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Advocate News Football Contest: Dave Fratzke wins week one

Week 1 of the Advocate News Football Contest came with the confusion that the COVID-19 pandemic presents. Three of the 13 games in week one were either postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 cases or …


Bears use big second quarter to pull away from Wilton

West Branch defeats Wilton 43-8 For the third straight week, the Wilton football team found itself in a hole. In the previous two, the Beavers clawed back to lose in one-score contests. At home …


Reconnecting with former Methodist church Pastor Paul Pennington

When thinking back on my childhood, some of my most vivid memories occurred in and around the Wilton United Methodist Church. I spent just about every Sunday morning there, attending Sunday …

Family News

Lilienthals to note 60th anniversary

Keith and Marge Lilienthal of New Liberty are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Margaret Proske and Keith Lilienthal were married Sept. 24, 1960 at Holy Family Catholic Church in …

  • Obit: Jeanne Bohnsack

    Jeanne C. Bohnsack, 85, of New Liberty died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 after a short illness. Visitation …

  • Obit: Forrest Fromm

    Forrest “Darrell” Fromm, 88, of Bettendorf died Sept. 19, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. …

  • Obit: Robert Laucamp

    Robert Merle Laucamp, 87, of Moscow died suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at Trinity Hospital in …

  • Obit: Edward Weber, Jr.

    Edward “Buster” Weber, Jr., 86, of Muscatine died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 at his home. Graveside …

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