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The Wilton Public Library Summer Reading Program (SRP) is now in full swing. On Saturday, May 25, they had their Summer Reading Kickoff and Registration. The theme for the summer is “Read, … more
The Wilton City Council met Monday, May 13, during which discussion revolved around EMS services, police vehicle storage, TIF funding, and more. National Poppy Day To begin, Mayor Keith … more
The Wilton City Council met Monday, April 22, where discussions focused on development, along with a variety of other topics. Schoolhouse Meadows Subdivision To begin, after much … more
The City of Wilton played host to a citywide garage sale on Saturday, May 4, thanks to the Wilton Chamber and Development Alliance. A total of 44 garage sales and vendors participated. This was … more
The County Board of Supervisors has done the annual allocation of public library funding, and some library directors are not pleased. The West Liberty Public Library and the Wilton Public … more
The City of Wilton is planning a $7 million overhaul of Fifth St., which will both widen and revamp the community’s main drag that doubles as an entrance from Hwy 38. Construction will … more
A $3.6 million commitment of taxpayer dollars from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will leverage a total investment of approximately $10 million toward statewide water quality … more
The City of Wilton is planning a $7 million overhaul of Fifth St., which will both widen and revamp the community’s main drag that doubles as an entrance from Hwy 38. As for that entrance … more
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
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