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Paul Hurd of Kenosha, Wis., was the big winner in Week One of the Advocate News Football Contest. He missed one, with a tiebreaker of 49, the closest to the total number of points in Iowa State’s 30-9 win over UNI. Hurd will receive the $25 first prize. more
Anheuser-Busch and 7G Distributing, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), is providing more than 2,000 cans of emergency drinking water to help the Low Moor Fire Department in Eastern Iowa prepare for and respond in times of crisis. more
I love reading. Once, bored and without new books in the house, I parked myself in front of the pantry and began reading labels. more
Longtime Wilton head volleyball coach Brenda Grunder collected career win No. 700 last week at the Wapello volleyball tournament.  more
The Wilton Beavers gave the home fans a lot to cheer about last Friday in their home opener against West Liberty.  more
The Durant girls' and boys' cross country teams began their 2023 season last Tuesday (Aug. 29) at the Clinton Schoolhouse Open.  more
In a tournament with a handful of ranked teams, the Wildcats showed they are as big of a force on the court. more
After getting down 28-0 after 12 minutes, one may have expected Durant to lay down. more
Both Wilton cross-country programs opened their seasons at the Louisa-Muscatine Invitational on Tuesday, August 29.  more
Despite objections from six different public speakers, the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved moving forward Monday, Aug 28, on a real estate purchase agreement to create a new gun practice and training range near Moscow that would be used by both the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Muscatine, as well as other law enforcement personnel more
The Muscatine County Parkinson Support Group will meet in the church parlor in the lower level of the Wesley United Methodist Church, 400 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21. more
Ken Noble will be recognized on his 90th birthday, on Saturday, Sept. 16, during a family picnic at Discovery Park in Muscatine. more
Job offers can spark a whirlwind of emotions. After spending weeks or months trudging through job postings, remote interviews, phone calls, and reference requests, individuals may be eager to sign on the dotted line and get to work. more
Salary is just one component of the package that businesses may offer their employees. Though salary is important, an honest comparison of companies can benefit from a look at the larger picture — and that includes an analysis of what companies offer in addition to financial compensation. more
Navigating a job search can be exciting. As professionals look to take the next, or even the first, step in their careers, they may encounter numerous opportunities that will allow them to make the most of their talents and fulfill their potential. more
Newly minted college graduates often utilize career placement services at their colleges and universities as they seek to land their first job in their chosen field. Such services typically are not utilized by mid-career professionals, who are generally those individuals with ample experience but who are still many years away from retirement. more
Interviews are an integral component of the hiring process. According to Zippia, the average corporate job opening garners 250 résumés. Among those, only four to six people are likely to be interviewed. With such competition for jobs, landing an interview is an opportunity to be cherished. more
Not so long ago, job interviews were conducted almost exclusively in person. Hiring managers were able to assess candidates during these interviews, getting an idea about everything from the applicant’s skill set to how he or she affected the energy in the room to body language and the confidence of a handshake. more
A 2018 survey of more than 1,000 hiring managers and human resources professionals revealed some surprising things about modern hiring practices. The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder®, provided a wealth of insight about the hiring process, including some of the unusual things people have done in interviews. more
Greg Booras has joined Creative Circle Media Solutions as National Sales Director. He will focus on expanding sales of Creative Circle products in the magazine industry and helping accelerate the … more
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