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“Thunder Nites” on the downtown square. “Bowlful of Blues” at the Fred Maytag Bowl

Table of Contents On Our Cover Photographer credits: Sculpture photo by Angela Carolan Photography, angelacarolanphotography.zenfolio.com; Miss Iowa/ Miss Teen Iowa photo provided by Solberg Photography & Future Productions; and photo of Iowa Speedway by Jennifer Coleman.

4-5 Welcome A Message from Linda Bacon, CVB Director A Letter from Mayor Mike Hanson

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17 Where to Meet

28-29 Where to Worship

18-19 Where to Sleep

30-32 Discover Newton Sample Trip Itinerary

There is more to Newton Iowa than meets the eye! Browse through our varied attractions and see why our town is a great place to visit.

Find a bank or other financial institution. Need some extra cash from an ATM? See the listing of all of the locations in Newton.

There are quality locations in Newton for small or large meetings and conferences, wedding receptions and more.

If you want to attend a worship service, our community of churches and places of worship are ready to welcome you.

Want a comfortable place to lay your head after a busy day of sightseeing and shopping? Newton boasts a variety of hospitable hotels to meet your needs.

32 Travel Resources

Hungry? No matter your taste, there is a terrific restaurant waiting to seat you and fill you up.

If you need information on regional or state travel, or other travel/ tourism organizations, check these listings.

22-26 Where to Shop

33 Miscellaneous Community Resources

From books and collectibles to clothing and shoes, plus hardware and bicycles there are more than 116 places to shop in Newton! Use our directory to find exactly what you are looking for.

Need information other than tourism and travel? Flip to this resource page.

Transportation

34 Annual Events

Need a lift, a rental car or a charter flight? Newton has the transportation options to get you where you want to be. Photography Angela Carolan Photography; Amy Doerring Photography; Allison Johnson, Art A La Carte; Dave Darby, President, U.S. Route 6 Tourist Assoc.; Solberg Photography & Future Productions; Gary Eckhart, South Skunk Blues Society; Jennifer Coleman, Iowa Speedway; John Lee Photography; Newton Daily News; and anonymous Newton citizens. www.visitnewton.com

Attractions/

For your convenience, check out a map of Newton’s local attractions. Not sure what you want to see or do? We’ve included an itinerary for a weekend’s worth of fun!

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Financial Institutions

There are many events that go on throughout the year in Newton, but here are some that occur annually! Graphic Design Cathy Rickers, Art A La Carte Advertising Sales, Ad Design & Printing Newton Daily News News Printing Company

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that includes sculpture, bas relief, and painted murals located all across the community. The Centre for Arts & Artists has produced a wonderful public art and sculpture tour map that is available at the Newton Visitor Center so that you can enjoy the artwork and learn about our community along the way. If you would like more information on travel and tourism in Newton and the surrounding area, contact the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Newton Visitor Center, or visit our website at www.visitnewton.com and we’ll help make your visit the best it can be. No matter whatever or wherever you decide to go or do in Newton, remember… We Saved a Place for YOU!

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Again, welcome to Newton!

This visitor guide is a window to our community and to the wide variety of travel and tourism opportunities in the Newton area. Located on I-80, just thirty minutes from Des Moines and I-35 in Central Iowa, Newton has an abundance of unique treasures. As a guest to the area, you will find a wide variety of places and things to experience. Newton truly offers something for every interest during any of the Iowa seasons. Visit us for the ultimate Central-Iowa get-away with Iowa Speedway, world-famous Maytag Blue Cheese, local festivals like the Iowa Sculpture Festival and Bowlful of Blues concert, golf, monthly motorcycle rallies in the summer, parks and camping, and many more attractions for a fun-filled weekend, family reunions, motorcoach tours, meetings and conferences. You’ll never tire of exploring all we have to offer. Catch a movie on one of only four drive-in movie theaters remaining in Iowa, restaurants, arboretum and botanical garden, hike and bike trails, and even a dog park for your four-legged friends.

Linda Bacon, Executive Director Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau and Newton Visitor Center

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Centre for Arts and Artists: “Sunburst” by John Brommel Newton Arboretum: “Soda Fountain” by John Brommel

Cardinal Lanes 1300 S. 5th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1380/www.cardinallanes.org Enjoy fun for the whole family at Cardinal Lanes. Cardinal Lanes features automated, electronic scoring; bumper bowling and light-weight bowling balls available; and Friday night Disco Bowling.

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Centre for Arts & Artists 501 W. 3rd St. N., PO Box 0005, Newton, Iowa 50208 641-792-1391/Facebook under Centre for Arts & Artists, Newton, Iowa

Capitol II Theatre 116 First Street North, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3549/www.capitol2.com

The Centre for Arts & Artists is where people gather to inspire one another to be creative as they offer many art classes such as clay hand building, pottery wheel, sculpture, rug hooking, fused glass and drawing. The CAA also houses several artists in their studio spaces, as well as sculptures.

Capitol II Theatre features two large movie screens with stateof-the-art sound systems and first-run shows.

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It’s what happens when you’re at the fastest short track in the world, watching the race, tailgating, and being outdoors on the weekend. You’ll sit so close to the action everything else will seem like it’s going in slow motion. IT’S A SPEEDWAY THING.

Tickets available at IowaSpeedway.com or call 866-RUSTY-GO. For our complete season schedule check out our website.

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Newton West Entry: “Family Outing” by Gary Lee Price

Crazy Redhead Quilting 814 1st Ave E., Newton, IA 50208 641-787-9122 www.crazyredheadquilting.com Quilting is very much a growing hobby and Crazy Redhead Quilting attracts visitors from all over the country. Crazy Redhead Quilting offers all of the supplies needed to make all types of quilts, plus they sell Brother Sewing Machines, Handiquilters, and specialize in Machine embroidery; as well as offering classes for all levels of quilters from beginning to advanced.

