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CNN will host the Iowa Democratic presidential debate on Jan. 14, in what will be the final face-to-face meeting between the candidates before the nation begins heading to the polls.CNN, in … more
The Durant school board took part in several traditions when members met Dec. 9, some old and some new. For three members, Barb Reasner, Russ Paustian and Phil Nietfeldt, it was the final meeting of … more
The Wilton city council met for a regular meeting Dec. 9 on the heels of the town’s annual Window Walk — one of the first items discussed. “I was really impressed with how many people were … more
DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds announced her appointment of Paul Ahlers as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals.  Ahlers, of Fort Dodge, currently serves as a district associate judge in … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in Southeastern Iowa for open office hours. Jared Hershberger, Loebsack’s District Representative, will be at several … more
After 15 years serving as Wilton’s Chief of Police, Tim Leathers announced his retirement when members of the city council met Nov. 25. For the second straight time, the meeting was held in the … more
Durant city council ended its regular board meeting Nov. 25 with a presentation by the Durant Lego League. Seven area kids, Landon, Nolan, Cameron, Royce, Brayden, Adam and Ava, from fifth through … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is launching a new initiative called #TrustedInfo2020. The nation’s secretaries of state, 40 of whom serve as their … more
The Durant city council met on Nov. 12, shortly after the third snowfall of the year. Officials reminded the public that when a snow emergency is issued, generally when it is anticipated that there … more
WASHINGTON – National Association of Counties (NACo) President Mary Ann Borgeson appointed Cedar County, Iowa Supervisor Dawn Smith to a one-year term as a member of NACo’s Justice and Public … more
For the first time, area city and school elections were held together in November, with 2019 election night being Nov. 5. The following information was submitted by the Iowa Secretary of State … more
Wilton city council members met for a brief meeting on Veterans Day Nov. 11 in a change of scenery. Due to ongoing renovations at City Hall, the council chamber was without heat. Therefore, the … more
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