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County vacates portion of 350th Street SW near Stringtown

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the vacation of a portion of 530th Street SW during its formal voting session May 12. The action, requested months ago by … more

National EMS Week

This week, May 15 to May 23 is the National EMS Week, where we celebrate and thank paramedics, EMTs, and the entire EMS workforce for their service to the community. It is a time to honor the … more

Senior Dining Menus

May 19-26 Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – BBQ rib patty, oven browned potatoes, baked beans, pudding cup Friday – Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, 3-bean salad, orange … more

"Plants for the Cure"

Team Breast Friends held their 10th annual plant sale and vendor market, “Plants for the Cure” at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on May 14. Plants are donated by local supporters, and all … more

Updated polling place reminders come to voters’ mailboxes 

Washington County Auditor Daniel Widmer Tuesday reminded voters that some polling places in Washington County have changed due to recent redistricting across the state. Individuals whose polling … more

Voter registration needed for June Primary

Washington County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Daniel L. Widmer is reminding eligible voters who want to vote in the June 7, 2022 Primary Election in Washington County and who are not yet … more

IC gene society to hear about Iowa’s underground railroad

The May 21 program of the Iowa City Genealogical Society will be presented by Joel and Cathy Helman. Cathy’s great-great grandfather was Joel Garretson, an Underground Railroad … more

ISEA President visits Lone Tree school

On Wednesday, April 27, Iowa State Education Agency President Mike Beranek visited the Lone Tree Community School District to meet with students and educators. He read to preschoolers, served on a … more

Replanting Lone Tree’s history

In the pioneer era, there was a singular giant elm that grew near what is now the city of Lone Tree. It served as a prairie landmark on a slight hill south of where the town sits now. Local legend … more

A quilt to tell the story of Chicago’s murdered children

It started with a newspaper. In 1993, Sandy Schweitzer  of Crystal Lake, Illinois, was reading columns by Bob Greene in the Chicago Tribune that talked about dozens of children being killed in … more

Don’t be intimidated — getting started in quilting can be easy

Walking into a quilt shop without a lot of prior knowledge about sewing can be overwhelming. There are rows upon rows of fabrics, displays of tools and an abundance of patterns on offer. But for … more

Direct Assistance Program begins in Johnson County

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Direct Assistance Program, which benefits county residents affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, began this week. The final step in the start-up of the … more

LWVJC to host three candidate forums

The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will hold three candidate forums before the June 2022 Primary Election. The candidate forums will be held in person and will be Livestreamed via the … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Popcorn shrimp, French fries, coleslaw, fruit Friday – Sweet & sour meatballs, baked rice, hot vegetable, cookie Monday – Chicken … more

Field Crop Scout School to feature many experts agronomists

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School May 19, at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids. The Field Crop Scout School is intended to be a foundational course, … more

Planting advice for your garden from ISU Horticulture Extension expert

Iowa’s fertile soil and warm weather had become well-known for its production of vegetables, fruits and even flowers. From beginners to seasoned gardeners, it’s always a question when to … more

Tele Workers Receive Awards

On Tuesday, April 5,the annual Iowa Chapter of APCO (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials) Spring Conference and awards ceremony was held in Altoona. Two local 911 telecommunicators … more

Goodwin Senior Dining Menus

Thursday – Chicken strips, cheese potatoes, pea salad, hot cinnamon apples Friday – Brat & sauerkraut, sweet potato puffs, fruit, cupcake Monday – Chili soup/crackers, … more

Supervisors approve Stringtown Grocery expansion

IOWA CITY A planned expansion of two buildings located behind Stringtown Grocery in Kalona was approved by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at its formal session April 14. Willis … more

Silver Sneakers program offers gym memberships to seniors

Silver Sneakers is a program run mostly through Medicare and Medicaid and some private insurances that will provide free YMCA memberships to people 65 and older, in order to help them live healthier … more
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