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Get to Know What People Are Saying

By |August 14th, 2017|

What is your favorite summer activity in Newton and why?

“My favorite summer activity is riding bikes to the arboretum with my wife and two children (ages 9 and 2). We load our two year old up in the bike trailer and hit the trails. We are fortunate to live rather close and will often stop […]

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Stop by Westwood Golf Course this Summer!

By |August 8th, 2017|

Westwood Golf Course strives to provide you an exceptional golfing experience. From the rolling hills on the front nine to the challenging holes associated with the back nine, you are sure to find Westwood a fun and exciting course to play!

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Get to Know Amanda Price

By |July 31st, 2017|

Amanda serves as the Executive Director of the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce. She has worked to create and assist with fun community events such as the Skiff Gala, Thanks With Franks, Re-Prom, Newton Fest, and the 4th of July Parade and festivities. She enjoys volunteering to help keep Newton growing and thriving.

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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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