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April 10 may seem like a long time ago to some. I’m sure it will for the Wilton seniors that I’m about to mention, as they’ve already said goodbye to the only place they’ve known as home … more
Editor’s note: The following is part two of a 3-part Iowa legislative session wrap-up submitted by Sen. Zach Wahls. In the first part, printed June 6, Wahls discussed 2019 legislation he … more
Close your eyes. Take yourself back in time … you’re in third grade. Where were you? What school? Who was your teacher?What are some of your third grade memories?I was tasked to take a … more
The Iowa Senate adjourned about one month ago, and I feel like I am finally catching my breath and getting back into a good routine. A lot of life piled up over the past five months, and during the … more
After the harsh, snow-filled winter we have endured, coupled with the cool, wet spring we find ourselves in the middle of, we shouldn’t be surprised that rain tried to dampen our Memorial Day … more
This is a story about a man who judged — actually misjudged — another person. But to his credit he eventually realized he’d made a mistake and he owned up to it. The man I’m writing … more
Our team comes to you this week searching — yearning — to take our collective breath. I’ve said it before in this space but May is without question our busiest time of year here at the Advocate … more
Writing a country song, selling it and having it recorded can be a daunting task, even if the songwriter believes from the outset that his or her tune is destined to be a hit. That’s according to … more
As some may or may not know, I have served for several years on Muscatine Community College's Alumni Board. I attended MCC from early 2002 through 2004 and it remains the best collegiate decision of … more
The 2019 Legislative Session has concluded. I believe many good bills were passed this session and there were a few that fell short. In this week’s column I want to highlight some of the top … more
While in the middle of printing bios for 99 Durant and Wilton seniors, I felt it fitting to reprint a column I wrote May 21, 2009, which I think is still applicable today. Congratulations to our … more
The 2019 Iowa legislative session is over — “Sine Die” is the official Latin phrase. The Iowa Senate gaveled out mid-afternoon on Saturday, April 27. This will be my final legislative recap, … more
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