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This column contains everything you ever wanted to know – or perhaps never wanted to know – about fruitcakes. And when I say fruitcakes, I’m talking about those cakes that contain dried fruit … more
Here are some scraps from an old reporter’s notepad: When it comes to Iowa’s 20 safest cities, Eldridge ranks no. 5. That’s according to an Oct. 26 report from safewise.com, which … more
It’s been awhile since I’ve had HBO as part of my local cable package. To say I’m having withdrawals is an understatement. One of the shows I miss the most is “Real Time with Bill … more
The passing of President George H.W. Bush last week had me traveling down several different avenues of thought in the days that followed.Bush served the nation as the 41st president from 1989-1993, … more
As you’ve seen from our page 1 story this week, and our page 1 story from March 15, the No. 1 question circulating through Wilton lately has been simply “Fence or no fence?” as the city … more
It’s been a busy February here at the Advocate News. Of course every month of every year is busy when a staff of four attempts to cover two communities. We’ve been out front with story after … more
This week begins the holiday season and hopefully I’m not the only one wondering where summer, fall, and for that matter 2018, has gone! As we give thanks this week with family and friends, … more
    Iowa’s state universities have been cut nearly $50 million in the past 12 months, a reduction of almost 10 percent in just one year. Funding for our state universities is now lower than it … more
Are you prepared to vote in Iowa’s June 5 primary elections? That’s when Iowans decide who will be their party’s candidates in November’s general election for many federal, state and … more
Prior to prom weekend for area schools last week, I had an opportunity to spend some time with Wilton’s senior class.     On Wednesday, April 18, I attended the annual etiquette luncheon held … more
We are a week into March Madness and as all of our readers know, my bracket is busted.     I’m not alone. Of the 17-plus million ESPN brackets created, ALL now have blemishes.     On … more
Musician Neil Diamond made his announcement in January. Actor Alan Alda made his announcement in July. Now it’s my turn. Like Diamond and Alda, I, too, have Parkinson’s disease, a … more
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