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The Iowa 80 Truckstop is excited to host a Meet & Greet with several Iowa Hawkeye athletes on June 17, from 6-8 p.m. at the Iowa 80 Kitchen Banquet Room.  Football players Nick Jackson … more
By Tim Evans Index Reporter Just 10 years ago, Alfredo Prata put together a small fireworks show for his family and friends in Atalissa. Next Saturday night, June 22, at dusk, he may be … more
By Tim Evans Index Reporter Summer celebrations continue in the area with Atalissa Days next on the slate Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, hosted by the volunteers of the Atalissa Fire … more
A common theme in country music is often when the hometown boy returns after achieving success and is welcomed home as a hero. Bobby Fischer would probably deny he is a hero, but nonetheless, he … more
Wilton’s Candy Kitchen has been busy! The popular local hangout not only gave out loads of free ice cream but was recently featured on Road Trip Iowa, a show on Iowa PBS. “Brenda and … more
Not having a desire to serve fast food or split wood for a local business like he did a year ago, Cohen Jepsen decided he wanted to go into business for himself. The 17-year-old entrepreneur did some … more
The 4th annual Muscatine County Freedom Rock Smorgasbord Community Celebration drew crowds on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day in downtown Wilton. Fire departments from across Muscatine County … more
As the wind swept through the Durant Cemetery on Monday, May 27, during Memorial Day services, it gave rise to hundreds of American flags. Each flag represented a life lost in service or after … more
The weekly Durant Farmer’s Market is more than a market; it’s a chance to visit with friends, see live music, and be a part of the community. “You can come down to the market … more
By Tim Evans Advocate Contributor Trying to spice up life at Floral Hall, Menzea Nielsen is challenging the youth and adults of Mercer County and neighboring communities to participate in … more
The Crew Car Club working hard to bring order to the second annual “Wheels Around Wilton Cruise Night” to be held Saturday, July 6. The free event, which hopes to draw dozens of … more
Senior Class Officers President: Charles Huesmann Vice President: Mason Badtram Secretary: Macyn Huston Treasure: Addison Schuett Student Council Representatives Olivia … more
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
West Liberty High School volleyball is in good hands with Brittney Boffeli. This upcoming season may be her first as head coach, but it’s far from her first with the Comets. “I am … more
“Let’s all take a deep breath, and just be here in this moment,” said Ava Barrett to a packed gymnasium on Sunday, May 19, at Wilton High School. The Class of 2024 President … more
After the bell rang out 24 times, symbolizing the Class of 2024, Saturday, May 18, fireworks lit up the night sky. Just like that, it was time for Durant to say farewell to its beloved seniors. … 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
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Wilton will honor veterans with the traditional Muscatine County Freedom Rock Smorgasbord community celebration at 3-5 pm.   During the opening ceremonies … more
Seeking veterans who may need guidance, friendship, and support, the Wilton American Legion Post 584 hosted their first “Veterans’ Fellowship Hour” on Friday, May 10, attracting 10 … more
A new social group, the Wilton Men’s Club, will be entertained by Wilton historian Lynn Ochiltree. Ochiltree will give a presentation on the history of Wilton on Thursday, May 30, … more
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