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Did Durant officer Smith use excessive force?

Six community members attended the Aug. 13 Durant city council meeting to voice to the council, the police chief and Durant mayor grievances they have against newly hired part-time police officer … more

Wilton rec center gets green light to proceed

After a lengthy discussion Aug. 13, Wilton city council members decided, on a 3-2 vote, to allow the Wilton recreational center project to move forward with officials knowing the city could be on the … more

Founders Day map boasts several new events

When the Wilton city council met for its regular meeting July 9, there were several residents in attendance to voice concerns about discharging fireworks in Wilton. Approximately 10 citizens were … more

Bob Dvorsky elected to CFJC

IOWA CITY – The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) elected officers and appointed new board members for the 2019 fiscal year. All were installed in July.  Elected to serve … more

Durant city officials discuss Durant's proposed bond project

The July 9 Durant city council meeting began with a presentation made by Mitch Richman, Jeremy Davis and Ben Skriloff, all members of the Durant Community School District subcommittee that is looking … more

IAMU presents Carlson and Lofgren with awards

MUSCATINE – The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) recognized two legislators for their efforts during the last two legislative sessions. IAMU presented Legislative Achievement Awards … more

Better prepared: Durant city officials receive ALICE training

The Durant Police Department hosted ALICE instructor training at the Durant Community School District June 12-13 and decided to relay the information onto city officials. Following the regular city … more

Should the city of Wilton pursue a recreation center?

Prior to the regular Wilton city council meeting June 25, a second public forum was held on a proposed Wilton recreational center project. Two members of the Wilton Health and Wellness Committee, Ben … more

Quiram: ‘I don’t think this is the right way to spend our taxpayer money’

“I don’t think this is the right way to spend our taxpayer money,” council member Diane Quiram said during the June 25 Durant city council meeting. The city was recently solicited … more

Wilton School District undertaking several summer projects

The Wilton school board held its last regular meeting of the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday, June 13. Due to the sharing of Superintendent Joe Burnett with the Durant School District in the … more

City of Durant doesn’t budge on sidewalk ordinance

Durant’s sidewalk ordinance was once again questioned by resident Glen Swanson at the June 11 city council meeting. Last month Swanson requested a change to the ordinance which would allow … more

‘Our place better look that way’ — Wilton's own landscaping practices questioned

The city of Wilton announced it has hired a summer employee, Damien Maynard, to help maintain the parks at the June 11 council meeting. City Administrator Chris Ball said the parks should look better … more
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