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Posted on: January 24, 2023

JGMFD member organized play set donation to a deserving family

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Giving back is something the Johnston-Grimes firefighters truly enjoy doing. Recently, the Johnston-Grimes Local 4835 firefighters raised money by selling their RED shirts to support the deployed military members. The money raised is given to a military m...

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Fire Communications
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Members of JGMFD to Participate in Fight For Air Climb on March 26, 2023

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On Sunday, March 26, 2023, members of the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department will climb in full gear to raise funds for the Fight For Air Climb. The 2023 Fight For Air Climb will be a four-building climb in the following Des Moines buildings:

  • EMC...
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Fire Communications
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Award Recipients Recognized

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The following awards were 2021 recipients. Rookie of the Year – Samantha ReisingerThis year's 'Rookie of the Year' is a living example of how having a strong work ethic and dedication to personal growth will b...

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Fire Communications
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Fire Sprinklers Save Church on Christmas Night

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On the evening of Sunday, December 25, 2022, the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department was called to the Lutheran Church of Hope in Grimes for a fire alarm.  

Upon arrival, crew members saw smoke in the building and called for additional as...

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Fire Communications
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: 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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News Flash

Posted on: January 24, 2023

JOHNSTON RECEIVES A 2023 BEST DEVELOPMENT AWARD

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At a ceremony on January 24, 2023, the City of Johnston, along with the design/construction team for the Johnston City Hall project, including Hansen Company, OPN Architects, and IMEG received a 2023 Best Development Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa in the...
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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 18, 2023

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE FOR CITYWIDE TRAFFIC STUDY

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The City of Johnston will hold a Public Open House for the Johnston City Wide Traffic Study on Tuesday, Jan. 31. This study includes the evaluation of traffic congestion with a focus on the safety and operations of the arterials and intersections across t...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 25, 2023

CITY OFFICES AND LIBRARY CLOSED ON FEBRUARY 20 FOR PRESIDENTS DAY

City Hall Closed for Presidents Day on Monday, February 20, 2023

As a reminder, Johnston city offices, including the library, will be closed on, Monday, February 20, for Presidents Day. Trash and recycling pickup days are not affected by this holiday. The regularly scheduled Johnston City Council work session ...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 6, 2023

$112+ MILLION IN NEW TAXABLE VALUATION IN 2022

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In 2022, the City of Johnston had a substantial year of growth with over $112.6 million in new taxable valuation. 

Highlights of the 2022 construction include:        

  • 245 new residential units, of which 97 were ...
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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 1, 2022

CITY OF JOHNSTON ZONING AND SUBDIVISION CODE UPDATE

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The City of Johnston’s initiated Zoning and Subdivision Code update is near completion and ready for public input. The City adopted Johnston’s zoning ordinance in 1982, and it has never been comprehensively updated until now.&ldquo...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 19, 2022

JOHNSTON POLICE ANNOUNCE TWO PROMOTIONS

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The Johnston Police Department is pleased to announce two promotions. On Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, Chief Dennis McDaniel promoted Sergeant Kenny Agan to the rank of Lieutenant and Officer Nathan Johnston to the rank of Sergeant. Mayor Paula Dierenfeld swore ...

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Johnston City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 8, 2022

HOLIDAY LIGHTS PROGRAM GRANTS VOUCHER VERSUS TICKET

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The Johnston Police Department is spreading holiday cheer to motorists for the fourth year through the Holiday Lights Program. The department has teamed up with Hilltop Tire Service and Orlando’s Automotive in Johnston to allow officers the option of prov...

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