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THE RETURN OF GREEN DAYS

Johnston Green Days was held June 17-20 at Terra Park. Festivities included a parade, fireworks, live music, carnival, car show and much more. MORE PHOTOS INSIDE!

The King and Queen of Green, Dan and Heather Goodwin, at Green Days hosted at Terra Park on June 18.

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THURSDAY HIGH 83 | LOW 70 TUESDAY HIGH 83 | LOW 65

Warmer with an afternoon t-storm

WEDNESDAY HIGH 88 | LOW 72 Partly sunny, breezy, humid

Humid with a t-storm or two

FRIDAY HIGH 84 | LOW 64

A couple of morning t-storms

SATURDAY HIGH 84 | LOW 62 Mostly sunny and pleasant

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MAPPING IT ALL OUT

When was the last time you unfolded the trusty Rand McNally map and used it to determine how to get from Point A to Point B while in your vehicle? Most of us now rely on the GPS maps installed on our phones or in our vehicles. They are quicker, easier and, best of all, we don’t have to figure out how to fold them back together. Meanwhile, aside from driving, maps can still be handy. Like when you are at an event or conference and need something that shows everywhere you need to be. Or when you are shopping in an area with multiple locations and want to plan your route. And especially when you are on a ski slope and need to make sure you don’t end up on a black diamond when you were expecting a green. Not too many years ago, my friend Greg suggested that we print “one of those spiral-bound book of maps.” In the midst of his 7-minute explanation of what it could be, I finally interrupted him and said, “You mean an atlas?” His response was like one of those Gilda Radner

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“nevermind” looks. Meanwhile, Steve Peglow, an incredible local artist we work with, found a niche with his unique form of community and development maps. And I learned firsthand how residents at Lake Panorama appreciate their wall maps to get a better grasp of the local geography. Just a few years ago, we were contacted by a chamber of commerce to create a printed community shopping map. We published it, and within weeks they were all gone. They wanted more — and quickly. This printed map was so popular that we decided to do some in other areas, too. Maybe my friend Greg was onto something, or maybe he was just on something. Either way, I am going to hang on to the trusty Rand McNally in my glove box — just in case. Enjoy mapping out your week, and, as always, thanks for reading. Shane Goodman President and Publisher [email protected] 515-953-4822, ext. 305

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Jude Kay (Wilkins) Johnsrud, 82, died Thursday, June 17, 2021, at MercyOne Hospice in Johnston. Visitation was Monday, June 21 at Iles Dunn’s Chapel, 2121 Grand Ave., Des Moines. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 22 at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church, 4600 Meredith Drive, Des Moines.

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CALENDAR OF CITY MEETINGS JCSD SCHEDULES SPECIAL ELECTION IS JUNE 22 AND COMMUNITY EVENTS

The special election to • Johnston Farmers determine who fills theMarket, vacant Tuesdays, at Johnston City3:30-6:30 Council p.m. seat is the Library/Barn parking lot. Tuesday, June 22. Candidates are Featured are 40and vendors Bryan Burkhardt Adamproviding Haar. veggies,places fruit, baked Polling will begoods, open 7eggs, honey, art, garden art, crafts, music, The Egg Roll Ladies and BBQ! This is a Lions Club project.

a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting locations for • eligible Neighborhood concert all residents of the July City9of at Green Johnston are:Meadows West Dover gazeboCity nearHall, Regus Offices, • Park Johnston 6221 6165 N.W. 86th St., 6:30-8 p.m. Merle Hay Road Gladys Light. • featuring Crown Point Community • Neighborhood concert Aug. 6 at Green Meadows West Dover Park gazebo near Regus Offices, 6165 N.W. 86th St., 6:30-8 p.m. featuring Boomerang.

• Summer Series Yoga offered in June, July and August. Free (donations welcome to support the food pantry). Held at The Lawn at 5870 Merle Hay Road. For information, call 515-210-9858.

June 24 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball Varsity vs. Ames

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• Mayor’s Run for the Trails, Contact AndreaJohnston Hodapp at [email protected] Saturday, Aug. 21, Terra Park. Chamber held a Kids 100-yard dash and youth fun ribbon cutting https://team1sports.com/johnston/ run at 8 a.m., followed by a chipforlive-stream. RE/MAX Check out Johnston’s Precision June timed 5K Run/Walk at 8:15 a.m. August Only Registration is required. For more SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THE21. DIGITAL EDITION Below red – add OF JOHNSTON LIVING MAGAZINE FREE! information and ribbon registration, visitin small text: Exclusions apply, call store forScan the code below, or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/ www.iowalivingmagazines.com. Johnston/MayorsRunfortheTrails. details.

• Summer Solstice Sunset Kayaking: June 21, Terra Lake, 6-8:30 p.m.

