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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
We begin this week with some notes on June 11. It was a very hectic Monday, with our staff trying to prepare for two city council meetings in Durant and Wilton, a school board meeting in Durant … more
Nashville songwriter Bobby Fischer, a Wilton native, is understandably proud of country singer-songwriter-recording artist Margo Price, who has been called “country’s next … more
This week will be Part 1 of my two-part session wrap-up. Listening to the attack partisans in the opinion section each week you would think Des Moines is all doom and gloom. Nothing is perfect, but … more
I want to begin this week with two anecdotes before “Case in Point” truly begins. First, I’m reminded of one of my favorite movies quotes. It’s from the movie “Saw,” yes a slasher film … more
Our local school districts seemingly raced to an early finish line this year as the 2017-2018 school year ended May 23 (for Durant and Wilton seniors, it was May 16). Given the 90-plus degree … more
Are you prepared to vote in Iowa’s June 5 primary elections? That’s when Iowans decide who will be their party’s candidates in November’s general election for many federal, state and … more
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