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300 E. 17th St. S., Suite 100, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3232 or 800-231-2007/ www.hawkeyestages.com

3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-8000/www.iowaspeedway.com

Hawkeye Stages motorcoach company and its partner divisions offer charter bus rental and luxury motorcoach tours to all points in the USA and Canada, plus opportunities to indulge in a cruise or travel to Europe and other exotic destinations as part of an organized group.

Completed in the summer of 2006, Iowa Speedway is the nation’s newest and most state-of-the-art motor sports facility. Located just off of I-80, Exit 168 in Newton, the speedway showcases a first-ever driver designed track. NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace created a track with the driver and spectator in mind with 7/8 mile tri-oval racing featuring 12-1314 degree banking in the turns. Iowa Speedway hosts IndyCar, NASCAR Nationwide, and NASCAR Truck races plus more for the racing enthusiast to enjoy. The main office building houses a souvenir and clothing shop.

City of Newton Hike and Bike Trail Newton has a hike and bike trail that begins by the Jasper County Historical Museum along Hwy. 14 and continues to Aurora Park. The trail begins again near Agnes Patterson Park. For more information on the trail, contact the Newton Parks Department at 641-791-3021.

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Visit www.newtontheatre.com for information about upcoming productions! 100 N. 2nd Ave. W. Newton 641-792-3010

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Jasper County Courthouse: Mural and stained glass ceiling

Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve I-80 Exit 179 641-792-9780/www.co.jasper.ia.us/conservation The Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve has approximately 10 kilometers of mowed trails that can be used for hiking, mountain biking, nature observation and cross-country skiing.

Jasper County Concert Association PO Box 1252, Newton, IA 50208 jcca.membership@gmail.com The Jasper County Concert Association is a non-profit association which brings live music performances to the Center for Performing Arts Auditorium at the Newton High School, located at 800 E. 4th St. S. They seek to have great musical variety at an affordable cost for their members and their guests.

Iowa Sculpture Festival PO Box 641, Newton, Iowa 50208 Contact: Linda Klepinger 641-792-1391/www.iowasculpturefestival.org

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Held annually in June, there is a variety of media, shapes and forms of sculpture; entertainment and food. The purpose and goal of the Iowa Sculpture Festival is to celebrate the development and growth of sculpture as an ultimate art form and to feature artists who create it. Through community partnerships, the annual festival has been located in the climate-controlled venue on the Newton DMACC Campus located at 600 N. 2nd Ave. W.

Downtown Newton Square, Newton, IA 641-792-6195 (County Assessor’s Office) www.co.jasper.ia.us A focal point of the downtown area, this Neo-classic building with stained glass dome, hand-painted murals, fresco design and ceramic tiles laid in Mosaic patterns has been restored to the “near-period” condition of 1911. The Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To honor all veterans, a monument was created by a local artist and placed on the south side.

Izaak Walton League - Emerson Hough Chapter 889 Hwy. F36 W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1373/www.iwla.org/emersonhough The Emerson Hough Chapter of the Izaak Walton League was chartered September 20, 1945. The forty acres of land where the club is located today was purchased in 1950. The Club House and 3.5 acre pond was built by club members and dedicated in August of 1951. Over the years, an addition has been added onto the Club House, and the grounds include a full trap and rifle range and archery range.

Lynnville Historical Society Hours: 2:00-4:00 Sundays Memorial Day - September or by appointment 200 East St. • PO Box 113 • Call Garnet at 641-527-2766

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Jasper County Historical Museum (Open Daily May 1-Sept. 30) I-80 & Hwy. 14 (Exit 164), Newton, Iowa 50208 641-792-9118/www.jaspercountymuseum.com The Jasper County Museum houses many artifacts displayed in individual room settings, including a country store, an agricultural building, a reproduction of a Victorian home, 1930’s home and tools and machinery used by early settlers. The largest exhibit in the museum recognizes the growth of the Maytag Company through examples of many products it has manufactured since the first washing machine was produced under the Maytag label in 1907.

Lynnville Historical Society Wagaman Mill/Museum

Kellogg Historical Museum

200 East St., Lynnville, IA 50153 641-527-2256

2 miles North of I-80 at Exit 173 Kellogg, IA 50135 641-526-8792

The Wagaman Mill, also known as the Old Mill, was constructed in 1848. It has been used as a saw mill, carding mill, four mill, feed mill and as a generating station for electricity. Complete interior restoration and interior interpretation of the wheel house is available for public viewing during the summer only; and the mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Kellogg takes pride in a seven-building museum complex, including the main two-story building, an agricultural building, factory/bank museum, country school, church, machine shed and blacksmith shop.

Mariposa Conservation Park 7286 N. 67th Ave. E., Kellogg, IA 50135 641-792-9780/www.co.jasper.ia.us/conservation Mariposa is located 6 miles north of Newton and is a wonderful place to fish, camp, picnic and enjoy wildlife. The park has buffalo, ducks, and geese for visitors to view.

Nationally recognized for our excellence.

NewtoN Parks & recreatioN Fred Maytag Pool • Dog Park 2 Disc Golf Courses • Hike/Bike Trail

204 N. 4th Ave E. • Newton, Iowa 50208

641.792.1470 www.visitnewton.com

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Maytag Pool: Photo by John Lee Maytag Blue Cheese

Maytag Park and Pool 301 S. 11th Ave. W. 641-792-1009/www.newtongov.org Maytag Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It contains the locally-favorite Fred Maytag Bowl which houses entertainment throughout the summer months. There are several shelters, the hike/bike trails, a disc golf course, playground, tennis court, sculptures and much more to see and do.

Maytag Dairy Farms

Fred Maytag Pool can be found nestled in the center of historic Maytag Park. Since the pool was built in 1935, it has served as one of the main summertime family attractions in Newton. Today the pool features zero entry access, a chair lift, water fountains, two water slides, a diving well, and six 25 meter swimming lanes.

