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DES MOINES — MidAmerican Energy Company is awarding more than $100,000 to dozens of communities across Iowa through its annual effort to promote community-wide tree planting. The company is … more
With less than a month left in the 2018-2019 school year and a month removed from dismissing its former director, the Wilton Pool has reached a verbal agreement with its next director — Kristyn … more
Wilton’s $6 million wastewater treatment plant is nearly complete. When the city council met Sept. 9, it received an update on some potential problem customers — Vitalix and Hy-Line … more
Public works director Jared Semsch told council members of a problem with sanitary sewer backup that occurred during a recent downpour in a brief 15-minute Durant city council meeting July 8. … more
DES MOINES — On March 12 at her weekly press conference, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new application for felons to have their voting rights restored. The governor also reiterated her support … more
DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that she will appoint Kelly Kennedy Garcia, currently deputy executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, as director of … more
DES MOINES – City and school elections will be conducted simultaneously this year, on Tuesday Nov. 5. A law passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2017 ended the longstanding tradition of holding school … more
On Sept. 4, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) applauded the Iowa Department of Transportation for securing a major federal grant to improve aging bridges across the state. “This is great news for … more
Durant police chief Orville Randolph updated council on talks the police department has been having with the Durant School District about hiring a resource officer at the Dec. 17 city council … more
For the third time, the city of Wilton has been denied a $50,000 Historical Resource Development Program grant for exterior façade rehabilitation at City Hall.Wilton Economic Development … more
Officials approved the first reading of an ordinance which would amend the number of cats and dogs allowed per household at the Sept. 9 Durant city council meeting. The ordinance amendment states, … more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will host a U.S. Service Academy Open House for Iowa students interested in … more
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