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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Summer neighborhood block party

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Block parties are some of Johnston's most popular neighborhood activities during the summer months. The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department is happy to make an appearance as long as the request is made on the form. Most residential stree...

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Fire Communications
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Stay safe with the summer heat

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Summer in Iowa is often unpredictable, but make sure you know how to deal with the stress of heat when it arrives. Even healthy people should take it easy during extremely high heat indexes. Drink extra fluids, avoid the direct sun if possible and avoid a...

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Fire Communications
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: August 5, 2022

SUMMER BBQ RECYCLING GUIDE

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Whether you prefer to fire up the grill for a family meal or plan a block party for the entire neighborhood, we can all agree that Iowa summers are perfect for being outside! This summer, spend more time soaking up the sun and less time wondering how to d...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 29, 2022

JOHNSTON CREATES A BIKE FRIENDLY CITY WITH REPAIR STATIONS

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Summer is a busy time of year for families within our community, but we want to ensure the safety of those cycling. In Johnston, there are five bike repair stations. One was part of an Eagle Scout Project and the other was donated by Johnston Rotary.

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

SIGN UP FOR THE MAYOR'S RUN FOR THE TRAILS 5K + KIDS FUN RUN

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The Mayor's Run for the Trails 5K + Kids Fun Run will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Terra Park. Sign up today to secure your spot in the race and help support Johnston's trails. 

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

RIPROAR YOUTH TRIATHLON STREET CLOSURES AUGUST 20

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The RipRoar Youth Triathlon will take place at Terra Park on Saturday, August 20, beginning at 8:00 a.m. To ensure the safety of the athletes, limited access and road closures will occur beginning at 7:30 a.m. through noon.

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

PICKLEBALL COURTS AVAILABLE AT TERRA PARK

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Pickleball is a fun sport for people of all ages that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. All skill levels can enjoy this fun sport. Best of all, it is available at Terra Park behind Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Pkwy.&n...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 22, 2022

ANNUAL SANITARY SEWER CLEANING UNDERWAY

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Have you experienced water splashing out of your toilets recently? The splashing water is caused by the water cleaning system used during sanitary sewer maintenance. The water cleaning system creates increased air pressure within the sewer piping, causing...
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Posted on: July 19, 2022

RESIDENTS APPOINTED TO SERVE ON PARKS ADVISORY BOARD

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On Monday, July 18, 2022, at the Johnston City Council meeting, Council approved the Parks Advisory Board appointments. The city received seven applications for the four open positions on the Parks Advisory Board.

The city Park Advisory Board appointees fo...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

JOHNSTON CITY PARKS RECEIVE NEW SIGNAGE

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Our city parks are a vibrant part of our community, offering playground equipment, shelters, soccer nets, basketball courts, green space and trails for community members and visitors to enjoy. During the last week in June, our city parks received new sign...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

YOGA BY THE LAKE HAPPENING THIS SUMMER

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Bring your yoga mat and join professional yoga instructors on Saturday mornings for one hour of free Yoga from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Terra Lake Amphitheater or the Crown Point tennis courts.

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

2022 COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS REVEAL QUALITY OF LIFE, GOOD PLACE TO DO BUSINESS

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Results of the fifth community survey and second business survey were presented at the June 20 City Council meeting by ETC Institute. The first community survey was conducted in 2013, and the first business survey in 2020. The overall results of both surv...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

FAMILY FEST AT THE JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER

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The first annual Family Fest at the Johnston Town Center was a success. Families enjoyed balloon animals by Toby Twist, an interactive magic show, Cubbie from the Iowa Cubs, and free books from the Johnston Public Library.  Events that occurred t...
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Posted on: April 28, 2022

SET UP YOUR EMERGENCY HEALTH PROFILE TO ASSIST EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

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The following information is being shared on behalf of Polk County Emergency Management. The Polk County Joint 911 Service Board replaces SMART911 with RapidSOS emergency health profiles. These profiles allow a caller’s real-ti...

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