News Flash

Posted on: March 27, 2019

2020 Census Jobs

2020 CENSUS JOBS

Earn extra income while helping your community. The Census is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisors. Pay rates are $15.00 - $16.50 per hour. Apply for one of the thousands of te...

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City Administration
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 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Newton Public Library located at 100 N 3rd Ave W.

2019 dates for Coffee with the Mayor are January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20...

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City Administration

News Flash

Posted on: April 30, 2019

May is Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month

In May 2019, the City of Newton is participating in the 39th annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. First observed in 1980, Building Safety Month...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 30, 2019

National Preservation Month - Help Save Places That Matter

Preservation Month

Every year in May, local preservation groups, state historical societies, and business and civic organizations across the country celebrate Preservation Month through events that promote historic places and heritage tourism, and that demonstrate ...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 14, 2019

SSMID Board Update

Blue Bicycle on Bricks

The 10 bike racks approved for purchase by the SSMID Board at their April 8 meeting have been ordered through Mojo Cycle and will be delivered in late May to the Public Works Building for installation by City crews.

Community Development
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Preserve Iowa Summit Coming to Newton

Preserve Iowa Summit - Keynote Speaker - Bernice Radle

The Preserve Iowa Summit is coming to downtown Newton! The conference, taking place June 6 - 8, is the state’s premier conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation. Those who attend will have opportunities to lea...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Nelson Set to Rock Newton Fest on June 8

NELSON  SET TO  ROCK  NEWTON  FEST on JUNE 8

Community members will be seeing double during Newton Fest in June. Newton Fest committee members announced rock band Nelson will be performing their show “An Evening with the Nelsons” on Saturday, June 8.

“With the fifth year...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Newton Community Health Partnership

Newton Community Health Partnership

In 2017, the State of Iowa had the fifth highest adult obesity rate and the 16th highest youth obesity rate in the United States. Initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation and the former Iowa Governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the Newto...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Getting Started on Nextdoor

getting started on nextdoor

Nextdoor, is a social networking platform for local communities and neighborhoods. Instead of connecting you to users anywhere in the world, Nextdoor narrows your network to those in your surrounding area. According to Nextdoor's website their mission is ...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 16, 2019

To Revive Your Old Neighborhood, Think Small

Preserve Iowa Summit - Keynote Speaker - Bernice Radle

Bernice Radle wants you to think small.

When she comes to Newton this summer for the Preserve Iowa Summit, she’ll encourage hundreds of historic preservationists, developers, architects and community leaders to dream big. But think small. Do smal...

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Community Development

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2019

Airport Fuel System Improvements

Airport Fuel System Improvements

Unified Contracting Services of Des Moines is continuing work on the new fueling system at the Newton Airport. This project includes the installation of two new underground fuel tanks for jet fuel and aviation gas, fueling cabinets, a leak detection monit...

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Community Services
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Independence Day Fireworks at Agnes Patterson Park

Fireworks

Donations are still needed for this year’s Independence Day celebration at Agnes Patterson Park. 

Information on how to donate to this event can be found at: www.newtongov.org/711/Fireworks-Donations

Please contact the Community Services...

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Community Services
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Maytag Pool Opening Day

Maytag Pool

The opening day for the 2019 season at Maytag Pool is scheduled for Saturday, June 1. Due to snow make-up days and the school year going into June, we anticipate being open on an abbreviated schedule on weekdays in June until the school year is done. Norm...

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Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: April 3, 2019

Engine 1 Headed for Repair

Engine 1 Equip

The Fire Department’s newest engine will be out of service for about 45 days while being repaired in Weyauwega, Wisconsin. In December of 2018, while responding to an ambulance rollover on Interstate 80, Engine 1 lost traction on the icy highway...

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Fire Department
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mobile Router Installation Complete in Ambulances

Ambulance

Mobile routers have been installed on all of the Fire Department ambulances. Ambulances and emergency medical services have become very technology driven over the years. These new mobile routers will allow integration of patient reporting software and pat...

