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The Durant city council met on Nov. 12, shortly after the third snowfall of the year. Officials reminded the public that when a snow emergency is issued, generally when it is anticipated that there … more
WASHINGTON – National Association of Counties (NACo) President Mary Ann Borgeson appointed Cedar County, Iowa Supervisor Dawn Smith to a one-year term as a member of NACo’s Justice and Public … more
For the first time, area city and school elections were held together in November, with 2019 election night being Nov. 5. The following information was submitted by the Iowa Secretary of State … more
Wilton city council members met for a brief meeting on Veterans Day Nov. 11 in a change of scenery. Due to ongoing renovations at City Hall, the council chamber was without heat. Therefore, the … more
On Oct. 29, students across Iowa participated in the 2019 Iowa Youth Straw Poll, sponsored by the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. Schools that signed up gave students a chance to voice their … more
Senator Kamala Harris will return to Iowa on Friday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 23. On Friday evening Harris will hold a meet and greet in Muscatine. On Saturday, Harris will host a meet and … more
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) held her final stop on her annual 99-county Iowa tour Nov. 2 in Muscatine County inside the Central Middle School auditorium in Muscatine. Introduced by local … more
For the first time, area city and school elections were held together in November, with 2019 election night being Nov. 5. What follows are unofficial results from Muscatine and Cedar county … more
Former vice president and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden visited Muscatine Oct. 23, speaking to a crowd of around 150 in a packed Pearl City Plaza building on the Mississippi River in downtown … more
Tim Reimers led a discussion on behalf of the downtown revitalization task force at the Oct. 28 Durant city council meeting. He provided officials with an overview of the history of the task force … more
The 2019 area city and school elections are coming Tuesday, Nov. 5. On Oct. 24 and 31, the Advocate News presents results from questionnaires that were sent to all candidates running for city and … more
It recently came to the attention of Wilton City Council officials that the city ordinance giving seniors a $1 discount on garbage service/pick up each month, “is not necessarily legal,” City … more
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