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Posted on: November 13, 2019

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY THIS THANKSGIVING

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Holidays can be a particularly difficult time for families in need. In addition to the monthly emergency food supplies and clothing, the Partnership strives to provide a holiday meal to each family they serve. Every Thanksgiving, the Johnston Partnership ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

ELECTION RESULTS IN JOHNSTON

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Johnston residents headed to the polls on November 5, 2019. They chose three out of five candidates running for City Council.

Current Mayor Paula Dierenfeld will serve as Mayor for two more years in Johnston. She is the longest-running Mayor within our com...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES THREE NEW OFFICERS

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The Johnston Police Department welcomed three new officers during the City Council meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019. Each of the officers was officially sworn-in by Mayor Paula Dierenfeld and welcomed by each member of the council.

Jared Love has served...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

JOHNSTON-GRIMES FIREFIGHTERS GIVE BACK TO LOCAL CANCER PATIENT

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Throughout October, you may have noticed members of the Johnston-Grimes Fire Department proudly wearing pink shirts while answering calls for service or while out in the community. Members designed and sold shirts within the communities to increase breast...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

COMPOST IT! SEASON ENDS NOVEMBER 25 or 26 IN JOHNSTON

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Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste on your regular collection day, now through November 25 or 26.

Residents can purchase Compost It! brand bags and stickers at local grocers and hardware stores. The purchase of the ba...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

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: October 31, 2019

S&P AFFIRMS JOHNSTON’S STRONG FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has assigned its AA+ long-term rating to Johnston’s general obligation (GO) bonds, series 2019A. Johnston has maintained the ‘AA+’ from S&P since 2009. This rating is...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

CITY PARK RESTROOMS CLOSED FOR WINTER

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City of Johnston’s park restrooms and outdoor drinking fountains will be closing for the winter season today, Tuesday, Oct. 29. Restrooms at Terra, Lew Clarkson, and Dewey Park will reopen in spring 2020.

Park users may continue using park shelters during ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES

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With Daylight Saving Time ending at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, it is time to set your clocks back one hour and replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms.

The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department has a few tips to ensure your saf...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

CITY LEADERS BROKE GROUND ON THE JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER

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On Tuesday, October 22nd, City Leaders officially broke ground on the Johnston Town Center project and new City Hall. This groundbreaking was a celebration of a unique public/private partnership with The Hansen Company and the culmination of years of work...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

COMMUNITY MEMBERS RECOGNIZED DURING CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department received a $5,000 prize donation from the Underwriters Laboratories.  This award was for a video contest that Adam Koch entered and chose to designate the Fire Department as the recipient of the aw...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

THIRD ANNUAL FIREFIGHTERS BALL AT HYPERION FIELD CLUB

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department invites you to the third annual Firefighters’ Ball on Friday, Nov. 15.Tickets are 40/person or $70/Couple. Please email ateammom5@gmail.com or call 712-253-0528 to reserve your tickets today.&...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

DROP-OFF YOUR GLASS IN GRIMES!

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The crash of breaking glass is usually not a welcome sound. For Ripple Glass Recyclers, it’s music to their ears.

Metro Waste Authority has partnered with Ripple Glass to place a recycling container at the Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes. Althou...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

GET FREE MONEY TO MAKE YOUR GRASS GREENER WHILE IMPROVING WATER QUALITY

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Grading activities associated with urban development create poor quality soils that are compacted and low in organic matter. Yards with poor soil quality require more time, money, water, and fertilizer to stay green and maintain a lush appearance. Problem...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER: A PLACE TO CONNECT

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Ride your bike past city hall, stop for a bite to eat, and enjoy a concert in the park from a rooftop patio—right here in Johnston. These amenities and more are coming to you soon in the form of a new city center.

Located on the east side of Merle Hay Road...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

RECYCLED ART IDEAS FROM METRO WASTE AUTHORITY

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Although we wish everything was recyclable at the curbside, that’s just not the case. However, recycling doesn’t end with what can and can’t go into your Curb It! cart. In fact, recycling comes in many forms!

This summer, Metro Waste Authority has been dem...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

CITY OF JOHNSTON WINS 3CMA SAVVY AND SILVER CIRCLE AWARDS

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The City of Johnston has received a Savvy Award from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) for the Smokin’ Heroes Smoke Off event and a Silver Circle Award for the Johnston Police Department Recruitment Video featuring Officer Ye...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER: UPCOMING TREE REMOVAL

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Many times, a tree can become so familiar that it is hard to imagine what a place would look like without it. They are beautiful; they create shade and attract wildlife. It is often a difficult decision to let a tree go, but it is essential to look at the...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

CENSUS BUREAU EMPLOYEES VERIFYING ADDRESSES

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Starting this month, U.S. Census Bureau employees are knocking on doors to ensure the bureau has a complete list of addresses of where residents live. These addresses determine where the bureau will mail instructions and send the next major deployment of ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

REGIONAL WATER TRAILS PROJECT CELEBRATES FIRST COMPLETED ACCESS POINT IN JOHNSTON

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The City of Johnston and the Central Iowa Water Trails Incubator have celebrated the opening of the first access point for the regional project. The new carry-down access point on Beaver Creek, located on NW 70th Street, just east of NW 86th Street, in Jo...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

JOHNSTON RESTORING OXBOW WETLAND ALONG BEAVER CREEK WITHIN THE BEAVER CREEK NATURAL RESOURCE AREA

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The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, the City of Johnston and Polk Soil & Water Conservation District are joining together to restore an oxbow along Beaver Creek within the City’s Beaver Creek Natural Resource Area. An oxbow is a meander of a stream, cut o...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

RECYCLING LIDS AND BOTTLE CAPS

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The majority of the items we recycle each day have them, but what should you do with lids or bottle caps when you are ready to recycle the container? After a quick rinse, here’s the lowdown on how to dispose of lids and caps:

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

CITY HIRES CONSULTANT TO LEAD COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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Over the next year, the City of Johnston will be updating its Johnston 2030 Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2010. The Johnston Comprehensive Plan which addresses land use, parks, housing, transportation, and infrastructure is a visionary policy d...

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