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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

Showstopping mums to raise funds for MPHSAP picnic shelter

There are mums, and there are Mums.  The Roots & Shoots initiative, a part of Mid-Prairie’s Home School Assistance Program (HSAP), is growing the later for their fall mum fundraiser … more

Our Holiday Celebration Guide needs you

Last year at this time, we at The News kicked around the idea of a new special section for the holidays.  We imagined it as something you could pull out of the newspaper and save for future … more

Addressing Iowa’s doctor shortage

Growing up in rural Montgomery County, Iowa, I’m all too familiar with the challenges of accessing medical care, especially if you or a family member needs to see a specialist.  … more

Local State Fair winners

Ladies Nail Driving Contest 3 rd place: Tina Montz, Washington   Horseshoe Pitching Doubles Pro-Am, Class A 1 st place: Steve Miller, Wayland and Justin Zaugg, Washington … more

Lone Tree Fall Festival

Midnight gunfire wakes Lone Tree neighborhood

Property damage in excess of $10,000 was incurred by a Lone Tree neighborhood around midnight Monday, August 15, when shots were fired, hitting residences, garages, and vehicles.   Johnson … more

Lone Tree continues to seek staff, HVAC input

The Board of Directors of the Lone Tree Community School District gave an update on personnel changes during their monthly scheduled meeting on August 16.   They reported on two … more

Look up! RC planes return to Lone Tree’s Fall Fest

With temps in the 100’s as school begins this week, chances are good that Lone Tree’s Fall Fest won’t feel quite like fall on Friday and Saturday, August 25-26.   But … more

Trio of fresh administrators lead Lone Tree

New (and old) Lone Tree administrators would like to bid a hello.   Tyler Hotz started his tenure as the district’s superintendent July 1. Business manager Shelia Tharp joined the … more

Lone Tree, Hills to have local sales tax options on November ballot

IOWA CITY Both Lone Tree and Hills will have local option sales and service tax referendums on the November election ballot. The requests were acknowledged by the Johnson County Board of … more

Boiler system a focal point at Lone Tree

The Lone Tree school board met for a regularly scheduled meeting in the school library on July 19. Their main focus was the boiler system. An expert came to inspect the system and advised the school … more

Senior Dining Menus

Goodwin Senior Dining Thursday – Ham balls, cheesy potatoes, green beans, strawberry fluff pie Friday – Sloppy joe/bun, cole slaw, potato salad, chocolate chip bar Monday … more

State Fair Volunteers Needed

The Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers to staff the city’s booth at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines August 10-20.   Morning and afternoon shifts available; free entry to … more

Pet of the Week

Copper is the oldest kitty currently at PAWS & More. Her adorable habit is to hide in a bed or under a blanket and then poking her head out for petting when someone approaches her. Copper is nine … more

LT council approves mural work, tax vote

The Lone Tree city council met on July 10, a week later than normal due to the holidays, to discuss a brief number of topics. The big one was approving mural work for both North Park and Dougherty … more

El Guanaco fills restaurant void in Lone Tree

New has always been good. But this new is great. For Lone Tree, the new is El Guanaco, a Salvadorian/Mexican restaurant opened by Rodolfo and Ana Ramirez in mid-June. It operates in the … more

Future Problem Solvers

Home schooled Future Problem Solving teams from the area earned recognition at the 2023 International Competition in Amherst, Massachusetts, June 7 - 11.  The topic of the competition was … more

For buyers and sellers, there’s much to love about Julie Chown

Realtor and long-time Lone Tree resident Julie Chown is at an age where she might think about retiring.   “All my friends are like, ‘What are you doing still working?’” … more
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