Summer Reading Program | Building a Better World

By |April 20th, 2017|

The Newton Public Library has another great summer planned for children and teens this summer. The theme of this summer is “Building a Better World” – from building blocks to community service projects! All children and teens who bring canned goods for the local food pantry to the kickoff picnic will be entered into a […]

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Metallica Makes Newton Final Addition to WorldWired Tour

By |April 17th, 2017|

Newton will play host to Metallica's WorldWired tour as it makes a stop to play a special benefit show for The Native Fund on Friday, June 9. Joining Metallica on stage will be Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.

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Get to know Danielle Rogers

By |March 30th, 2017|

Danielle Rogers is the Community Marketing Manager for the City of Newton. She is an active volunteer throughout Central Iowa and in Newton. Danielle is currently serving on the board for United Way of Jasper County, Jasper County Crime Stoppers and is a member of the Drake University Central Iowa Regional Alumni Board. She has volunteered […]

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Eight Things to Know Before Heading to Valle Drive-In

By |March 29th, 2017|

Newton is home to Valle Drive-In and opening weekend is this Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2! To make sure you’re prepared, here are 8 things to know before you head out to enjoy a movie (or two!) with friends and family. Gates open at 6:30 P.M. and the movies will start at dusk […]

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Lowe & Unsworth Named YP of the Year Award Winners

By |February 10th, 2017|

Juice and the Young Professionals Connection announced the winners of the 2016 YP of the Year Awards on Thursday, Febraury 9, 2017. Two Newton Young Professionals, Jessica Lowe and Nathan Unsworth, came home with YP16 awards.

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Get to know Natalie Umsted

By |February 3rd, 2017|

Natalie and her husband, Zach, moved to Newton in 2013. Natalie is involved with several community boards and committees, including Implementing Newton’s Future/Hometown Pride, the Centre for Arts and Artists, Chamber Ambassadors, and Young Professionals of Jasper County. Natalie recently completed the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and was a 2015 finalist for the Central […]

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Get to know Rob Burdess

By |February 1st, 2017|

Chief of Police Rob Burdess has worked in law enforcement since 1997 and has been with the Newton Police Department since 1999, serving as a patrol officer, detective, and patrol Lieutenant. Chief Burdess has served as President of the Iowa State Police Association, Newton Police Association, Rabiner Treatment Center and is also a member of […]

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Get to know Miranda Kulis

By |February 1st, 2017|

Miranda started her first term on Newton City Council in January 2016.  Miranda is a Production Supervisor at Thombert, Inc. in Newton. In addition to Newton City Council, Miranda serves on the following boards:  Chamber of Commerce, Thunder Nites in Newton, Rotary Club and as an ex-officio with Newton Development Corporation.  She is also involved in numerous […]

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Get to know Nathan Unsworth

By |February 1st, 2017|

Nathan Unsworth is the Administrative Parks Superintendent for the City of Newton. He actively volunteers is a wide variety of roles throughout the community, including serving on the boards for Young Professional of Jasper County, Project AWAKE, and others. He has brought many new community events to Newton including the Summer Concert Series at the […]

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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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