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I ended last week’s column with the beginning of my annual NFL playoff predictions. I noted that I’ve done a much better job predicting the NFL than I have with my annual NCAA tournament … more
I say it every year but I continue to mean it with all my heart that the first issue in January is always my favorite Advocate News of the year. Doesn’t matter how you look at it. Whether … more
It was a little more than a year ago that we introduced Quimby to our readers. In the final days of November, Quimby, an 18-month old labradoodle from Indiana, celebrated his first year on the job as … more
It’s been awhile since I’ve had HBO as part of my local cable package. To say I’m having withdrawals is an understatement. One of the shows I miss the most is “Real Time with Bill … more
Here are some scraps from an old reporter’s notepad: When it comes to Iowa’s 20 safest cities, Eldridge ranks no. 5. That’s according to an Oct. 26 report from safewise.com, which … more
Editor:News reports are circulating speculating that the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America may file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is a reorganization, not a liquidation. The National … more
Editor:I read with great interest about Black Friday blunders. I will tell you about Black Friday and what memories it brings to me. It’s when the Wilton Junction bank went closed.Every morning … more
When you turn to our sports pages this week, you’re going to see a new byline.Durant senior Erin Shelangoski will be helping us with Durant bowling coverage this winter. As I’m sure most … more
The passing of President George H.W. Bush last week had me traveling down several different avenues of thought in the days that followed.Bush served the nation as the 41st president from 1989-1993, … more
Editor:George Herbert Walker Bush’s passing reminded me that he challenged us to be a kinder and gentler nation. What a positive and poignant reminder on how we should strive to improve … more
This column contains everything you ever wanted to know – or perhaps never wanted to know – about fruitcakes. And when I say fruitcakes, I’m talking about those cakes that contain dried fruit … more
We were truly saddened to see Durant’s annual community Christmas event get cancelled last Sunday. It’s become a fun tradition for local children to sit on Santa’s knee and enjoy food and fun … more
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