News Flash

Posted on: February 1, 2023

2022 Award Recipients Recognized

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department recognized a few of their own during a recent annual awards banquet. The members were recognized for their accomplishments in 2022. 2022 Firefighter of the Year AwardThis 2022 Firefighter of the Ye...

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Fire Communications
Posted on: January 24, 2023

JGMFD member organized play set donation to a deserving family

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Giving back is something the Johnston-Grimes firefighters truly enjoy doing. Recently, the Johnston-Grimes Local 4835 firefighters raised money by selling their RED shirts to support the deployed military members. The money raised is given to a military m...

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Fire Communications
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Members of JGMFD to Participate in Fight For Air Climb on March 26, 2023

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On Sunday, March 26, 2023, members of the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department will climb in full gear to raise funds for the Fight For Air Climb. The 2023 Fight For Air Climb will be a four-building climb in the following Des Moines buildings:

  • EMC...
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Fire Communications
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Award Recipients Recognized

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The following awards were 2021 recipients. Rookie of the Year – Samantha ReisingerThis year's 'Rookie of the Year' is a living example of how having a strong work ethic and dedication to personal growth will b...

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Fire Communications
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Fire Sprinklers Save Church on Christmas Night

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On the evening of Sunday, December 25, 2022, the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department was called to the Lutheran Church of Hope in Grimes for a fire alarm.  

Upon arrival, crew members saw smoke in the building and called for additional as...

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Fire Communications
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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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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News Flash

Posted on: February 7, 2023

TRAFFIC STUDY OPEN HOUSE

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The citywide traffic study includes the evaluation of traffic congestion with a focus on the safety and operations of the arterials and intersections across the city.

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

POLICE OFFICER JOINS THE JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

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On Monday, February 6, 2023, Mayor Paula Dierenfeld swore in one new Johnston police officer. The department proudly welcomes Officer Collins.

Officer Collins joined the Johnston Police Department from the Arapahoe County Colorado Sheriff’s Office...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 30, 2023

SIGN UP AND STAY INFORMED WITH CITY NOTIFICATIONS

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Here in Johnston, we wish to keep our residents and businesses informed on the happenings within our community. Below are ways you can sign up to receive email and/or text alerts. Also, be sure you have downloaded our City of Johnston app from Google Play...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 30, 2023

PROPER PLACEMENT OF GARBAGE AND RECYCLING CARTS

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During garbage and recycling collection days, there are ways residents can help avoid a mess and frustration for the snowplow drivers and recycling and trash haulers. Please ensure carts are placed within your driveway, minimally two to three feet apart. ...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 27, 2023

STATEMENT FROM THE JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE DEATH OF TYRE NICHOLS

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The following statement may be attributed to Police Chief Dennis McDaniel of the Johnston, Iowa Police Department.

On behalf of the men and women who honorably serve the City of Johnston in the police department, we offer our heartfelt sympathies to the fa...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 24, 2023

JOHNSTON RECEIVES A 2023 BEST DEVELOPMENT AWARD

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At a ceremony on January 24, 2023, the City of Johnston, along with the design/construction team for the Johnston City Hall project, including Hansen Company, OPN Architects, and IMEG received a 2023 Best Development Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa in the...
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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 25, 2023

CITY OFFICES AND LIBRARY CLOSED ON FEBRUARY 20 FOR PRESIDENTS DAY

City Hall Closed for Presidents Day on Monday, February 20, 2023

As a reminder, Johnston city offices, including the library, will be closed on, Monday, February 20, for Presidents Day. Trash and recycling pickup days are not affected by this holiday. The regularly scheduled Johnston City Council work session ...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 6, 2023

$112+ MILLION IN NEW TAXABLE VALUATION IN 2022

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In 2022, the City of Johnston had a substantial year of growth with over $112.6 million in new taxable valuation. 

Highlights of the 2022 construction include:        

  • 245 new residential units, of which 97 were ...
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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 1, 2022

CITY OF JOHNSTON ZONING AND SUBDIVISION CODE UPDATE

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The City of Johnston’s initiated Zoning and Subdivision Code update is near completion and ready for public input. The City adopted Johnston’s zoning ordinance in 1982, and it has never been comprehensively updated until now.&ldquo...

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