Friday, July 20, 2012
City officials remind residents to be mindful of the current drought.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The City of Johnston Water Department is requesting customers to conserve water. The City of Johnston Water Department wants to remind customers that central Iowa is experiencing drought conditions and that customers need to be good stewards of the resources that are available by using water wisely. The following tips are suggested to conserve water:
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I'll admit it. This morning, I didn't just avoid a tough conversation with my 5-year-old, I ran from it like JD Salinger from a camera.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
All suggestions are welcome!
Late last week, this little furball joined my family. My parents rescued the kitten after it was abandoned near their home in the country. Surprisingly, this isn't the first kitten they've taken in. Apparently, it comes with the territory when you live in the boondocks. We're not sure yet if it's a boy or a girl, but it's definitely adorable. And it's in need of a name, besides kitty. So, what do you think Patchers... have any suggestions?
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Voters have been few and far between at several Johnston precincts.
So far, voter turnout is dismal for today's primary election in Johnston. It couldn't even be described as steady by poll workers by 12:30 p.m. "It's been very, very slow," said Judy Briles, who was working at Johnston Precinct 1. "We have 2,300 voters in the book." By 12:45 p.m. only 54 residents had voted at the precinct's poll at Johnston City Hall. Not sure where to cast your ballot? Check here. Briles said the slow turnout was unusual. "Last time, there were quite a few contested races, so it was a lot busier," she said. Across town at the Johnston Library, new Johnston precinct 6, only 26 voters had cast a ballot. "It will be a lot more exciting in November," Bernie Evans, who was working the location said. "A few other sites have …
The House District 39 Republican primary is Tuesday.
Today's the day we decide the ballot for House District 39. The Republican primary election kicks-off at 7 a.m. when polls open in Johnston, Grimes and rural areas located in House District 39. Incumbent Erik Helland, 32, takes on Jake Highfill, 22, at the polls for a chance to take on Kelsey Clark, the democrat challenger in November. District 39, which includes Johnston, Grimes and a rural area west of Saylorville Lake, was recently redrawn following the 2010 census. Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and run until 9 p.m. Where is my polling location? Voters are assigned a specific polling location depending on the precinct in which they are registered to vote. If you’re not sure of your polling location, click here to find out. Here is a …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Green Meadows West and Ashton Pointe Homeowner Associations held prescribed burns last Thursday, March 15.
Smoke filled the air last Thursday as Green Meadows West and Ashton Pointe Homeowners Associations held prescribed burns. The organized burns were paid for by the Associations and factor in as an important part of maintenance to respre prairie areas. Prescribed burns follow detailed burn plans. Weather conditions and public information within the neighborhoods are an important part of the plans. Two burn crews were coordinated by Paul Bockenstedt. Bockenstedt is an ecologist with Stantec (formerly Bonestroo) in Mineapolis, Minn. He and his crews are trained professionals. Deb Schiel-Larson, planner and lanscape architect for the city of Johsnton said the city has known and worked with Bockenstedt for many years. "The conditions were …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Claim your business listing on Johnston Patch — it's easy, free and can bring you a lot of great benefits.
From local business to non-profit organizations Johnston Patch has a business listing for everything. What is involved in claiming a business listing you ask? Read on. Before Johnston Patch launched in October of 2011, our team ventured to local businesses to collect information for our massive directory. The result: Patch Places. Patch Places is a Johnston-specific business directory tool where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more for locations in and around Johnston. Also, because Patch is a preferred Google user, these listings will always rank among the highest on Google searches. All users are able to add events taking place at local places, rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and add a …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Hannah Decker is one of four metro youths to qualify for the event.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Live Healthy Iowa program aims to create a team-based wellness challenge.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Do you know where you need to be to caucus tonight?
The months of campaign calls, political fliers and candidate visits come to an end. Okay, the campaigning will continue in Iowa, but not on the same scale for a few months. The city of Johnston plays host to four of the 1,774 state of Iowa Caucus precincts. Johnston locations are: Johnston 1 meets at the Johnston Middle School auditorium Johnston 2 meets at Beaver Creek Elementary School Johnston 3 meets at Summit Middle School's cafeteria Jefferson 1 meets at Johnston Evangelical Free Church The fun begins at 7 p.m. when voters will begin the process to select their candidate for the GOP presidential nomination. In order to find the proper caucus precinct, you must know your voter precinct. Information on voter precincts can be found at …