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Brian Froehlich, owner of Fro’s Pub & Grub in downtown Wilton, was on hand June 22 to get approval from the city council to close down a portion of Third Street for a fireworks show planned in the … more
The League of Women Voters of Muscatine County, in collaboration with Media Tree and Musser Public Library, is sponsoring forums to inform voters about upcoming elections. The public is invited to … more
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds could be heard saying, “Thank you,” and “It’s a team effort,” several times in a meeting with Cedar County Emergency Management personnel June 22. The … more
The family of the late Doug Cook was present to obtain approval for placing a memorial to honor their dad at the police department. Erin Stansfield, daughter of longtime Durant Police Chief Cook, … more
Durant parks, especially Feldhahn Park, are going to get some tender love and care thanks to Luke Abels, an incoming Durant senior, who presented plans for his Eagle Scout project to city council … more
At the June 8 Wilton city council meeting, members and Mayor Bob Barrett were presented with a letter from newly retired City Clerk Lori Brown. A portion of the letter read:Thank you so much for … more
The Wilton city council held several public hearings throughout the May 26 meeting. The first was to rezone around four acres of land along Fifth Street, north of the CBI Bank & Trust and WTC … more
The city of Durant began advertising for a public works position several weeks ago. By the May 26 Durant city council meeting, there had been zero applications submitted. The deadline for applying … more
After several weeks of limiting public access due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedar County Courthouse will reopen to the public on June 8. The Courthouse will return to its regular access … more
The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t keep Iowa voters from either going to the polls or turning in an absentee ballot, which were sent by mail statewide prior to the June 2 primary. As results … more
Editor’s note: What follows are candidate profiles of the four Democrats running in the June 2 primary to oppose Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst in November. Four Democrats are running to … more
A section of Fourth Street in Durant will be repaired with asphalt at a cost of $29,900. Officials held a discussion at the May 11 council meeting on additional damages caused to the street by local … more
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