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Wilton’s $6 million wastewater treatment plant is nearly complete. When the city council met Sept. 9, it received an update on some potential problem customers — Vitalix and Hy-Line … more
Public works director Jared Semsch told council members of a problem with sanitary sewer backup that occurred during a recent downpour in a brief 15-minute Durant city council meeting July 8. … more
DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that she will appoint Kelly Kennedy Garcia, currently deputy executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, as director of … more
DES MOINES – City and school elections will be conducted simultaneously this year, on Tuesday Nov. 5. A law passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2017 ended the longstanding tradition of holding school … more
On Sept. 4, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) applauded the Iowa Department of Transportation for securing a major federal grant to improve aging bridges across the state. “This is great news for … more
For the third time, the city of Wilton has been denied a $50,000 Historical Resource Development Program grant for exterior façade rehabilitation at City Hall.Wilton Economic Development … more
Durant Public Works employees will begin picking up leaves at the curb on Oct. 16 through Nov. 27. Please see schedule and map (right) for your zone. Crews will pick up on Mondays, Wednesdays and … more
Officials approved the first reading of an ordinance which would amend the number of cats and dogs allowed per household at the Sept. 9 Durant city council meeting. The ordinance amendment states, … more
The Wilton Police Department will be adding two new Chevy Tahoes to its fleet within the next 14 weeks, bringing the total from two to four. Wilton currently has two Chevy Tahoes — a 2015 and a … more
“Very generous,” was the unanimous chatter of officials after making a deal at the Sept. 23 Durant city council meeting that is expected to net the city roughly $1 million, thanks to a donation … more
DES MOINES – Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) has been named Chairman of the State Government Efficiency Review Committee by House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake). “Ensuring that taxpayers … more
The Wilton Library is teaming with the Census Bureau to recruit workers for the 2020 Census count. Census results determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as … more
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