2282 East 8th Street North, Newton, IA 50208 (641) 792-1133/www.maytagdairyfarms.com Manufacturer of world-famous Maytag Blue Cheese, the Maytag Dairy Farms welcome visitors to their cheese shop overlooking the cheese plant, caves and farm. A 10-minute informative video shows the history and significance of Maytag Blue Cheese. Visitors enjoy the tour of the packaging and shipping areas, as well as a cheese sampling following the tour.

Neal Smith

National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Trails • Birding • Naturalist Programs for Children • Volunteer Activities • Stewardship Projects All events and activities are FREE (some require pre-registration) The VisiTor CenTer inCludes:

Wildlife refuge open from dawn to dusk every day.

The Prairie Point Bookstore, Theatre, Classrooms and Exhibit Area

Visitor Center open Mon. - Sat.: 9 am - 4 pm Sundays: 9 am - 5 pm (Closed Sundays Jan. - Mar. 2014

Visitors can drive the 4 mile auto tour to see bison and elk!

Check the refuge’s calendar for upcoming events

9981 Pacific Street Prairie City, IA 50228 515-994-3400 www.fws.gov/refuge/Neal_Smith Sponsored by Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Point Bookstore 9981 Pacific Avenue, PO Box 399, Prairie City, IA 50228 515-994-3400/www.tallgrass.org Just southwest of Newton is the largest prairie reconstruction project in the United States. Set among rolling hills of prairie grasses and flowers are more than 5,000 acres of protected prairie and oak savanna habitats. Look for buffalo and elk along the auto-tour route. Experience several miles of trails and the Prairie Learning Center with its state-of-the-art audiovisual programs, underground prairie rootscape and interpretive displays.

News Printing Company – Newton Daily News 200 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3121/www.newtondailynews.com

Newton Visitor Center 300 E. 17th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0299/www.visitnewton.com

A beautiful old building of almost 100 years is home to News Print Company which is owned by Shaw Media.  Shaw Media has the 3rd longest family-owned newspaper company in the country. The building houses the Newton Daily News and Jasper County Advertiser.  The building is Classic-Style design and contains the original vault, and you can see the Goss Press from the 1960’s that’s still in use today. You can’t miss the News Printing Company with the Carl Homstad mural painted on the east side of the building as an extra attraction.

The Newton Visitor Center opened in 2013 as a destination to help visitors learn and discover more about our community and its many attractions; and serves as an informational resource to travelers going anywhere across the great State of Iowa.

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118 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton (1 block East of square) 641-791-4024 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9-8; Sat. 9-4

Hours: Mon. 11-8; Wed. - Fri. 11-5; Sat. 10-3; Closed Tuesdays & Sundays

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Woodrow Wilson School: “Rapture” by Duane Scott Noon Newton Community Theatre: Actors from “Oklahoma”

Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 3000 N. 4th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-3021/www.newtonarboretum.com A collection of native and introduced trees and various plants useful in the beautification and enhancement of the Iowa Landscape. The walking path through the garden is paved and adjoins the city bike and hike path. The Krumm Horticultural Center is located in the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The facility, which was built in 1999-2000, serves as the headquarters for Project AWAKE as well as the Newton Parks and Commission Office. The building is used to hold various types of educational horticulture seminars and also has a small Library that’s open to the public. The Krumm center is regularly rented out to hold meetings, graduations, and weddings.

Newton Community Theatre 1701 S. 8th Ave. E., PO Box 195, Newton, IA 50208 (641) 792-1230/www.newtontheatre.com

Newton Dog Park

The Newton Community Theatre produces three plays and one musical annually using local talent.

3387 Hwy. F48 W., Newton, IA 50208 East of Westwood Municipal Golf Course www.newtongov.org

Newton Kart Klub 2801 E. 5th St., Newton, Iowa 50208 515-208-4381 or 641-831-3950/www.newtonkarting.com

The Newton Dog Park is located at Westwood Park. The 1.5 acre enclosure offers a safe place for dog owners and their fourlegged friends to recreate. The park includes a water fountain, a small dog area, picnic tables, and a shelter (located outside of the fenced area).

Newton Kart Klub is a 1/8 mile dirt oval Go-Kart track located 1.5 miles south of the Newton High School on approximately ten acres. Races run weekly during the summer months.

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Newton Dog Park Newton Arboretum: “Kids Walking on Log” Unknown Artist

Newton Sculpture/Art Tours Contact the Newton CVB to pick up your maps or to schedule your Motorcoach group 300 E. 17th St. S., Suite 400 641-792-0299/www.visitnewton.com Explore this eclectic collection of more than 70 installations of one, two, and three-dimensional artwork that includes sculpture, bas relief, and painted murals.

Newton YMCA

Rock Creek State Park

1701 S. 8th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4006/www.newtonymca.org

County Road F-27, Kellogg, IA 50135 641-236-3722 www.stateparks.com/rock_creek_jasper.html

Newton YMCA houses a heated indoor pool, gyms, strength training areas, a cardiovascular area, indoor track, racquetball/ handball courts and much more.

Rock Creek State Park is great for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, camping (year around with water, dump station and electrical hookups. Showers closed in winter) and picnicking.

Route 6 Tourist Association 2004 Belle Ave., Davenport, IA 52803 (563) 499-8211/www.route6tour.com U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is a Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to the economic development and cultural preservation of inner-cities, small towns and rural communities located along all 3,652 miles of the Grand Old Highway, a.k.a. the “Grand Army of the Republic Highway”.        Historic U.S. Route 6 runs between the waterfront at Long Beach, California, and Provincetown, Massachusetts which is located on

Young Adults $400 Senior Rates $540 Student Rates $200 Couple Rates Available

Hawkeye Stages and its partner divisions, Northland Travel and Legacy Tour and Travel, offer charter bus rental and luxury motor coach tours anywhere in the USA and Canada, PLUS opportunities to indulge in a cruise or travel to Europe and exotic destinations.

