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Julie Chown values relationships when buying and selling houses

Julie Chown of Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors has lived in Lone Tree for over 40 years, which has influenced her career as a real estate agent in that she has expertise and enjoys working with clients in … more

Lone Tree schools recieve grant for dual community-school library project

The Lone Tree Community School District will receive $2,000 as part of the Johnson County Economic Development and Quality of Life grant program. The agreement begins July 1, was approved earlier … more

Lone Tree FFA chapter teaches younger students about farm safety

On May 11, 2021, the Lone Tree FFA hosted a Farm Safety Day. This year Farm Safety Day took place behind the school, near the football practice field. The fifth-grade students got to take their … more

Washington Co. schedules road work

The Washington County Engineer’s Office has contracted URETEK USA, Inc. of Tomball, Texas to complete some rehabilitation work on the approaches at the West Fork Crooked Creek Bridge on Coppock … more

Communities gather to honor heroes on Memorial Day

Communities across the state observed Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, with remembrance ceremonies, the presentation of arms, the playing of taps. Dozens or hundreds of citizens gathered in local … more

Easter Egg Hunt a Hit with Area Kids

Photos of kids finding eggs at the Kalona Historical Village Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 3.  more

Lions run and run for win

Lone Tree senior running back Alex Viner began to celebrate before he hit the end zone for his third touchdown of the day. A Moravia defender was on the ground 25 yards away after missing a … more

Lone Tree Homecoming

The entire Lone Tree student body, as well as a large part of the community, came out in droves to support the school for its annual homecoming assembly. Notable festivities included a performance … more

Masking up for the season

A hot summer day had settled in Lone Tree. A giant fan situated in the doorway leading to the gymnasium at the high school produced a breeze as senior and junior members of the school’s … more

Lone Tree Lions Football Camp

Lone Tree football players took to the practice field this past week for the school’s annual football camp. The camp took place under the direction of head coach Aaron Bohr and football … more

Storm rips through the area Monday

Winds exceeding 100 miles per hour tore through Iowa early Monday afternoon, in a so-called derecho, a severe weather phenomenon involving hurricane-strength winds moving in a straight line. The … more

Hoops Time

The Floor Burn Academy took place the last week of July at the Lone Tree Wellness Center. Separate camps were held for high schoolers and kids in grades 3 to 8. Click through the photos to take a … more

Home-schoolers fare well as Future Problem Solvers

The 2020 version of the Future Problem Solving International Competition was a virtual one for the first time in the program’s 46-year history. Instead of taking place in Amherst, Mass., … more

Lone Tree native Steve Forbes named coach at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Lone Tree native Steve Forbes was named the head men’s basketball coach at Wake Forest on April 30. Wake Forest Director of Athletics John Currie made the announcement … more

Food pantries ramp up to serve residents

Local food pantries are ramping up their efforts to assist residents during this time when many people have been forced to stay at home. On Saturday, the city of Kalona held its own pop-up food … more

Washington County now tops 50 cases

Washington County has been ranking in the top five counties in Iowa with COVID-19 cases, but the county’s public health director says that is because the county has been more aggressive in … more

Cities close playgrounds on governor’s orders

Cities are taking action to close down more public places following Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Monday order. During her Monday press conference, Reynolds ordered that playgrounds and campgrounds … more

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