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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
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
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
Primary elections were held June 5 to determine who would become each party’s candidate for the midterm election to be held later this year on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Voters must declare a political … more
A candidate forum for Iowa House District 73 is scheduled for Monday, June 25. The free event, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and Iowa League of Women Voters of Johnson County, is set … more
The Wilton city council was presented with a proposal for a Reading Garden to be constructed at the Wilton Public Library. City Administrator Chris Ball told council the library had been approached … more
Durant city council members approved a permit for the annual display of Fourth of July fireworks at the May 29 city council meeting. The fireworks are scheduled for dusk on the Fourth of July at the … more
DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that Iowans have shattered the records for absentee voting in a primary election. A total of 49,808 Iowans had cast absentee ballots for the … more
In the wake of current Iowa state Sen. Bob Dvorsky (D-Coralville) announcing several months ago he would not seek re-election in Iowa Senate District 37, which includes coverage of Wilton and … more
The Wilton Chamber of Commerce annual government officials luncheon was held on Monday, May 14 at Community Bank & Trust’s lower level in downtown Wilton. Iowa State Senator Robert “Bob” … more
Prior to the regular Wilton city council meeting May 14, a public forum was held on the possibility of a recreational center being built on the site of the old Wilton Elementary School. The school … more
    City Clerk Deana Cavin explained a new water service excise tax to council members at the May 14 Durant city council meeting. She said that the new statewide tax will take effect … more
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