Find us on Facebook

• sales@hawkeyestages.com 300 E. 17th Street S. / 641-792-3232 / www.hawkeyestages.com

Memberships Available for 2014 Season

1-800-231-2007

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3387 Hwy F-48 W., Newton, IA

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“Bowlful of Blues” at the Fred Maytag Bowl: Photo courtesy of Gary Eckhart Valle Drive-in Theatre

host to live music at “Sunsets at Sugar Grove”. Visitors enjoy the wildflowers, vineyards and pond. Private luncheons for groups and dinner theatre are available by appointment.

Trainland USA (open Memorial Day-Labor Day) 3135 Hwy. 117 N., Colfax, IA 50054 515-674-3813/www.trainlandusa.com

the tip of Cape Cod. Route 6 is the longest highway ever established in the United States and even today it remains the longest continuous highway in the nation; part of which goes right through the heart of Newton, Iowa. 

South Skunk Blues Society PO Box 951, Newton, IA 50208 641-227-3209/www.southskunkblues.org South Skunk Blues Society puts on the annual “Bowlful of Blues” concert held at the Fred Maytag Bowl. They are dedicated to preserving and cultivating Blues music. The Society promotes public performance opportunities for Blues artists, and seeks to increase the exposure to and appreciation of Blues music by the general public.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (tours by appointment only) 223 E. 4th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6971/www.ststephens-newton.org This church is placed on the National Register of Historic Places as an example of the “Carpenter Gothic” style of architecture. Completed in 1874, the interior design and furnishings remain largely in their original form.

Sugar Grove Vineyards & Gathering Place 6602 Ginger Ave., Newton, IA 50208 641-831-3843/www.sugargrove.com

This operating toy train museum depicts a cross-country tour of the U.S.A., featuring 25 Lionel “O” gauge trains on 4,000 feet of track, covering 2,600 square feet of display area. Enjoy detailed backgrounds and animated displays.

Uncle Nancy’s Coffeehouse 114 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-787-9709/Facebook at Uncle Nancy’s Coffeehouse Uncle Nancy’s Coffeehouse and eatery serves specialty coffees, beverages and lunch; as well as has local artists display their work and also live entertainment.

Valle Drive-In Theatre (open April-October) 4074 Hwy. F-48W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3558/www.valledrive-in.com The drive-in theatre tradition still lives on in Newton at the Valle Drive-In. The Valle Drive-In is one of only four left in the State of Iowa and the only one remaining in Central Iowa.

Westwood Municipal Golf Course 3387 Hwy. F48 W., Newton, IA 50208 (641) 792-3087/www.westwoodgolfcourse.com Westwood Golf Course is an 18-hole municipal course located two miles west of Newton. The course is challenging with rolling hills on the front nine; and the nine back is flat with an abundance of water and sand. Westwood also has a driving range, practice “T” and practice putting green.

Sugar Grove Vineyards & Gathering Place occupies the historic 1870 Sugar Grove Grange Hall and, during warm months, plays

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Wagaman Mill, Lynnville Westwood Municipal Golf Course

Where to

Meet

American Legion Post #111 1101 W. 4th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3353 newtonpost111@yahoo.com

Christian Conference Center 5064 Lincoln St., Newton, IA 50208 www.bsd@uppermidwestcc.org 641-792-1266

DMACC Newton Conference Center

Izaak Walton League Emerson Hough Chapter

600 N. 2 Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 www.dmaccconferencecenter.org 641-791-1729

889 Hwy F36 W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1373 www.iwla.org/emersonhough

Elks Lodge

Jasper County Community Center

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111 E. 2nd St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4118 newtonlodge1270@iowatelecom.com

Iowa Speedway

(reservations made through Jasper County Auditor’s Office) 2407 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7016

3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-8000 www.iowaspeedway.com

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Moose Lodge #923 2243 S. 24th Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-5284

Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens 3000 N. 4th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-3021 www.newtonarboretum.com

Sugar Grove Vineyards & Gathering Place 6602 Ginger Ave., Newton, Iowa 50208 641-831-3843 www.sugargrove.com

Serving you.® Locally owned & operated

Newton Downtown Office 112 W. 2nd St. S. 641-792-3444

Newton Hy-Vee Office 1501 1st Ave E. 641-787-9330

Complete Automotive Repair & Service • Tires • Mufflers • Brakes • Oil Changes • Transmissions • Shocks • Struts and More!

All major brands of tires 302 S. 2nd Ave. E., Newton

www.magumautonewton.com

641-792-3644

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Newton Arboretum: “Butterfly” by Dale Merrill Thomas Jefferson School: “A Mother’s Gift; An Endless Lesson” by Nick Klepinger

EconoLodge Inn & Suites 1405 W. 19th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8100 or 1-800-55-ECONO www.choicehotels.com/hotel/ia146

Holiday Inn Express 208 W. 4th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3333 www.hiexpress.com/newtoniowa

Where to

Sleep

Aerie Glen Bed & Breakfast 2364 First Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-9032 www.aerieglen.com

Americas Best Value Inn

Boulders Inn & Suites

Mid-Iowa Motel

4222 S. 22nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-275-9495 or 1-855-330-8110 www.bouldersinnnewton.com

1803 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-275-9193

Christian Conference Center

1601 E. 36th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2428 www.koa.com/campgrounds/newton

5064 Lincoln St., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1266 www.uppermidwestcc.org

2000 W. 18 St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4200 www.americasbestvalueinn.com th

Days Inn

AmericInn Lodge & Suites 4401 S. 22nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-1160 www.americinn.com/hotels/IA/ Newton

1605 W. 19th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2330 www.daysinn.com

Quality Inn 1700 W. 19thSt. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7722 www.qualityinn.com

