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With no football games last Friday night for the first time in 10 weeks, I was left to reflect on the recent season. There were ups and downs throughout the year from both teams in our coverage area. … more
In each of the past two weeks we've introduced readers to several area Cedar and Muscatine County candidates on the ballot Nov. 5 for local school boards and city government. We sent … more
When the Wilton volleyball team traveled to Durant Oct. 1, I got to experience several things in the same night — all of which happen annually and are just as meaningful this year as they were in … more
It was the summer of 1998 and I was standing along the first baseline at a Wilton baseball game. I was about to enter my sophomore year in high school and my freshman English teacher, Steve Sands, … more
Take a moment and look to your right. What you see will be familiar to most, if not all, of our readers. It’s a newspaper display you can find in many libraries. The day’s (or week’s) papers … more
I was able to attend Iowa’s home football game last Saturday (Sept. 28), a 48-3 rout of Middle Tennessee State. Known as “Tight End University” and for its defense, it’s unusual to see an … more
Something new has been added. That’s what came to mind recently when I spotted a snazzy white pickup truck labeled “Highway Helper” in bright red letters. On Interstate 80 at U.S. 61, it … more
We felt it necessary this week to present to our readers what we know with regard to upcoming city and school elections. Therefore, I’m dedicating my space to listing candidates for city … more
Hopefully I’m not the only one who’s been following the harrowing story of a Florida fourth grader who was recently promised a full ride to the University of Tennessee starting in 2028. It … more
Before the ink was dry on last week's Advocate News, I began receiving emails from former Durant football players, asking if I had forgotten about their teams. Why? I actually knew the answer … more
It’s been 20 years. On one hand, it was bound to happen sometime. Yet on the other, there is just something about the annual Wilton vs. Durant football game. I’ve been around this … more
It began last week with a rather curious letter we received in the mail. It had our proper street address but the name on the envelope was “3rd Street Neighbor.” The sender was “Cedar … more
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