News Flash

Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Hansen Signs Emergency Proclamation; City Buildings Closed Through June 15

Mayor Michael L. Hansen continued the Emergency Proclamation for the City of Newton to keep City buildings closed to the general public through June 15, 2020.

The new proclamation does open City Parks to the general public on June 1, 2020. This includes pa...

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

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

Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020.

As previously announced, the proclamation permits bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and social and fraternal clubs may reopen on May 28 ...

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

Jasper County Confirms Outbreaks in Two Long-Term Care Facilities

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Jasper County Health Department have identified 39 cases of COVID-19 in two long-term care facilities in Jasper County. The cases include both staff and residents at Accura Healthcare of Newton – W...

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

Jasper County Emergency Operation Center, partners lead response to COVID-19

EOC

The Jasper County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been active since March 20. The activation, initiated by Jasper County Emergency Management, has brought together several of Jasper County’s local government agencies to help coordinate res...

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

Gov. Reynolds continues State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation permits health care providers to begin the process of resuming some elective surgeries and procedures through a phased approach, permits far...

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

Updated Dashboard Available from State of Iowa

The state of Iowa has released an updated dashboard on coronavirus.iowa.gov that will be updated daily to include comprehensive tracking of COVID-19 in Iowa. The new dashboard includes cases, deaths, and tests conducted in each county. The state is now pr...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Newton Fest canceled due to COVID-19

The Newton Fest committee has announced the celebration set for June 11-13 will be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic."Out of an abundance of caution and to keep our community safe, the committee is canceling Newton Fest for this summer. Like many...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Gov. Reynolds continues State Public Health Emergency Declaration, orders additional closures

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, ordering additional closures and relaxing additional regulations to support the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19. The proclamation also ca...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Participating in City Council Meetings in Conformance with Social Distancing Requirements

Virtual City Council

In order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Newton is providing alternatives to viewing Council meetings and providing comments on items on the agenda. These alternatives allow the City to adhere to social distancing requirements, f...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Guidance for Iowans to sew cloth gowns for healthcare providers

There is a national shortage of commercially-produced PPE including gowns. Public and private officials are working to address national and global supply challenges. 

Due to the current limitations on supplies of disposable and cloth gowns, there ...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Jasper County Emergency Management Accepting Homemade Masks; Homemade Mask Guidance from IDPH

EOC - Homemade Mask Guidance

There is a national shortage of commercially-produced PPE including face masks, and public and private officials are working to address national and global supply challenges. Due to the current limitations on supplies of face masks, there may come a time ...

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

Volunteer to Help Neighbors in Need

HELP MAP

Now and in the days to come, routine activities may be risky for more vulnerable neighbors. That’s why Nextdoor has introduced the Help Map – an interactive map of your neighborhood where neighbors can mark themselves as someone who ca...

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

A Letter from Mayor Hansen

To the Citizens of Newton:

I’ve been approached about issuing a "shelter-in-place" order for Newton or working with the County for a county-wide shelter-in-place order.

Here’s my thinking on it...

This link (https://bit.ly/2QNxa...

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

Jasper County EMA Accepting PPE Donations

COVID-19 PPE EOC - GRAPHICS

Jasper County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is currently seeking donations of personal protective equipment (PPE).

If your business and/or facility is not operating or seeing patients and clients at a reduced schedule please consider donating any avail...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Signs Emergency Proclamation

Mayor Michael L. Hansen has signed a proclamation that determines a state of emergency or public danger exists and directs that all gathering of 10 people or more on public property or public right-of-way are hereby prohibited and any permits or permissio...

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

March 16, 2020 - Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

The City of Newton has no higher priority than to protect the health and safety of our citizens and our employees. We are actively and closely monitoring the coronavirus situation, and we are working hard to stay on top of this evolving situation.

The publ...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 15, 2020

March 15, 2020 - Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updated Information

There is now community spread of COVID 19 in Iowa; please review the Iowa Dept of Public Health updated guidelines as of this the evening of March 14, 2020. There are still no positive cases in Jasper County.

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City of Newton - Administration

News Flash

Posted on: May 5, 2020

Local Assistance Available for Jasper County Small Businesses

Small business owners in Jasper County now have access to local funds during this difficult time.

A joint effort between the Newton Development Corporation (NDC), Jasper County Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO), the City of Newton, Jasper County and...

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Download the grant application. City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: March 21, 2020

U.S. Small Business Administration Issues Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Iowa

Small Business COVID-19 Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: February 12, 2020

2020 Census Information

WHAT? 

Count

The census is a count of everyone living in the United States. This mandatory count is required by the United States Constitution. 

WHO? 

Everyone

The population of the United States must be counted. This includes peopl...

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City of Newton - Community Development

News Flash

News Flash

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: May 19, 2020

Hike & Bike Trail Closure on N 11th Ave E

Map of Hike & Bike Trail

The hike and bike trail on N 11th Ave E, between E 19th St N and Agnes Patterson Park, will be closed sometime on or about May 21st due to the Arbor Estates Grading Project. As part of this large project, the majority of this trail section will be removed...

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City of Newton - Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 9, 2020

City Cancels First Three Concerts of 2020 Summer Concert Series

Due to Governor Reynold’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency in regards to COVID-19, the City of Newton has made the decision to cancel the first three summer concert series events for 2020.  This includes the City Band concert on May 2...

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City of Newton - Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Tips for Physical Distancing in Parks

Tips for Physical Distancing in Parks

It’s going to be a beautiful day, we know residents may want to get outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. But we ask you to do so responsibly!

Our local parks, trails, and open spaces have always served as places where people can find respite a...

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City of Newton - Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: April 20, 2020

"Flushable" Wipes Lead to Sewer Problems

THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH!

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the City’s Water Pollution Control Facility has seen an increase in wipes labeled “flushable” being flushed into the City’s sewer mains. The City of Newton wants residents to be aware t...

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City of Newton - Public Works

News Flash

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

News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Newton Police Department Completes March Seatbelt Survey

March Seatbelt Survey

The Newton Police Department recently conducted a seatbelt usage survey that showed seatbelt usage results by motorists in the community.On March 21, 2020, the Newton Police Department observed both vehicle drivers and their passengers for seatbelt usage....

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Protect You and Your Family From Becoming Victim to a Scam

Police - COVID-19 Scam Alert

The Newton Police Department continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation around the nation and state. We have become aware of coronavirus-related scams in other communities. It is terrible that people prey on fear. Still, we see this during and after ever...

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Newton Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Digital Library Cards Now Available

Library Cards

The Library has created a Digital Library Card Form online: https://www.newtongov.org/FormCenter/Library-forms-4/Digital-Library-Card-Registration-124Due to the Newton Public Library being closed to the public, they are now offering people the opportunity...

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Newton Public Library