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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Newton Police Department Welcome Community Service Officer Interns

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The Newton Police Department is proud to introduce our Community Service Officer interns for the summer of 2021.

Darara Dawassa is a 2021 graduate of NHS where he played on the soccer team and was also a student at Des Moines Area Community College. He wi...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Spring & Summer Heat Awareness

In Iowa, it gets hot in the summertime. Sometimes, very hot. Doing too much on a hot day, spending too much time in the sun or staying too long in an overheated place can cause heat-related illnesses. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits...

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Learn more by downloading this heat brochure. Newton Fire Department
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Sponsor A Newton Main Street Planter

Graphic with flowers in two corners that says sponsor a downtown planter.

Newton Main Street invites your business, or organization to be involved in enhancing the beauty and vibrancy of downtown Newton by sponsoring a planter. In total, there are 14 planters to sponsor. 

A $200 donation will sponsor a planter for the y...

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City of Newton's Economic Development Partners
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Reminder About Grass & Weeds Ordinance

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Per the City of Newton ordinance, grass/weeds are not allowed to grow higher than 6 inches on developed residential, commercial, and industrial properties and 8 inches on undeveloped residential properties. Chapter 94.2 of the City of Newton Code lays out...

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City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Mayor signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through June 30, 2021

Mayor Michael L. Hansen signed a proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster through June 30, 2021. The proclamation continues to encourage residents to follow mitigation measures recommended by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Effective May 1...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Outdoor Safety and Courtesy Reminders for Spring & Summer

Family biking on a path near woods.

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 cros...
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Newton Police Department
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Rules for Placing Yard Signs

Blue yard sign on green lawn.

Warmer weather brings more events such as garage sales, open houses, etc. Yard signs are a great way to share messages about these events. However, the City Code requires residents to follow these basic rules to ensure signs are legal and appropriately lo...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Officers Sworn In at Newton Police Department

Newton Police Department

Three officers were sworn in at the Newton Police Department by Mayor Michael L. Hansen on Friday, April 30 . The swearing-in included a new officer to the force and two officers receiving promotions.

Garrett Osborne was sworn in as the Newton Police Depar...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Newton Police Department Conducts a Seat Belt Usage Survey

Newton Police Department

The Newton Police Department conducted a seat belt usage survey on March 30 that showed strong results by motorists in the community.

During the survey, Newton police observed 95 percent of drivers properly wearing their seat belts, a 2 percent increase fr...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: March 8, 2021

2021 Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl

Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl

Free music is invading a park near you this summer... Maytag Park to be specific! Join us for the annual Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl. Shows kick off on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are FREE! Those attending are encourage...

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City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec