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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Newton Public Library Outdoor Storytime

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Join us Mondays & Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Outdoor Storytime. We will meet by the Sir Rust-O-Lot Statue. Bring a blanket to sit on, we will spread out on the lawn to maintain social distancing. If it is raining, the event is cancelled. For ages 2-5,...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Voting in the 2020 General Election

The Jasper County Auditor’s Office is responsible for every aspect of conducting an election from voter registration to the final count of the votes. You can find information about the 2020 General Election, information on registering to vote, p...

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

Just for Job-Seekers: Resume and Tech Support

Job Seekers Flyer

Work on your resume, edit your cover letter, or complete an online application during our job-seeker support hours. Our Public Services Librarian will provide dedicated support for job-seekers on Tuesday afternoons. Please contact Public Services Libraria...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: September 24, 2020

City Dedicates Stan Clement Drive

Newly named Stan Clement Drive sign with Iowa Speedway pace car parked in front of it.

The City of Newton dedicated the new Stan Clement Drive near Iowa Speedway on Wednesday. Craig Armstrong, development specialist for the City of Newton, Mayor Michael L. Hansen, former Mayor & former Iowa Senator Chaz Allen, and the Clement family too...

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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 24, 2020

Derecho Cleanup Assistance Still Available

Ameri Corp Volunteers Derecho Assistance

Help is still available for individuals impacted by the derecho. Call the Iowa Concern Hotline at 1-800-447-1985 to register for Crisis Cleanup. AmeriCorps may be able to help with temporary home repairs or removing debris. The teams will also be assistin...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Scam Alert: Individuals Claiming to Be NPD Officers Asking for Payment

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 The Newton Police Department has received reports of people being contacted by individuals claiming to be an officer with our agency. The scammers claim the person missed a court date or summons and requests payment in the form of cash or gift c...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Pumpkin Contest Flyer

Our annual pumpkin decorating contest is back! Decorate a pumpkin or gourd as your favorite book character. Pumpkins may be painted, dressed, or accessorized, but not carved, and will be accepted for Youth/Family/Classroom, Independent Child, and Adult ca...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Final Push to Count All Iowans before Census Deadline

Time is running out to complete the 2020 Census. Respond now.

The clock is ticking on the 2020 Census, and Iowa has some catching up to do. Figures show 94.7 percent of Iowa households have already responded to the 2020 Census, however, that’s below the national average of 95.8 percent and ranks Iowa at 37...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Newton Public Library Candy Clash

Candy Clash Flyer

32 candies will enter....but only one will be Newton’s favorite! Play along with our March Madness style Candy Clash game for a chance to win a Halloween goodie bag filled with candy, movie tickets, and more!  

How to Play:

1. Pick up you...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: September 22, 2020

National Preparedness Month - Prepare Your Kids

National Preparedness Month - Prepare Your Kids

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to evaluate your family’s disaster pr...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Newton Public Library's Winter Clothing Drive

winter clothing drive 2020

The Newton Public Library is collecting NEW cold weather clothing for children ages 6 - 18! Donated clothing will be given to Newton schools, to be distributed to local students in need. Items being collected include: sweatshirts, gloves, hats, coats, soc...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Police Receive Reports About Rental Scams

Police - Scam Graphics

The Newton Police Department has received reports of a rental housing scam. Scammers know that finding the right rental can be hard work, and a seemingly good deal is hard to pass up. The scammers are hijacking a real rental or real estate listing and are...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Fall Cemetery Clean-Up Dates

The fall clean-up dates for Union Cemetery and Memorial Park Cemetery are October 5 - October 9.

Please contact the Community Services Division at 641-792-1470 with questions.

City of Newton - Community Services
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Crews Complete Second Pass Debris Pick-up; Landfill Waiving Fee for Tree Disposal through 9/30

Crews have completed the second pass to pick up additional tree debris that residents had. If you still have debris, the Newton Sanitary Landfill is not charging City of Newton residents for tree debris drop off at the Landfill. The City of Newton is cove...

