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To pick up on last week’s theme of stories to watch heading into 2018, one big one I didn’t mention was the Durant Eighth Street project.     By far the major project for the city of Durant … 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
After months of reporting and recent weeks of anticipation, including my prediction last week, Wilton Superintendent Joe Burnett will become Durant’s next leader as the districts will share … 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
For the first time in nearly 18 years, I was left wandering aimlessly when looking to get my morning television sports fix Nov. 20.     On Nov. 17, ESPN’s "Mike & Mike" radio show did its … 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
We come to you this week with the first of two annual graduation sections as we honor the 2018 Wilton High School graduating class (p. 17-24). Therefore, I thought it only fitting to mention that I … more
When we talk about volleyball family, we take it seriously – Brenda GrunderWithin the past week, our communities have shifted from football fever to volleyball hysteria after Wilton upset … more
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