Get to know Jessica Lowe

By |January 30th, 2017|

Jessica Lowe serves as the Executive Director of the United Way of Jasper County in Newton and is a 2016 finalist for Young Professional Connection and the Des Moines Register’s YP of the Year Awards in the Ashley Oakland Community Service Award category. Jessica spends countless hours working to make the Newton community stronger, including […]

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Ideas for DMACC’s Greenspace

By |January 10th, 2017|

Over the course of the fall semester, the City of Newton, through the Hometown Pride program, partnered with the Iowa State University Landscape Design Studio to develop concepts for the three acre greenspace between DMACC’s Newton campus and the recently-acquired DMACC Maytag Campus. The class, which was composed of senior and graduate students, brought energy […]

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Sustainability in the Police Department

By |January 10th, 2017|

The Newton Police Department and Alliant Energy partnered this fall to add new technology to the city. A Zero electric motorcycle has been purchased for the Newton Police Department to use in patrol. This high-performance vehicle is capable of reaching speeds of up to 100 MPH. The motorcycle also operates very quietly, allowing for stealth […]

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

By |January 10th, 2017|

Earlier this year, the Newton Public Library launched a new program, “1000 Books Before Kindergarten”. It is a nationwide program in which many public libraries are participating. The program’s purpose is to encourage parents and caretakers to make daily reading with their child a habit.

Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is […]

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Get to Know Director of Planning and Zoning Erin Chambers

By |January 10th, 2017|

Erin Chambers has worked for the City of Newton for the past 10 years- first as the City Planner, then as the Director of Planning and Zoning. Erin also serves on the Executive Board for the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association. She earned a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M. A. in […]

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