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Johnson Co. Supervisors criticize ARPA process

When Johnson County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Leadership Team delivered an update that included scoring and removing a number of proposed projects last week, Supervisor Rod Sullivan … more

M-P marching band places first at Muskie Marching Invitational

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk Marching Band placed first in class 2A at the 2021 Muskie Marching Invitational at Muscatine High School on Saturday, October 9. The band is directed under Mr. David … more

EMT personnel issues told to supervisors

Competition for paramedics and getting Medicare financial reimbursement for services is making the county Emergency Services/Ambulance Department to consider everything from sign-on bonus for … more

Searching for birth family members separated by adoption

Karen Alderson will present the October 30 program for the Iowa City Genealogical Society. She will review the history of adoption laws in Iowa, including the closing of records for adoptions … more

Preserving Lone Tree’s unique history

Dale Johnson has never had a Lone Tree address, but he considers Lone Tree his hometown. He was born on a farm eight miles north of town and went to country school until fifth grade, when he started … more

Johnson Co. first in Iowa to be named an age-friendly community

Southern Johnson County residents, including those living in the Lone Tree and Hills areas, will get their say in the spending of $29.3 million in America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on Tuesday, … more

Honor Flight helps veterans get the recognition and gratitude they deserve

It was a long day — Dave Swartzendruber had to be at the Cedar Rapids airport by 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and didn’t return to the airport until after 8:30 p.m. But in between, he … more

Mailed absentee ballots must be requested by Oct. 18

Absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 regular city/school elections to be held in Washington County will become available on Oct. 13 in the Washington County Auditor’s office. Requests for mailed … more

Johnson Co. to vacate unused roadway

The Johnson County Secondary Road Department is moving ahead with the long-awaited vacation of an unused roadway in the southwest part of the county. A number of property owners have asked that a … more

Red Flag Horseless Carriage Tour stops in West Chester to see collection of gas pumps, signs

The Red Flag Horseless Carriage Tour started in England in 1896, but an offshoot of that tour has come to Iowa. The original tour traveled from London to Brighton, England and, since Iowa has a New … more

Washington K-9 officer gets new protective vest

Thanks to a donation from Vested Interest, a charitable non-profit, Washington County K-9 officer Dzamal has a bullet and stab protective vest.  The new armor is embroidered with “Gifted … more

Armyworms come for Iowa lawns

Armyworms have come to Iowa. Fall armyworms might show up in the state on any given year, but Rebecca Vittetoe, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said this is an … more

Lone Tree school to host American Rescue Plan public session Oct. 12

Lone Tree Community School has been chosen by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors to be host of an upcoming American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) public session. The county, which has been awarded … more

Kalona resident remembers being a 9/11 chaplain

Maurie Campbell, who lives in Kalona, was an Army Reserve chaplain who was mobilized after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and ended up spending two and a half years at the Pentagon helping people … more

Johnson County sees “dramatic increase” in COVID cases

Johnson County Public Health officials are seeking to nearly double the number of close-contact tracers as COVID cases rise with the delta variant. “We are seeing a dramatic increase in … more

IDPH on how to slow COVID spread

Like most of the country, Iowa has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks. Because of the success of our vaccine campaign, current numbers are a … more

Johnson Co. recognized as “age friendly” community

Johnson County was recently recognized by AARP as an age-friendly community and was officially accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Johnson County is the first … more

Pfizer vaccine gets full FDA approval

On Monday, Aug. 23, the FDA authorized full approval for one COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will now be marketed as Comirnaty for the prevention of … more

Sons of Amvets event raises $830 for school supplies for area schools

The Ladies Auxiliary lunch, in conjunction with the Richmond Sons of Amvets annual Bobby TeBockhorst Horseshoe tournament on Sunday, August 22 raised $830 for school supplies for area elementary … more

Lone Tree Flyers soar in unique, fulfilling hobby

Many members of the Lone Tree Flyers have been building and flying radio-controlled airplanes for over 50 years, since they were children. But the club is always looking for more members and want to … more
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