Super 8 Motel 1635 S. 12th Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8868 www.super8.com

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Newton KOA Campgrounds

CoNfereNCe CeNter 5064 Lincoln Street, Newton, IA

641-792-1266

www.christianconferencecenter.com 3 Camps for all ages 3 Craft Retreats 3 Family Reunions 3 Weddings, Receptions, and Rehearsal Dinners

New and exciting things planned for 2014

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Banquet Facility available for Family Reunions, Birthdays, Company Parties and More

5064 Lincoln Street, Newton, IA • 641-792-1266 www.christianconferencecenter.com

I-80 exit 164 • Newton • 641-792-4200 From I-80 exit 164 go south on Hwy. 14, 1/4 mile to frontage road

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Fast Friendly Service Check out our wide selection of gift items! 212 First St. N. Newton 641-792-3111

An Opportunity to Relax in Style

Locally owned & operated by Larry & Dianna Ambroson, RPh

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4222 S. 22nd Ave. E. Newton, IA Call Now to Make Reservations

641-275-9495 1-855-330-8110

212 First St. N., Newton 641-792-3111 Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 6 pm; Sat. 9 am - 2 pm

Lonnie Portner, Agent

123 E. 2nd Street S. Newton, IA 50208 Bus: 641-792-6000 lonnie.portner.p4jn@statefarm.com

Whether you need a question answered, a problem solved, or a claim reported, my job is to make it happen. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® CALL ME TODAY.

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641-792-8868 800-800-8000 Super8.com I-80 Exit #164 • 1635 South 12 Ave W. Newton, IA www.visitnewton.com

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Newton Public Library: “Library Kids” by Nick Klepinger

Giovanni’s Pizzeria & Family Restaurant 2020 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2023

Godfather’s Pizza I-80 & Hwy 14 641-792-8934

Where to

Eat

Hy-Vee

Arby’s

Dairy Queen

1501 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7030

400 Iowa Speedway Drive, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1444

203 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8070

Jimmy John’s 117 W. 2nd St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2220

Bridgehouse Coffee Co.

Dan’s Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop

111 W. 2nd St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0002

215 1st Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4166

Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell

Burger King

Domino’s Pizza

1300 W. 18th St. S., Newton, IA 502008 641-792-1251

705 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-9039

1606 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6655

Cardinal Corner

First Avenue Speakeasy

321 S. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8143

109 1st Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-7841

Chester’s Chicken

First Street Bistro

4400 S. 22nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-2471

500 1st St., N., Newton, IA 50208 (inside main entrance of Park Centre) 641-791-4544

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China King 1122 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-787-9988

Fore Seasons Golf Practice Center

Culver’s of Newton

6232 Hwy S74 S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1246

LaCabaña Mexican Restaurant 2617 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-1932

Manhattan Bar 113 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4254

McDonald’s 726 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1205 and nd 4400 S. 22 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5050

1650 W. 19th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-787-9900

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Maytag Park: Fred Maytag Bowl and “Ol’ Lonely” by Nick Klepinger

Midtown Café 120 1st St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7277

Montana Mike’s Steakhouse 1400 W. 18th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4582

Newton Family Restaurant 2426 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1367

Okoboji Grill 1425 W. 19th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1023

Palmas Lounge 2002 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3993

Panda Garden Buffet 106 1st St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3388

Perkins Family Restaurants 1505 W. 19th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1042

Pizza Hut 1337 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1060

Pizza Ranch 1500 W. 18th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3447

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PJ’s Deli

Starbucks at Hy-Vee

101 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0845

1501 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7030

Raceway Café

Subway

2331 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0300

1007 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-2444 and th 1808 S. 12 Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5713

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Scoreboard Bar & Grill 122 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1135

Sloan’s Tropical Sno (Summer only) 1607 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 515-491-4481

Sombrero 1130 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1325

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Taco John’s 2106 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1798

Uncle Nancy’s Coffeehouse & Eatery 114 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-0787-9709

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Progress Industries: “Communion” by Gary Lee Price and “Annie I” by Teresa Hansen

and 1200 W. 18th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-787-1138

CATO 315 Iowa Speedway Dr, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2434

Choices

Where to

Shop

101 W. 2nd St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6033

Bun in the Oven

Computer Pro

211 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-521-8205

107 1st Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2444

Cappy’s Tire & Auto Service

Crazy Redhead Quilting

Aleya Salon Suites & Day Spa

220 1st Ave., E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7894

814 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-787-9122

112 N 2nd Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4567

Car Country Auto Wrecking

Custom Kitchen Designs & Solid Surface Countertops

Adcock Fancy Stitch 511 S 5th Ave W, Newton , IA 50208 641-792-8226

Beckman Gallery 118 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1696

Bloomin’ Nails & More 124 1st Ave N, Newton, IA 50208 641-794-2522

Book Trader/Tan America 118 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-4024

Bridal Sweet 105 W. 2nd St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5115

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2713 Hwy 14 S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8854 or 1-800-252-2886 and st 1607 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-417-8854

1924 W. 4th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0433

Cut Loose Hair Styling

Cardinal PDC

901 1st Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0923

730 E 7th St N, Newton, IA 641-792-5975

Dave’s Auto World

Casey’s General Stores

2051 S 24th Ave W, Newton, IA 641-791-7261

1006 N. 19th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4307 and st 1018 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-9047 and st 3104 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2825

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Dave’s Wholesale 2167 S 24th Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5566

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B.C. Berg School: “Turning Point” by Jason Dreweck

Diamond Vogel Paint Center 116 N 2dn Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5647

Divine Concepts Salon 109 W 3rd St N, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0395

Dollar General 2617 1st St N, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5337

Dollar Tree 325 E 3r1st St N, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-2774

Don’s Town & Country 1000 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8811

E~Clips Hair & Tanning LLC 225 1st Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-2547

