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“Anytime we do a street project from now on, let’s just include the sidewalk,” said Durant Mayor Scott Spengler at the Feb. 22 council meeting. Officials discussed creating a sidewalk program … more
The city of Wilton is moving forward with exploring software that will help alert residents of emergency management via text messaging. At the Feb. 22 city council meeting, members gave new City … more
Auditor of State Rob Sand released an audit report on Muscatine County, Iowa. Financial highlights The county’s revenues totaled $37,890,155 for the year ended June 30, 2020, a 16 percent … more
IOWA CITY — The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will host a Legislative Forum on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The focus is on the environment. The forums provide … more
Should the city of Wilton have its own ambulance service? The Wilton city council chambers were packed Feb. 8, when several members of the Wilton Fire Department and EMS were on hand to discuss … more
Durant building inspector Terry Goerdt attended the Feb. 8 city council meeting to address public concerns with outdoor storage in industrial areas of the city. He recommended the city add language … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who represents Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District including Cedar and Muscatine counties, will serve on the House Homeland Security, … more
DES MOINES — The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) State Central Committee (SCC) elected Rep. Ross Wilburn (House District 46) as the new IDP Chair by a majority vote. Chair Wilburn is from Davenport, … more
By Derek Sawvell Managing Editor, Advocate News Wilton City Administrator Chris Ball attended his final city council meeting Jan. 25. With accepted plans to resign from his post Jan. 31, and … more
Last week, Wilton’s new interim City Administrator Jeff Horne could be found working with current City Administrator Chris Ball in preparing the next fiscal year budget. Horne was granted a … more
As snow fell heavily outside Jan. 25, Durant officials took time during the city council meeting to discuss issues with snow removal. “We were kind of lenient on the first storm because there was a … more
At the Jan. 11 Durant city council meeting, officials took care of some annual house keeping, including adopting the same set of rules and policies for conducting meetings that have been set for many … more
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