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State to mail absentee ballot request form to every registered voter

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced his office plans to mail an absentee ballot request form to every active registered voter in the state ahead of the June 2 primary. The forms will be … more

Highland, Lone Tree OK emergency powers for school superintendent

The Highland and Lone Tree school boards passed resolutions giving Superintendent Ken Crawford broad authority to take actions, if necessary without board approval, to implement state or federal … more

Area churches cancel in-person services

With state officials restricting gatherings to fewer than 10 people, many area churches have canceled in-person services. Some, however, are offering online alternatives. more

United Way offers ways to help during COVID-19 crisis

The United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties has a number of suggestions for anyone wanting to help during the COVID-19 crisis. more

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More animal shelter pet of the week is Nashville, an adult male treeing walker coonhound/vizsla mix who is described as a “free spirit.” Intelligent, … more

Our daily life grinds to a halt

As the week progressed, more and more places announced they were closing or modifying their operations. On Monday, what started as a trickle of announcements became a flood. more

Lone Tree council OKs water rate reading

The Lone Tree City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance change to increase water rates in the city. City Clerk Stephanie Dautremont said the change is to cover the cost of the … more

Lone Tree considers allowing chickens within city limits

At its Feb. 10 meeting, the Lone Tree City Council discussed the possibility of allowing chickens within the city limits. The issue was raised by resident Kyle Zaruba who did not have a specific … more

Scammers target Alliant customers

Callers who ask you to pay in a few hours or have power disconnected are not legitimate. But scammers are getting more sophisticated. Alliant Energy has received reports from customers in … more

Lone Tree students raise funds for Leukemia, Lymphoma Society

Two Lone Tree High School students are raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission of curing blood cancers. Natalie Patterson and Brynne Ronan are competing against other … more

Nominations are open for Kid Captain

Do you know someone who would make a great Kid Captain? Kid Captain is a partnership that began in 2009 between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to … more

Trump dominates local Republican caucuses

While Democrats packed into the Lone Tree High School cafeteria with 113 caucus-goers, Republicans sat comfortably in a classroom. There were 21 attending the caucus. All 21 cast ballots for … more

Keeping Fit for Life

Wanda Ronan’s grandchildren wanted to make sure she was exercising regularly. They purchased her a membership to the Lone Tree Wellness Center. Now the 87-year-old attends a senior … more

Washington County gets spotlight in presidential debate

While last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines focused little on local issues, Washington County had a brief moment in the spotlight during a discussion on trade. U.S. Sen. … more

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potluck. Tuesday – Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, hot vegetable, fruit. Wednesday – Pork loin, mashed … more

A Change in Leadership

Joanne Havel took the reins of Lone Tree’s city government Monday night. In her first meeting as mayor, she made it clear that she is going to do things her way. That includes injecting a … more

Senior Dining Menus

Wellman – Goodwin Monday – Potato soup, ham and cheese sandwich, fruit and cookie. Tuesday – Liver and onions, mashed potatoes and gravy, tomato spoon salad, ice … more

New mayors and council members take office in the new year

With the new year comes new mayors and city council members for cities around the area. City elections were held around the state in November. In Kalona, former council member Mark Robe will be … more
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