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Pat Heiden calls the session to order during the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

Johnson County excluded workers to receive $2 million in federal funding

Cooper Worth, News Reporter October 13, 2021

Excluded workers in Johnson County who were ineligible for previous COVID-19 relief are set to receive $2 million of the $29.3 million in the county’s federal American Rescue Plan funding. The...

Steve Swenka moves hay with a pitchfork at Double G Angus Farms in Tiffin on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Swenka said the hay gets blown around and needs to be reorganized.

Iowa agricultural community to benefit from grant expanding mental health programs

Rachel Schilke, Senior Print Editor October 12, 2021

The phone number for the Iowa Concern Hotline, a hotline dedicated to providing mental health support to farmers, is 800-447-1985. The last four digits symbolize a year during one of Iowa’s largest...

Photo illustration by Cecilia Shearon.

COVID-19 causes long term effects on Iowa food assistance programs

Meg Doster, News Reporter October 10, 2021

Iowa’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has received an increase in federal funding that will be awarded to those on the food assistance program, including thousands of Johnson County residents. The...

A Johnson County Board of Supervisors informal meeting is held in the Johnson County Administration building on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors rank projects to distribute federal funds

Cooper Worth, News Reporter October 6, 2021

Johnson County is planning to spend millions in COVID-19 relief dollars to jump-start short and long-term projects and cover lost revenue, among other things. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors...

A person receives a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.(Jeff Sigmund/Daily Iowan)

Retirement communities plan for COVID-19 booster shots

Sabine Martin, News Editor September 30, 2021

People ages 65 years and older are eligible to receive their COVID-19 booster shot in Johnson County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved booster shots for people with underlying...

A Johnson County Board of Supervisors informal meeting is held in the Johnson County Administration building on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Johnson County at good capacity for COVID-19 booster shots

Cooper Worth, News Reporter September 29, 2021

Certain Johnson County residents are eligible for booster shots after the shots gained approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a larger swath of Americans who have received...

A COVID-19 safety sign hangs on the door of the Adler Journalism Building in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

COVID-19 cases higher in Johnson County than a year ago

Emily Delgado and Cooper Worth September 26, 2021

Johnson County has seen an average of 400 positive COVID-19 cases every week in the last few weeks. Since the beginning of September, the state has reported an average of 50 to 60 new cases of COVID-19...

Johnson County Public Health Director Danielle Pettit-Majewski poses outside of Johnson County Public Health on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

UI alum, Danielle Pettit-Majewski joins Johnson County Public Health as new director

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 21, 2021

Danielle Pettit-Majewski believes public health departments are the first line of defense in terms of keeping the public safe. Now, she is part of that defense in Johnson County, where she serves as...

Gov. Kim Reynolds listens to Senate President Jake Chapman speak during the State of the State address in the house chamber of the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Gov. Reynolds highlighted in the address expansion of broadband internet, a push for in-person learning, and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homes for Iowa receives 10 million from COVID-19 relief package

Meg Doster, News Reporter September 20, 2021

Millions of dollars in American Rescue Plan funding will be going to a program that provides job training to incarcerated people by building homes in Iowa. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Sept. 8 that...

The outside of the Veteran Affairs Medical Center on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.

VA expands rental support, increases housing options for homeless veterans

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter September 20, 2021

Veterans in Iowa City and surrounding areas continue to suffer from homelessness as they navigate returning to the U.S. after serving overseas. As of Aug. 27, there are 80 veterans who are homeless...

Johnson County farmer Darrell Schulte combining corn on Wednesday, Sept.15,.2021. Schulte began his corn harvest early this year.

Fluctuating weather concerns Johnson County farmers

Kate Perez, News Reporter September 19, 2021

The fluctuating weather in Johnson County and its surrounding area has created uncertainty in local farmers regarding the well-being of their crops. The weather has been a concern, especially the...

Pat Heiden calls the session to order during the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors map plans for the fiscal year 2023 budget

Cooper Worth, News Reporter September 15, 2021

The Johnson County Supervisors are planning to allocate time for COVID-19 relief in the 2023 fiscal year budget. The Supervisors scheduled a session to discuss the American Rescue Plan on Nov. 8...

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