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Catherine “Kay” Pearl Whiteley, age 89, of Wilton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at her home.  A private graveside service will be held in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Online condolences may be left at more
Robert B. (Bob) Thede, 76, of Wilton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, at Cedar Manor Nursing Home in Tipton after a 16-year battle with COPD.  A public graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11,  at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bob Thede memorial fund. more
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Some landowners who’ve been fighting against a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline shed tears of joy Monday as South Dakota utility regulators denied a permit application from Summit Carbon Solutions. more
Bruce Rastetter, the influential co-founder of Summit Carbon Solutions, should be subpoenaed to testify to state regulators in support of his company’s carbon dioxide pipeline proposal, according to the daughter of a landowner who is affected by the project. more
Rick “Turk” Steffens got his nickname as a hand-me-down from his brother, who was born around Thanksgiving. more
August 30 marked join night for Cub Scouts Pack 153 in Durant. more
Thomas Wegener of Cedar County was inducted into the 2023 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 20. Ninety-one Iowa counties participated this year and selected 127 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4H Foundation President, David Bolte, and Interim State 4-H Program Leader, Mitchell Hoyer, as they were introduced on stage. more
Community Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that Lily Geiger has been promoted to an Ag/Commercial Lending Officer at the Wilton Office. more
Godspell will be the 28th production of the New Era Dinner Theater.  The show will be presented on Friday, September 29; Saturday, September 30; and Sunday, October 1 in the New Era Community Building at 3455 New Era Road in rural Muscatine, next to Wild Cat Den State Park.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Reservations are required for all performances. more
Clarice L. Glenney, age 102, of Wilton,, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, at the Wilton Retirement Community.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 8, at First Presbyterian Church of Wilton.  A visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m., prior to the service at the church.  Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the Wilton Ambulance or Oakdale Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left at  more
Vernon C. Voelkers, age 78, of Durant, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, at his home.  A celebration of life was held from 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Durant American Legion.  Burial will take place at a later date in Durant Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Durant Firefighters Inc. in his memory.  Online condolences may be left at more
Ruth Hamann of Walcott, is celebrating her 85th birthday with an open house at 4 p.m., Sept. 23 at the Walcott Legion, 121 Bryant St., Walcott, IA 52773 more
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Paul Hurd of Kenosha, Wis., was the big winner in Week One of the Advocate News Football Contest. He missed one, with a tiebreaker of 49, the closest to the total number of points in Iowa State’s 30-9 win over UNI. Hurd will receive the $25 first prize. more
Anheuser-Busch and 7G Distributing, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), is providing more than 2,000 cans of emergency drinking water to help the Low Moor Fire Department in Eastern Iowa prepare for and respond in times of crisis. more
I love reading. Once, bored and without new books in the house, I parked myself in front of the pantry and began reading labels. more
Longtime Wilton head volleyball coach Brenda Grunder collected career win No. 700 last week at the Wapello volleyball tournament.  more
The Wilton Beavers gave the home fans a lot to cheer about last Friday in their home opener against West Liberty.  more
The Durant girls' and boys' cross country teams began their 2023 season last Tuesday (Aug. 29) at the Clinton Schoolhouse Open.  more
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