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The following was submitted by Dave Larson, Bennett CSD Principal/Superintendent.Bennett Community School District (CSD) will have an upcoming special election on Tuesday, Feb. 5 for Bennett School … more
I begin this week with a bit of venting so please bear with me. To all activities directors and principals within the River Valley Conference (RVC), the time is NOW to revamp the RVC wrestling … more
I had some good conversations and interaction at the Iowa City forums last weekend. There are always a few who want to make it political and disrupt, but the vast majority were interested in civil … more
With the first two weeks of our legislative session in the books, the General Assembly has moved past the “welcome back” phase straight into the “filing legislation” phase. Our first … more
In a follow-up to last week's column, I wanted to note that I did end up receiving correspondence from former Wilton wrestler Eli Faison, who was recently forced to retire from the sport he loves due … more
On the morning of Monday, Jan. 14, my family and I made our way to the Iowa Capitol for my swearing-in ceremony. As I entered the Senate chamber, I spoke briefly with the Senate Doorman, Frank … more
Hello everyone! The 2019 Legislative session is already underway! Before I start my column, I want to address my response to recent attacks against me. The 2020 campaign has unfortunately already … more
If you type the word downsizing at Google.com, I suspect you won’t see a photograph of people having fun.And if you ask someone who has downsized what that experience was like, you’ll … more
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
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