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This message reaches our readers on or around Thanksgiving. On a typical week, several of our most local readers receive their Advocate News in the Stockton, Durant and Wilton post offices Wednesday … more
When working on a newspaper column or story, I generally try to get a quotation or two from some of the main characters I’m writing about. That’s because a person’s words often give the … more
On the evening of Election Night, Nov. 3, I had to run an errand. After putting our weekly Advocate News issue to bed, I had to travel to DeWitt to pick up a car. I needed to have someone ride along … more
New Advocate News employee Amber Ganzer posted the following to Facebook Nov. 12: This sweet girl is our Harper-Grace Lynn (pictured). She is 4 years old. Today our sweet girl tested positive for … more
Last week was supposed to be one of the most memorable in this newspaper’s 150-plus year history. It was to begin Nov. 3, Election Day, where the Wilton Community Center was full of voters lined up … more
A note to our readers:     I’ve done my best. I’ve tried my hardest. But in the end, my best wasn’t good enough. As of about 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, I tested … more
They say I was the first, but will I be the last? A couple months ago, we were happy to work with the Wilton Athletic Boosters in order to both boost membership and help take orders for those in … more
Lost in cyberspace. That’s the new-age excuse for phrases like, “My dog ate my homework.” You remember that one. When I was in school, the common phrase for kids who didn’t get their work … more
If you, like myself, are tired of biased national TV news reporting, cheer up! As of Sept. 1 there is a new network that is delivering on its promise of unbiased news reporting. NewsNation is … more
We come to you this week with just two issues to go until the election — thank God. The amount of work added to our weekly grind due to elections, especially in a presidential year, is immense. … more
Editor: Iowans have options about how we choose to vote. We can cast an absentee ballot from the comfort of our home, in-person at the county auditor’s office, or vote at the polls on Election … more
As I’ve spent much of the past 24-48 hours sifting through political letters to the editor, coupled with the fact that it’s less than 30 days to the election, we find it necessary to navigate our … more
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