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I had the privilege for the second straight year to serve as a judge in the Durant American Legion’s annual oratorical contest held at the post Dec. 1. The annual contest is beneficial to … more
For those who read this space consistently, readers know that I'm a struggling Detroit Lions NFL football fan. Being a Lions fans can tell you a lot about me. I'm loyal. I don't follow the … more
Veterans Day Nov. 11 was a special one here at the Advocate News. Starting in the morning, we got calls and emails all day from area events and ceremonies held in honor of area veterans in the Wilton … more
Editor’s note: The following editorial was written by Iowa Republican Chair Jeff Kaufmann and Iowa Democratic Chair Troy Price. It was first published by the Cedar Rapids Gazette Nov. 14. … more
Take a moment, if you haven’t already, and see our story on page 2 this week about Wilton High School sophomore Mallory Lange and her quest to help raise mental health awareness. She’s doing … more
With no football games last Friday night for the first time in 10 weeks, I was left to reflect on the recent season. There were ups and downs throughout the year from both teams in our coverage area. … more
In each of the past two weeks we've introduced readers to several area Cedar and Muscatine County candidates on the ballot Nov. 5 for local school boards and city government. We sent … more
When the Wilton volleyball team traveled to Durant Oct. 1, I got to experience several things in the same night — all of which happen annually and are just as meaningful this year as they were in … more
It was the summer of 1998 and I was standing along the first baseline at a Wilton baseball game. I was about to enter my sophomore year in high school and my freshman English teacher, Steve Sands, … more
Take a moment and look to your right. What you see will be familiar to most, if not all, of our readers. It’s a newspaper display you can find in many libraries. The day’s (or week’s) papers … more
I was able to attend Iowa’s home football game last Saturday (Sept. 28), a 48-3 rout of Middle Tennessee State. Known as “Tight End University” and for its defense, it’s unusual to see an … more
Something new has been added. That’s what came to mind recently when I spotted a snazzy white pickup truck labeled “Highway Helper” in bright red letters. On Interstate 80 at U.S. 61, it … more
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