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Posted on: November 30, 2020

BLUE DRAGON PROGRAM SEEKS DONATIONS

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Every year, the Johnston Police Department is proud to take part in the Blue Dragon program. This annual program allows uniformed officers to go shopping with kids for holiday gifts.

Unfortunately, it is 2020, and the event this year will look a lot differ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

CITY OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC THROUGH DECEMBER 14

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Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases and the safety and well-being of our residents and employees, Johnston is extending all City office and public building closures (including the Library) through Monday, Dec. 14. City leaders will reevaluate ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2020

MAYOR'S RUN FOR FOOD MARKS ITS SIXTH YEAR

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Mayor Paula Dierenfeld is at it again for the sixth year in a row! She has issued another challenge to Johnston residents this holiday season. The Mayor will run one mile (beginning on New Year’s Eve) for every bag of food, personal items, or $1...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

MAYOR DIERENFELD ISSUES PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY STRONGLY ENCOURAGING USE OF FACE MASKS

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Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld issued a proclamation, and the Johnston City Council approved a resolution, which supports and ratifies the mayor’s proclamation, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, encouraging the observance of public health practices to ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2020

WINTER COLLECTION IN JOHNSTON

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While the holiday season is in full swing, it’s funny to think of disposing of your live Christmas tree.

Although beautiful for the season, eventually you’ll have a giant dried up tree in your house that you want to get rid of. For two ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

CITY WELCOMES NEW DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF

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The Johnston Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department is pleased to announce Brynne Burrough was selected as Deputy Fire Chief. Before serving the City of Johnston, Burrough served as Regional Fire Chief with the Marine Corps, where he commanded the largest re...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

FEEDBACK WANTED – COMMUNITY SURVEY DELIVERED TO RESIDENTS IN NOVEMBER

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During early to mid-November, some randomly-chosen Johnston residents will receive a community survey in the mail from ETC Institute. The City of Johnston has commissioned ETC Institute to survey residents on their satisfaction with various aspects of lif...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

BEARDS BEHIND THE BADGE

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Johnston Police Officers may look a little different during November and December as they grow beards to raise funds for a good cause. Participating officers donate money to benefit a pre-selected non-profit organization to participate in “No-Sh...
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Posted on: November 11, 2020

GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW PROCLAMATION EXTENDING STATE’S PUBLIC HEALTH DECLARATION

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On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Governor updated the State's Public Health Emergency Declaration, extending all in-place health mitigation efforts through Nov. 30, 2020.

The latest declaration also added more mitigation efforts, including:

  •  Requirin...
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Posted on: October 23, 2020

PROPERLY DISPOSE OF AMERICAN FLAGS

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Retiring an American flag requires the proper disposal. A special thank you to Boy Scout Troop 44 for providing Johnston resident’s a permanent location. The community flag drop box, located behind the Public Safety building, 6373 Merle Hay Rd.,...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

PINK PATCHES RAISE MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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The Johnston Police Department took part in the Pink Patch Project, a collaborative public campaign for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Through donations and patch sales, the department raised $2,767.70 for Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa.

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Posted on: November 1, 2020

TROUT RELEASED AT TERRA LAKE

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The Johnston Parks Department and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources released 1,000 rainbow trout into Terra Lake on Friday, Oct. 30. The 1,000 rainbow trout are around 10″ in length.

“We remind anglers to enjoy fishing while soci...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

MUNICIPAL UTILITY PAYMENT OPTIONS INCLUDING DROP BOX

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Now that Johnston City Hall is in a new location, so is the utility payment drop box. It is located east of the entrance doors, just outside of the building. 

Residents do have the option to pay their utility bill online at www.municipalo...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

CITY PARK RESTROOMS CLOSING FOR WINTER

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The City of Johnston’s park restrooms and outdoor drinking fountains will be closing over the next few weeks due to the impending cold weather. Dewey Park and Terra Park will be closing on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Portable restrooms will be made available for ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

BREAST CANCER RECIPIENT RECEIVES FUNDRAISING CHECK

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The Johnston-Grimes Professional Firefighters Local 4835 has been designing and selling t-shirts for six years to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Through a proclamation, members of the department are approved to wear the breast cancer shirts whil...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

NORTHWEST POLK COUNTY RESIDENTS’ CHOICE FAVORITES IN JOHNSTON

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Each year, residents within Northwest Polk County get the opportunity to vote on their favorite businesses and amenities within the communities located in northwest Polk County.

This year, the Johnston Public Library received the ‘Resident&rs...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

FLIGHT DONATED TO THE JOHNSTON ARTS COUNCIL

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The Johnston Parks & Recreation crews placed the "flight" into place on Monday, Oct. 5, at the 6100 block of Merle Hay Road. The sculpture was donated to the
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by Judy Anderson and Tom Leffler. 
The flight was cre...
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Posted on: September 28, 2020

HISTORY OF JOHNSTON CITY HALL

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The City of Johnston was incorporated in 1969. On Sept. 8, 1969, Mayor Harold Southerwick gaveled-in the first Johnston City Council Meeting in his basement. At the time, Johnston’s population was 2,236.

While his basement worked for the first me...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

BE A PARTICIPANT IN THE RAIN CAMPAIGN

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Polk County has begun a rain campaign for the installation of stormwater best management practices to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff from our properties and the improvement of the quality of water in our lakes, streams, and rivers. Throughout Polk...

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