Central college athletes are filling a need here in South Central Iowa by helping people move their belongings – the company is called Unite Moving Company, a two-year-old company founded by Nathan Clayberg and Jacob DeWaard. The business utilizes athletes from Central College and Drake University to help those needing to move in area communities. Clayberg, a 2014 graduate of Pella Community High School, and DeWaard, a 2012 PHS graduate, founded the company in April 2016. Clayberg received a tip from a local realtor, who recommended they start a moving company, since none existed locally in south central Iowa. About 70 percent of the company’s net income is donated to Unite Midwest. The remaining 30 percent pays the workers and is reinvested into the company.
Big changes are coming to the Newton Public Library – extensive renovations will affect hours of operations and services between now and May. The current facility will be closed from March 26 through late May; during that time the library office will offer limited services beginning April 2 with hours changing to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Story times will be held at the Pregnancy Center of Central Iowa, 709 First Ave. W. Suite 1 and the Newton YMCA at regularly scheduled times. All other programs will be paused until the building reopens and ongoing updates will be announced on the library’s website and Facebook page.