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Hopefully I’m not the only one who’s been following the harrowing story of a Florida fourth grader who was recently promised a full ride to the University of Tennessee starting in 2028. It … more
Before the ink was dry on last week's Advocate News, I began receiving emails from former Durant football players, asking if I had forgotten about their teams. Why? I actually knew the answer … more
It’s been 20 years. On one hand, it was bound to happen sometime. Yet on the other, there is just something about the annual Wilton vs. Durant football game. I’ve been around this … more
It began last week with a rather curious letter we received in the mail. It had our proper street address but the name on the envelope was “3rd Street Neighbor.” The sender was “Cedar … more
Did you celebrate National Vinyl Record Day? Or did you miss it like I did? It was Aug. 12 and commemorated the day in 1877 that Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. Why celebrate National … more
In the 15-20 years I’ve been closely following tennis, I never could have dreamt that one day I’d be covering a local athlete on the biggest of professional stages. I’ve written in this … more
“People will come Ray, people will most definitely come.” The iconic quote above from the unforgettable voice of James Earl Jones is just one of the countless gems from the 1989 film … more
Excitement is building. A first-ever regular season Major League Baseball game will take place in Iowa next year. And it will take place at a location many people consider sacred. On Thursday, … more
I was a city kid growing up. Better yet for Wilton and/or Durant standards, a “town kid.” I wasn’t in 4-H. I didn’t know anything about livestock or crop farming. To an extent, I still … more
While watching (from afar) West Liberty softball’s run to third place in Class 3A last week, I finally decided to ask a question publicly that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. … more
Let’s begin this week with a couple questions. 1. What is the biggest advantage and disadvantage of social media? 2. If you could change anything about the Muscatine County Fair, what … more
Our hope this week (or perhaps next) was to come to you with a Q & A session with Durant Mayor Scott Spengler with regard to the ongoing feud between Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington and the … more
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