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Lone Tree's El Guanaco set to close down this Saturday

LONE TREE El Guanaco, Lone Tree's Salvadorian/Mexican restaurant, is set to offically close down operations after this Saturday, Feb. 24.  The Ramirez family opened El Guanaco in … more

Lone Tree FreLincs serve the community

The FreLincs 4-H group of Lone Tree collected donations for the Lone Tree Food Pantry on Feb. 13, happy to be able to serve the community. more

Green opposes new staff positions in FY25 budget proposals

IOWA CITY Jon Green, a Johnson County Supervisor who is a Lone Tree resident, is taking a stand as the county considers requests for its Fiscal Year 2025 budget. In the first round of … more

More paint projects on Lone Tree’s horizon

LONE TREE February brought bright sun and short-sleeve weather to Iowa for the first time this year. It was a good moment to thank Lone Tree snow removal crews who dealt with severe winter … more

Catholic talk radio station coming to Kalona

KALONA A new radio station is set to fill the airwaves this February, broadcasting from Kalona: KMHV 89.5 FM, Mary’s Holy Voice, talk radio for Catholic Living. Boasting 5500 watts of … more

Parents of Lone Tree discuss potential 4-day week with district

LONE TREE The Lone Tree Community School District hosted their second public forum discussing the four-day school week at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. The two-hour long forum was more productive … more

New Lone Tree businesses a part of Johnson County’s rural growth

IOWA CITY Business expansions in Lone Tree and community improvements in Hills were part of a report by Greater Iowa City, Inc., to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at a work session Jan. … more

Pioneer Park offers many levels of senior care in Lone Tree

LONE TREE Lone Tree’s Pioneer Park is situated on East Pioneer Road at the east edge of town with county land at its backyard. The senior care facility may not be in downtown Lone … more

Caucus goers make their choice: ‘Donald Trump!’

WELLMAN The negative three-degree temperature Monday night did not dissuade Republican caucus goers in Wellman from showing up at the Parkside Activities Center to express their presidential … more

Residents spend week huddled in, digging out

KALONA Winter was off to a mild start in late 2023, with only two days of very light snow and a solidly green Christmas. But on the 37° evening of Monday, Jan. 8, rain turned to snow, and the … more

Kalona Post & Frame rises to top of bid list (again) for Poor Farm project

IOWA CITY Nearly one month after a building proposal by Kalona Post & Frame was slowed down by the Johnson Board of Supervisors because supervisors said the company isn’t Johnson … more

Lone Tree fills council vacancy, moves forward with solar project

Lone Tree The Lone Tree City Council met on Tuesday, Jan. 2, for their first meeting of the new year. Here, the council filled a vacancy that was created with the departure of Ryan Ronan. … more

Johnson County Supervisors consider salary increases of 5.5% for FY25

IOWA CITY Salary-increase recommendations for elected officials in Johnson County range from 5.5% to 8%. The salary increases were presented to the Board of Supervisors during its Jan. 3 … more

Lone Tree's Jon Green named Vice Chair of Johnson County Supervisors

IOWA CITY Jon Green, a former mayor of Lone Tree and still a resident there, was voted in as Vice Chair of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at its annual organizational meeting Tuesday. … more

2023: A retrospective

KALONA We may live in small towns where the pace of life is more relaxed, but that doesn’t mean that nothing happens. We are always in motion, tearing down the old, building the new, and … more

Tiffin offers up property for Johnson County Emergency Management team

OWA CITY A property donation by the City of Tiffin may give Johnson County the space it needs to construct a heated storage facility for the Emergency Management Agency Commission. After … more

Rezoning clears way for large solar farm to be located along Highway 22

IOWA CITY A rezoning approved last week by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors clears the way for the county’s largest solar-panel farm to be installed along Highway 22 between … more

Democrat, Republican caucuses set for Jan. 15

KALONA Republicans announced their 2024 presidential caucus locations on Dec. 8, and Democrats followed suite on Dec. 15, preparing for the first contest in the presidential nominating cycle. Both … more

Tree House Nutrition opens door in Lone Tree

LONE TREE The holidays fill the air the moment calendars turn to December. For Lone Tree, the standard is the same. But there is an added bonus to Lone Tree this holiday season. Tree House … more

Merger unites longstanding Riverside, Lone Tree banks

IOWA CITY On Dec. 11, two nearly centenarian banks merged, giving Riverside and Lone Tree residents one more branch at which to handle their financial transactions. Peoples Trust and Savings Bank … more
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