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On Nov. 13, I saw a post on Twitter about a trade between the Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays that caught my attention. Rays infielder Mike Brosseau was traded to Milwaukee for Brewers’ … more
Every 10 years, after the federal Census, Iowa goes through the redistricting process — the drawing of maps for our Congressional seats, 50 state Senate seats and 100 state House seats — to … more
One of the primary reasons I ran for office was to be a voice for working Iowans who deserve fair pay, safe working conditions and a secure retirement for a job well done. Workers across Iowa … more
I had tentatively planned to spend part of my days in Cedar Rapids last week attending the state volleyball tournament. I wound up there each day, which usually means good things, yet it was for … more
In late July of 2020, upon hearing the news of 2019 Wilton grad Chantz Stevens being stabbed to death, I'll admit that I, and certainly the rest of the community, were left a bit numb. How long it … more
I'll admit that what I'm attempting to write about this week I know nothing about. Conventional wisdom would be to not touch a subject you know nothing about. Yet I've been fuming all week about … more
Anna Marine is a self-described rule follower. She understands regulations, procedures, and that several things in life are monitored for a reason. As a reporter, I know this first-hand. Anna … more
This gig keeps me on my toes. It keeps me on the road, and puts me in situations I certainly wouldn't be in otherwise. I found myself in one of those situations a couple weeks ago, when I was … more
When I drove past them for the first time, I thought I was seeing things. For anyone traveling through Wilton eastbound on Fifth Street in the area of WTC Communications, the Wilton bus barn, CBI … more
Our collective hearts grew heavier and heavier this week as obituaries came into our newspaper. I've tasked myself with preparing obituaries in our paper for quite sometime. Call me a prisoner of the … more
Sometimes things happen to put things in perspective. Moments after another instant WHS vs. DHS classic, Wilton TE Caden Kirkman collapsed. He was taken away in an ambulance. My thoughts are with … more
The Iowa Legislature’s role in redistricting is under way. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency has released its initial plan for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts. … more
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