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Newton’s Eilert Demonstrates Chicken-Calling on NBC

By |June 27th, 2017|

Bonnie Swalwell Eilert, a Newton resident, went on one of the biggest adventures of her life last spring as she showed off her chicken-calling, spunky on Little Big Shots: Forever Young.

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Eight Things to Know Before Heading to Iowa Speedway

By |June 19th, 2017|

Newton is home to Iowa Speedway and the race weekends are just around the corner. We have eight tips for anyone who is planning to attend their first, or 25th, race.

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Mural Restoration for Four Downtown Murals

By |June 4th, 2017|

The Newton Main Street program is taking a project of restoring four major murals in the downtown area. This projects consists of cleaning and repainting the American Flag mural on the side of the VFW 1655 post building, the Welcome To Newton mural on the side of the E-Clips building, the Historic Building mural on […]

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Hotel Maytag Renovation Continues

By |June 2nd, 2017|

Hatch Development Group was recently selected as a preferred developer for the Hotel Maytag renovation project.

This designation means that Hatch Development Group has exclusive rights to negotiate the details of a development agreement with the City of Newton for 75 days.

The City of Newton will not negotiate with or seek interest from any other developers […]

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Get to Know Sveta Miller

By |May 30th, 2017|

Sveta works as an academic advisor for Buena Vista University Newton Site and is an adjunct instructor at DMACC Newton Campus. She is passionate about community involvement and is a 2015 recipient of the DMACC Alumni Early Achievement Award. Sveta is currently serving as the President for Project AWAKE, she is a past President and […]

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Retail Development Heating Up in 2017

By |May 9th, 2017|

The success of three retailers in downtown Newton has opened up new opportunities for growth and expansion.

  • Relics, a popular destination for antiques, collectibles and “shtuff”, moved from the west side of the square to a much larger 1st Avenue storefront.
  • Burrito Torpedo opened their location on the southwest corner of the square and offer […]
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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction through Collaborative Substance Abuse Initatives

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Substance abuse reached epidemic levels across the U.S. decades ago. Addiction is a chronic disease that does not discriminate based on age, gender, race or socio-economic status. It’s an illness that affects family members, employees, friends, neighbors ,and everyone in between. Successful substance abuse initiatives require collaboration and a balance between prevention, enforcement, treatment, and […]

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Get to Know What People Are Saying

By |May 1st, 2017|

What Newton event are you looking forward to this spring and summer?

There is so much to look forward to this summer. The one event that stands out for me is Newton Fest. Every community needs a festival like this that brings people of all ages and interests together for days of fun. Each year, Newton […]

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Get to Know Keith Laube

By |April 25th, 2017|

Keith Laube has been the Newton Public Works Director since 2009. Prior to employment with the City of Newton, Keith worked 18 years for consulting businesses in Wisconsin, Wyoming and Colorado. He earned a degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University and a business degree from Colorado State University. He enjoys participating in triathlons […]

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