Madison Arnold


Iowa City Downtown District hires its first public art director

IOWA CITY - Three years ago, a local artist painted his first bench with a design perfect for Iowa - a hog made of corn on the cob and butter - as part of the Iowa City Downtown District's budding Benchmarks program on the Pedestrian Mall.

Since t ... »

Iowa City nighttime mayor announces run for city council

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City Downtown District's nighttime mayor has announced she intends to run for city council this fall.

Angela Winnike, a 34-year-old Iowa City native, said Friday that she plans to run for one of two at-large seats on the ballo ... »

Solon continues dramatic downtown changes with developments, public survey

SOLON - There was a time in recent history that Sam Lensing remembers downtown Solon with some empty spaces and closed buildings.

But since Lensing took over Sam's Main Street Market in 2005, he said there's been some #x201c;nip and tuck#x201d; to ... »

North Liberty Council votes to end intercity bus service

NORTH LIBERTY - The intercity bus service in North Liberty will end less than a year after it began.

The North Liberty City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to end the service Sept. 1, citing to its expense and a lack of ridership.

The pro ... »

5 things that make the new Johnson County Ambulance Service and Medical Examiner Building a ‘game changer’

IOWA CITY - Multiple Johnson County departments have new space in a multimillion-dollar, eco-friendly Ambulance Service and Medical Examiner Building.

Officials debuted the building located to the public at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The ... »

Iowa City progresses with bicycle master plan


IOWA CITY - The city announced a year ago it would begin the process of developing a bicycle master plan with the hopes of in ... »

Reclaiming Iowa City history, one brick at a time

IOWA CITY - Workers spent two weeks preserving Iowa City's history - brick by brick.

Starting last month, All American Concrete employees pulled up the century-old clay bricks that line Davenport Street between Linn and Clinton streets, then sor ... »

Johnson County food pantries reporting increased need

IOWA CITY - Unlike school children who need lunch, #x201c;hunger doesn't take a summer vacation#x201d; in Johnson County.

The Crisis Center of Johnson County, the Coralville Community Food Pantry and the North Liberty Community Pantry are reportin ... »

Mother, baby injured in Swisher fireworks incident

SWISHER - A woman and her newborn child were injured by an exploding firework Saturday night.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to 1455 Curtis Bridge Road NE in Swisher at 9:50 p.m. for a report of two p ... »

Construction begins on Iowa City’s Riverfront Crossings Park

IOWA CITY - Crews began construction this week on the $3 million first phase of Riverfront Crossings Park - a project years in the making that could become the #x201c;centerpiece#x201d; to a waterfront district that's quickly being redeveloped near down ... »