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The old red barn, built in 1913, at Two Horse Farm, which was purchased by Johnson County. Sept. 27, 2022.

Solon’s Two Horse Farm acquired by Johnson County Conservation Board

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter September 28, 2022

The Johnson County Conservation Board recently acquired 83 acres of Two Horse Farms in Solon, with seven acres donated to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. The land was obtained through a donation...

A sign is seen near the entrance of Kent Park. Sept. 27, 2022.

Johnson County F.W. Kent Park shower house and dump station renovations delayed by budget concerns

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter September 28, 2022

Renovations to better the water quality of Johnson County F.W. Kent Park’s lake is delayed because of over-budget contractor bids.  Tests on water quality yielded results that told the county that...

Janelle Greiger, a paramedic at the Johnson County Ambulance Service, prepares to respond to a call on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. The service explained it is a hit or miss when it comes to how many calls they receive.

Johnson County Ambulance Service faces paramedic shortage during high call volume

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter September 27, 2022

Johnson County Ambulance Service workers are struggling to hire paramedics amid a national shortage while dealing with an increasing call volume. Ambulance services reported an 11 percent increase...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors discuss during a budget meeting at the Johnson County Administration Building on Jan. 12, 2022.

Johnson County poll workers to receive a $2 pay increase

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter September 22, 2022

With the midterm election approaching, election workers in Johnson County will receive an increase in their hourly pay, as county officials try to attract more election workers.  The Johnson County...

Johnson County parents struggle to find accessible child care

Johnson County parents struggle to find accessible child care

Grace Katzer, News Reporter September 20, 2022

Tia Kohrt, a nurse and mother of three from Tiffin, Iowa, encounters barriers when searching for child care for her nine-week-old.  “The biggest challenge I have faced is all the licensed centers...

Tom Novak comforts Patricia S. Fortin as she remembers her husband. After his passing, she was unable to afford their apartment. The Iowa City Catholic worker does what it can to help people like Patricia who have nowhere else to go. Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Iowa City organizations to accommodate possible migrants from surrounding sanctuary cities despite resource struggle

Colin Votzmeyer, News Reporter September 11, 2022

The Iowa City Catholic Worker House is preparing to welcome any migrants bused from the southern border to surrounding sanctuary Midwest cities if necessary. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to send...

The Municipal Airport is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.

Commercial airlines struggle with increasing flight demand, lack of pilots

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter September 18, 2022

As a national pilot shortage sweeps across the country, Iowa’s commercial airports are also searching for more aviators. Smaller, regional airports, like the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids,...

Ambulances are seen in the Johnson County Ambulance Services in Iowa City on Oct. 3, 2021.

Johnson County Ambulance Service sees increase in call volume

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter September 15, 2022

The Johnson County Ambulance Service saw an 11 percent increase in the volume of calls it received compared to 2021. The service has experienced 14,315 ambulance calls so far in 2022. Fiona Johnson,...

Happy Hollow Park is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

Decision to restore Iowa City Happy Hollows Park’s ‘skinned’ infield tabled

Archie Wagner, News Reporter September 14, 2022

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Commission shelved plans to consider restoring Happy Hollows Park’s baseball field until 2024 on Wednesday. The Happy Hollow Park baseball diamond, on 800 Brown...

Trees in City Park, Iowa City. Emerald Ash Borer Beetles, an invasive species, threatens many ash trees throughout the Midwest. Monday, September 5, 2022.

Iowa City, UI continues to remove ash tree population

Emily Nyberg, News Reporter September 13, 2022

Ash trees in Iowa City continue to fall victim to the emerald ash borer beetle despite preventative treatment and removal efforts by arborists over the last decade. The emerald ash borer is a small,...

The Iowa River is seen on Sept. 12, 2022.

Johnson County pushes Iowa River to be ‘pedal paddle destination of the Midwest’

Emily Nyberg, News Reporter September 12, 2022

The Iowa River may soon be known as the “pedal paddle destination of the Midwest.” The cities of Iowa City and Coralville and Johnson County — under the leadership of Think Iowa City — submitted...

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New Women, Infants, and Children center’s opening in Johnson County expands access to resources for mothers

Grace Katzer, News Reporter September 13, 2022

Women living in Johnson County will have expanded access to health care after three more Women, Infants, and Children centers were added in the county.  Johnson County Department of Public Health is...

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