• Beginner Fishing Workshop: June 23, Terra Lake, 6-7:30 p.m.

June 22 .......... 11:30 a.m. ...............Baseball

Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway JV @ Ankeny Centennial •June Stoney Creek Hotel/ 23 .......... 5 p.m. ......................Baseball Varsity vs. Urbandale Conference Center, 5291 Stoney June 23 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball Creek Court Varsity vs. Urbandale • Johnston Public Library, June 24 .......... 5 p.m. ......................Baseball 6700 VarsityMerle vs. AmesHay Road

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• Summer Concert Series: The Iowa National Guard presents the Summer Concert Series with food trucks and free live music Thursday nights at Camp Vickery DodgeSharon MilitaryH Base in Johnston from 6Financial p.m. to 9 Advisor p.m. Scheduled Sharon H Vickery 5441 are: Nw June 86th24 St -Suite performers The 200 Financial Advisor IA Sidewinders, 50131 Nadas,Johnston, July 1 - The 5441 NW 86th St., Suite 200 515-278-2052 July 8 - Brother Trucker,IAand July Johnston, 50131 15 - Standing515-278-2052 Hampton. Bring your own chairs, blankets and beverage coolers. • Beginner Kayaking Event: June 27, Terra Lake, 3-5 p.m. edwardjones.com MKT-5894K-A

‘BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY’ PROGRAM BEGINS

The Johnston Police Department will be on the lookout this summer for kids in the community practicing good safety habits. If an officer sees kidsTwisted practicing good habits, they will Scissors get “Busted in a Good Way.” Johnston Police Officers will be BEAUT Y PAR LOR handing out tickets that are redeemable for ice cream at Van ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AND/OR WALK INS! Dee’s Ice Cream. Every child that receives a ticket will be 515-270-1740 automatically entered to win a new bicycle. The program runs 5785 Merle Hay Rd #3, Johnston through Wednesday, Sept. 1.

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DRAGON SCHOLARSHIP FUND AUCTION CANCELLED

Due to low ticket sales, the DSF Board made the decision to cancel the DSF live auction scheduled for Friday June 25. The planning committee is considering alternatives and additional information will be provided once plans are solidified. Get some of your friends together for the DSF Board’s first nine-hole best ball golf tournament! Prizes will be awarded for winning team, “most fun” team, closest to the pin, and longest drive. Plus you can donate for the opportunity to golf a hole with one of the members of the JHS boys golf team. Space is limited to 10 teams, so register soon. The event is Friday, June 25, with first tee time at 3:30 p.m. at Hyperion Field Club. Cost is $300/ foursome or $150/twosome. Register at https:// jcsfoundation.ejoinme.org/registration.

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JOHNSTON ENCOURAGES REDUCED IRRIGATION AS PART OF THE WATER SHORTAGE PLAN The City of Johnston has implemented Stage 1 of the metro area’s Water Shortage Plan because of droughtinduced low river levels and record-breaking customer demand for water. The flow rate in the Raccoon River is down to less than 300 cubic feet per second compared to the median flow of 4,000 cubic feet per second. These two factors created a 90% demand on Des Moines Water Works’ production capacity, which triggered Stage 1. On Friday, June 11, Des Moines Water Works delivered almost 90 million gallons of water to its 500,000 customers. City of Johnston residents receive water from Des Moines Water Works. “The City of Johnston urges all customers to follow the irrigation schedule, which includes no lawn irrigation on Mondays and a watering schedule of every other day based upon their address,” said Public Works Director Matt Greiner. “Together, we can all do our part to

help conserve water and reduce demand on our water system during these current conditions.” Much of the increase in water demand in the summer is a result of lawn irrigation. Therefore, residents and businesses are asked to reduce their lawn watering usage by 25 percent during this stage and avoid watering between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Customers should visit the Des Moines Water Works’ website: www.dmww.com and follow DMWW on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (dsmh2o) for the most up-todate information.

IOWA CENTRAL RELEASES HONORS LISTS

Iowa Central Community College named Molly Upadhyay of Johnston to the Spring 2021 semester President’s List and Todd Clark and Summer Williams to the Dean’s List.

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JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES OFFICER HOLTRY

The Johnston Police Department welcomed a new member to their department on Monday, June 7 as Mayor Paula Dierenfeld officially swore in Officer Holtry. “We are very pleased to officially welcome Officer Holtry to our department as a sworn member,” said Police Chief Dennis McDaniel. “Holtry is already a familiar face within the community as she previously served as a community service officer. Since joining the department, Holtry has demonstrated a strong commitment to professionalism and public service and is eager

Pictured: Mayor Paula Dierenfeld, Officer Holtry and Police Chief Dennis McDaniel

to serve. Her prior outstanding performance led to an opportunity for consideration as a sworn police

officer. We are excited to see her step up to these new challenges and opportunities within our Field Operations Division.” The Johnston Police Department hired Officer Holtry as a civilian community service officer (CSO) in the summer of 2019. In February 2021, she was appointed as a probationary police officer. In March 2021, she began attending Hawkeye Community College’s Level II police academy, and, on Friday, May 21, she graduated with her Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certification. Officer Holtry has already begun field training.

