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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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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: May 26, 2022

JOHNSTON PARKS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT BRENDA SMITH RETIRES AFTER 16 YEARS

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On Friday, May 27, 2022, Brenda Smith will retire after a 16-year career with the City of Johnston Parks Department.  

Brenda joined the City of Johnston in 2006. During this time, the Parks and Public Works were diving into two separate departmen...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING FRONT OFFICE REDUCED HOURS

PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING FRONT OFFICE REDUCED HOURS MAY 31- JUNE 2

The Johnston Public Safety Building front office will have reduced operating hours from Tuesday, May 31, to Thursday, June 2. The front office will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during those three days. The non-emergency line and 911 are still available ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

40 TREES PLANTED THROUGH TREE GRANT PROGRAMS

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On Monday, May 16, 2022, the Parks Department and volunteers from MidAmerican Energy Company planted 40 trees as part of the "Trees Please!" grant program and the Iowa DNR's EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) grant program. 

The trees were planted ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

JOHNSTON GREEN DAYS PARADE, STREET CLOSURES

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Johnston Green Days will begin Thursday, June 16 and will end Sunday, June 19. This annual event brings the community together with live music, family activities, delicious food and a parade.

The parade will take place on Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. Li...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER SPLASH PAD TO OPEN ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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The Johnston Town Center splash pad will open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., beginning Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28, 2022, through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. There is no fee to use the splash pad. The splash pad is located in the Town Ce...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

CITY BUILDINGS, LIBRARY CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY, COLLECTION DELAYED

Memorial Day offices will be closed on Monday, May 30

All Johnston City offices and the Johnston Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. City employees look forward to serving you when we return on Tuesday, May 31. Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one d...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

JOHNSTON RECEIVES TREE CITY USA GROWTH AWARD

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Johnston received a Tree City USA Growth Award by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.

A Growth Award is bestowed to a community alongside their Tree City USA recognition for demonstrating environmental imp...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

MAYOR DIERENFELD ACCEPTED THE MONARCH'S PLEDGE

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The Mayors Monarch Pledge is a program created by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage mayors and their communities to take a pledge to help the dwindling Monarch Butterfly population. Less than one percent of the western monarch populat...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

OFFICER RECEIVES A LETTER OF APPRECIATION

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The Johnston Police Department is proud to commend Officer Kerr with a Letter of Appreciation for the measures she performed on March 16, 2022. She was recognized to receive the award during the City Council meeting on Monday, May 2, 2022. &n...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

OFFICER RECEIVES LIFESAVING AWARD

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The Johnston Police Department is proud to award Officer Naidenoff with a lifesaving award for his heroic measures performed on March 9, 2022. He was recognized to receive the award during the City Council meeting on Monday, May 2, 2022. &nbs...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

TWO JOHNSTON OFFICERS WERE APPOINTED TO CORPORAL

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The Johnston Police Department is proud to appoint two officers to corporal positions on Monday, May 2, 2022. Officer Wedemeyer and Officer Trejo’s achievements were honored with a collar brass pinning ceremony during the City Council meeting.&a...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SERGEANT PROMOTION

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The Johnston Police Department was proud to promote one member to a supervisory position on Monday, May 2, 2022. Mayor Paula Dierenfeld swore in Sergeant Slack.

“Sergeant Slack’s effort to grow and improve, coupled with his commitment to professionalism an...

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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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Posted on: March 22, 2022

APPLY TO SERVE ON A BOARD OR COMMISSION

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Serving on a board or commission is one gratifying way to help your community move forward. On June 30, 2022, there are many terms expiring for citizens serving on city boards and commissions. Learn about each of these boards and commissions and how you c...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

JOHNSTON AWARDED A TREE GRANT THROUGH MIDAMERICAN ENERGY TO HELP SAVE ON ENERGY COSTS

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MidAmerican Energy Company presented a $2,000 grant to Johnston as part of the company’s “Trees Please!” energy efficiency program.

 “Trees are an essential part of our community,” said John Schmit...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET

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The Johnston City Council held a public hearing at its regular meeting on Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. to approve and adopt the city's budget and Capital Improvement Projects budget for Fiscal Year 2023. The new budget will go into effect on July 1, 2022.&...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

GATEWAY DISTRICT WILL SOON ALLOW MAGICAL MILE TO COME TO LIFE

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On Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, the Johnston City Council approved a development agreement for the Bombers Golf development and the site plan for Ignit Sports and Fitness. Both projects are located within the Merle Hay Road Gateway District. Over the last deca...

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