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Editor: Across Iowa, voters will be hitting the polls in many important races for local government. I wanted to express my support for the re-election of Mayor Scott Spengler of Durant. Over … more
Anna Marine is a self-described rule follower. She understands regulations, procedures, and that several things in life are monitored for a reason. As a reporter, I know this first-hand. Anna … more
Editor: After reading your letter, Mr. Hammer, I’d like to address a few of your concerns: 1. Yes, there are employees, family members and students on this committee. The employees and the … more
Editor: The Durant and Wilton Community School Districts will pose the question on the election ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to reauthorize the current Revenue Purpose Statements for SAVE funds … more
Editor: On Tuesday, Nov 2, Durant will be electing a mayor and three members to the city council. I applaud all who have submitted their names to be candidates of these offices. I urge you to go … more
This gig keeps me on my toes. It keeps me on the road, and puts me in situations I certainly wouldn't be in otherwise. I found myself in one of those situations a couple weeks ago, when I was … more
Editor: The Durant school board is at it again, attempting to put forth another tax bond issue after the last one a few years ago was resoundingly defeated. This time they have hired an … more
Editor: Here are the lessons most people try to teach their kids: play by the rules, play clean, accept the calls of the referees, and be a good sport if you lose. If those are what we expect … more
When I drove past them for the first time, I thought I was seeing things. For anyone traveling through Wilton eastbound on Fifth Street in the area of WTC Communications, the Wilton bus barn, CBI … more
Our collective hearts grew heavier and heavier this week as obituaries came into our newspaper. I've tasked myself with preparing obituaries in our paper for quite sometime. Call me a prisoner of the … more
Sometimes things happen to put things in perspective. Moments after another instant WHS vs. DHS classic, Wilton TE Caden Kirkman collapsed. He was taken away in an ambulance. My thoughts are with … more
Editor: I drove over to Wilton a couple weeks ago. Occasionally, I like to pay my respects at the cemetery, then stop at the Candy Kitchen for a treat and to chat with Lynn Ochiltree to catch up … more
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