News Flash

Posted on: September 26, 2022

Andrew Winter recognized as Peer Supporter of the Year

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Andrew Winter (Firefighter/Paramedic) was recognized as the Peer Supporter of the Year by the Peer Support Foundation at their annual conference on Friday, September 23, 2022. 

Andrew spearheaded the Peer Support Team for the Johnston-Grimes Metro...

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Fire Communications
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Participate in our coloring contest for National Fire Prevention Week

JGMFD Coloring Contest 2022

Help us celebrate National Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15, 2022) by showing off your artistic talents and bringing awareness to fire safety. 

This year we will be offering a coloring contest. A winner will be selected from three age groups, 0-...

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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: October 4, 2022

TERESA ROTSCHAFER INDUCTED INTO THE IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES HALL OF FAME

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Assistant City Administrator/Finance Director, Teresa Rotschafer, was inducted into the Iowa League of Cities Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 29, 2022, during their annual conference. 

The Iowa League of Cities Hall of Fame Award was created t...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 4, 2022

JOHNSTON OFFICER RECEIVES RECOGNITION

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Johnston Police Officer Naidenoff recently received the 2022 OWI Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force (C.I.T.S.T.F.). This award recognizes his strong efforts and continuous dedication to making Iowa&rs...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 3, 2022

JOHNSTON POLICE PARTICIPATE IN PINK PATCH PROJECT

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The Johnston Police Department is showing support for breast cancer research and treatment by selling special pink patches to raise money for a local resident battling breast cancer.    Members of the community have an opportuni...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 30, 2022

MICHEL POGGE-WEAVER APPOINTED JOHNSTON CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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The City of Johnston is pleased to announce Michel Pogge-Weaver will join the team as the new City Administrator. 

Michel Pogge-Weaver has served as the City Manager in Carroll, IA, since 2016. Prior to this position, he served as the County Admin...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 12, 2022

JIM SANDERS OPEN HOUSE RETIREMENT CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY, OCT. 13

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City Administrator, Jim Sanders is retiring on Tuesday, Oct. 18, after serving Johnston for 25 years. The community is invited to Sanders open house retirement celebration at Crown Point Community Center from 4 to 6:15 p.m.on Thursday, Oct. 13. Come and w...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 27, 2022

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 9-15

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department is working to educate the public about this year's Fire Prevention Week™ campaign, "Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape." This campaign works to educate families on havi...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 28, 2022

BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY WINNER RECEIVES A NEW BICYCLE

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The Johnston Police Department gave away a brand new set of wheels to Kent, who was “Busted in a Good Way” this summer. Kent received the ticket for safely wearing a helmet while pedaling his bicycle. Luckily his ticket wasn’t one he had to pay for. Kent ...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 26, 2022

2022 ELECTION AND VOTING INFORMATION

2022 Voting Guide

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. To find your polling place, visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are ID requirements to vote. 

For more information on reques...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 21, 2022

POOL AND SPA CARE BEFORE WINTER

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Draining swimming pools and spas to storm drains can pollute streams and lakes with copper, chlorine and other chemicals. Water from a pool or spa is routinely treated with chlorine to prevent bacterial growth that can be hazardous to humans. However, chl...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 22, 2022

TREE BRANCH AND LIMB DROP-OFF, NOVEMBER 17-19

Two men pulling tree limbs from a truck into the tree shredder. They are wearing reflective jackets.

The City of Johnston provides residents an opportunity to get rid of branches and limbs each fall. Residents can drop these off, at no cost, at the Public Works Facility, located at 6400 NW Beaver Drive, between November 17-19. There is no fee; however, p...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: September 13, 2022

DROP-OFF IN GRIMES: 2ND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

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Are you heading to a tailgate but forgot about that extra paint, broken appliance, or old couch you’ve been storing in the back of your truck? Planning to get your lawn ready before the colder weather ahead? Let Metro Waste Authority help you pr...

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