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Lone Tree approves park improvements, dog waste signage

LONE TREE The Lone Tree City Council met on Monday, July 1, for their regularly scheduled meeting. After going over a few necessary standard agenda items, the meeting began an in-depth discussion … more

This time around, Johnson County Fair receives thumbs up signal

IOWA CITY A presentation by two officers representing the Johnson County Agricultural Association produced positive vibes from members of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at its June 26 … more

Lone Tree, Hills set FY25 contracts with Johnson County Sheriff

IOWA CITY Police protection in Lone Tree and Hills will cost the cities more than $110,000 combined in Fiscal Year 2025. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved nearly half a … more

Johnson County considers rail service linking West Campus and North Liberty

IOWA CITY A proposed rail service linking North Liberty and the University of Iowa’s West Campus may be established in a number of months. While discussions of regional transportation … more

Lone Tree Flyers hold third annual Fun Fly


Construction work to begin soon on Sharon Center Road

IOWA CITY Construction may soon begin on a culvert that shut down a portion of Sharon Center Road SW more than a month ago. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will vote Thursday on a … more

Lone Tree Council raises employee wages, approves licensure for new restaurant

LONE TREE The Lone Tree City Council met on Monday, June 3, for their regular meeting. The council made a myriad of motions, one of which raised city employee wages across the board by 3.2% as … more

Kalona's Bob Yoder wins Washington County Primary; Remington tops Porter in JoCo

IOWA CITY Primary Night was a good night for most of the supervisor incumbents in Johnson and Washington counties. But not all. Royceann Porter, an Iowa City Democrat who was the first … more

Proposed new jail for Johnson County could run $80 million

IOWA CITY Conceptual designs for a new Johnson County jail, which would cost nearly $80 million, were presented to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at its May 29 work session. The … more

Photo gallery: Lone Tree graduation 2024

LONE TREE The Lone Tree Community School District hosted it's graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 26.  Here, Valedictorian Ethan Bockelman, and X, the student who had the second best … more

From Italy to Lone Tree: a student’s experience

LONE TREE With just two days left in Italy’s 2023 school year, Pietro Setti was finally informed where he would study abroad: Lone Tree, Iowa, nearly 5,000 miles away from home. … more

Lone Tree American Legion’s Color Guard Memorial Day services

NICHOLS & LONE TREE The Lone Tree American Legion’s Color Guard started Memorial Day services early at Swank Cemetery. After two more stops, one at the River Junction Cemetery and … more

Entering the danger zone

LONE TREE A couple of weeks ago, Roger Weber came into our office looking for me. A member of the Lone Tree Flyers RC Club, he wanted to talk about the 4th Annual Fun Fly event the club is hosting … more

Repairs at Johnson County jail included in 5-year capital projects plan

IOWA CITY The status of the Johnson County jail surfaced again May 22 during a discussion of capital improvement projects at the Board of Supervisors work session. Plans call for $300,000 … more

Profiling the Johnson County Supervisor Democratic Candidates

IOWA CITY Five Democratic candidates for Johnson County Supervisor seats will be whittled down to three during the June 4 election. Three four-year terms will be determined in the November … more

Lone Tree approves new science curriculum, sets summer meeting dates

LONE TREE The Lone Tree School Board met on Wednesday, May 15, for their final regular meeting of the 2023-24 school year. Here, the board talked to high school science teacher Hunter … more

PAWS & More awarded $2.4 million Riverboat grant for new shelter

KEOTA The team at PAWS & More animal shelter in Washington shed tears of joy Wednesday night when it was announced the organization was awarded a $2,405,760 grant from the Washington County … more

Hobby Hens

KALONA You don’t need to be a farmer to keep your own flock of chickens. Urban chickens are becoming increasingly common as cities recognize the health benefits of access to fresh eggs while … more

Proposed subdivision in Frytown may cause a dusty dilemma

IOWA CITY The dust is rising just north of Frytown. And there might be more to come. A preliminary plat for a proposed 15-lot subdivision located in the northeast part of Frytown was … more

Lone Tree to replace storm sirens, approves more park work

LONE TREE Lone Tree’s emergency storm system consists of two sirens installed in the 1960s. One of the sirens is starting to fail, leading to inconsistency in the daily testing at noon. … more
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