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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: September 15, 2020

National Preparedness Month - Be Prepared

National Preparedness Month - Prepare for a Disaster

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to evaluate your family’s disaster pr...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Beggars' Night is October 31, 2020

Beggars’ Night in the City of Newton will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020. 

As always, residents may choose to participate by keeping the front door light on at their residence. Likewise, parents should decide if th...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: September 8, 2020

National Preparedness Month - Build an Emergency Kit

National Preparedness Month - Build an Emergency Kit

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to evaluate your family’s disaster preparedness. This week&rs...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Newton Police Department Completes August Seatbelt Survey

Seatbelt

The Newton Police Department recently conducted a seatbelt usage survey that showed strong results by motorists in the community. On August 27, 2020, the Newton Police Department observed both vehicle drivers and their passengers for seatbelt usage. Overa...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Newton residents can apply for FEMA Individual Assistance

Gov. Kim Reynolds received notification that 10 additional counties, including Jasper County, that were impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho have been approved for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program.

Individ...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: September 1, 2020

National Preparedness Month - Make a Plan

National Preparedness Month - Make a Plan

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to evaluate your family’s disaster preparedness. This week&rs...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Census Takers Heading Door-to-Door

Census Taker

Have you responded to the 2020 U.S. Census yet? There’s still time! Visit 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 . Census takers are now knocking on doors of households that have not responded. The U.S. Census Bureau states that it continues to p...

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

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card Sign-Up

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and we’re celebrating by giving away some great prizes!

Adults & teens earn an entry into our prize drawing when they register for a new library card. Existing cardholders earn an entry for every 5 boo...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Mayor Hansen signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through Sept 30

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

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Get involved in Newton's future! Take the 2020 Community Survey

2020 Community Survey

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 in the surv...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City Council will Begin Meeting in Person on Monday, September 8

Starting Monday, September 8, the City Council meetings will be meeting in person in the Council Chambers. Residents will be able to come to City Hall to comment in person. There will be strict social distancing rules and other safety measures implemented...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Get help recovering from a disaster in Iowa

Govenor Reynolds announced today that the state has launched a new website with information about assistance that may be available to Iowa derecho victims. The website has a portal to disaster assistance applications as well as links to things like volunt...

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Click here to visit the Iowa Disaster Recovery we. City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Eligibility Expanded for Iowa Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced that more Iowa small business owners and nonprofits are now eligible to receive financial assistance with electric and natural gas utility bills.

Eligibility criteria for the Iowa Small Business Util...

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City of Newton - Economic Development Partners
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Hotel Maytag Apartments in Newton Honored with Affordable Housing Award From National Coalition

Hotel Maytag Apartments

The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) today announced that the Hotel Maytag Apartments in Newton, Iowa, is a 2020 recipient of the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in the Historic Preservation category, recognizing affordable hou...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Gov. Reynolds seeks USDA Secretarial Disaster Designation for 57 counties hit by derecho

Gov. Kim Reynolds formally requested a Secretarial Disaster Designation from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for 57 Iowa counties impacted by the August derecho. This designation, which is in addition to the President’s disaster desig...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Updated Library Hours

The Library’s goal is to create an environment that balances our need to provide quality essential services to our community, provide our employees with a safe working environment, and do our part to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In an effort ...

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Additional Info... Newton Public Library
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation incuding Jasper County

disaster proclamation

Governor Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Jasper County in response to a severe weather system that moved across Iowa and caused widespread damage August 10. The proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying...

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

City of Newton Mayoral Proclamation State of Emergency Declaration

WHEREAS, a worldwide pandemic has affected the citizens of Newton, Iowa and then, on August 10, 2020, a devastating storm affected the City of Newton, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, this storm caused extremely high winds, heavy rains, and thunderstorms; and

WHEREAS, da...

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View the signed Mayoral Declaration (PDF) here. 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

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: 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