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Property owners in downtown Wilton have 11 months to clear any ground-floor tenants from buildings in the business district. At the Oct. 11 city council meeting, Wilton Development Corporation … more
Cedar County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cari Dauber has announced that absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 city/school elections are available in the Auditor’s Office starting Wednesday, … more
Officials at the Oct. 11 Durant city council meeting reviewed ordinances for golf carts and UTVs as the first year winds down. Current permits will expire Dec. 31, and will need to be renewed for the … more
DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is helping Iowans register to vote. His office is mailing a postcard to approximately 50,000 Iowans who are eligible to vote, but not registered. The … more
WASHINGTON — Every year, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) selects 10 young Iowans to nominate to each of the U.S. service academies including the Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy, … more
Bob Krause of Burlington, currently president of a veterans’ charity, the Veterans National Recovery Center, announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for United State Senate against … more
Now that renovations to the main floor, rafters and roof of Wilton’s City Hall are complete, focus has shifted to the basement, which also serves as a city storm shelter, primarily for those living … more
Durant officials reviewed several ideas for exterior improvements to the community center at the Sept. 27 city council meeting. Community Center Director Dawn Smith was present to discuss the bids … more
When the 2021 regular city-school elections are held Tuesday, Nov. 2, voters will decide whom to represent their city and school districts on local city councils and school boards. While the … more
Durant officials presented several residents with plaques to recognize their efforts to improve the community at the Sept. 13 council meeting. Coni Daufeldt, Todd Frisch and Wendy Bullard were … more
Perhaps the most interesting piece of news to come out of Wilton’s Sept. 13 city council meeting was in its final moments. Wilton Mayor Bob Barrett announced that he does not plan to run for … more
By Derek Sawvell Managing Editor, Advocate News   Wilton City Administrator Jeff Horne came to the Aug. 23 city council meeting with photos to share with council members of debris … more
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