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Members of the Lone Tree FFA and local 4-H clubs took animals and projects to the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City July 25-28. The following students earned awards for their entries:

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The Lone Tree Community School hosted an informational meeting for the proposed Wellness Center on June 7, 2016 in the school cafeteria. Lone Tree Community School has proposed a 2.5 million-dollar bond issue to build a Wellness Center that the community would have access to. That vote will …

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The Hollywood landscape has been littered recently with sequels that missed their boat by waiting too long to give audiences a follow up: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Zoolander 2, and, if early word is to be believed Independence Day 2: Judgement Day. 

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A new Newt’s Café opened in Nichols this past week and seems to be doing well. Al and Roxann Hostetler have opened the café bringing a new dining option to those of us who live in the area. The couple were contemplating what to call the establishment when they found ‘Newt’s Café’ painted on …

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The third and final regular season schedule of the Lone Tree summer league was played Sunday night. In game one the Blue Top Tap played Brenneman Auto Body. Brenneman got off to a quick start taking a 20 point half time lead. Blue Top roared back in the second half but it was too little too …

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The first Dvorak reunion was held in September 1917. James Dvorak and Mary Hosek were married in 1882. James immigrated with his parents, Vexclav and Barbara Dvorak in 1872, from Bohemia (Czechoslovakia). His parents had 9 children, James being the only child surviving to adulthood. When arr…

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The American Legion of Iowa recently named Tom Dickey “Educator of the Year” for 2016. Dickey was nominated for the honor by Terry Kruse and the Lone Tree American Legion Post.

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Kurt Friese will likely join the Johnson County Board of supervisors, coming in with 4,032 votes or 49% of the ballots. Friese is the owner of Iowa City Restaurant, Devotay. Patricia Heiden was just behind with 3,669 (45 %). Incumbents Rod Sullivan and Lisa Green-Douglas were re-elected with…

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Members, family and friends from the St. Mary’s Church in Iowa City walked the 22 miles to the St. Mary’s Church in Nichols on Memorial Day. The pilgrimage walk was to encourage participants to think of how Mary must have felt as she thought over the news of her motherhood while traveling to…

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Members of the Lone Tree FFA and local 4-H clubs took animals and projects to the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City July 25-28. The following students earned awards for their entries:

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The 2016 Queen Candidates (left to right) are: Hannah Raim of North Liberty, Emma Davis of Oxford, Erika Law of Iowa City, Devyn Alt of Lone Tree, Makayla Lindemann of Solon, Kylie Holubar of Solon, and Peyton Schmitt of Lone Tree.

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Gabrielle Frederick of rural Kalona (Joetown) was appointed at the Mid-Prairie School Board meeting Monday to fill a seat on the board vacated by Chuck Freeman when he moved to Keota. The board has been seeking a replacement for more than a month and though several people expressed interest,…

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