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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
Editor:We live in a country that is eliminating any form of discrimination against anyone for any reason, even if you have a strong religious conviction such as believing homosexuality is wrong. It … 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
Editor:In the innocence of childhood, I never thought it was weird to grow up in a cemetery. Well, across the road from it (Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton). For my brothers and I, it was our playground. We … more
Editor:Memorial Day was a time to reflect gratefully on those who have come before us; it is also a time to think about what lies ahead of us. For those who have died serving our country, it is an … 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
Editor: I was pleased to read about Wilton Elementary Leadership Day in the May 2, 2019 issue of the paper. Being employed at a company for 36 years and having experienced growth from 13 to 250 … 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
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