Travis Fischer

03/31/2015 - 2:46pm
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors gave a new name to the old Hampton Gospel Hall building during its meeting on Monday, March 30.      After approving a lease agreement to allow the use of the building by the food pantry, the board members brainstormed an official name for the county’s new building, eventually settling on “Franklin County Service Center....
03/31/2015 - 1:27pm
Re-opening Old Files    If you were to ask me which landmark genre television show produced by Fox and aired on Friday nights deserved another shot on TV after more than a decade off the air, I would have an answer for you.      That answer would not be “The X-Files,” but here we are.    ...
03/24/2015 - 11:00am
Culture wars: Round 2      I figured I’d be writing on this subject again, but I didn’t expect it would be so soon.      Last week I noted the hypocrisy of two groups of so-called “Ghostbusters” fans upset that the franchise wouldn’t be catered exclusively to them. It was good...
03/17/2015 - 11:41am
Crossing The Streams      Who would have thought that the battle of the sexes would be fought out in Ghostbusters?      Rumors of an all-female Ghostbusters movie started circulating last year when Paul Feig (director of “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat”) was brought on for the latest...
03/10/2015 - 8:36pm
Franklin County social services could be significantly affected by a recent policy change that alters the way Medicaid spending is managed in Iowa.      For county social service departments, a large part of their job is to provide targeted case management for Medicaid recipients.      Through targeted case...
03/10/2015 - 8:07pm
Is The Healthcare Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?                    In spite of my strong support of the law, I’ll admit it. Obamacare is a mess.      Don’t get me wrong, I still support it. The fact is that the health care exchanges...
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