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“Let’s all take a deep breath, and just be here in this moment,” said Ava Barrett to a packed gymnasium on Sunday, May 19, at Wilton High School. The Class of 2024 President … more
After the bell rang out 24 times, symbolizing the Class of 2024, Saturday, May 18, fireworks lit up the night sky. Just like that, it was time for Durant to say farewell to its beloved seniors. … more
A 31-year career in public education is coming to a close for Wilton High School Principal Sue O’Donnell. Although O’Donnell will be leaving the district after just three years in … more
The approval of a new salary benefit package for staff members, updates on construction projects, and personnel changes highlighted the meeting of the Durant School Board of Education on Monday, May … more
Raising funds at events like conference track and field meets, a group of Wilton High School students, known as the Japanese Culture Club (JCC), is working to afford a trip to Japan next year. … more
As a kindergarten student in Durant, Charles Huesmann could never have imagined he'd be president of his senior class 13 years later. He didn't even consider it as a freshman entering Durant High … more
The Wilton Community School District held a regular board meeting on Wednesday, May 8. Present at the meeting were board members Rob Metzger, Sam Wilson, Tommy Fitzer, Tara Oien, and President … more
Wilton High School senior class president, Ava Barrett, not only has high ambitions for herself but also challenges her entire class to pursue their dreams as they graduate this week. The … more
Wilton School District Transportation Director Rich Creamer says he wishes he had 10 more bus drivers just like Charlie Paustian. “He’s dependable. Dedicated as hell,” says … more
"There’s no piece of paper that can prepare you for life! You just have to buckle up and enjoy the ride.” That’s what retiring Wilton Elementary School teacher Laurie Sabers … more
Come on over to the Wilton Public Library and check out all the new books. Here are some that have recently arrived! Adult Fiction: “Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of … more
The County Board of Supervisors has done the annual allocation of public library funding, and some library directors are not pleased. The West Liberty Public Library and the Wilton Public … more
"The hardest part is resisting the urge to speak," says Madison Smyser, "You definitely have to use your facial expressions a lot." Smyser played the role of a mute Ariel on April 17 and 21, … more
Learning at an early age she was “always comfortable around children,” Tammy Place knew when she was in high school, she would pursue a teaching career. “I enjoyed babysitting, … more
On Thursday, April 18, the Wilton Public Library had a very special visitor. Nadie the Owl came with her friend, Luke Hart. Hart is a Naturalist from the Environmental Learning Center at … more
On Saturday, April 20, the Wilton Public Library hosted an Edible Book Contest. What is an Edible Book you might wonder? Basically, you pick a book and make something edible to represent that book. … more
Wilton Public Library The month of May at the Wilton Public Library won’t be quite as busy as usual. We will be working on our programming for the Summer Reading Program. So, be on … more
For the first time in history, Wilton High School students got a chance to use the Wilton Observatory for the purpose of viewing a solar eclipse.   Now in its fourth year of helping educate … more
The Wilton Community School District had a regular board meeting on Wednesday, April 10th. Present at the meeting were four of the five members, board members Sam Wilson, Tommy Fitzer, Tara Oien and … more
Durant’s School Board of Education heard administrative reports, set public hearings on budgets and school calendars, and made a number of personnel moves at their Monday, April 8 meeting held … more
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