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A former Wilton elementary and middle school teacher and volleyball coach has been appointed the new superintendent of the Indianola School District. The Indianola School Board of Education will … more
The Durant School Board of Education authorized bids totaling over $270,000 on four construction projects at their regular Monday, Feb. 12 meeting at the District’s Superintendent Office. … more
There is a group of dedicated ladies who put a lot of work into raising money to support the athletes of Wilton Junior and Senior High School.   They are Becky Hansen, Terri Becker and … more
Wilton Public Library Children’s Librarian Rebecca Bovenmyer wasn't a fan of science when she was a young student. “I didn’t like science. It was very boring,” she said. … more
Three Wilton students received a division 1 rating at state competition on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. Lilly Shuger, Senior, Cece Robinson, … more
Acting on the consent of voters from November, the Durant School Board approved $3.5 million in School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds. This occurred Monday, Jan. 8, … more
The main topic of the night was a major schedule change, Jan. 8, during the Durant Community School District Board meeting. Principal Joel Diederichs reported that students in seventh grade … more
The Wilton School District will be holding enrollment for preschool and kindergarten for the 2024/25 school year at Wilton Elementary School. For preschool, online enrollment will begin … more
The Wilton Community School District had a regular board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Business included a new bus and a new district activity calendar. Present at the meeting were four of the … more
Hugo, I would help the elves make a dirt bike and a Nintendo Switch Minecraft Machine. This would be for Charlie. Merry Christmas. I would make a tractor, remote control dinosaur, and … more
Randy Carpenter If I Could work with Santa’s elves I would make a tiger squishmellow. My squishmellow will be blue with a lightening bolt by it’s eye. When you squeeze it, it will make a roar. … more
Lillyana Drapeaux I would make a Jo-Jo Siwa doll. I would dive it to my sisters. I would make a chapte book for my mom. The chapter book will have a princess her name is Jasmine. I would make a … more
Baiey Dusenberry If I cold work with Santa’s elves, I would make blankets pillows, and stuffed animals I would give them to people in need. I would also make American girl dolls. I would give … more
Zaylah Contreras If I could work with Santa’s elves, I would make a dinosaur for my little brother. The end Harper Hetzler If I could work with Santa’s elves, I would make a Mickey … more
Carter Rice I would make a lot of cool toys and toy cars. I would give them to a lot of kids and families to help people to to be creative.   Levi Brown I would help the … more
Question: If you could work with Santa’s elves, what gifts would you like to help them make, and whom would you give them to? That was the question posed to our second-grade kiddos this … more
Emerson Drake, of Wilton, has been named to the dean's list for the Spring 2023 semester at Central College, Pella, Iowa. The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on … more
Wilton students Gracie Koele and Isaac Guerra, and Durant student Keagen Head are among 1,100 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa named to the president's list for the 2023 spring … more
At its Dec. 10 meeting, the Durant school board approved hiring OPN Architects of Cedar Rapids to conduct a Durant Community School District facilities assessment at a cost of $22,300. Included in … more
With holiday break right around the corner for Wilton and Durant schools, Superintendent Joe Burnett is nearing the halfway point of his first year in a sharing role within the two school … more
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