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Over the past few weeks, there have been countless community happenings in Wilton and Durant. I often find myself telling our staff that we only get the front page of the paper once each week. Sadly, … more
It's homecoming week in Durant and Wilton. On one hand, I feel great for our students, especially those upperclassmen, who are able to have a dance. I say that because COVID-19 is again starting to … more
On Labor Day, let’s renew our commitment to Iowa’s working families. When you put in a 40-hour work week, your contributions should be valued enough that you can make ends meet and … more
I wasn’t going to say anything, but once it happened a second time, I felt it was time to speak out. For the second time since May, I’ve had a car damaged while being parked in downtown … more
The school year begins this week for area youth in both Durant and Wilton, with first days being Wednesday, Aug. 25. Considering where we were a year ago with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, … more
What's the best way to reach out to fellow class members for a reunion? Facebook? This day and age, that seems to be the long and short of it. I always joke with our staff at the AN that there was a … more
I must admit that July was a blur here at the Advocate News, with the convergence of two county fairs, the conclusion of baseball and softball season, and taking orders for our full-page ad sale ads, … more
When driving back-and-forth from Fort Dodge multiple times in a week, a trip that includes a lot of nothingness while en route to a town that, in humble opinion should never be hosting state-level … more
Iowa is lagging behind the national average for economic momentum, according to recent data compiled by State Policy Reports. A comprehensive approach to pandemic recovery can help by ensuring … more
We knew these weeks were coming. We couldn't stop it. I'm not Superman. I haven't figured out how to stop the rotation of the earth, or better yet reverse it to go back in time. I dreaded the … more
On July 6, at around 2:30 p.m., the city of Wilton posted the following to social media: "Due to the city of Wilton well repairs, please begin conserving water effective immediately through July 13. … more
O n July 6, at around 2:30 p.m., the city of Wilton posted the following to social media: "Due to the city of Wilton well repairs, please begin conserving water effective immediately through July … more
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