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Construction work on 540th Street SW among upcoming road projects

IOWA CITY At least three road construction projects in southwestern Johnson County are set to take place in the new year. Greg Parker, Johnson County Engineer and head of Secondary Roads, told … more

Board approves 9 of 74 eligible Community and Food Program requests

IOWA CITY Johnson County’s Community and Food Grant program drew a whopping 126 applications totaling more than $2.7 million in requested funds. The program, which is financed by American … more

Lone Tree students capture attention of U.S. Representative

Schools that educate students from preschool to grade 12 under one roof are increasingly rare.  In Iowa, you could count them on two hands.  Lone Tree Community School is one of them, and … more

Lyrical Iowa 2023 Poetry Competition

Iowans-you are invited to submit your poetry to the annual Lyrical Iowa Poetry Competition! No entry fee. No membership or book purchase required. For all residents of Iowa from kindergartners to … more

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls pot roast meals due to presence of wheat allergen Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its Hy-Vee Mealtime Beef Pot Roast Dinners due to the presence of an … more

Board defers vote on Windham Village plan

IOWA CITY Windham Village remains the last Johnson County village without an official development plan. At least, for now. Following a long discussion and public hearing at its formal … more

Historic Poor Farm in Iowa City headed toward busy spring

IOWA CITY V Fixmer-Oraiz, who will take office as a Johnson County Supervisor in January, gave a last Historic Poor Farm project update to the board at its work session Nov. 30. The Poor Farm … more

Lone Tree school board approves personnel changes, updates RPS

During a brief meeting on Jan. 11, the Lone Tree school board met with two main items up for approval: personnel changes and an Updated Revenue Purpose Statement (RPS). Both were unanimously … more

WWII prisoner-of-war camps nearby? Iowa author to discuss history Jan. 24

If you’ve been to the Muscatine County Fair, you know the fairgrounds in West Liberty to be the land of funnel cake carts and livestock shows.  But 80 years ago, the fairgrounds were … more

Elite Casino Resorts Commits $500,000 to Support Iowa Athletics

Elite Casino Resorts announced Jan. 12 that the company will be the exclusive casino gaming partner and first corporate partner pledging a $500,000 leadership contribution to The Swarm … more

Honors for Local College Students

In recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the fall … more

Girl Scouts launch season with new Raspberry Rally cookie

On January 13, 2023, local Girl Scouts kick off the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season! Girl Scouts and their troops are rallying their communities to support the world’s largest entrepreneurial … more

Pet of the Week

Five year old Maizy is sweet and loves petting and attention. She lived the first part of her life full time in a crate inside of a house. She was terrified of spray bottles when she arrived in her … more

Windham Village plan heads to county supervisors for consideration

IOWA CITY The path toward establishing a Johnson County-approved plan for Windham Village has not been a smooth one. The process began with a pair of somewhat heated meetings over the summer at … more

Senior Dining Menu

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Breakfast egg/meat casserole, fruit salad, coffee cake Friday – Chicken broccoli casserole, cucumber salad, butterscotch pudding Monday – … more

Pet of the Week

Posh is a beautiful 2 year old gray tabby. She is independent and an easy keeper. Confident and well-mannered, Posh will make a wonderful kitty companion for the person or family that chooses to … more

Alternate boundary proposed for county's Windham Village plan

IOWA CITY A Windham Village plan will go in front of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors in December with an alternative proposed boundary. The original proposed plan drew negative … more

Supervisors challenge Sullivan's request for a retreat

IOWA CITY During a week when former Lone Tree Mayor Jon Green and Johnson County Historic Poor Farm Project Manager V Fixmer-Oraiz were elected to four-year terms on the Johnson County Board of … more

Outgoing supervisor Pat Heiden showered with praise and thanks

IOWA CITY Pat Heiden, a Johnson County Supervisor, was nearly in tears during the board’s work session Dec. 28. It was on that day, last Wednesday, when the emotional testimonials began … more

District Judge candidates to be interviewed

Governor Kim Reynolds gave notice of a new District Associate Judge position created in Judicial Sub-District 8A. The application deadline closed at 4:00 p.m. on December 29, 2022.  The … more
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