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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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, Iowa’s oldest and best drive in! Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, you know you’ll want to take in a double feature this summer. 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 […]

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