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I was deeply moved last week upon reading the social media post of a former Wilton wrestler. On Jan. 9, Eli Faison, a 2018 Wilton High School graduate, posted the following to Twitter:For those who … more
I ended last week’s column with the beginning of my annual NFL playoff predictions. I noted that I’ve done a much better job predicting the NFL than I have with my annual NCAA tournament … more
I say it every year but I continue to mean it with all my heart that the first issue in January is always my favorite Advocate News of the year. Doesn’t matter how you look at it. Whether … more
It was a little more than a year ago that we introduced Quimby to our readers. In the final days of November, Quimby, an 18-month old labradoodle from Indiana, celebrated his first year on the job as … 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
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
When you turn to our sports pages this week, you’re going to see a new byline.Durant senior Erin Shelangoski will be helping us with Durant bowling coverage this winter. As I’m sure most … 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
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
We were truly saddened to see Durant’s annual community Christmas event get cancelled last Sunday. It’s become a fun tradition for local children to sit on Santa’s knee and enjoy food and fun … 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
If you want to read about Wilton’s fourth state volleyball run in school history, see our coverage on pages 10-11. What can’t go unmentioned is the morning the volleyball team had prior to … more
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