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The Bunny Hunt is well underway in downtown Wilton and will continue until April 8. The hunt started on March 20 and we’ve had a few groups and families swing through the Advocate offices over … more
Coloring Easter eggs is a time-honored tradition dating back more than 2,500 years. There is evidence that people living in the ancient settlement of Trypillia dyed eggs. Ancient Persians also were … more
Bill Norton was unloading hay on their family farm in Cedar County when a tornado warning blared on his phone. “We didn’t think too much of it,” said Bill. “The skies all looked pretty … more
Easter is steeped in both religious and secular traditions. Each year on Easter Sunday, many families feast on ham or lamb. Hot cross buns may be served as morning treats. And faithful Christians may … more
March 27 Traffic Stop at W 3rd Avenue and 5th Street. Karen Walls, Wilton, citation for expired registration. March 28 Keeping the peace in the 600 block of 8th Street. Assisted Durant … more
March 26 Medical call in the 300 block of E Summit Street. Patient seen and transported to local hospital. Open door in the 400 block of Cedar Street. Handled by the officer. Civil … more
Gloria Dei Lutheran church hosted the 3rd Annual citywide Easter Egg Hunt for the City of Durant.  Emily Swihart from New Liberty is the chairperson for the Outreach committee that organized the … more
While Durant’s in-district enrollment numbers seem to be on a steady decline, open enrollment has reached a peak — nearly twice as high as it was in fiscal year 2017, according to information … more
Arty’s Ice Cream & Grill in Wilton has announced plans to expand their operation with an added location within the next two years, according to owner Sakir “Chili” Alimoski. “We’re not … more
First he was a kid in the audience. Later he worked the concession stand. Now Mac Howes owns West Liberty’s New Strand Theatre and hopes to offer today’s families the same thrills he enjoyed as a kid. more
There’s one television in the corner of Axe & Oak Whiskey House in Wilton, but business owner Fred Grunder said it’s only for select games. more
Wapsi Environmental Center near Dixon held a maple syrup demonstration on March 4. more
Thunderous calls from competing Toms trying to out-do one another for the attention from nearby hens, rattles through Iowa’s timber each spring. This annual ritual is witnessed by hunters who attempt to mimic the call of a lonely hen, to attract a frustrated Tom to come search her out. more
Debbie Wallace is a firm believer in the healing power of love. more
Feb. 26 911 hang up in the 800 block of W 3rd Street. Received a juvenile complaint in the 100 block of Spruce Street. A harassment call in the 1200 block of W Wate Street. 911 hand … more
Feb. 26 Traffic stop in the 100 block of 5th Street. Driver was given a warning. Assisted Durant Ambulance with a medical call on 2nd Avenue. Feb. 27 Abandoned 911 call in the 300 … more
Mary Grace Lowry, age 94, of Wilton, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at her home with her family by her side.  A funeral service was held 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Bentley … more
Ina Rae Gappa, age 85, of Wilton, Iowa, formerly of Washington, Iowa, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023, at her home.  Cremation rites will be accorded.  Burial will take place at a later … more
March 13 is your final day to vote for Iowa’s best 100 percent beef burger. This year, Arty’s Ice Cream & Grill has once again been nominated. They placed as a finalist in the top 10 in both … more
The unofficial results for a proposed $15.6 million bond measure that would go toward updating and renovating the Durant school building are in. In order to pass, the yes votes had to total 60 … more
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