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Governor’s orders: Iowa (more) open for business

DES MOINES – On May 13, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits salons, barbershops, and massage and tattoo …


Wilton shoe tree taken down, new one selected

A Wilton High School tradition alive and well for 13 years has been forced to move elsewhere on campus due to the upcoming commons project planned at the south end of the gymnasium. Located just …


'I don't know' is (still) an answer

While in the middle of printing bios for 92 Durant and Wilton seniors, I felt it fitting to reprint a column I wrote May 21, 2009, which I think is still applicable today. Congratulations to our …

Family News

Obit: Clyde Huston

Clyde M. Huston, 94, of Blue Grass died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Iowa Masonic Home in Bettendorf. Private family services will be held at the Blue …

  • Obit: Mardelle Meyer

    Mardelle C. Meyer, 87, of Durant passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Manor Care …

  • Obit: Rick Seibel

    Rick A. Seibel of Muscatine (formerly of Des Moines) died on Thursday, May 14, 2020. A memorial has …

  • Obit: Joel Ballenger

    Joel R. Ballenger, 61, of Moscow died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his home. Interment will take place in …

  • Obit: Stacie Harris

    Stacie Jo Harris, 61, of Wilton passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the University of Iowa …

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