Johnson County
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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

The Great Bluegrass Herons and Friends Acoustic Christmas Program Dec. 10

The Great Bluegrass Herons and Friends Acoustic Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at Sharon Center United Methodist Church. The Great Bluegrass Herons (pictured), from … more

Johnson County 4-H program distributes 216 awards

On Nov. 19, Johnson County 4-H members and their families gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2022-2023 4-H program year. Members of the Johnson County 4-H Youth Council helped present … more

Johnson County Agricultural Association receives $125,000 WCRF grant

The Johnson County Agricultural Association received a grant award of $125,000 from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation on Nov. 29, which will be used to replace the main livestock show arena … more

Johnson County sets December date for zoning and platting hearings

IOWA CITY The monthly formal session for zoning and platting considerations has been set for December 14 by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. The date was set by the Board during an … more

ARPA spending is a focus for upcoming Johnson County budget considerations

IOWA CITY Time is beginning to wind down on Johnson County’s plans for the disbursement of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, per federal requirements. Allison Wells, Grants … 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

Proposed transportation initiative targets North Liberty

IOWA CITY A potential regional transportation initiative may be coming to Johnson County, but it won’t involve Lone Tree or southern portions of the county. At its Nov. 1 work … more

Randy’s celebrates 47 years with anniversary sale

Just a hop, skip and a jump from our communities along Hwy 22 is Randy’s Local Flooring Experts, By Design. Randy’s has been serving the Iowa City area since Oct. 13, 1976, and has been seated … more

KCTC, STC and WCTA awarded state broadband grants

The Iowa Department of Management Division of Information Technology announced Oct. 30 that it awarded $148,960,000 as part of the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant program. Thirty-nine broadband … more

LL Pelling wins contract for road work in Frytown, Hills

IOWA CITY LL Pelling, an asphalt and highway construction company located in North Liberty, has been selected for crack sealing projects that include 500th Street SW, west of Frytown, and 520th … 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

Emotional public comment greets JoCo Supervisors at back-to-back meetings

IOWA CITY A pair of public-comment sessions last week on separate days clearly put the spotlight on a division that has grown within the five-member Johnson County Board of Supervisors. One … 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

L.L. Pelling is selected for Stringtown road resurfacing project

IOWA CITY L.L. Pelling, a highway construction company based in North Liberty, was selected by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors for an upcoming project on 540th Street SW in the … more

Johnson County engineer takes a Stringtown ride ... in a buggy

IOWA CITY When it came time to plan a new surface for a road in the middle of Amish country in Stringtown, located just north of Kalona, a Johnson County official traded his car ride for a buggy … 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

Lone Tree Library gets $3,000 in assistance from Johnson County

IOWA CITY The Lone Tree Community School Library is receiving up to $3,000 from Johnson County for operational support during Fiscal Year 2024, which began July 1. The Johnson County Board … more

Johnson County Supervisors pause proclamations program

IOWA CITY The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is pausing its issuing of proclamations at the request of Supervisor V Fixmer-Oraiz. Fixmer-Oraiz told the Board at its August 30 work … more

A piece of history reborn

When the old Swift house at 191 Highway 22 in Riverside was put up for auction by sealed bids in 2021 after it went back to the bank, it was in a sad state of disrepair.  Originally, the … more
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