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Riverboat Foundation awards $299,300 grant to Kalona Historical Society for rail exhibit

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced fall grant recipients Wednesday night at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Over $2,000,000 in grants were distributed, with the second highest … more

Lone Tree Enjoys Winter Fest

A festive spirit infused Lone Tree on Saturday, Nov. 25 as visitors and residents enjoyed a full day of downtown activities for Winter Fest. After shopping market vendors and eating delicious food, … more

Discussion about supervisors' expense allocations heats up

IOWA CITY Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan says he has tried to talk about supervisor expense allocations for two or three years. So when it finally got on the agenda for a work … more

Johnson County Sheriff negotiates higher wages for presence in Lone Tree

LONE TREE The Lone Tree City Council met on Monday, Nov. 6, for their regularly scheduled meeting. The council approved Johnson County Sheriff Brad Kunkel’s proposal to raise the … more

Mid-Prairie bond measure passes; Riverside councilperson loses seat to newcomer

KALONA Final results are in from Nov. 7’s school board and city council elections, although all results are unofficial until canvass. Locally, all but one incumbent kept their seats, and all … more

Lone Tree's 'Family Fright Night' a success

LONE TREE Lone Tree celebrated it's fourth annual 'Family Fight Night' on Saturday, Oct. 28.  Here, cars lined up for a chance to win the best decorated. The cars served as a point of … more

Lone Tree celebrates 4th annual ‘Family Fright Night’

Lone Tree’s wellness center is hosting its 4th “Family Fright Night” on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5-8 p.m. This year’s theme is “A walk with the witches.” Trick-or-treaters will start … more

STC to expand broadband access to rural Lone Tree

Hills-based Sharon Telephone Company has begun rolling out Fiber-to-the-Home technology to residents and businesses of rural Lone Tree, a continuation of their effort to provide broadband internet … more

Lone Tree, Hills face higher rates for Johnson County deputy patrols

IOWA CITY The hourly rate for law-enforcement coverage in Lone Tree and Hills is expected to increase over the next five years. Johnson County Sheriff Brad Kunkel presented a five-year … more

Johnson County's session on proclamations process turns into fiery screamer

Editor's note: Offensive language appears in portions of this story. IOWA CITY A revised proclamations procedure was on the docket for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at its work … more

Johnson County plans out timeline for FY25 budgeting process

IOWA CITY Plans for the Johnson County Fiscal Year 2025 budgeting process and a five-year review of the county’s comprehensive development plan were presented to the Board of Supervisors … more

Lone Tree Library gets $3,000 in assistance from Johnson County

IOWA CITY The Lone Tree Community School Library is receiving up to $3,000 from Johnson County for operational support during Fiscal Year 2024, which began July 1. The Johnson County Board … more

Showstopping mums to raise funds for MPHSAP picnic shelter

There are mums, and there are Mums.  The Roots & Shoots initiative, a part of Mid-Prairie’s Home School Assistance Program (HSAP), is growing the later for their fall mum fundraiser … more

Our Holiday Celebration Guide needs you

Last year at this time, we at The News kicked around the idea of a new special section for the holidays.  We imagined it as something you could pull out of the newspaper and save for future … more

Addressing Iowa’s doctor shortage

Growing up in rural Montgomery County, Iowa, I’m all too familiar with the challenges of accessing medical care, especially if you or a family member needs to see a specialist.  … more

Local State Fair winners

Ladies Nail Driving Contest 3 rd place: Tina Montz, Washington   Horseshoe Pitching Doubles Pro-Am, Class A 1 st place: Steve Miller, Wayland and Justin Zaugg, Washington … more

Lone Tree Fall Festival

Midnight gunfire wakes Lone Tree neighborhood

Property damage in excess of $10,000 was incurred by a Lone Tree neighborhood around midnight Monday, August 15, when shots were fired, hitting residences, garages, and vehicles.   Johnson … more

Lone Tree continues to seek staff, HVAC input

The Board of Directors of the Lone Tree Community School District gave an update on personnel changes during their monthly scheduled meeting on August 16.   They reported on two … more

Look up! RC planes return to Lone Tree’s Fall Fest

With temps in the 100’s as school begins this week, chances are good that Lone Tree’s Fall Fest won’t feel quite like fall on Friday and Saturday, August 25-26.   But … more
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