Johnson County Board of Health approves language for a countywide face mask ordinance

The Johnson County Board of Health unanimously approved the language for a countywide ordinance requiring face coverings in public during its special meeting on Tuesday evening. The board will vote on the ordinance during a special meeting on Monday. After […]

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COVID-19: Iowa now has more than 40,000 total cases; Solon schools won’t require face masks

Another 716 Iowans were confirmed as having COVID-19 between 10 a.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The newly reported cases increase the state’s total number of residents who have tested […]

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More than 200 neglected chickens, ducks and other birds removed from farm near Solon

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa City Animal Services removed more than 200 birds from an abandoned farmstead two mile southeast of Solon on Saturday. The 110 ducks and geese, 76 chickens and 49 pigeons were being kept in filthy conditions in sheds, without proper access to water, the Sheriff’s Office told The Gazette. The bodies of numerous dead birds were also found on the property, but it hasn’t been determined how those birds died. […]

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