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An image with an aerial view of Johnston detailing the section of 70th avenue. Traffic will have to flow through 62nd avenue.

City of Johnston announces construction on 70th Avenue

Nick Irwin, Online Editor April 11, 2018

Starting April 16, 70th Avenue will be closed due to construction. An email from the City of Johnston announced plans to work on construction on 70th Avenue. The construction area will be Peckman...

Former teacher Dustin Mead (center) listens in on advice from his attorneys, Guy Cook (left) and Adam Zenor (right). Mead's sentencing was held April 9 at 8:15 a.m.

Former teacher Dustin Mead sentenced

Nick Irwin, Online Editor April 9, 2018

Former teacher Dustin Mead plead guilty to harassment in the first degree, a lesser charge taken from an Alford plea deal that reduced the charges from sexual abuse in the third degree and sexual exploitation...

Mead watches a varsity boys' soccer game against Des Moines Lincoln in 2015.

Former teacher Dustin Mead pleads guilty to harassment charges

Nick Irwin, Online Editor March 26, 2018

Former teacher Dustin Mead's attorneys submitted an Alford plea regarding the charges of harassment in the first degree. "I plead guilty," The court documents read. "There have been no promises or threats...

Mead watches a varsity boys' soccer game against Des Moines Lincoln in 2015.

Former teacher Dustin Mead’s trial scheduled for March 26

Nick Irwin and Megan Walker March 5, 2018

It has been over a year since former teacher Dustin Mead was put on administrative leave for allegations he sexually assaulted one or more students during the 2015-16 school year. After the trial was continued...

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Nick Irwin, Online Editor January 17, 2018

Even though the Flobots have been producing music for the past thirteen years, they seem to have only found success in 2007's Fight with Tools, the group's debut album. Handlebars was the first single...

The new walls of Wallace Elementary

The new walls of Wallace Elementary

Gretchen Lagerblade, Staff Writer January 4, 2018

As high school and middle school students are getting settled in their new schools Stahl Construction is working hard for the students of Wallace Elementary to be in theirs. The gutting of the middle...

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