BAKE SALE AT BISHOP DRUMM TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

A bake sale will be held Thursday, June 24, 9-11 a.m. behind McAuley Terrace on the campus of Bishop

Drumm, 5921 Winwood Drive, Johnston. Cinnamon rolls, cookies, brownies, biscuits, popcorn, bars

and much more will be available. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Des Moines.

SEEN AROUND TOWN Johnston Chamber held a ribbon cutting May 20, for Compass Mortgage, 8460 Birchwood Court, Suite 700, Johnston.

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GREEN DAYS CAR SHOW

Pictured: Mayor Paula Dierenfeld, Lt. Jensen and Police Chief Dennis McDaniel

JOHNSTON POLICE RECOGNIZE A GRADUATE MEMBER

The Johnston Police Department recognized a recent graduate from the 490th School of Police Staff and Command program at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety. Lieutenant Jensen recently completed this academically intensive, 10-week training course. “I am proud to have Lt. Jensen as part of the leadership team here at the Johnston Police Department,” said Police Chief Dennis McDaniel. “This type of command-level training is crucial for building strong police leaders in the 21st century. Lt. Jensen will continue to strive for excellence as the police department’s Administrative Services Division commander. She has proven to be a leader not only here at the department, but also during her training, serving as the class vice president. Our department and community will benefit from Lt. Jensen’s attendance at this program.” During the program’s curriculum, each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes, in addition to a staff study paper. The major topics of study include leadership, human resources, employee relations, organizational behavior, applied statistics, planning and policy development, budgeting and resource allocation. WE WILL RUN YOUR JOHNSTON NEWS ITEMS FOR FREE.

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The Green Days Car Show was held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 at Crown Point Community Center with a variety of entries from around the state.

SUMMER SERIES YOGA OFFERED

Summer Series Yoga, a free event (donations welcome to support the food pantry), is offered on The Lawn at 5870 Merle Hay Road June, July and August. For information, call 515-2109858.

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CALENDAR OF CITY MEETINGS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS • Johnston Farmers Market, Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Library/Barn parking lot. Featured are 40 vendors providing veggies, fruit, baked goods, eggs, honey, art, garden art, crafts, music, The Egg Roll Ladies and BBQ! This is a Lions Club project.

• Summer Series Yoga offered in June, July and August. Free (donations welcome to support the food pantry). Held at The Lawn at 5870 Merle Hay Road. For information, call 515-210-9858. • Summer Solstice Sunset Kayaking: June 21, Terra Lake, 6-8:30 p.m.

• Beginner Fishing Workshop: June 23, Terra Lake, 6-7:30 p.m.

• Lunch and Lures: June 23 and 27, Terra Lake. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Summer Concert Series: The Iowa National Guard presents the Summer Concert Series with food trucks and free live music Thursday nights at Camp Dodge Military Base in Johnston from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Scheduled performers are: June 24 - The Nadas, July 1 - The Sidewinders, July 8 - Brother Trucker, and July 15 - Standing Hampton. Bring your own chairs, blankets and beverage coolers.

• Beginner Kayaking Event: June 27, Terra Lake, 3-5 p.m.

• Neighborhood concert July 9 at Green Meadows West Dover Park gazebo near Regus Offices, 6165 N.W. 86th St., 6:30-8 p.m. featuring Gladys Light. • Neighborhood concert Aug. 6 at Green Meadows West Dover Park gazebo near Regus Offices, 6165 N.W. 86th St., 6:30-8 p.m. featuring Boomerang.

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JCSD SCHEDULES June 22 .......... 11:30 a.m. ...............Baseball JV @ Ankeny Centennial June 23 .......... 5 p.m. ......................Baseball Varsity vs. Urbandale June 23 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball Varsity vs. Urbandale June 24 .......... 5 p.m. ......................Baseball Varsity vs. Ames June 24 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball Varsity vs. Ames

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of help to get kids in the proper gear they need to play sports. If you have used sports equipment, they want it. The equipment they need the most include: baseball/softball balls, bats, gloves, bases and cleats (all sizes and please tie the shoestrings together); and tennis rackets and balls. The used equipment can be brought to Johnston City Hall through Friday, June 25. The equipment will be sent to Peja, Kosovo, where leaders will

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