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Lone Tree FFA discusses ‘unfair’ treatment with board

LONE TREE The Lone Tree FFA chapter is exploding on the popular social media app TikTok, with over 2 million views and counting, thanks to the Lone Tree FFA Drive Your Tractor to School Day. The … more

Lone Tree Chamber Welcomes Tree House Nutrition & Gussies Paw Spa

LONE TREE The Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Tree House Nutrition and Gussies Paw Spa on Monday, April 1 in the cold rain. Both the Chamber and new members … more

Lone Tree teachers to see pay raise thanks to state legislation

LONE TREE Although contracts have yet to be signed for the 2024-25 school year, Lone Tree teachers should expect raises in the near future, thanks to Iowa legislation that increased teacher … more

Lone Tree speech, drama students perform for community, take home awards

LONE TREE Lone Tree high school English teacher Tanya McCarty hosted an end-of-year speech and drama award show on Saturday, April 6, to award the students who excelled in speech and drama … more

Community Violence Prevention Program among approved ARPA projects

IOWA CITY Several Johnson County projects being funded by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money survived a third round of voting at a Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting last week, … more

Legislators propose Hills join Lone Tree CSD; parents say ‘not so fast'

HILLS Iowa State Representative Heather Hora and Iowa State Senator Dawn Driscoll introduced an idea to redraw school districts, allowing the Hills community to join a new school district, on … more

State legislators introduce idea allowing Hills to join a new school district

HILLS Joining a new school district remains on the table for Hills after they lost their elementary just a week ago. State Senator Dawn Driscoll, State Representative Heather Hora and Lone … more

Lone Tree sets new garbage pickup day

LONE TREE Starting the week of Monday, May 6, Lone Tree will change its garbage pickup day to Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. This change comes from Johnson County Refuse, Lone Tree’s … more

Lone Tree church to host mental wellness presentation

LONE TREE On Saturday, April 6, Lone Tree’s United Presbyterian Church at 110 West Elm St. will host Jennifer Brost of Potential Counseling and Consultation Services for a free – and … more


WELLMAN At 4:22 p.m. Friday, Kari Honsey snapped one last photo of the massive funnel cloud on the southwest horizon and then headed down to the cellar. She grabbed her bicycle helmet, a granola … more

Lone Tree's Easter Egg Hunt

LONE TREE Lone Tree hosted their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m.. Kids could take pictures with the ever-scary Easter Bunny, draw, color, jump in potato sacks and then hunt for … more

Ramsey Creek Woodworks: quality design and craftsmanship for your next remodeling project

KALONA When folks drive by Ramsey Creek Woodworks on Hwy 1 just north of Kalona, they don’t always know what exactly the business does. Is it a furniture store or something? “We mainly do … more

Kalona Home Show prepared to dazzle March 22-23

KALONA Kalona has developed a reputation for quality home products and services, and on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, many of them will be represented under one roof for the Kalona Home Show. … more

Hills Bank: a true community partner

HILLS Hills Bank is one of the largest banks in Iowa, something you might never guess given it is headquartered in Hills, a small town of fewer than 800 residents. Founded in 1904 by 19 local … more

Lone Tree poet inspired by walking, fasting

LONE TREE A crisp walk. An inward talk. File an idea. Scribble it down. Repeat. This has been Nancy Braun’s dedicated walking/writing hybrid system for over 20 … more

Lone Tree approves Fun Fly camping

LONE TREE Representatives of the Lone Tree Flyers made an appearance before the Lone Tree City Council on March 4. The Flyers wanted permission for camping to take place during their event in … more

Johnson County Board Exec Director: ‘We are understaffed’

IOWA CITY Among the additional requested positions for Fiscal Year 2025 rejected by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors were two in its own department. Guillermo Morales, the … more

Johnson County Supervisors settle on pay raise of 3.75%

IOWA CITY Johnson County Supervisors agreed on a pay increase of 3.75% at its budget session Feb. 21. Supervisors Chair Rod Sullivan had proposed the 3.75% rate at two budget voting … more

Lone Tree's El Guanaco set to close down this Saturday

LONE TREE El Guanaco, Lone Tree's Salvadorian/Mexican restaurant, is set to offically close down operations after this Saturday, Feb. 24.  The Ramirez family opened El Guanaco in … more

Lone Tree FreLincs serve the community

The FreLincs 4-H group of Lone Tree collected donations for the Lone Tree Food Pantry on Feb. 13, happy to be able to serve the community. more
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