Earl May Nursery & Garden Center 2306 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4404

Eye Care Center of Newton 100 N. 4th Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7900 or 1-800-874-8546

Family Video 308 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-9974

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Fareway Grocery 120 N. 3rd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7950

Farver True Value 2617 1st Ave E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-9614

Floor Store 128 N. 2nd Ave E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2999

Forbes Office Solutions 102 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6168

GameStop

Grinnell Safe & Lock 101 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-2426

Hamilton Glass 219 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1641

Hammer Medical Supply 1719 1st Ave E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-9339

Happy Day Beauty Salon 728 S 3rd Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1822

Hawkeye Car Credit

309 Iowa Speedway Dr, Newton, IA 50208 641-787-0414

303 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-787-1220

Git N Go

Headlines Hair & Tan Studio

801 1 Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4580

216 1st Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1040

Good Will

Hendrickson Greenhouse & Floral

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1118 1 Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7472 st

Great Clips 301 Iowa Speedway Dr, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-9492

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900 W. 3rd St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1241

Hy-Vee 1501 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7030

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Newton Senior High School: Sunburst” by Jesse Bogenrief Newton Arboretum: “Periwinkle” by Jane Rankin

Maytag Dairy Farms 2282 E. 8th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1133

Medicap Pharmacy 400 1st Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3528

In Remembrance LLC

Mode Huis

7043 Hwy S-74 S., Newton, IA 50208 641-793-2381

and th 1708 S 8 Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-0187

110 1st St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-9330

Jasper Construction Services, Inc

Lauterbach Buick GMC

Mojo Cycling

928 N. 19th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8650

Jones Sewing Center 519 S 4th Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7859

Just Teasin’ Hair Studio 205 1st Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-787-0050

K-9 to 5 Boutique 1220 E 5th St S, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6148

Key Cooperative Hwy 14 N., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-0740

1910 1st Ave E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6412

104 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-9500

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Multi Packaging and Printing Inc.

4400 S 22nd Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-2410

200 N 8th Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7337

Magnum Tire & Auto

NAPA Auto Parts

302 S 2nd Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3644

1701 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8874

Major Brands Appliance Service

Nehring Auto Sales & Service

214 1st Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0999

1317 1st Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-2333

Marilyn’s Hallmark

Newton 66

1721 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1700

1806 S 12th Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-2900

110 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7205

Mattingly Music & Book Store

Newton Eye Clinic PC

Kum & Go

113 W. 2nd St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3250

Kitchen Concepts

405 1st Ave, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0629

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111 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7375

Newton Furniture 2400 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3100 www.visitnewton.com


B.C. Berg School: “Cartwheel Kids” by Gary Lee Price

Newton Pawn & Gun Shop 321 1st Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3275

Newton Seed Store 224 N 3rd Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4132

Noble All American 2020 W. 20th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-78-9990

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Radio Shack

1102 1 Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1475

335 Iowa Speedway Dr, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1090

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Performance Sign & Design 2638 Hwy F48 W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2321

Pet Kingdom 120 E. 12th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-2420

Petro Stop 404 S 11 Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-7984 th

Pit Stop Liquors 1324 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-275-9035 st

Posh Salon & Spa 611 1 Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-7347 st

R-Jay Sign Service 612 E 6 St S, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7964 th

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Riggs Printing & Forms Inc.

Silverado Jewelry 122 1st St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8395

117 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3005

Skiff Medical Center Gift Shop

S&L Auto Parts

204 N 4th Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1273

1313 E 12th St N, Newton, IA 50208 641-521-0156

Smart Style

Salvation Army Thrift Store 301 N 2nd Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6131

Sharpy’s Quick Shop 702 1st Ave. E, Newton, IA 50208 641-787-1896

The Shoe Dept. 1702 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-7170

Sign Pro 113 W. 3rd St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0196

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300 Iowa Speedway Dr, Newton, IA 50208 641-787-9311

Smith Quality Rental 2026 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8290

Spahn & Rose 330 E 17th St S, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4409

Store For Homes 1701 1st Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2240

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Newton Senior High School: “Cardinal” by John Brommel YMCA of Newton: “YMCA Kids” by Jane Dedecker

Valero Station 4300 S 22nd Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0026

Verizon Wireless – Z Wireless 1126 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0080

Walgreens 1204 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7379

Studio 1 Hair Designs 737 N 3rd Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-787-1807

The Medicine Shoppe

T’s In Motion

212 1st St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3111

110 E 4th St N, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3383

The Optical Shoppe

300 Iowa Speedway Drive, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-5322

The Dressing Room

111 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2020

Warner Sales & Service

322 S. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0783

The Farmer’s Wife 124 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-787-1206

The Floor Store 128 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2999

The Locks Smith 109 W. 2nd St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1132

The Mane Event 112 E 2nd St S, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-9664

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Theisen’s Home Farm Auto Store 3362 Hwy 6 E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8686

Timeless Stories Bookstore 108 1st St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0317

Trenz Hair Studio 121 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-9285

Walmart Supercenter

317 E 17th St N, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8796

Warrick Motors 6258 Hwy F48 W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-9679

West End Sinclair 1325 1st Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6210

Woodstyles LLC 3506 Hwy S74 S., Newton, IA 50208 641-417-0029

U.S. Cellular 301 1st Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-0510 and st 2617 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-7800

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Newton City Hall: “Firefighter Tribute” by Nick Klepinger Newton Senior High School: “The Chaiman’s Chair” by Jason Seley

Transportation Cardinal Cab, LLC 641-792-0000

Checkered Flag Cab Company 641-791-7777

Dynasty Cab Company 641-417-9275

Hawkeye Stages, Inc.

