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Editor:Johnson and Cedar County voters have an important opportunity to fix two big disasters Republicans have created for the sick, disabled, veterans and older Iowans.Thanks to Republican … more
Editor:We are strongly supporting the candidacy of Jodi Clemens in Iowa House District 73. Jodi is an outstanding candidate, and her years of involvement in local issues in the district give a … more
It’s been another somber week here at the Advocate News, as we learned of the passing of Greg White Oct. 3. White was a longtime coach in the Durant area, most recently known and remembered as … more
Iowa and the entire country have seen a big jump in drug overdose deaths in recent years.Just between July 1 and mid September of this year, Iowa hospitals reported more than 250 suspected opioid … more
Editor:The past two years Iowa’s workers – especially state workers – have seen their rights whittled to nearly nothing. Instead of some good faith bargaining by both sides, … more
Editor:Like folks everywhere, Iowans sit at the dinner table at the end of the day and discuss their hopes and dreams and the hopes and dreams of their children. They discuss getting good jobs, good … more
Editor:In the weeks leading up to an election, it is common to receive calls for political polls. Polls are a valuable research tool, but not all polls are used for research. There are some polls, … more
We come to you this week with heavy hearts after learning of the passing of Ed Williams, the longtime principal of Wilton High School. Sadly, Williams was long since retired when I made my way … more
Editor: Hello District 73. I rarely pen letters to the editor but I’m sure you have noticed the constant negativity against me throughout the summer and fall. I know this letter will lead to … more
Editor: Every two years we hear that the most important election ever will be in November. That is probably truer than ever this year and will most likely be true every two years for at least the … more
We come to you this week with a few notes on area homecoming celebrations. Both schools have homecoming fever as Wilton’s homecoming week just passed and Durant’s is happening now.We … more
My wife has a smartphone, but I have resisted getting one for myself. I still have my trusty flip phone. Purchased in the early 2000s and old enough now to grow whiskers, it still does what I want … more
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