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Lone Tree Fire & Rescue Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

LONE TREE Folks started lining up before 5 p.m. for Lone Tree Fire & Rescue’s chicken dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24, and the line stretched across the American Legion parking lot as … more

Lone Tree native returns to offer area dogs a spa day

LONE TREE For people, a trip to the spa can be a full-day excursion to ease tensions and find relaxation.   Why not treat your furry best friend to the same level of care?   With … more

Johnson County Board set to vote on $169.8M budget for FY25

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will vote Thursday on a Fiscal Year 2025 spending budget of $169.8 million, a record amount that is $22.9 million more than this year’s … more

Future of Hills Elementary, students discussed at legislative briefing

KALONA Rep. Heather Hora and Sen. Dawn Driscoll held their last legislative briefing of the season on Friday, April 12, at the Kalona Historical Village, where they described myriad bills they … more

Aging Johnson County jail to get building monitoring system

IOWA CITY Conditions at the Johnson County jail have gotten so bad that a monitoring system is about to be installed around the building. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a … more

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
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