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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) held her final stop on her annual 99-county Iowa tour Nov. 2 in Muscatine County inside the Central Middle School auditorium in Muscatine. Introduced by local … more
For the first time, area city and school elections were held together in November, with 2019 election night being Nov. 5. What follows are unofficial results from Muscatine and Cedar county … more
Former vice president and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden visited Muscatine Oct. 23, speaking to a crowd of around 150 in a packed Pearl City Plaza building on the Mississippi River in downtown … more
Tim Reimers led a discussion on behalf of the downtown revitalization task force at the Oct. 28 Durant city council meeting. He provided officials with an overview of the history of the task force … more
The 2019 area city and school elections are coming Tuesday, Nov. 5. On Oct. 24 and 31, the Advocate News presents results from questionnaires that were sent to all candidates running for city and … more
It recently came to the attention of Wilton City Council officials that the city ordinance giving seniors a $1 discount on garbage service/pick up each month, “is not necessarily legal,” City … more
WASHINGTON—On Saturday, Nov. 2, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) will finish her 99 County Tour for 2019 with stops in Louisa and Muscatine counties. In Louisa County, Ernst will host a veterans’ … more
The 2019 area city and school elections are coming Tuesday, Nov. 5. Over the next two weeks, the Advocate News will present results from questionnaires that were sent to all candidates running for … more
The Wilton city council granted City Administrator Chris Ball permission Oct. 14 to explore having Wilton become part of a group of local cities in order to receive on-site safety and health … more
DES MOINES — Thousands of students will vote for their preferred candidates for President, U.S. Senate and U.S. House during Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll on Tuesday, Oct. … more
On Saturday, Nov. 9 the Wilton Zion Lutheran Church’s Eventide women’s group will be observing Veterans Day and honoring all area veterans by serving a free breakfast in the church basement. … more
Residents and council members were split on whether to pass an ordinance amendment that would allow up to three dogs per household at the Oct. 14 Durant city council meeting. Waynette Rocycki voiced … more
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