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Fire Department
Posted on: April 1, 2019

New Faces at the Newton Fire Department

FIRE LOGO

Three new firefighters started in March. Isaac Hunsberger of Colfax, Brad Lundquist of West Des Moines, and Trent Baker of Newton accepted full-time positions with the Fire Department. The three have been completing orientation and assimilating to firefig...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 29, 2019

SCBA Fill Station Installed and in Service

Fill Station

A new fill station was received and installed in the fire station. The new fill station is capable of containing the force of a bottle explosion in the event of a catastrophic failure during filling. SCBA bottles contain around 4500 PSI of pressure and ca...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 28, 2019

New Gear Lockers Installed in Fire Station

Gear Rack

Gear lockers for firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE) were delivered and installed by fire department staff in the past month. The gear lockers were made by Ready Rack, a company that specializes in the storage of firefighter PPE. Each set of ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Opening Burning Not Allowed in City Limits

OPEN BURNING NOT ALLOWED IN CITY LIMITS

The Newton Fire Department would like to remind those doing yard work during the warmer weather that open burning is not allowed within City limits.

Open burning is the process of burning any materials where the products of combustion pass directly into th...

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Fire Department

News Flash

Library

5 Stories
Posted on: May 11, 2019

A Universe of Stories! Summer Reading Program Information

childrens_poster

The 2019 summer reading program theme is "A Universe of Stories" with the goal for readers to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. The Newton Public Library will have programs related to space exploration, as well as a d...

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Library
Posted on: April 10, 2019

So Many Library Programs, So Little Time

So Many Library Programs, So Little Time

On average the Library hosts three storytimes a week for children and at least one adult program. However, sometimes the Library has 5 storytimes a week and an escape room that takes up every night in the meeting room.

We encourage patrons to check out the...

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Library
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Parent Cafe with Jasper County Health Department

Parent Cafe with Jasper County Health Department

The Library has partnered with the Jasper County Health Department to offer Parent Cafe at the Library. Parents can bring their preschoolers to story time in the Story Time Room while parents stay in the meeting room to speak with Jasper County Health Dep...

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Library
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Tuesday Titles

Library Books

Every Tuesday the Library posts to Facebook and asks followers to comment with a few favorite titles and in return receive reading recommendations from our Librarians. The posts have generated quite a conversation and shown the diverse reading tastes of o...

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Library
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Harry Potter Escape Room

Harry Potter Escape Room

When registration opens for the Escape Room all three lines for the Library are ringing constantly. Registrations fill up quickly and usually on the first day allowing 20 different teams of 4-8 contestants to play. During the first week of March, the libr...

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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! Join us for the annual Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl. Shows kick off at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are FREE! Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs a...

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: April 4, 2019

SRO Britton Attends Youth Prevention Training

SRO Julie Britton

School Resource Officer Julie Britton recently attended two youth specific training courses that will assist in educating students about substance abuse and responding to mental health issues within the school setting.

Officer Britton was certified to tea...

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2019

Building Activity

Building Activity

For the month of April 2019, 27 development permits were issued: 

  • 7 building permits
  • 12 electrical permits
  • 4 plumbing permits
  • 3 mechanical permits, and 
  • 1 moving permit

Total valuation of the permits in April was $293,322.00. 

Fiscal y...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Parks Operations & Red Pride Service Day

Parks Operations Red Pride Service Day

Parks Operations assisted several groups of students executing numerous volunteer projects throughout the park system on Newton’s Red Pride Service Day. 

Five trees were planted in Maytag Park and the students planted, mulched and watere...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Parks Operations Update - Caring for the Cemeteries in Winter

Cemetery

Preparing sites for burials is a challenge this time of year. With the snow and thick frost layer, it adds extra steps and time to the process. The first step is to locate the grave site itself. This requires the staff to remove snow from the immediate ar...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Parks Operations Update - Continuing Education

Parks-Operations

The Parks Operations has been busy with snow removal, cemetery burials, ice rink maintenance, and some continuing education. Several Parks Operations staff members attended the Shade Tree Short Course in Ames, Iowa. This two-day event has a trade show wit...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Public Works Operations / Landfill Cover Dirt

Landfill Cover Dirt

Landfill operators are tasked with properly covering trash at the Newton Sanitary Landfill. The Iowa Department of Resources (IDNR) requires compacted clay “cover material” to be placed and maintained over waste in the active portion o...

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Public Works