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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Importance of daylight saving time

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Learn about the importance of daylight saving time and why it is a good reminder to check the dates on your detectors and change the batteries to keep you and your family safe.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Community events within Johnston and Grimes

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View a list of upcoming community events where you can meet the firefighters and have a chance to interact and ask questions.

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News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2022

HOLIDAYS AT THE TOWN CENTER ON DECEMBER 3

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Celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, December 3, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Johnston Town Center. There will be an appearance by Santa and his reindeer, ornament making, the Johnston tree lighting and more family-fun activities!

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

FIRE STATIONS SERVE AS DROP-OFF LOCATIONS FOR TOYS FOR TOTS

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The Johnston-Grimes firefighters are collecting new and unwrapped toys for those less fortunate this holiday season. The toys will be donated to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program! Help the firefighters spread holiday cheer this season.

The dro...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

MAYOR'S RUN FOR FOOD MARKS ITS NINTH YEAR

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Mayor Paula Dierenfeld is at it again for the ninth year in a row! She has challenged her community in a big way  - 1,500 miles! Can we help her reach this goal? She will run one mile for every $10 you donate or for every bag of food. Donations c...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

CITY OFFICES AND LIBRARY CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

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City office buildings will be closed on December 23, 26 and January 2 for the Christmas and New Year Holidays. The Johnston Public Library will also be closed on December 24, 25 and January 1. The library will also be closing at 4:00 p.m. on Sund...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

WINTER COLLECTION IN JOHNSTON IS DEC. 26 THROUGH JAN. 3

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For two weeks only, you can have your holiday tree and extra yard waste picked up curbside for the small cost of a Compost It! sticker on Dec. 26, through Jan. 3, 2023.

Just remember, the sticker is the only decoration your tree can have. Please make sure ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

CLASS 1 GRADUATES FROM PUBLIC SAFETY CITIZENS ACADEMY

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The first inaugural Citizens Academy took place this fall with the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department and Johnston Police Department. The Academy focused on educating participants about police officers' and firefighters' roles ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

KEEP THE WREATH RED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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Wreaths have been hung at each fire station as part of the "Keep the Wreath Red" campaign. This campaign promotes fire safety as residents of  Johnston and Grimes decorate for the holidays.
Each of the wreaths is decorated with a string ...
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Posted on: November 14, 2022

METRO RECYCLING FACILITY CELEBRATING FIRST YEAR

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Most people know garbage goes to the landfill after it leaves the curb, but where does recycling go?

The great news is, not to the landfill!

In November 2021, Metro Waste Authority began operations at Metro Recycling Facility to process recyclables and prep...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

JOHNSTON POLICE WELCOME NEW OFFICER

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A new Johnston Police officer was sworn in during the City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.  The Johnston Police Department hired officer Schellhammer in July 2022. In August 2022, she began attending the Iowa Law Enforcement Aca...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

JOHNSTON DETECTIVE RECEIVES MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

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A Johnston Detective received a Meritorious Service Award during the City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, for keeping with the highest traditions of public service.   In Fall of 2017, Officer Matt Chiles was appointed t...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

GRANDSTAY HOTEL COMING TO THE JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER

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The City of Johnston will soon become home to a 76-room, GrandStay hotel on the south edge of the Johnston Town Center. The four-story 48,000-square-foot GrandStay hotel is expected to have an assessed value of $6 to 7 million.

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

WEEKEND TRANSIT SERVICE EXPANDING IN JOHNSTON THIS FALL

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Thanks to funding through a Principal® Foundation grant, DART is expanding weekend transit access for Johnston residents on its Local Route 5. This route travels between downtown Des Moines and the Johnston Public Library, with stops at popular lo...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

PARK RESTROOMS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

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The City of Johnston’s park restrooms at Dewey, Lew Clarkson, and Terra Parks are closed for winter.  The Parks Department is winterizing the restrooms and drinking fountains to prepare for winter. Portable restrooms will be made availa...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR RECEIVES FUNDRAISING CHECK

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The Johnston-Grimes Professional Firefighters Local 4835 and Johnston Police Officers Association (JPOA) proudly awarded a local breast cancer survivor, Tara McCulley, with a check from the funds raised by selling t-shirts and pink patches. Through a proc...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

JOHNSTON RECEIVES DANIAL BURNHAM AWARD FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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The City of Johnston and Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc. received the Danial Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan from the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for the City of Johnston’s Thrive 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The aw...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

JOHNSTON POLICE RECEIVE K9 FUNDRAISING COMMUNITY BETTERMENT GRANT

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On Monday, Oct. 3, the Johnston Police Department (JPD) received a $10,000 Community Betterment Grant for the department’s K9 fundraising campaign. Polk County Supervisor Bob Brownell presented the check on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.

The...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

JOHNSTON OFFICER RECEIVES RECOGNITION

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Johnston Police Officer Naidenoff recently received the 2022 OWI Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force (C.I.T.S.T.F.). This award recognizes his strong efforts and continuous dedication to making Iowa&rs...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

MICHEL POGGE-WEAVER APPOINTED JOHNSTON CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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The City of Johnston is pleased to announce Michel Pogge-Weaver will join the team as the new City Administrator. 

Michel Pogge-Weaver has served as the City Manager in Carroll, IA, since 2016. Prior to this position, he served as the County Admin...

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