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Lone Tree's Jon Green named Vice Chair of Johnson County Supervisors

IOWA CITY Jon Green, a former mayor of Lone Tree and still a resident there, was voted in as Vice Chair of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at its annual organizational meeting Tuesday. … more

2023: A retrospective

KALONA We may live in small towns where the pace of life is more relaxed, but that doesn’t mean that nothing happens. We are always in motion, tearing down the old, building the new, and … more

Tiffin offers up property for Johnson County Emergency Management team

OWA CITY A property donation by the City of Tiffin may give Johnson County the space it needs to construct a heated storage facility for the Emergency Management Agency Commission. After … more

Rezoning clears way for large solar farm to be located along Highway 22

IOWA CITY A rezoning approved last week by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors clears the way for the county’s largest solar-panel farm to be installed along Highway 22 between … more

Democrat, Republican caucuses set for Jan. 15

KALONA Republicans announced their 2024 presidential caucus locations on Dec. 8, and Democrats followed suite on Dec. 15, preparing for the first contest in the presidential nominating cycle. Both … more

Tree House Nutrition opens door in Lone Tree

LONE TREE The holidays fill the air the moment calendars turn to December. For Lone Tree, the standard is the same. But there is an added bonus to Lone Tree this holiday season. Tree House … more

Merger unites longstanding Riverside, Lone Tree banks

IOWA CITY On Dec. 11, two nearly centenarian banks merged, giving Riverside and Lone Tree residents one more branch at which to handle their financial transactions. Peoples Trust and Savings Bank … more

GuideLink Center's costs a 'critical' concern for Johnson County

IOWA CITY Since opening its doors in February 2021, Johnson County’s GuideLink Center has admitted nearly 4,000 for crisis services and substance abuse treatment. But how does it get … more

Lone Tree to fill council vacancy in January

LONE TREE Happy about receiving a grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for $32,340 on Nov. 29., - see "WCRF awards $299,300 grant to Kalona Historical Society for rail exhibit" … more

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
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