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Members of the Durant Lego League presented officials with an opportunity to add to city parks and improve the environment at the Jan. 27 Durant city council meeting. The Build with Bags Grant would … more
DES MOINES — Thousands of students will vote for their preferred candidates for President, U.S. Senate and U.S. House during Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll on Tuesday, Oct. … more
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced a new statewide initiative to recruit poll workers for the June 2 primary. Normally, Iowa poll workers tend to come from age groups that are … more
Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek announced he will run for the Iowa House in District 73, which includes eastern Johnson County, all of Cedar County, and a small portion of Muscatine County that includes … more
DES MOINES – Rep. Gary Carlson (R-Muscatine) announced recently that he will not seek re-election to the Iowa House in 2020. He currently represents House District 91, which includes the city of … more
DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently signed SF 2408, legislation that creates emergency measures and supplemental appropriations for key government services to combat the spread of … more
The Wilton city council granted City Administrator Chris Ball permission Oct. 14 to explore having Wilton become part of a group of local cities in order to receive on-site safety and health … more
The 13 deputies in the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office have publicly called for Cedar County Attorney Jeff Renander to step down. On Feb. 20, the Advocate News received a memo from the Cedar … more
The purpose of the FEMA page (https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control) is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. … more
Furniture will be moved into the newly updated Wilton City Hall offices later this week, with staff returning to their renovated spaces shortly after. Work to the east side of the building will then … more
BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and President pro tempore of the United States Senate is now the 10th longest-serving Senator in U.S. history with 39.3 years of service. Grassley … more
The 2019 area city and school elections are coming Tuesday, Nov. 5. Over the next two weeks, the Advocate News will present results from questionnaires that were sent to all candidates running for … more
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