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The Wilton City Council met Monday, April 8, where it discussed personnel, the splash pad, Division St. and more. Deputy Clerk To begin, the council appointed Desiree Zeman to the position … more
“For Wilton, it was a good fit.” That’s what Wilton Police Chief Dave Clark had to say about the installation of four new speed monitor signs – with two more on the way … more
In a busy session, the City of Durant approved a contract to build a new shelter in Feldhahn Park, discussed a request by a local restaurant to build an ADA-compliant entrance and heard about several … more
The Durant Chamber of Commerce set their annual meeting and planned a breakfast fundraiser Monday, March 11, at their regular monthly meeting held at the Durant Community Center. A breakfast … more
The City of Durant has secured a $500,000 match grant for a stormwater wetlands and drainage project that could ultimately bring in housing opportunities. The grant is courtesy of the Iowa … 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
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
By Tim Evans Advocate Contributor The City of Durant is considering combining efforts on economic development with neighboring communities. The council discussed joining … more
A new storm water utility tax took a step forward Monday, Feb. 12, during the Durant city council meeting. The council approved the first reading of an ordinance that will add $1 month to every … more
The Wilton City Council covered a lot of ground Monday, Feb. 12, at city hall. The meeting began with discussion about the rising rent at a local mobile home park. Afterwards, the council … more
Late last year the City of Wilton benefited from a donation from a local manufacturer, helping cut costs on a capital improvement water main replacement project on the west end of First Street. … more
The Wilton City Council met Monday, Jan. 22, in the council chambers, where they discussed Oakdale Cemetery, the last major snow event, incentive grants and road use tax. To begin, the council … more
For nearly four years the Wilton Parks and Recreation Board hasn’t been active, but that all changed last Wednesday, Jan. 17, when a new board was named in a special meeting at Wilton City … more
The Wilton Chamber and Development Alliance held its annual member luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the Wilton Community Center. “We thank all of you for your support and the great … more
Reestablishing board policies, setting committees and approving meeting dates was all on the agenda for the initial meeting of 2024 for the Durant City Council Monday night at City Hall. After … more
Although waiting for federal funding, the Wilton City Council approved a resolution to borrow as much as $8.3 million to help fund creating a turning lane on U.S. Route 6 (Fifth Street) at their … more
Terry Goerdt, of Tipton, was honored at and presented the prestigious award of "Building Official of the Year" for the State of Iowa at the annual meeting of the Iowa Association of Building … more
Marcus Ostofi and Kevin Mundt were sworn into the Durant City Council on Monday, Dec. 18, by Mayor Scott Spengler. The 2024 Durant City Council will consist of Tom Daufeldt, Dan Sterner, Diane … more
Some major improvements are coming to Feldhahn Park in east Durant, thanks to a series of generous donations and community efforts. The city received $15,000 from the Roy Carver Foundation of … more
Two residential neighborhoods in Wilton are being considered for the National Register of Historic Places, the main topic of discussion during a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Wilton Public Library. more
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