Park Centre Celebrates 25 Years

By |September 5th, 2017|

This October, Park Centre, a WesleyLife community, will celebrate its 25th year and the founders who helped bring the retirement living community from a dream to a reality.

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What You Need To Know About HIRTA

By |August 28th, 2017|

One way that HIRTA determines the need for new programs in communities throughout the region is through community surveys. The transit agency is currently conducting one such survey in the city of Newton to determine the possibility of implementing a fixed route transportation system.

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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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New Homes in Newton

By |July 13th, 2017|

When you buy a new home in Newton, you will receive $10,000 cash plus a “Get to Know Newton Welcome Package” valued at over $3,000!

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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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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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Ideas for DMACC’s Greenspace

By |January 10th, 2017|

Over the course of the fall semester, the City of Newton, through the Hometown Pride program, partnered with the Iowa State University Landscape Design Studio to develop concepts for the three acre greenspace between DMACC’s Newton campus and the recently-acquired DMACC Maytag Campus. The class, which was composed of senior and graduate students, brought energy […]

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Sustainability in the Police Department

By |January 10th, 2017|

The Newton Police Department and Alliant Energy partnered this fall to add new technology to the city. A Zero electric motorcycle has been purchased for the Newton Police Department to use in patrol. This high-performance vehicle is capable of reaching speeds of up to 100 MPH. The motorcycle also operates very quietly, allowing for stealth […]

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