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Case in Point: Snowbird advice - Consider adding wdadvocatenews.com access

It’s that time of year. Leaves are (finally) changing and falling from the trees. We’ve turned our clocks back. We’ve had mornings with the weather below freezing.     We’re merely a … more

Case in Point: They remembered! Wilton students paint the AN window

I come to our readers this week wanting to give a public thank you to Wilton senior Cole Rabedeaux.     Having just gone through two straight weeks of homecoming activities at Durant and … more

Case in Point: Top 20 stories of 2017 - Based on online page views

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

Case in Point: No fence Wilton Founders Day, let's try it

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

Case in Point: Successful winter sports season comes to triumphant close

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

Case in Point: From 'head Beaver' to 'Mr. Blue?' Joe Burnett to lead Durant

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

Randy Evans: 'Mandsager acted to keep people in the dark'

(The following was submitted Oct. 24 to the Advocate News by Randy Evans, Executive Director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council. He can be reached at IowaFOICouncil@gmail.com.)     One … more

State university tuition increase on tap

    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

Prepare to vote in Iowa’s June 5 primaries

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

Case in Point: Landing at the administrative table for another etiquette lesson

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

Case in Point: 2018 NCAA brackets — mine and yours — busted

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

Case in Point: End of an era. Weekday mornings will never be the same

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
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