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Wilton resident Robert Chapman attended the June 13 council meeting to appeal an ordinance violation he was issued for having too many dogs at his residence.According to city code, “No person … more
Wilton council members meeting on May 25 explored the possibility of using American Rescue Plan funds to construct a regional trail connector. City administrator Jeff Horne said Iowa Governor Kim … more
The Durant city council approved a motion to move forward with a Laser Camera Automated Speed Enforcement program. This program will place a single beam LIDAR laser to measure the speed of vehicles … more
The Durant School Board learned there would be a high price tag to move the utility poles on the rental property the school district owns to the south at its regular meeting Monday, May … more
Several staff changes were approved at the May 11 Wilton school board meeting, including the upcoming resignation of longtime teacher Nick Dohrmann. Dohrmann will resign from his position as … more
The Durant Public Library will purchase Wonderbooks, summer reading program prizes, a work cart, and a new book drop with grant and memorial funds. Council approved these purchases at the May 9 board … more
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commended President Biden’s announcement in Iowa Tuesday of a federal waiver allowing year-round sales of E15. This announcement comes after a July 2021 … more
During the March 28 meeting, Durant council members discussed goals for the city’s prospective economic development director position. The position is to act as a point person for Chamber of Commerce inquiries. The director would also communicate with realtors, local partners, and homeowners with ideas on how to attract businesses, create programs for limited income and elderly residents, and education programs in order to grow the community of Durant. more
Durant Development Corporation has sold the last two plots of land available in the Durant industrial park, council members learned Monday. At a work session after the council meeting, DDC … more
Iowa will no longer offer the wholesale purchase of Russian-produced liquor, part a new measure by Gov. Kim Reynolds to show solidarity to Ukraine. Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) … more
The Capitol is moving at a very quick pace this year which means we are getting a lot of good work done and we will hopefully adjourn on time, or early.   Last week the Iowa House voted out … more
Muscatine County’s property tax levy will be 73 cents lower this fiscal year than last, members of the county board of supervisors announced at their Jan. 31 meeting. This constitutes a … more
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