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Strong storms, high winds sweep area

High winds were the primary threat Monday night as a line of strong storms swept across eastern Iowa. Locally, 55 mph winds were recorded at 6 p.m., pushing temperatures that reached 91 two hours … more

Atrium Village residents gain insight into Amish, Mennonite communities

HILLS “The more we know, the more we realize we don’t know, right?” Tonia Poole said, addressing the crowd of residents gathered in the dining room at Atrium Village in Hills … more

Fixmer-Oraiz rejects JoCo jail assessment: ‘It is people in cages’

IOWA CITY A needs assessment report from Shive-Hattery Architecture and Engineering of Iowa City calls for up to 140 beds to be a part of a new Johnson County jail. Johnson County … more

Hills Fire opts out of parade, community notices

HILLS A stray firework or two shoots off in the middle of the night, signaling the end of Independence Day weekend. Shortly after, the Hills City Council met for their regular meeting on Monday, … more

Hills Town & Country 4th of July

Hills’ penultimate Music in the Park event

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

Hills council approves new lights for songbird sanctuary

HILLS The Hills City Council met on Monday, June 10, for a regularly scheduled meeting. Here, they approved the purchase of new lights for the songbird sanctuary. The blue lights were … more

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

Hills council updates handbook, approves community center paint job

HILLS The Hills City Council met on Wednesday, May 29, for their regular meeting, delayed from the typical Monday to observe Memorial Day. This meeting was highlighted by the council updating … 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

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

Generations bid farewell to Hills Elementary School

HILLS To celebrate Hills Elementary’s 59-year history, the school hosted a reunion on Thursday evening, May 23. The school library was filled with old yearbooks and cards signifying … 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

Salon 218: Hills new location for haircare

HILLS Hills may be a small town, but it offers up big services like Salon 218, the newly established personalized salon experience catering to each and every whim of the customer; a place where … more

Iowa Street to be repaired this summer

HILLS Sometime after 4th of July celebrations, Hills will get down to business, closing Iowa street for repairs and improvements. This project was approved at Hills’ city council … more

Atrium Village celebrates Mother’s Day

HILLS Atrium Village in Hills began celebrating Mother’s Day on Friday, May 10 with a morning program called “What is this item?” presented by Bridget Nash (education specialist) and Sara … more
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