Travis Fischer

06/30/2015 - 10:25am
    I know I said I was going to review the Democratic primary contenders this week, but the tragic shooting in Charleston has brought up an issue that I strongly feel needs to be addressed.     Not about race, or gun control, or even flags; but about context and how it gets lost in people's haste to be righteous.     Such is the case of Kurtis...
06/23/2015 - 12:15pm
Ready or not, here it comes      A movie about rampaging dinosaurs is the king of the box office. A violent video game called “Doom” is inciting a moral panic among clueless busybodies. And now we have a Bush and a Clinton campaigning for the White House.      We are officially living in the...
06/16/2015 - 4:01pm
Playing With Power         It could have been me.      This Sunday, to kick off this year's E3, Nintendo brought back the Nintendo World Championship for the first time in 25 years.      Sure, if you want to be cynical, the championship is little more than a long...
06/09/2015 - 4:29pm
Tuesday on the Town contributor Mike Betten received a surprise during the Hampton City Council’s workshop on Monday night.      The meeting began with the introduction of the Sarah Dunn Band. Just arriving to town before the meeting, Mayor Brook Boehmler invited the band to meet with the city council.    ...
06/09/2015 - 4:23pm
The Show Won't Go On      It’s official. Constantine is dead.      Not the Roman Emperor, he’s been dead for 1,600 years. “Constantine” the television series.      One of the several new TV shows of last season based on a comic book, “Constantine’s...
06/02/2015 - 2:35pm
Hopes that the bird flu outbreak in Wright County was nearing its end were dashed last week when two additional probable cases were announced by the Iowa Department of Agriculture.      On May 27 the department announced that a commercial laying operation with an estimated 1 million birds had tested positive for the H5 avian...
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