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We’re going to get away from NFL predictions this week as the big game is set for Feb. 2 — Chiefs vs. 49ers. When seeing the brackets to begin the playoffs, these were my picks. We didn’t get … more
The 2020 session is officially underway. For my first column I am going to discuss a list of my top 8 priorities. These priorities are not ranked but rather a list of the topics I have been working … more
On Monday, Jan. 13, the Iowa Legislature gaveled in the 2020 session. This year, my top legislative priority will be on the topic of housing. For me, this starts with finishing the work begun last … more
One more week of NFL playoff predictions as we get closer to the Super Bowl. My predictions went better last weekend, going 3-1 with the only miss being everyone’s miss — Tennessee going into … more
I come to our readership this week with my tail between my legs. Last week I correctly predicted just one of four NFL opening round Wild Card games. We had such a jam-packed issue last week with … more
To say this holiday season has been a strange one with regard to news flow would be an understatement. I've been doing this for 20 years and I've never had a slower news cycle than the week between … more
Do you have a REAL ID? I had been hearing about the “star on your license” for several months, even receiving a pamphlet about it in the summer. Never being quite sure what it was about … more
It’s inevitable when you buy the pet … it’s going to end badly. You’re purchasing a small tragedy… The words above are courtesy of the late George Carlin, one of the most famous … more
We were blessed with wonderful weather and a great crowd at the Wilton Chamber of Commerce's annual Window Walk downtown Dec. 8. Temperatures were 50 degrees during the day, making for a very mild … more
I had the privilege for the second straight year to serve as a judge in the Durant American Legion’s annual oratorical contest held at the post Dec. 1. The annual contest is beneficial to … more
For those who read this space consistently, readers know that I'm a struggling Detroit Lions NFL football fan. Being a Lions fans can tell you a lot about me. I'm loyal. I don't follow the … more
Veterans Day Nov. 11 was a special one here at the Advocate News. Starting in the morning, we got calls and emails all day from area events and ceremonies held in honor of area veterans in the Wilton … more
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