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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
Representatives of the Muscatine County Fair met with the family of Virgil and Peggy Meyers last week to receive a $25,000 donation for the new event center the fair board plans to build in 2025. … more
The Wilton FFA has done it again! The local chapter was selected as the state winner for Iowa as part of the 14th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM Competition. Students have designed a … more
Century Fence is the final piece of the 100-plus acre puzzle that is the Wilton Industrial Park, successfully completing a 60-year endeavor by the City of Wilton. “We’ve done … more
On Thursday, Feb 29, skeptics and believers alike gathered at the Wilton Public Library for the Iowa City Ghost Hunters (ICGH) presentation. Kent Andersen, of ICGH, educated the 26 participants … more
Jack Rife of Wilton is one of two new members of the Iowa Hereford Hall of Fame. He and Bill Goehring, Libertyville, were honored during the Iowa Hereford Breeders Association’s (IHBA) banquet … more
In 1865, the attention of the people of Wilton was first called to the importance of building in their village a Seminary of Learning.   Work commenced on the building to be Wilton College. … more
Gary Lee Wilharber, 84, died Feb. 23, 2024 at his home in Chandler, Ariz., after a long, wonderful life. He was the eldest child of Clarence and Leota (Feddersen) Wilharber, born June 9,1939 in … more
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