced Shop Iowa, a new e-commerce platform that gives retailers, particularly those who didn’t previously have an online presence, a place to showcase their products and businesses.

The sta...

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City of Newton - Economic Development Partners
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Volunteer Iowa, IEDA Launch Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund

Volunteer Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced today the launch of the Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund, an extension of the Iowa Small Business Relief Grant Program.

The program will provide short-term relief to nonprofit organiza...

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City of Newton - Economic Development Partners
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Jasper County Habitat for Humanity's Rock the Block Program

Rock the Block® is a focused housing outreach approach that provides a path for residents, organizations, volunteers and Jasper County Habitat for Humanity to come together to assist low income residents.  Assistance is offered with neede...

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City of Newton - Economic Development Partners
Posted on: July 29, 2020

2020 Community Survey

2020 Community Survey

Beginning in 2012, the City of Newton adopted and began implementing Newton’s Future: A Comprehensive Plan. Every two years this plan is updated to ensure that the plan is still addressing the goals and concerns of residents.Your participation i...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Iowa Department of Agriculture Issues Guidance on Proper Disposal of Unsolicited Seeds

Seeds from an Unkown Recipient

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig confirmed today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is aware that individuals in Iowa have received unsolicited seed shipments from China and other countries.

The Department is asking anyone ...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Mayor Hansen signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through August 31

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

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days.

The proclamation extends public health mitigation measures currently in place for businesses and other establishments. This includes the requiremen...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Newton Public Library Receives STEM Scale-Up Grant

STEM Scale-Up Grant

The Newton Public Library was recently awarded a grant from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. The STEM Scale-Up Award will enable the library to offer “Pint-Sized Science” programs for kids in PreK-Grade 2.  Pint...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Newton Fire Department Receives Donation from REG Newton

Newton Fire - REG Donation

REG Newton donated $1,000 this morning to be used to help with the COVID-19 response at the Newton Fire Department.

“We value the Newton Fire Department and the efforts they consistently put forth each day,” stated representatives from ...

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Newton Fire Department
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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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