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Don't modify 'No Fence Founders Day' before we see how it goes

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

Book discusses ‘ever-frightening socialism’

Editor: “Democracy in Chains” offers interesting discussions of labels, from classical liberal, neoliberal, libertarian, collectivism and the ever-frightening “socialism.” This book … more

Durant Community School Calendar needs to hang on your wall

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

Wilton-Denver collision becomes national phenomenon

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

Livestock coverage different from sports coverage? Ask the participants

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

Gone are the fifth through eighth place state softball games

I t’s probably safe to say that most who were in attendance for Wilton softball’s Class 2A state quarterfinal matchup with L-M, left the ball park that day wondering what could have … more

Notes from the reporter's notepad

Here are some scratches from an old reporter’s notepad: * The world recently gave a collective sigh of relief when rescuers, working against tremendous odds, brought the remaining youngsters … more

Show politicians you want to be heard

Editor: I’m actually going to leave the left and Democrats alone this letter (mostly). On Saturday, July 28, there is an event in Wilton at the community center. We have Senator Joni Ernst, … more

‘Time we stop draining our state’

Editor: We can thank Iowa’s GOP legislators for forcing our state universities to have to cut important programs and research this coming academic year. Budget cuts due to decreased funding … more

Backyard 5-mile stretch separates heartbreak & jubilation

We come to you this week at the tail end of a wild week of softball. While the number of games slowed down with Regional play last week, the drama certainly heightened. Our No. 1 Durant Wildcats … more

Gov. Ray was leader 'most Iowans desire'

Editor: The passing of Robert Ray was a sad day for the state of Iowa. Governor Ray was a gentleman who brought the wonderful qualities to his elected office and to the state: courteous, willing … more

Republicans ‘mismanaged state government’

Editor: Kaufmann’s party takes from the poor and middle class, gives to the rich. Republicans have characterized themselves as the party of fiscal management. Instead they have become the … more
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