Travis Fischer

12/05/2017 - 5:21pm
Age of the Geek Column: In case you hadn't heard, Senate Republicans actually fulfilled a campaign promise by passing a tax reform bill… in the middle of the night… that had been published for review mere hours before… with amendments literally scribbled on the sides of pages. We get the government we vote for. It's too early to tell what the final bill will look like...
10/31/2017 - 4:48pm
The sudden snow didn't slow things down for Access as they held a fundraiser to support their Sixth Ave. Project on Friday, October 27. Serving up hotdogs and hamburgers at the H-D High School, Access invited the community to enjoy activities in the gym, including a game of indoor baseball enjoying a live DJ. Funds raised for the event will go...
10/24/2017 - 3:57pm
Age of the Geek Column: Halloween is coming, but there's something even more terrifying lurking in the shadows for gamers. Modern DLC and microtransaction practices. I've touched on DLC (downloadable content) many times before, but here's a quick recap to get you caught up. Since the dawn of the 21st Century, it's become an...
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...
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...
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