Travis Fischer

10/17/2017 - 10:23pm
Environmental enthusiasts from across the area gathered in Ventura on Tuesday, Oct. 10 for the 2017 REAP Assembly meeting. REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) is a state conservation program dedicated to supporting and maintaining Iowa's natural environment through grants and education programs. Every other year REAP Regional Assemblies are held, allowing the public to learn about how...
10/17/2017 - 4:39pm
Age of the Geek Column: Last month I wrote about "Cuphead" and the minor scandal that erupted when a games journalist humiliated himself while demonstrating the game. VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi posted his 26-minute video-of-shame decrying the difficulty of the game, but his amateur performance made it hard to gauge exactly how...
10/10/2017 - 4:27pm
It was a night of old-fashioned entertainment on Saturday as the Franklin County Arts Council put on their seventh year of "An Evening Like It Used To Be" at the Windsor Theatre. Celebrating the theater's 104th birthday, the show entertained a packed house with orchestra music, vaudeville shows, and a special screening of 1926's...
10/10/2017 - 4:21pm
Age of the Geek Column: A lot of stories came out of the New York ComicCon this week, but the weirdest by far has to be the short-lived partnership between Marvel Comics and defense contractor Northrop Grumman. This partnership included using Marvel characters in recruitment advertisements for Northrop Grumman and the creation of a promotional...
10/03/2017 - 4:44pm
Franklin County's Democrats gathered at Mayne's Grove on Monday, Sept. 25 for a meet-and-greet with some of the prospective candidates for the 2018 elections. Starting the meeting with a potluck dinner, the area Democrats socialized before getting to business. Opening up the meeting was state Sen. Amanda Ragan, who thanked the three county...
10/03/2017 - 4:36pm
Age of the Geek Column: After a 12 year absence from the airwaves, Star Trek returned to television on Sunday, September 24 with the series premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery." And then it promptly vanished again. Viewers hoping to see a new episode last Sunday were out of luck because the broadcast premiere of the show was a one time...
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