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Durant City Council members entered closed session at the August 22 meeting to discuss the purchase or sale of real estate. Upon emerging, council members voted to purchase 10.18 acres of land for … more
Wilton Police Chief Dave Clark presented a draft of an updated ATV/UTV ordinance at the August 22 council meeting. State law changed on July 1 to allow the use of ATVs and UTVs on secondary … more
At the Wilton city council meeting August 8, City Administrator Jeff Horne updated council on a proposed project to build a trail on Y14 (Taylor Avenue) between 110th Street and an existing trail in … more
Durant community members gathered August 8 at Jaycee Park to honor the memory of the late Joey Gehrls and celebrate the construction of a new park shelter, which was built using memorial funds that … more
The Wilton City Council approved a bid for an updated phone system in City Hall. Integrated Technology Partners will provide the system which includes 5 new phones, ethernet switch, and more. The … more
Durant city council members ap- proved the second of three readings for the city’s ordinance governing auto- mated traffic enforcement at the July 11 meeting. The city is planning to enter … more
The Muscatine Special Operations Response Team – which services Musca- tine, Cedar, and Louisa counties – con- ducted a training exercise June 29 at Bennett Elementary School and the Du- … more
Durant’s prospective speed camera program took center stage at the June 27 council meeting. On the agenda were two items related to the program: an equipment contract with Blue Line … more
Cedar County Emergency Management Agency held a groundbreaking ceremony for the county’s new 911 radio system Tuesday, June 21, at the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office in … more
As part of the Wilton City Council’s formal meeting June 27, Nick Frommelt was sworn in by Police Chief Dave Clark as the newest member of the Wilton Police Department.Frommelt will serve a … more
Wilton resident Robert Chapman attended the June 13 council meeting to appeal an ordinance violation he was issued for having too many dogs at his residence.According to city code, “No person … more
Wilton council members meeting on May 25 explored the possibility of using American Rescue Plan funds to construct a regional trail connector. City administrator Jeff Horne said Iowa Governor Kim … more
The Durant city council approved a motion to move forward with a Laser Camera Automated Speed Enforcement program. This program will place a single beam LIDAR laser to measure the speed of vehicles … more
The Durant School Board learned there would be a high price tag to move the utility poles on the rental property the school district owns to the south at its regular meeting Monday, May 9. … more
Several staff changes were approved at the May 11 Wilton school board meeting, including the upcoming resignation of longtime teacher Nick Dohrmann. Dohrmann will resign from his position as … more
The Durant Public Library will purchase Wonderbooks, summer reading program prizes, a work cart, and a new book drop with grant and memorial funds. Council approved these purchases at the May 9 board … more
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commended President Biden’s announcement in Iowa Tuesday of a federal waiver allowing year-round sales of E15. This announcement comes after a July 2021 … more
During the March 28 meeting, Durant council members discussed goals for the city’s prospective economic development director position. The position is to act as a point person for Chamber of Commerce inquiries. The director would also communicate with realtors, local partners, and homeowners with ideas on how to attract businesses, create programs for limited income and elderly residents, and education programs in order to grow the community of Durant. more
Durant Development Corporation has sold the last two plots of land available in the Durant industrial park, council members learned Monday. At a work session after the council meeting, DDC … more
Iowa will no longer offer the wholesale purchase of Russian-produced liquor, part a new measure by Gov. Kim Reynolds to show solidarity to Ukraine. Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverages Division … more
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