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The mission statement of the Advocate News, which hangs outside my office door every day, states — "The mission of the Wilton-Durant Advocate News is to provide information to its readers in an … more
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be at the top of everyone’s mind. We’re all adjusting to a new normal. We are all talking, thinking and acting differently than we did just a month ago. We … more
For parents at home wondering how to keep their kids on track right now academically when they abruptly miss four weeks of school, I have a question: What would you do if your child brought home … more
Editor: I started my administrative career in Wilton as the assistant high school principal/activities director in the fall of 2001. Less than a month into that role, the terrorist attacks of … more
When I initially started writing this column for this week’s paper, I was going to address specific topics for the month of April. But, I really want to keep it light-hearted and uplifting during … more
For the third straight week, we come to you tired as we feel like we're running a race in which we're always behind. Like most of you, we're glued to our computer screens each day watching Iowa Gov. … more
Legislators are receiving regular updates from state officials on coronavirus COVID-19 within Iowa. Since community transmission was identified within our state, we have entered a new chapter in … more
This week I was supposed to bring my favorite column of the year to our readers. This week I was supposed to print my NCAA tournament bracket for all to see — and mock! Yet in this COVID-19 … more
First, I want to let all of you know that your safety and security through this pandemic is my first and foremost priority. I receive briefings every day on COVID-19 and will continue to do so … more
A couple weeks ago, I received a call at the Advocate News from a gal regarding a resale shop in Wilton. Apparently she saw something on Facebook. I said I was not aware of one but I would see what I … more
Legislators received an update March 9 from state public health officials on the cases of coronavirus within Iowa. It is normal to be concerned about a new virus, especially with reports of … more
This week I write about progress and compromise on two issues. I have received a lot of feedback on both of these issues and have continued to fight for compromise despite pressure to back off from … more
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