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With the rainy and windy weather adding insult to injury, Durant could not muster any offense in a 42-0 shutout loss at West Branch last Friday. more
Wilton’s volleyball team collected three wins in five tries at the River Valley Conference tournament last week to see their record improve to 21-14.  more
Marjorie Eileen LeDoux, age 76, of Davenport, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  A celebration of life will be held from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Walcott American Legion.  Online condolences may be left at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com. more
Jerry Hilgenberg is a name well-known to longtime Iowa Hawkeyes fans, but his distinguished career began 75 years ago in Wilton. more
Wilton Certified Local Government Commission (WCLGC) was established in 2017 to support, promote and identify historic districts, sites and buildings in our community. Since that time, we have completed many projects such as working with an historian to do an intensive level survey and then list Wilton’s downtown commercial district on the National Register. more
After having its original website hosted by the Chamber and Development Alliance, the City of Wilton has officially launched its own, brand-new website. more
United Way of Muscatine is excited to bring its Reading Mentors Program to the first-grade classrooms at Wilton Elementary School! more
The Tri County Community Club hosts a blood drive 2-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Durant Community Center, 606 Fifth Ave., Durant. more
Ken Bland won Week Six of the Advocate’s Football Contest by missing two, and he will receive the $25 first prize. more
There is something special about Wilton, Iowa, and the communities surrounding it. more
Congratulations goes out to three Wilton JH Choir students for being accepted into the Iowa OPUS Honor Choir. OPUS is the “All State Choir” for fifth-ninth grade students, and is a great achievement! These students will attend rehearsals in Ames on Nov. 16, and culminate the day with a concert in Stephens Auditorium, featuring a fifth and sixth grade mixed choir, and seventh and eighth grade Treble Clef Choir, a seventh and eighth grade Bass Clef Choir and a ninth grade Mixed Choir.  more
Twenty-two Wilton JH/HS choir students participated in the River Valley Conference Honor Choir, hosted in Wilton on Oct. 2. Guest conductors Jesse Bunge from Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School directed the seventh and eighth grade choir, and Tim McMillin from the Des Moines Metro Opera, Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble and Simpson College directed the high school choir. It was a great day of making music, ending with an awesome concert! more
Dean Hugo Arp, age 84, of Tipton, formerly of Walcott, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  A private family funeral service will be held in New Liberty. A private family burial will take place in Rochester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rochester Cemetery in Dean’s memory.  Online condolences may be left at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com. more
Caroline Josephine “Carol” Smith, 90, of Durant, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at the Wilton Retirement Community in Wilton. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  at Grace United Church of Christ in Wilton, with Pastor Patrick Slessor officiating.  Burial took place in Durant Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ.  Online condolences may be left at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com. more
Before you send those old sneakers or your running shoes to the landfill, why not help the Wilton Fine Arts Guild lend a hand to the planet, those less fortunate, and clear your clutter. more
The public is invited to the annual meeting of the Muscatine County Fair.  Join the board 6:30 p.m., Oct. 24, at the Activity Center for supper, drinks, and a silent auction.  A free-will offering will be collected for the meal, a cash bar will be open, and there will be several silent auction baskets you won’t want to miss.  more
The high school football season is not a sprint as it takes eight weeks to determine district champions and playoff spots.  more
The vibes in the Durant volleyball locker room this weekend must have been immaculate. more
The Wilton cross-country teams made it to October as the season is speeding towards the annual River Valley Conference meet soon.  more
After a promising start to the evening, Durant’s football team struggled in the cold, wind and rainy conditions last Friday in a 42-7 loss to Cascade in the final home game of the season. more
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