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The city of Wilton will be purchasing two brand new Ford Explorers — one for use by the police department, and one to be used primarily by the city administrator. Although the decision to buy the … more
There was tension in the Wilton city council chambers Nov. 8, when representatives from HR Green Engineering were on-hand to discuss the ongoing construction of a wetland area on the west end of Wate … more
DAVENPORT — U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks said recently that she will run for re-election in the newly drawn First Congressional District. Speaking at Dahl Old Car Home, 5215 Grand Ave., … more
Ron Oveson of Oveson Refuse and Recycling attended the Nov. 8 Durant city council meeting to update officials on a new automated side loader the company will start using for garbage pickup in … more
Property owners in downtown Wilton have 11 months to clear any ground-floor tenants from buildings in the business district. At the Oct. 11 city council meeting, Wilton Development Corporation … more
Now that renovations to the main floor, rafters and roof of Wilton’s City Hall are complete, focus has shifted to the basement, which also serves as a city storm shelter, primarily for those living … more
Durant officials reviewed several ideas for exterior improvements to the community center at the Sept. 27 city council meeting. Community Center Director Dawn Smith was present to discuss the bids … more
Perhaps the most interesting piece of news to come out of Wilton’s Sept. 13 city council meeting was in its final moments. Wilton Mayor Bob Barrett announced that he does not plan to run for … more
By Derek Sawvell Managing Editor, Advocate News   Wilton City Administrator Jeff Horne came to the Aug. 23 city council meeting with photos to share with council members of debris … more
The Muscatine County Freedom Rock project group is looking to revive one of Wilton’s oldest traditions. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, the Freedom Rock group is hosting a Freedom Rock Smorgasbord … more
A select group of visitors and donors was treated to quite a unique experience in downtown Wilton July 23, as a special event was held to honor Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. Also in attendance were U.S. … more
It’s summertime, and for many that means vacations. At the June 28 Wilton city council meeting, Mayor Bob Barrett spent the first 10 minutes calling members of the council, trying to get at least … more
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