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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
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
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
Editor: Thanks to the current Iowa legislature and a minority group of activists, people around the state are discussing abortion. My State Representative, Bobby Kaufmann, was one of 51 … more
As we get our July 5 issue ready for print, my mind is consumed with three things: 1) Delivery of this week’s issue; 2) Tournament softball and baseball; 3) County fairs are around the … more
Editor: Recently the Durant city council news in the Advocate News included discussion of a funding request from the Tri-County Community Band. A little more information is necessary so the … more
In the Equifax security breach last year, hackers stole Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and other personal information from 1.1 million Iowans. Wary of identity theft, many … more
We come to you this week with a few thoughts surrounding the Fourth of July. Am I the only one who feels this summer is flying? Could it be because we went from the unusually long-lasting cold and … more
Last week I wrote about some issues that went both right and wrong in the last legislative session.  For my final session wrap-up column I want to report to you some hot-button issues that were … more
For the second straight year, the Wilton School District has claimed the Advocate News Backyard Challenge trophy. When the 2018-2019 school year begins and the football teams meet in Durant Aug. 24, … more
Iowa must do more to make job training and other education opportunities more affordable. Student debt and increasing tuition are among the biggest problems facing our state, according to an Iowa … more
Editor: Zero tolerance. Deterrent. Teach these people a lesson. Biblical. Respect for law. When Jesus was challenged to confront a woman accused of adultery (John 8:1-11), for which the law … more
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