Travis Fischer

11/18/2014 - 3:56pm
New York Yankees’  manager Joe Girardi visited Franklin County last week as Sukup Manufacturing and the NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center held an advanced manufacturing symposium on Friday, Nov. 14.      Held in the company’s newly built headquarters, the symposium invited business leaders, educators, legislators and students to discuss Iowa’s...
11/18/2014 - 1:35pm
Taking Sides On Net Neutrality         Well that didn’t take long.      Almost immediately after the midterm elections, President Obama, no longer needing to be concerned about his party’s election chances, stepped out of his bunker and started presidenting again.  ...
11/11/2014 - 12:50pm
Franklin County food enthusiasts enjoyed a meal that couldn’t be more homegrown on Thursday as Healthy Harvest of North Iowa hosted the county’s first Farm to Fork dinner at Ridge Stone Golf Course in Sheffield.      From the appetizer to desert, everything on the evening’s menu was grown by Franklin...
11/10/2014 - 11:16pm
  Predictable Politics        Finally. The midterms are over.      I’d say I was disappointed in the results, but that would imply that I was at all surprised.      I don’t think anybody was shocked that Terry Branstad won his sixth election. The most...
11/04/2014 - 5:02pm
Join the Navy and see the world!      That was the sentiment that 18-year-old John Kelley had when he enlisted in 1945. And see the world he did. Within a year, Kelley was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 5,000 miles away from home.      His ship, the USS Arkansas, had brought him to...
11/04/2014 - 11:00am
Movie Madness        Are we at the saturation point yet?      Last week Marvel Studios put on a big show to announce their line up for Phase Three of their cinematic universe. Nine new movies to run through 2018. Shortly before that, at a Time Warner investors meeting of all places, Warner Bros...
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