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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Trunk or Treat Nightmare in Maytag Park

The City of Newton and Newton Main Street are hosting a FUN, FREE, family friendly event for all Halloween lovers! The Trunk or Treat Nightmare in Maytag Park will take place on Monday, October 31 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Citizens Public Safety Academy Applications Now Being Accepted

Public Safety Academy

The 2022 Citizens Public Safety Academy is a collaborative effort between the Newton Fire Department and Newton Police Department to provide real-world training & experience to the citizens of Newton. Classes begin on October 11 and finish on November 15.

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Cemetery Fall Clean-Up is October 3 - October 7

Union Cemetery

Families are asked to remove all items they wish to keep that are not permanently attached to a headstone prior to October 3rd. Any items adjacent to headstones that are not allowed by current cemetery rules (plantings, edging, etc.) will be removed begin...

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See the full rules & regulations here City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Notify County Dispatch First Before Doing a Large-Scale Burn

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We are at the point in the year where more and more people will start doing large-scale burns throughout rural parts of the state. 

With that mind, the Jasper County Fire Chief’s Association has some reminders for rural county residents ...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: September 19, 2022

August 28, 2022 Traffic Stop/Impaired Driving Investigation Body Cam Footage

View body cam footage from the Newton Police Department.

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Update: Newton Police Department's August 28, 2022 Impaired Driving Investigation

Newton Police Department

At approximately 12:12 a.m. on August 28, 2022, Newton Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for driving with its high beam headlights on. The driver was identified as 19-year-old Tayvin Galanakis. 

Upon speaking with the driver,...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Introducing the HIRTA On Demand App!

HIRTA is excited to announce a new on-demand transportation service available in all of our seven counties! This new feature is in addition to HIRTA’s existing service and is available with the new HIRTA On Demand smartphone app.

The on-demand se...

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Learn more about HIRTA City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Newton Police Department issues statement on August 28, 2022 traffic stop

Newton Police Department

At approximately 12:12 a.m. on August 28, 2022, Newton Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for driving with its high beam headlights on. The driver was identified as 19-year-old Tayvin Galanakis. 

Upon speaking with the driver,...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Downtown Streetscape Project Update

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We've got a project update. The City of Newton’s contractor, Caliber Concrete, has made a change in their plan for the Downtown Streetscape Project due to safety concerns for residents, businesses and vehicles. You will notice that &...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Newton Public Library Receives Accreditation from the State Library of Iowa

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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.” 

Achieving accreditation require...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Bicycle Safety

As you might expect, when a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist who is most likely to be injured. Learn more from the NHTSA about bike safety.

Additional Info... Newton Fire Department
Posted on: April 18, 2022

22on22 Campaign

Someone cleaning up trash outside who is holding a blue trash bag with a green glove on their hand.

We are ready be part of the solution to stop litter pollution by working with businesses and residents who care enough to take ACTION! Start by taking the 22on22 Pledge.

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Park Shelter Reservations

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These cold temperatures have us thinking to spring already so we think you should plan an outdoor party this spring at one of Newton's parks!

Make park shelter reservations online City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Alert Iowa - Information When You Need it Most

When emergencies happen, be the first to know. Jasper County will use Alert Iowa to send official, real-time alerts to the public with information about potentially life-saving actions that you may need to take to keep yourself, family, and household safe...

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Newton Fire Department