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The Durant High School Robotics team looks to improve every year, but this past season may have been their biggest success story yet in the short history of the program. Seven members of the … more
The Wilton Community School District had a regular board meeting on Wednesday, March 13th.  Present at the meeting were board members Tom Fitzer, Robert Metzger, Sam Wilson, President Tim … more
A pair of contracts were awarded to firms Monday, March 11, by the Durant School District Board of Education. This progress on improvements to the district campus follows a November 2023, … more
The Durant Community Chest (DCC) wrapped up their 2023 campaign after collecting more than $5,100 in financial donations from residents living and working within the community, officials announced on … more
One of the largest manufacturing expansions the City of Wilton has seen in years is taking place at the JM Eagle Co., Inc. plant on the southwest edge of the community at 1314 W. 3rd Street. … more
Iowa City residents Charles and Julie Poeltler have given $10,000 to the Muscatine County Fair Event Center Project. The Poeltler’s have a hobby farm in the Nichols area and reside in Iowa … more
The City of Durant has secured a $500,000 match grant for a stormwater wetlands and drainage project that could ultimately bring in housing opportunities. The grant is courtesy of the Iowa … more
A pair of good Samaritans may have not only rescued a confused 91-year-old man from harm, but saved his life earlier this month when they found him wandering around his vehicle at a rest stop on … more
Although she learned to quilt about 20 years ago, Sherry Adkison of Wilton didn’t find a real passion for the craft until 2017 when she started making Honor Quilts for veterans. Last year, … more
The Durant High School Drama Class presented the musical “Annie Jr.” on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, at Durant High School Auditorium.   The two-act play, presented through … more
A guide to the weird, wonderful and obscure, tells about things and places in Iowa you never knew existed and information for some that you did. This book has colored photos and would be a great … more
This week we passed a substantial bill refocusing and reforming our Regent Universities. Finding skilled labor is one of the most frequent problems I hear about back home and so refocusing our higher … more
Another year has passed and it is again time for the annual meeting of the members of the Wilton Historical Society.   The meeting will be held at the Depot on Saturday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m. … more
What exactly are Courtney Cooper, Laura Knouse, and Jenni Colbert viewing in this somewhat strange depiction from the battlefield trenches of WWI? You still have three chances to find out when … more
The Wilton Public Library has been selected as one of 310 libraries to participate in round two of Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities. This American … more
Durant Legion donated $500 to the Tri-County Historical Museum on Tuesday, March 5, to help aid the museum. From left, Ray Arp, Dick Frick, Rich Harmsen, Mary Eirckson, Ken Rochholz, Leon Rathjen. more
The Wilton Public Library held a Preschool Fun Day, where kiddos had a chance to play in the mud! But it wasn’t just any mud, it was clean mud, a mixture of ivory soap, ripped up toilet paper … more
Durant residents, Glen and Judy Swanson have given $5,000 to the Muscatine County Fair Event Center project. The Swansons farm in the Durant area and have three daughters Julie (Rick) Kuehn, Glenda … more
The Dickinson Relays at the UNI-Dome officially opened the 2024 high school track season, and Durant was there when the starting gun was fired. 40 different Wildcats competed across 22 events in … more
Wilton March 3 Assisted Muscatine PD on a pursuit on Hershey Avenue was unable to locate. Assisted MPD with a vehicle unlock at the PSB on E 5th Street. Traffic stop W 5th Street … more
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