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Durant parks, especially Feldhahn Park, are going to get some tender love and care thanks to Luke Abels, an incoming Durant senior, who presented plans for his Eagle Scout project to city council … more
At the June 8 Wilton city council meeting, members and Mayor Bob Barrett were presented with a letter from newly retired City Clerk Lori Brown. A portion of the letter read:Thank you so much for … more
The Wilton city council held several public hearings throughout the May 26 meeting. The first was to rezone around four acres of land along Fifth Street, north of the CBI Bank & Trust and WTC … more
The city of Durant began advertising for a public works position several weeks ago. By the May 26 Durant city council meeting, there had been zero applications submitted. The deadline for applying … more
After several weeks of limiting public access due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedar County Courthouse will reopen to the public on June 8. The Courthouse will return to its regular access … more
The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t keep Iowa voters from either going to the polls or turning in an absentee ballot, which were sent by mail statewide prior to the June 2 primary. As results … 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
A section of Fourth Street in Durant will be repaired with asphalt at a cost of $29,900. Officials held a discussion at the May 11 council meeting on additional damages caused to the street by local … more
Kit Koele has officially been appointed Wilton's city clerk. At the May 11 city council meeting, members approved naming Kathryn “Kit” Koele Wilton’s next city clerk at a salary of $45,000 per … more
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate partnered with Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Iowa National Guard to deliver masks, gloves and hand sanitizer for use at … more
Rita Hart’s living room campaign is an unending series of phone calls and Zoom meetings to reach voters she’s more accustomed to encountering on their front porches and festival parade … more
Editor’s note: What follows are candidate profiles of the five Republicans running in the June 2 primary to be the GOP candidate for the U.S. House Congressional seat in Iowa’s Second District. … more
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