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The city of Durant and Durant School District have been coordinating for months to hire for a newly created school resource officer (SRO) position. At the June 10 Durant city council meeting, police … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 6 U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) announced that the Muscatine Municipal Airport will receive a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s … more
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Iowa regional directors based in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo will hold traveling office hours in 47 counties … more
Doug Cook spent 38 of his 64 years serving the community of Durant as its chief of police. Doug passed away on May 30 but his devotion to public service will continue to leave in impact on those … more
Braden Wagner with Durant Boy Scout Troop 153 addressed Durant city council members at the May 28 meeting. He proposed an Eagle Scout project that would involve removing the mulch around City Hall … more
Freshman state Sen. Zach Wahls got his first taste of the annual Wilton Chamber of Commerce Government Officials Luncheon May 13. He joined state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann at the head table with moderator … more
A portion of Cedar Street in downtown Wilton was closed May 20 for a visit from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, who signed HF 772, the Empower Rural Iowa Act, into law. She, along with Lt. Gov Adam … more
Kevin Bailey, senior project engineer for MSA Professional Services, told officials at the May 13 Durant city council meeting, “Indeed a center left turn lane is warranted,” for the … 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
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
On March 14, 2016 BWC Excavating was awarded the bid for Durant’s Eighth Street reconstruction project, with an anticipated completion date of Nov. 1 of that year. At the Tuesday, April 23 … more
The Junction Grill & Bar in downtown Wilton will be offering outdoor seating soon. At the April 22 city council meeting, owner Steve Meyer presented a makeshift plan to members which includes … more
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