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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
Nichole Sorgenfrey of the Muscatine United Way attended a brief Feb. 24 Durant city council meeting. She spoke with officials about hosting another annual Day of Caring in Durant on April 17 from … more
For the second straight meeting, Steph Maine and Ginny Harris were in attendance to talk with Wilton city council members about a proposed Fall Festival to be held in downtown Wilton Oct. 11 and 12. … more
Brian Wright, the Muscatine County Emergency Manager, made an appearance at the Feb. 24 Wilton city council meeting to discuss the recent apartment complex fire in Wilton. Wright acts as a … more
Noel Price was chosen to fill the Durant city council seat left vacant by Brian Utter, who recently resigned just before being hired as a full-time officer for the Durant Police Department. Price … more
IOWA CITY — U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) announced that in the interest of public safety and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, he will be closing his physical offices in Iowa … more
The Durant city council approved Resolution No. 2020-30 to add a credit card agreement to their current contract with Iowa Interactive, which is the vendor the city uses for credit card payments. … 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
Editor’s note: What follows are candidate profiles of the four Democrats running in the June 2 primary to oppose Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst in November. Four Democrats are running to … more
DES MOINES – Regarding the upcoming county conventions on March 21, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Mark Smith released the following statement: “Today, the Iowa Democratic Party is announcing it … more
Wilton Mayor Bob Barrett noted July 13 that he felt there was an uptick in home firework usage during the Fourth of July and days surrounding, due to the cancellation of several large shows in the … more
The Aug. 12 Durant city council meeting was held with four council members, as Brian Utter resigned at the last meeting, shortly before accepting a position with the Durant Police Department. … more
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