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As our new superintendent likes to say, and he is right, we all care about Durant and want to take care of it. We may have differing opinions but we all care. With that the people of the district … more
As I touched on last week, we come to you this week in a sticky spot with regard to how the calendar falls. As I write this, the Durant bond referendum vote is about to begin. By the time you … more
In 2009, the Iowa Legislature approved a Pay Equity Act, outlawing wage discrimination. That means that is illegal for an employer to pay some workers less than others for jobs requiring equal … more
I come to you this week with a couple thoughts I’ll address rather than staying on one topic. This is the final issue of the Advocate News prior to the Sept. 11 Durant school bond referendum … more
I spent Aug. 15-18 on the road, traveling to Mason, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati) for the annual Western & Southern Open tennis tournament. I’ve been attending and covering this event for around … more
I spent the latter half of last week on the road, traveling to Mason, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati) for the annual Western & Southern Open tennis tournament. Next week, I’ll write about my … more
In July, University of Iowa officials announced — without warning or input — that they were closing seven centers and cutting funding for others. Among those slated to close is the Labor Center. … more
Put on your thinking cap. Now think back to Aug. 15. If you can remember that day, tell me this: Did you use the day for relaxation?You should have because Aug. 15 was National Relaxation Day.Now I … more
When planning this week’s “Case in Point,” I purposefully waited until after the Wilton city council meeting Aug. 13. I did this because we had heard murmurings of Wilton Chamber of … more
By the time our readers see this column, Durant Community School District’s registration night Aug. 6 will have come and gone. You’ll notice from last week’s Advocate News a … more
Five years ago no one would have seen it except for the people here. But when they showed it on the video board and everyone records it, it became what it was. It wasn’t intentional by either … more
I like to use the term “whirlwind” when describing certain parts of the year with regard to coverage of happenings in your hometown newspaper. We use the term so much that at times … more
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