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Newton named a top community by Realtor.com

By |October 7th, 2015|

Newton received national attention this week for the community’s low unemployment rate, job opportunities, and affordability by being named one of Realtor.com’s “Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You’d Actually Want to Live.”

To find the ranking cities, the housing website ranked 500 U.S. Census-designated micropolitan areas (with a population between 10,000 and 50,000) and measured […]

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Newton wins All-Star Community Award

By |September 25th, 2015|

The Iowa League of Cities recognized the City of Newton as the 2015 People’s All-Star Community at the League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit, which was held in Cedar Rapids from September 23-25.

In August, the League named Elkader, Sheldon and Waterloo as All-Star Communities after a panel of judges evaluated applications based on innovative efforts in […]

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Coffee with a Cop

By |August 25th, 2015|

The Newton Police Department is excited with the success of the Coffee with a Cop program. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and discuss concerns with their local police officers.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations […]

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Good luck on another great school year at Newton Community Schools

By |August 25th, 2015|

The excitement surrounding the beginning of a new school year is unmistakable. For elementary students, the anticipation of meeting the teacher and stepping foot in their new home for the next nine months is enough to keep a child up at night. For secondary students, the thought of reconnecting with friends and taking classes that […]

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23rd Annual Bowlful of Blues Line-Up

By |August 25th, 2015|

The Bowlful of Blues is back in Newton for its 23rd year this September 5 starting at noon. Check out the line-up below!

12:00-1:30 p.m.   James Biehn Band

2:00-3:30 p.m.    Del “Saxman” Jones and Final Mix

4:00-5:30 p.m.    Lamont Cranston Band featuring Bruce McCabe on keys

6:00-7:30 p.m.    Bob Pace and the […]

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Dueling Pianos featuring Party! Party!

By |July 29th, 2015|

On Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. join us at Maytag Park in Newton for a special evening of music featuring Dueling Pianos with special guest Party! Party!

This event will be a family-friendly, fun, interactive experience for people of all ages. You will even have the chance to get on stage a belt out a […]

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NASCAR Hauler Parade to drive through Newton

By |July 29th, 2015|

On Thursday, July 30, a NASCAR Hauler Parade will tour through the streets of Newton, giving residents and visitors an up-close an personal look at each of the haulers that transport cars from place to place. Lasting from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 6:20 p.m., the parade will start at Iowa Speedway, headed north on Iowa […]

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“Get to Know Newton” named Program of the Year

By |July 21st, 2015|

The City of Newton, Iowa recently received the Program of the Year award from the Iowa City Manager’s Association (IaCMA) for the City’s work on the “Get to Know Newton” community outreach project.

IaCMA’s annual awards program honors creative contributions to professional local government management and increases public awareness of the value of professional management to […]

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The 13th Annual Iowa Sculpture Festival

By |May 20th, 2015|

The Iowa Sculpture Festival is Newton’s annual celebration of art and sculpture. The purpose of the two-day festival is to celebrate the development and growth of sculpture as the ultimate art form and to feature the artists who create it.

The Festival will take place on June 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and June 14th […]

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