Financial Institutions Advantage Credit Union

Great Southern Bank

121 W. 3 St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5660

1907 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6236

Bank Iowa

Great Western Bank

2401 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 877-686-0029

215 W. 2 St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4500

511 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-9832

Hertz Rental Cars

Community Bank

U S Bank

300 E. 17 St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-3232

2506 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3246

Johnson Aviation, Inc. – Newton Municipal Airport

First Newton National Bank

112 W. 2nd St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3444 and st 1501 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-787-9330

300 E. 17th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3232

Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) st

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2901 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1292

Plume Hill Carriage Service

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100 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3010 and st 1821 1 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-9420

4486 S. 9th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-1223

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church: Photo courtesy of Amy Doerring Jasper County Courthouse: “Veterans’ Memorial” by Nick Klepinger

Cornerstone 1000 E. 12th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4650

First Assembly of God 1029 E. 19th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4365

First Baptist Church

Where to

620 S. 8th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7113

Worship

First Christian Church Disciples

Baptist Temple of Newton

Church of God

621 E. 12th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5737

415 S. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3907

Bar None Cowboy Church of Iowa

Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints

190 W. 19th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-521-4354

1405 N. 11th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2784

309 E. 3rd St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3934

Bible Missionary Church

Church of the Nazarene

First Presbyterian Church

909 N. 6th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2604

605 W. 8th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5363

220 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2790

Center Friends Church

Community Heights Alliance

First Southern Baptist Church

3174 E. 60th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-0072

Christian Reformed Church 511 S. 5th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2162

Church of Christ 1100 N. 3rd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1723

First Lutheran Church

2500 S. 13th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1620

1305 E. 10th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3271

Community of Christ

First United Methodist Church

1805 S. 8th Ave. E, Newton, IA 50208 641-791-7834

Congregational United Church of Christ 308 E. 2nd St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-3773

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314 E. 2nd St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5850

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210 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4648

Foursquare Church 1510 S. 8th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2482

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DMACC: “Driven to Success” by Eric Mart and student artists

Grace Church 600 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1793

Haven Vineyard Church 207 1st Ave E., Newton, IA 50208 641-526-3157

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 1409 S. 8th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1683

Immanuel Baptist Church 1300 N. 4th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4470

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The Least of Saints Ministry

1115 S. 8 Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2050

2900 First Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-521-0156

St. Luke United Methodist Church

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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses 3601 Iowa Speedway Drive, Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4136

Lutheran Church 814 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6078

Metz Community Church

501 E. 19th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5736

Salvation Army Hall 301 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6131

3253 W. 62nd St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-791-9568

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Our Savior Lutheran Church

223 E. 4th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-6971

1900 N. 4th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1084

2306 S. 3rd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7300

United Pentecostal Church 813 E. 7th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1893

United Presbyterian Church 209 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4158

Seventh Day Adventist Church 830 E. 7th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-8937

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Sioux City

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Iowa Falls

Dubuque

380 Ames

The city of Newton, Iowa is centrally located off of Exits 164 and 168 of Interstate 80. Most of the city’s varied attractions are just minutes from each other. This map can assist you in locating some of our more prominent destinations.

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Cedar Rapids

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Maytag Dairy Farms

Jasper County Museum

E. 31st St. N.

E. 19th St. N.

Maytag Park and Pool

E. 12th St. S.

S. 12th Ave. W. Start of Bike and Hike Trail

S. 8th Ave. E.

Newton Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Aurora Heights Park

1st Ave. E.

S. 5th Ave. W. S. 8th Ave. W.

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N. 4th Ave. E.

E. 17th St. S.

Jasper County Courthouse

E. 5th St. S.

W. 12th St. S.

Westwood Golf Course and Dog Park

Sunset Park Skiff Medical Center

W. 3rd St. S.

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DMACC Conference Center 1st Ave. W. Newton City Hall

W. 4th St. S.

To Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gatheringplace Valle Drive-In

W. 4th St. N.

Centre for Arts & Artists

1st. St. N.

Woodland Park

To Mariposa County Park

E. 8th St. N.

Union Drive

N. 19th Ave. E. (Beltline Road)

E. 44th St. N.

To Chichaqua Valley Recreational Trail

To Kellogg Historical Museum and Rock Creek State Park

Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visitor Center

N. 13th Ave. E. KOA RV Park and Campground

To Iowa City

To Des Moines Exit 164

Exit 168 Trainland U.S.A. and Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge

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Rusty Wallace Drive

To Pella Newton Municipal Airport

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Iowa Speedway

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Get to Know

Newton! -- Sample Trip Itinerary

Friday

The following is a trip itinerary for all ages, walks of life and tastes. This itinerary can be for a ‘staycation’ for those living in the region, or for the individual traveler or motorcoach group. For full affect, this particular trip would be best if done during the spring/summer months.

Newton and the surrounding area has a treasure trove of attractions and activities right here and several at no cost or a small admission fee. Here is a weekend’s worth of fun ideas for one of the first few weekends of the season.

Let’s begin your trip in the middle of the afternoon. First stop is Maytag Dairy Farms, home of the famous Maytag Blue Cheese, where you can take a tour; watch them hand wrap every wedge of blue cheese and be sure to ask to see the video of how they make their Maytag Blue Cheese. Remember to sample all the different cheeses at their retail counter. Next head to the Jasper County Courthouse. Now most of you only go to a courthouse for personal business, but our courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has also celebrated its 100th –Year Anniversary and has been newly renovated. The courthouse is a favorite of our motorcoach groups that visit Newton and there is no charge for touring.

Saturday

Next, enjoy dinner at one of our many family-friendly restaurants, before heading to the Valle Drive-In Threatre; only one of four left in the State of Iowa. Once the show is over, there is still time in the evening to go out for ice cream, frozen custard or frozen yogurt. If your timing is right, maybe you could attend one of the Thunder Nites in Newton motorcycle rallies in downtown Newton; all are family-friendly events. It’s time to head to one of our local area hotels (remember to make your reservations ahead of time!) for family swimming and a fun overnight; or if you’re a camper, how about the Newton KOA campground on the south side of town; or one of the nearby state parks.

