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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
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
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
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
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 made the trek to Ames last week for the Class 2A state girls' golf tournament to follow our Durant Wildcats. Typically, covering sports is extremely difficult. I don't have a sports editor … more
On May 14, prior to making my way to Wapello to cover boys’ Sectional golf featuring both Wilton and Durant teams, I made a very important stop at Muscatine Community College (MCC). The … more
When working for a weekly newspaper, the ability to break news is difficult at times. We walk a tightrope each week of covering events and planning in order to, at times, be the first place our … more
This column comes to our readers six months (to the day) from COVID-19 finding its way into the office of your hometown newspaper. It was Nov. 5 when I was tested for COVID-19. I went to our … more
I spend a fair amount of time in this space bagging on social media — how pointlessly addicted we are to it, the ridiculous amount of merit we hold in things we see on it, the fact we mindlessly … more
We were shocked and saddened this week upon learning of the death of Treye Beinke, a Wilton High School graduate from the class of 1999. I was immediately reminded of a story we did on Beinke in … more
Editor's note: The following column from Advocate News Publisher Bill Tubbs was originally printed in the Eldridge North Scott Press Dec. 16. My dear wife, Linda, remembers well her mother’s … more
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