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Don't modify 'No Fence Founders Day' before we see how it goes

When planning this week’s “Case in Point,” I purposefully waited until after the Wilton city council meeting Aug. 13. I did this because we had heard murmurings of Wilton Chamber of … more

Durant Community School Calendar needs to hang on your wall

By the time our readers see this column, Durant Community School District’s registration night Aug. 6 will have come and gone. You’ll notice from last week’s Advocate News a … more

Wilton-Denver collision becomes national phenomenon

Five years ago no one would have seen it except for the people here. But when they showed it on the video board and everyone records it, it became what it was. It wasn’t intentional by either … more

Livestock coverage different from sports coverage? Ask the participants

I like to use the term “whirlwind” when describing certain parts of the year with regard to coverage of happenings in your hometown newspaper. We use the term so much that at times … more

Gone are the fifth through eighth place state softball games

I t’s probably safe to say that most who were in attendance for Wilton softball’s Class 2A state quarterfinal matchup with L-M, left the ball park that day wondering what could have … more

Notes from the reporter's notepad

Here are some scratches from an old reporter’s notepad: * The world recently gave a collective sigh of relief when rescuers, working against tremendous odds, brought the remaining youngsters … more

Backyard 5-mile stretch separates heartbreak & jubilation

We come to you this week at the tail end of a wild week of softball. While the number of games slowed down with Regional play last week, the drama certainly heightened. Our No. 1 Durant Wildcats … more

Gearing up for county fairs with new 4-H fair reporter position

As we get our July 5 issue ready for print, my mind is consumed with three things: 1) Delivery of this week’s issue; 2) Tournament softball and baseball; 3) County fairs are around the … more

Two new laws will help protect your credit

In the Equifax security breach last year, hackers stole Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and other personal information from 1.1 million Iowans. Wary of identity theft, many … more

Fireworks 2018 - Did we get the big bang out of our system?

We come to you this week with a few thoughts surrounding the Fourth of July. Am I the only one who feels this summer is flying? Could it be because we went from the unusually long-lasting cold and … more

Kaufmann’s ‘hot-button issues’

Last week I wrote about some issues that went both right and wrong in the last legislative session.  For my final session wrap-up column I want to report to you some hot-button issues that were … more

Backyard Challenge 10th anniversary — Wilton reclaims trophy

For the second straight year, the Wilton School District has claimed the Advocate News Backyard Challenge trophy. When the 2018-2019 school year begins and the football teams meet in Durant Aug. 24, … more
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