Enjoy your complimentary breakfast at the hotel or your campground breakfast and then head on out to the Jasper County Historical Museum for a lesson on Newton history. The cost is only $5/person, and will only take a couple of hours to tour; and once you’re finished, maybe take in a walk, bike or drive through town on the sculpture tour. Explore this eclectic collection of more than 70 (yes, 70!) installations of artwork that includes sculpture, bas relief and painted murals and will also educate you and your family or group on the spectacular art that appeals to every style and sensibility (maps are available at the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau in our new Visitor Center). Well now you’ve probably worked up an appetite after all that walking, so a quick refueling at one of the fast-food restaurants in town will get you jumpstarted again. After a quick lunch, take a short drive over to Colfax and visit Trainland USA. It’s the original operating toy train museum in Iowa. Next stop is Prairie City to visit the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center with fascinating exhibits for all ages and a place to begin your visit. I bet you’re hungry after Trainland and the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge. Explore one of the restaurants in Prairie City or Colfax, or drive back to Newton for a quick dinner. After your busy afternoon, go back to your hotel or campground for more swimming and family activities, or rest up before going out for a movie at the Capitol II Theatre or before roasting those marshmallows by the fire.

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Sunday

First, another complimentary breakfast at the hotel or a campground breakfast. If you’re a racing fan, you might pick one of the weekends to attend a race at the NASCAR-owned Iowa Speedway. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets ahead of time! If racing isn’t something you’re interested in, fill your cultural appetite by visiting the Iowa Sculpture Festival this year; or head over to Lynnville to visit the Wagaman Mill and Museum. Even better, check out all of them! By the time Sunday evening rolls around, you will have had a very fun-packed weekend in Newton.

This is just a sample itinerary weekend in Newton and there are still plenty of other things to do and see. You’ll enjoy time with your family or group and “get to know” Newton and the surrounding area in the process.

Bureau’s website www.visitnewton.com; or download a sample itinerary from our group tour tab. You don’t have to be a motorcoach participant to enjoy our community, and the itineraries make the planning easy. Or, give us a call at the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau, 641-792-0299, and we’ll help you put together your own customized vacation.

If you’re looking for more fun events or things to do the rest of the travel season or any other time of the year, check out the calendar of events on the Newton Convention & Visitors

Iowa Tourism/Travel

Resources Iowa Tourism Office

Travel Federation of Iowa

888-472-6035 and 515-725-3084 www.traveliowa.com

www.travelfederationofiowa.org

Central Iowa Tourism Region

www.iowagrouptravel.org

800-285-5842 www.iowatourism.com

Iowa Group Travel Association Iowa Destination Marketing Alliance www.iowadma.com

Eastern Iowa Tourism Region 800-891-3482 www.easterniowatourism.org

Iowa Department of Natural Resources 515-281-5918 www.iowadnr.gov

Western Iowa Tourism Region 888-623-4232 www.visitwesterniowa.com

Iowa Department of Transportation www.511ia.org www.iowadot.gov

Jasper County, Iowa www.co.jasper.ia.us

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Miscellaneous Community

Resources

City of Newton (City Hall)

Newton Public Library

101 W. 4th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-2787

100 N. 3rd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4108

Emergency – 911

Newton Chamber of Commerce 113 1st Ave W., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5545

Newton Police/Non-emergency 641-792-1547

Newton Development Corporation

Newton Fire/Non-emergency

600 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 641-787-8210

641-92-3347

Jasper County Sheriff/Non-emergency 641-792-5912

Jasper County Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO)

Jasper County Courthouse

641-792-7574

101 1st St N., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-7016

Newton Community School District 641-792-5809

Skiff Medical Center

Newton Christian School

204 N. 4th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-1273

641-792-1924

Newton Post Office 215 S. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 641-792-4730

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Annual

Events

Newton Bridal Fair

Newton Alumni Weekend

Sponsored by Iowa Speedway A showcase of bridal attire, flowers, catering, music and everything you need to plan your special day!

The first weekend of June for Newton High School Alumni.

4th of July Celebration and Fireworks A morning parade and celebration around the downtown square; food and activities. Evening fireworks at Agnes Patterson Park on the northeast side of Newton.

Newton Community Theatre There are four productions annually. For show titles, dates and time check their website at www.newtontheatre.com.

Jasper County Fair

Spring Home & Garden Show

Held for a full week in July at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax.

Sponsored by KCOB AM/FM and ENERGY 106.77 Radio and held at DMACC Newton Conference Center.

Bowlful of Blues

Where the Rubber Meets the Road-8K Run/Walk Sponsored by Progress Industries and held at Iowa Speedway.

Sponsored by the South Skunk Blues Society, held at the Fred Maytag Bowl in Maytag Park on Labor Day Weekend. A day of Blues music and fun.

Thunder Nites Motorcycle Rallies

Thanks with Franks

Held around the downtown square the second Friday of each month, May through September. Music, beverage garden and entertainment.

A celebration of businesses showing appreciation to customers with hotdogs, music and children’s entertainment; located on the downtown square.

Sunsets at Sugar Grove

Miss Iowa USA/Miss Iowa Teen USA

An outdoor favorite -- live music performances throughout the warm months. For information on performances go to their website at www.sugargrove.com.

Takes place in the Fall with a weekend full of competition and a spectacular show; winners to move on to the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions.

Newton Farmer’s Market

Lighting of the Jasper County Courthouse and Lighted Christmas Parade

Held every Tuesday afternoon June – October.

Held the Friday after Thanksgiving; an annual FAVORITE with the lighting of the courthouse in the downtown square to be immediately followed by the lighted parade, food, carriage rides, and Santa.

Iowa Sculpture Festival The first weekend of June, featuring a variety of media, shapes and forms; entertainment and food.

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