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What's in a creek name? Maybe Glen, Glenn and Woodrow

IOWA CITY An unnamed creek in southern Johnson County may be about to get a name. Not that Lisa Green-Douglass, chair of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, is in favor of it. The … more

Johnson County campus to get $10 million remodel

IOWA CITY Johnson County officials are moving ahead with a remodel of its Administration and Health & Human Services (HHS) buildings at a cost of more than $10 million. Since the Board … more

Pet of the Week

Midnight a busy cat. And she’s available for adoption at PAWS & More! First, Midnight might first check on what’s happening outside the window. Then she’ll explore to see if … more

Requests for Johnson County grants reach nearly $1.5 million

IOWA CITY Nearly $1.5 million in Economic Development and Quality of Life grant requests were received by Johnson County for a Fiscal Year 2024 allocation of $300,000. Among the eight … more

Veterans: still time to sign up for local video project

On May 19th and 20th, the cities of Kalona and Wellman will be collaborating with locally based Storyline Multimedia to offer area Veterans an opportunity to share their military experience.   … more

Starting Strong program to expand into rural Johnson County

IOWA CITY A number of child-care initiatives in Johnson County will include $75,000 for an expansion of the Starting Strong program in rural areas of the county. Lynette Jacoby, Social … more

Significant Bills Signed into Law in 2023 Legislative Session

Thursday, May 4 marked the end of Iowa’s 2023 legislative session.   Though many sighed in relief that some bills did not end up on the governor’s desk, other bills survived scrutiny … more

Johnson County approves $146.8 million budget, pay increases

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a Fiscal Year 2024 spending budget of $146.85 million and pay increases of up to 6.4% at its formal voting session held April 27. Of that funding, $60 … more

Board approves FY24 budget of $146.85 million

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a Fiscal Year 2024 spending budget of $146.85 million and pay increases of up to 6.4% at its formal voting session held April 27. … more

Pet of the Week

Salinger came to PAWS & More after living alone in a wooden cage stacked with many other cages of cats in a house. In the past few months, Salinger has become more comfortable meeting new people … more

Johnson County's FY24 budget of $146.85M ready for supervisors' vote

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will vote Thursday, April 27, on a Fiscal Year 2024 budget that includes $146.85 million in expenditures, an increase of $8.4 million from … more

Johnson County faces $18 million in building replacements and repairs

IOWA CITY Seven of 26 Johnson County-owned buildings were rated in very poor condition and in need of replacement, according to a county-wide facilities assessment study conducted by … more

USDA offers disaster assistance to farmers in Iowa impacted by recent tornadoes 

Agricultural operations in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin have been significantly impacted by recent tornadoes and severe storms that caused widespread and extensive destruction across those … more

Area fire departments raised over $100,000

Locals attending fundraisers by area fire departments gave an average of $20 to $21 in freewill donations.  Over $100,000 were raised between the Kalona, Wellman and Riverside pancake and … more

Post-Tornado News and Resources

Mid-Prairie Students and Staff Help Following Tornado On Thursday, April 6, 211 Mid-Prairie High School students and 52 staff members helped with recovery efforts following the EF-4 tornado that … more

Johnson County's rezoning and plat session set for April 13

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Board of Supervisors’ monthly evening meeting for rezoning and plat applications will take place April 13 at 5:30. The applications and proposals include … more

Johnson County's tax askings top $38 million

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved Fiscal Year 2024 maximum tax askings of $38.9 million for general services and $7 million for rural services. The approval came … more

Introducing Stephanie Stimmel: Area’s newest realtor is a familiar face

ce asked you to “open” is now hosting open houses.  Say hello to Stephanie Stimmel, our area’s newest realtor. “It was kind of a scary move, but it was just one of … more

Local shelter locations for severe weather

Not everyone has a secure place in their homes to take shelter during severe weather.  If you do not have access to a basement or other secure interior location, consider these public … more
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