News Flash

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: December 2, 2022

CONTROLLED BURNS AROUND TERRA LAKE, ADVENTURE RIDGE PARK AND GREENWOOD HILLS PARK

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A controlled burn around the banks of Terra Lake, Adventure Ridge Park and Greenwood Hills pond area is taking place the week of December 5, weather dependent. Park users should avoid the limestone trail directly around Terra Lake during this time.Seasona...

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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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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.

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE RECEIVED THE HARRIS SEIDEL MERITORIOUS OPERATORS AWARD

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Public Works Water/Wastewater Distribution Analyst, Shane Kinsey, received the 2022 Harris Seidel Meritorious Operator Award during the American Water Works Association-Iowa Section Annual Conference in Coralville on October 26, 2022.

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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.
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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.

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