News Flash

Posted on: November 20, 2018

Mayor Hansen Hosts Coffee with the Mayor

Coffee with the Mayor

Newton Mayor Michael L. Hansen will host a Coffee with the Mayor the third Saturday of each month.

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City Administration

News Flash

Posted on: June 11, 2019

Housing Initiative Gives New Family $10,000

housing initiative

The Newton housing initiative provides incentives to home builders, real estate developers, property owners, and home buyers to expand the quantity and, perhaps more importantly, the quality of our available housing inventory.

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Community Development

News Flash

Posted on: June 24, 2019

Remember: Don't Mow Grass Into City Streets

Now that the lawn mowing season is in full swing, residents are reminded that grass clippings are not to be blown into the street.

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Community Services
Posted on: June 22, 2019

Maytag Pool Open for the Season

Maytag Pool Open for the Season

Maytag Pool is now open for the summer.

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Community Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Westwood Golf Course Events

Westwood Golf Course Events

Westwood Golf Course has hosted several large events including the IHSAA Class 1A Boys State Golf Tournament.

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Community Services
Posted on: May 24, 2019

2019 Nuisance Code Enforcement

2019 Nuisance Code Enforcement

The Community Services Division will be bringing two seasonal nuisance inspectors on board to help with the increased number of nuisance complaints normally received throughout the summer months.

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Community Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

2019 Summer Concert Series

Flyer - 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT MAYTAG BOWL

Free music is returning to Maytag Bowl for 2019. The concerts begin on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. with weekly events occurring through August (except for July 4th).

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Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: July 23, 2019

Hydrant Testing has Started in Newton

Fire Hydrant

Newton Fire Department staff has started hydrant testing in the community for 2019.

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Safety Fest

Fire Department - Safety Fest

Safety Fest was a big hit at Newton Fest again this year.

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Fire Department Completes Hose Testing

Fire Department Completes Hose Testing

All totaled the department unloads, tests, and reloads about 2.5 miles of hose every year.

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Hydrant Testing to Start Soon in Newton

Fire Hydrant

Look for specifics on areas to be tested to be released in the next couple of weeks.

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Fire Chief Attends Sports Event Risk Management Class

Fire Chief Attends Sports Event Risk Management Class

The two-day course focused on specific strategies to manage risk specific to large venues like the Iowa Speedway.

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 27, 2019

National Fire Safety Council Firepup® Program Kicks Off for 2019

National Fire Safety Council Firepup® Program Kicks Off for 2019

Each year the Newton Fire Department works collaboratively with the National Fire Safety Council to raise money through the Firepup® program.

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Engine 1 Returns From Repair

Engine 1 Returning from Repair

The Fire Department’s newest engine was out of service since the end of April while being repaired in Weyauwega, Wisconsin.

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Testing Completed for New Members at the Newton Fire Department

FIRE LOGO

As part of the budget process a shifting of positions was transacted resulting in not replacing the Fire Marshal and adding two line staff.

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Fire Department

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Library

4 Stories
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Newton Library Receives Accreditation from the State Library of Iowa

Newton Public Library

The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Newton Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.”

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Library
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Summer Reading BINGO for Adults

Summer Reading BINGO for Adults

Why should kids have all the fun? Register for our summer reading program starting Tuesday, June 4 to play Summer Reading BINGO!

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Library
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Adventure Passes!

Adventure Passes!

The Adventure Pass program has been very successful! The library is getting 9 to 15 uses per month thus far, and expect higher numbers in the summer.

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Library
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Summer Reading starts June 4th at 4 p.m.! Bookworms of all ages are invited to visit the Library and register for the library’s Summer Reading program and events.

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Library

News Flash

Posted on: May 8, 2019

Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl

Flyer - 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT MAYTAG BOWL

Free music is invading a park near you this summer... Maytag Park to be specific!

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2019

Safety Fest 2019

Safety Fest 2019

The annual Newton Police/Fire Department Safety Fest was held on June 8th at the Newton DMACC campus in conjunction with Newton Fest.

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Police Department
Posted on: July 1, 2019

TPI Donates to Police Department

TPI Donates to NPD

TPI held a trivia night in an effort to raise funds for the Police Department to purchase “stop the bleed” trauma kits for each of the department’s 7 patrol vehicles.

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Police Department
Posted on: June 29, 2019

Community Service Officer Intern Begins Duties

The Police Department’s new Community Service Officer Intern, Lauren Slings, started on May 28.

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Police Department
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Community Service Officer Begins Duties

The Police Department’s new Community Service Officer, Dustin Brisel, began his duties on June 10.

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Police Department
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Jasper County Law Enforcement Memorial

Jasper County Law Enforcement Memorial

The annual Jasper County Law Enforcement Memorial was held on May 16th on the courthouse lawn.

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Police Department
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Mental Health Training

Mental Health Training

On May 7 staff from the Newton Police Department attended the LOSE YOUR MIND workshop at the Jasper County EOC.

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Police Department
Posted on: June 6, 2019

New Officer Sworn In

New Officer Sworn In

Officer Nathan Popenhagen was sworn in by Mayor Hansen as the Newton Police Department’s newest officer on May 6.

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Police Department
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Graduation

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Graduation

Officer Breckenridge was part of the 284th basic recruit class and 16 weeks training to become a certified police officer.

Officer Ashlyn Breckenridge graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on April 19. Officer Breckenridge was part of the 284th basic recruit class and 16 weeks training to become a certified police officer.

Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: June 27, 2019

Landfill Convenience Center Litter Net Replacement

Convenience Center Net Replacement

The landfill convenience center was constructed in 2014. A part of the project was to install litter netting around the outside of the structure to reduce windblown litter.

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Public Works
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Public Works Operations Street Crews Begin Annual Painting

Paint Spraying

Street crews have started their yearly line striping around the city. The crews do some of the painting during day time hours, but mainly work overnight to avoid as much traffic, parked cars, pedestrian traffic as possible. T

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Public Works
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Water Pollution Control Update

exposing the existing 16-inch pipe where it crosses under Highway 14

Legacy Corp of East Moline, Illinois recently began work on the replacement of 3057 feet of 16-inch sewage force main for the south west pump station.

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Public Works
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Parks Operations Update

Newton Sign with Flowers

An update on the City of Newton Parks Operations Division.

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Public Works
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Landfill Testing Recycled Asphalt Shingles for Dust Control

rock and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS)

As a test to reduce the dust and to maintain compliance with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) air quality by minimizing dust from the gravel road at the landfill, the landfill purchased ground recycled shingles from Metro Waste Authority.

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Public Works
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Public Works Operations Streets Crews Take Part in Red Pride Service Day

Tree Planting

Street crews, with the help of high school students during Red Pride Service Day, planted trees in the right-of-way in downtown Newton.

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Public Works
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Public Works Operations Streets Crews Begin Fixing Frost Boil Damage

Frost boil damage

Frost boils are created when frost in the roadway sub-base melts in the spring but can’t drain away due to the frozen ground below it.

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Public Works