News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2018

TPI Composites Wins 2018 Inclusion Award

TPI Composites

The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Business Record have announced the 2018 Inclusion Award Winners. The Inclusion Awards honor employers that have championed diversity and inclusion at their organizations and within the community. The nominees are...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Public Works Operations / Streets Update

Public Works Truck

The City mechanic, along with other Public Works staff, has been working on refurbishing a 2001 Chevy pickup. The truck had low miles and was in decent condition with the exception of a damaged cab corner, some rust on the rocker panels and a completely r...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 12, 2018

Maytag Park to be Location of New Holiday Light Display

Maytag Park Holiday Light

The historic Maytag Park will be getting a makeover for the holiday season with the help of the City of Newton Park staff, Friends of Newton Parks and Clemon-Maki Insurance.

The 40-acre park, which was opened to the public by F.L. Maytag in 1935, will be t...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Iowa Speedway Dr. Concrete Overlay Project

Iowa Speedway Drive

Manatts, Inc. of Brooklyn, Iowa completed the north phase of the Iowa Speedway Drive Concrete overlay project last week and now the project is open to traffic from 1st Ave E to I-80. Community Services’ staff, in conjunction with the City&rs...

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Community Services
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Zoning Board of Adjustment Update

City Hall Council Chambers

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Wednesday, October 10th. During that meeting a variance was granted for the parking and setback of Scooter’s Coffee, a drive-through coffee kiosk proposed to be located at 1114 1st Avenue East (the Goo...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Airport Taxiway Project Grant Application

Airport

Earlier this year the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a 1-billion dollar supplemental appropriation for airport projects, with grant application submittal deadlines coming in two phases - an initial deadline for “Priority Conside...

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Community Services
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Newton Main Street Receives $75,000 from Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant Program

Newton Main Street Challenge Grant

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today awarded Newton Main Street a $75,000 grant for the 115 West 2nd St South, Goldfinch Growth project. Natalie Umsted and Bryan Friedman of Goldfinch Growth, Graham Sullivan, Director of Newton Main Stree...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Public Works Operations / Parks Update

Public Works - Parks Update

The Parks Operations Staff has brought in a load of engineered mulch for the playgrounds throughout Newton. The mulch used for playgrounds is different than conventional mulch. It is made using soft varieties of wood to add cushion, as well as prevent spl...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Hometown Pride Updates

Wayfinding Signs

Wayfinding signs are going up on state highway routes and will be completed by the end of fall. The co-working space idea continues to find partnerships and evaluate locations that will eventually enable it to become a reality. The committee added one new...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Newton Development Corporation Updates

NEWTON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION UPDATES

The former Maytag Plant 2, north of Newton, has had the entire exterior painted white with gray accents. Phoenix Investors, the owner of the property, decided to give it a facelift! 

The next Human Resources Roundtable will be Nov. 14th at noon. B...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 31, 2018

October Economic Development Update

Hardees - framed 10-23-18

Downtown Update

The Hotel Maytag renovation project is in high gear, with construction activities on all floors and the roof and with emphasis on completing the reconstruction/restoration of the Capitol II Theatre, slated to re-open on November 9.

Work on t...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Newton Housing Development Corporation Update

NHDC Ribbon Cutting

Here are updates from our partner, Newton Housing Development Corporation, for the month of October.

  • In Fountain Hills, the sale of the newest spec home is pending and should close in November. Venture Homes is considering starting another spec home this y...
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Economic Development
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Newton Public Library Downloadable Magazines

Downloadable Magazines

Our online platform, BRIDGES, is excited to introduce magazine checkouts for patrons. The feature will be available for a year; our staff will gauge interest and usage to determine if it should become a permanent feature of the eLibrary. So if you love ma...

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Library
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Library Foundation Receives Grant

Library Foundation Receives Grant

The Library Foundation received a $1,000 grant from Rock Communications to be used as the Foundation sees fit. The Library Foundation funds over $5,000 a year in Library programming and recently gave over $250,000 towards the Library renovation project. T...

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Library
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Manufacturing Leaders Recognized at Statewide Event

Manufacturing Leaders Recognized at Statewide Event

In its fourth annual Legends in Iowa Manufacturing event, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a program of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI), recognized leaders in manufacturing at an awards dinner last night. Over 200 people attended the ev...

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Economic Development