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This infographic, created by writer Paul Graham to accompany his 2008 es- say “How to Disagree,” is an straightfor- ward tool for evaluating the quality of someone’s argument. You can also use … more
The old saying is true, behind every good man there’s an incredible woman.” - Robert Downey Jr. This week, you will see a story that I wrote in the lead- up to Father’s Day this … more
This year, there are 165 days between Memorial Day – the day we honor members of the U.S. military who’ve died while serving our country – and Veterans Day – the day we … more
Libraries Alive! is a local talk show hosted by Wilton Public Library director Molly Garrett and Musser Public Library director Pamela Collins. A full article about the program, written by by Kathy … more
Last week, I created a new event at the Monticello track meet. It was called the “12x100 muddy parking lot” and it featured half the Durant track team pushing a sunken car out of a … more
Growing up, I was raised by my mother and my maternal grandmother. Both of their birthdays occurred in May, making the month feel like one long celebration of Mother’s Day. Every year, my … more
Wednesday, April 20, was a whirlwind of a workday. After spending the morning at Wilton Elementary for Leadership Day, I hustled to St. Ambrose University in Davenport to volunteer as a table host … more
Learning to photograph golf has been quite the journey. For example, over the past three weeks, I’ve discovered the following: 1. When it’s freezing cold outside and … more
  This week the House of Representatives concluded the majority of its initial budget work. Most of the budgets now sit over in the Senate awaiting action so we can negotiate final deals. The … more
On Tuesday, March 29, I had the pleasure of touring the printing press at Trico Communications in downtown Davenport. Trico prints and distributes the physical copies of this newspaper every week. … more
Tires are notoriously difficult to dispose of. more
Last week, we published a birthday announcement for Marian Kent of Moline. Kent, who turns 102 on St. Patrick’s Day, grew up in the area and graduated from Wilton High School in 1937. The … more
This week’s issue contains a thank-you note from the family of Diane Mutz. more
Choir students in Wilton and Durant are gearing up for their respective spring variety shows. Over the past week, I have had the pleasure of watching and photographing rehearsals at both … more
If there's one thing we can't stop in this life, it's time. And as the world turns, we come to you this week with another installment of our annual Year in Review section, where we take our readers … more
Our readership and customer base communicates with us in a myriad of ways. On the surface, there are the phone calls and emails we receive on a regular basis from those in the outside world who help … more
TikTok wins again, were the words from an understandably discouraged Superintendent Joe Burnett when we spoke Friday, Dec. 17 amid the most recent of obnoxious social media challenges. It began … more
We had a very cheerful visit at the start of a very stressful week Monday from Sylvia Spencer, a local reader who I immediately recognized thanks to an interesting development a couple months … more
The annual Wilton Chamber of Commerce Window Walk was one of the many things lost to 2020 last year, as we suffered through the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a pandemic that is still ongoing as some, … more
Last week we presented our annual winter sports schedules, accompanied by photos of winter sports basketball and wrestling teams. As noted, we will also get photos of the Durant bowling teams at a … more
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