Johnson County
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County considers new arrangement of voting precincts

IOWA CITY Public comment on voting precincts proposed for Johnson County, including those covering Lone Tree, Hills and rural areas in the southern portion of the county, will be heard at the … more

One injured in vehicle-buggy accident

On September 20, 2022, at 7:06 a.m., the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a horse-drawn buggy on 540th St SW and Eagle Ave SW. The driver of the … more

Proposed pipelines concern Johnson County supervisors

IOWA CITY A carbon-capture pipeline project has grabbed the attention of Johnson County Supervisors. Thursday, Aug. 25, the board will consider approving a letter-of-intent that would be sent … more

Iowa City asks Johnson County for more Direct Assistance funds

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Board of Supervisors chambers was packed again at its August 10 work session. Eight county residents, who were hoping to convince the board to free up more funds … more

Local housing market starting to normalize, realtors say

With mortgage interest rates ticking upward and inflation at a 40-year high, it would be reasonable to expect home sales to slow and more homes to be available on the market.  However, realtors … more

Lone Tree Fall Festival

Lone Tree held their Sesquicentennial Fall Festival on August 26 and 27. more

Lone Tree looks back, looks forward with dedication of new Elm

The original “lone tree” was legend.  Standing perhaps 10 stories tall, living more than 200 years, it seemed impervious to windstorms and prairie fires.   The only tree on the … more

Area Iowa State Fair Winners

FFA Floriculture Rose Champion: Sidney Davis, Mid-Prairie FFA, Wellman Rose Reserve Champion: Quinn Schmidt, Mid-Prairie FFA, Wellman Marigold Champion: Quinn Schmidt, Mid-Prairie FFA, … more

Iowa Judicial Branch received reports of Jury Scam

The Iowa Judicial Branch received reports of a jury scam currently in operation in several locations throughout the state.  In the scam, the perpetrators of the scam call the victim and falsely … more

Genealogy Society to tour new Johnson County Historical Museum

Members of the Iowa City Genealogical Society, led by Executive Director, Alexandra McKendree, will tour the new Johnson County Historical Museum  at the Xtream Arena in the Iowa River … more

One Iowa family to win $1000 College Savings Iowa contribution at State Fair

State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is giving away a $1,000 College Savings Iowa contribution to one Iowa family at the State Fair, which runs from August 11-21. “If you’ve been waiting … more

Grimes construction firm awarded contract for Yoder Turnpike bridge work

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a contractor’s bid of more than $340,000 for work to be done on a bridge located on Orval Yoder Turnpike SW, north of … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Bratwurst/sauerkraut, baked beans, hash brown potatoes, fruit, Rice Crispy Treat Friday – Fish patty, sweet potato puffs, hot vegetable, Jell-O with … more

Courage Ride meaningful to cancer survivor

Bowen Yoder, of Williamsburg, shares his cancer journey and how it relates to the importance of the upcoming Courage Ride. On Saturday, August 13 the 18th Annual Courage Ride will be held at Big … more

Child rescued, adult drowns in Iowa River

On August 5th, 2022 at 6:07 p.m. the Joint Emergency Communication Center received a report of a possible drowning in the Iowa River at River Junction Access, 6051 River Junction Rd SE, … more

County considers billing other counties for Guidelink usage

IOWA CITY Johnson County, which opened the Guidelink Center in early 2021 to help those with mental health and substance-abuse needs, may soon be seeking financial help from neighboring counties … more

Checks are on the way to Direct Assistance applicants

IOWA CITY The money is finally on the way. In the final step of the Johnson County Direct Assistance Program, the county’s Board of Supervisors cleared the way for $1,400 checks to be … more

Lone Tree City Council considers wastewater treatment plan

Mayor Spilman called to order at 5:30 p.m. the regular meeting of the Lone Tree City Council at Lone Tree City Hall, with Ford, Dix, Swinton, and Ronan present.  The Wastewater Treatment plan … more

Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board vacancies

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces three vacancies on the Johnson County Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board.  Two vacancies are for persons categorized as … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Salmon loaf, creamed potatoes and peas, Jell-O with fruit Friday – Chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, spinach, lemon lush dessert Monday … more
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