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Posted December 13, 2016in Web Exclusives, Johnston

SBA celebrates Johnston small business in honor of National Cupcake Day

The SBA Iowa District Office, Bankers Trust and Johnston Chamber of Commerce will showcase Cupcake Addict, a locally-owned bakery, in honor of National Cupcake Day on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 2:30 -3 p.m. The business is located at 8705 Chambery Blvd., #400, in Johnston. The visit will include a tour of the business

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Posted December 07, 2016in Web Exclusives, Johnston

Johnston Community School Foundation announces collaborative-learning project

The Johnston Community School Foundation announced today that it has partnered with Moss Educational and Industrial Training Solutions and the Johnston Community School District to create a “collaborative-learning environment” in the Summit Middle School Media Center. The lead gift for the project was given by the Coaldrake Family in memoriam

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Posted December 05, 2016in Web Exclusives, Johnston

Johnston students rally together to help classmate

Walk through the halls of Lawson Elementary and you’re bound to hear the chatter in each classroom. Walk through the halls at the start of the school day, and you’ll hear nearly 600 kids counting out push-ups — yes, real push-ups — in the name of a fellow classmate. This classmate

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Posted December 05, 2016in Web Exclusives, Johnston

Johnston Community School District board members honored for excellence

At the Iowa Association of School Boards’ (IASB) 71st Annual Convention on Nov. 17, Johnston Community School District board members Greg Dockum and Jill Morrill were honored with an individual Award of Achievement for 2015-16. The IASB Better Boardsmanship Awards Program highlights board members who have put forth extra time

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Posted November 16, 2016in Web Exclusives, Johnston

Mental health forum in Johnston on Nov. 28

The face of mental health awareness in Johnston is changing. For the first time, the Johnston Community School District will offer an evening devoted to educating parents, community members, and the public about the emotional well-being and mental health of our young people. The “Raising Healthy Dragons: A community-focused learning

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Posted July 01, 2016in In Living, Community Web Exclusives, Web Exclusives, Johnston

Smith joins Johnston Barber Shop

Sara Smith joined the staff of Johnston Barber Shop with more than 14 years experience to her credit.  She had owned and operated the Knoxville Barber Shop since 2006. Smith attended the Iowa School of Beauty and the American College of Hairstyling. She began in Johnston on June 7. The

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Posted September 02, 2015in Community Featured, Johnston

A new tradition is born

There’s nothing better to bring a family together than a grill out. It’s a Thompson family tradition that is being handed down to the newest homeowners in the lineage. Each summer, the Thompson family tree has one very important gathering: the annual family cookout. “It’s sort of a send off

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Posted September 02, 2015in Community Featured, Johnston

Building a foundation

I just moved my son into college (ISU – gained another convert). My daughter is in her Sophomore year at Johnston. The education world is back in full swing building a foundation, preparing the minds of our youth for the imposing and unending job of caring for the world and

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Posted September 02, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Community Featured, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, North Polk, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Spicy Lemon Chicken Soup

Have you found yourself gazing into the ‘fridge helplessly wondering what to fix for dinner? I was in that spot a few days ago. It was a few more days until my next planned “provisioning” trip. I really didn’t want to make a stop at the store. Inside my refrigerator

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Posted September 02, 2015in Community Featured, Johnston

Meet Donna Pierce

Donna Pierce begins her 26th year teaching when she starts another year teaching math and science to sixth graders at Summit Middle School this fall. “I taught elementary for 12 or 13 years before I made the shift to middle school, and I will probably never go anywhere else,” she

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