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We had hoped to come to you this week with coverage of the League of Women Voters of Muscatine County’s weekend live broadcast Aug. 1, of a political forum involving Republicans and Democrats on … more
August is associated with kids going back to school. As with everything else, this too will be totally different than what we are used to. I do not envy the administrators who had to make the tough … more
She’s not going to come in until every person who she’ll be with today is wearing a mask. Those were the first words spoken to reporters, including me, while awaiting U.S. Senator Joni … more
Like the rest of our readership this week, we were shocked, sickened and saddened by the tragic death of 2019 Wilton graduate Chantz Stevens. I began getting messages from staffers Sunday morning … more
On July 12, seniors from both Durant and Wilton finally got their day in the spotlight with an actual graduation ceremony. They certainly deserved it. I had the pleasure of watching Durant’s … more
One of the many things that got swept under the rug a bit amid this COVID-19 pandemic was the annual Advocate News Backyard Challenge, which celebrates and documents the cross-town rivalry between … more
This will be my last column summarizing the very unique 2020 Legislative session. I am on a few critical legislative interim committees this summer, so if there is any progress on these, I will bring … more
For those of you braving the COVID-19 pandemic to attend area Wilton and Durant baseball and softball games, I felt it quite necessary to shed light on a very interesting phenomenon occurring on all … more
This summer, like many other things, is different than what we’ve experienced in the past. With limited travel recommended, many people are planning “staycations” in their own back yards. … more
I begin this week sharing a few public service announcements from local entities involving the three most traditional events of the summer in Wilton and Durant — all of which have been canceled … more
The 2020 legislative session has officially come to a close so I will do a series of columns highlighting the work that was done both pre- and post-COVID break. There are many good accomplishments to … more
Our readers are going to have to bear with me for a week or two as we get back into the swing of sports. For 11 years I've been on the go at least 3-4 nights per week, following area Durant and … more
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