News Flash

Posted on: November 23, 2020

Library Limiting Services Starting Monday

Reduced Services

The Newton Public Library Board voted last Thursday to enhance the Library’s COVID mitigation efforts to protect the public and library staff as COVID cases rise.

Starting Monday, November 23, the Library will be open for Browse-&-Go on Monda...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: November 19, 2020

2020 Earl May Garden Center Tree Donation

2020 Earl May Garden Center Tree Donation

As part of Earl May Garden Centers continued effort to support local communities by building strong habitats and beautiful spaces for residents, the local Earl May Garden Center donated four new trees. The donation of four trees were planted by Earl May G...

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City of Newton - Community Services
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Additional Support for COVID-19-Impacted Renters and Homeowners at Risk of Eviction or Foreclosure

Governor Reynolds announced an additional allocation of CARES Act funds to support Iowa renters and homeowners at-risk of eviction or foreclosure due to a COVID-19-related loss of income. The Iowa Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention program has now been a...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation modifying public health measures

Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public health measures to provide clarity and simplify the measures applicable to recreational activities and fitness centers. 

Except for high...

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

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

Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17 and will continue until ...

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

Jasper County Board of Health Position Statement: Mitigation During COVID-19

In response to peaking numbers and the healthcare systems on the verge of a crisis, the Jasper County Board of Health STRONGLY RECOMMENDS the following: 

  • Wear a cloth face-covering
  • Social distance (staying 6 feet away from others).
  • Limit social gath...
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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: November 10, 2020

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

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effecti...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Gov. Reynolds announces Nearly $1 Million in Rental Assistance for Derecho-Impacted Iowans

The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today announced a total of more than $1 million in funding through the federal HOME program to assist eligible renters impacted by the Aug. 10, 2020 derecho.   Iowans who resided in Benton, Boone, Ced...

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

NPD Takes Pledge to Keep Tobacco, Alternative Nicotine & Vapor Products Out of Hands of Youth

The Newton Police Department has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of Newton underage persons. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to educa...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Community Development, Community Services & Public Works Offices Open at New Location

The new offices for the City of Newton’s Community Development, Community Services & Public Works departments are now located at Legacy Plaza. The address for the new location is 403 W 4th St N, Suite 501; Newton, IA 50208. The entrance to t...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Mayor Hansen signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through November

Mayor Michael L. Hansen signed a proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster through November 30, 2020. The proclamation encourages all vulnerable citizens of Newton to continue to limit their activities outside of the home. The proclamation also a...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: October 26, 2020

"Neighbor spoofing" is a common type of phone scam

Police - Scam Graphics

Are you experiencing an increase in the number of "local" calls to your home or cell phone? You’re not alone. This phenomenon is called “neighbor spoofing” and it’s a caller ID spoof strategy being used by...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: October 1, 2020

City Several Departments Reorganized After Plan Approved by City Council

The reorganization will provide additional capacity, improved collaboration and effectiveness, and greater attention to core needs and services. 

The reorganization plan creates a Community Services Department and a Community Services Director. Al...

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

“Flushable” Wipes Could Lead To Sewer Problems

THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH!

The City’s Water Pollution Control Facility has seen an increase in wipes labeled “flushable” being flushed into the City’s sewer mains and causing sewer backups at residences. The City of Newton wants residents to ...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: September 16, 2020

How to Appeal a FEMA Decision

Iowa residents who sustained damage from the August 10 derecho may receive a letter from FEMA saying they are ineligible for disaster assistance and can appeal the decision if they disagree. All disaster assistance applicants have the right to appeal, and...

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City of Newton - Administration
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