Opinion

10/17/2018 - 11:03am
Age of the Geek Column: Contrary to the white stuff on the ground, it's still technically Fall and we're in the prime of Halloween season. So here are seven spooky supernatural shows to keep an eye on this month as we roll through October. Titans The centerpiece for the newly launched DC Universe streaming service, "Titans" seems to have looked at the grim-and-gritty tone that...
10/10/2018 - 11:35am
Communication among law enforcement and other public safety agencies is key to ensur-ing safer communities across Iowa. Emergency responders throughout the U.S. have op-erated on a patchwork of com-munication systems that often are not compatible. 9/11 ex-posed the problems this causes for law enforcement officers, firefighters and other first re-...
10/03/2018 - 1:18pm
Age of the Geek: Where does a 600 pound gorilla sit? Wherever the two ton elephant tells him to. Thus is the story of Sony and Epic Games as the latter flipped the script and ultimately forced the former to bend to their will. Traditionally, video game developers are beholden to the whims of the consoles they want to put their games on. If you...
10/03/2018 - 1:15pm
Alternative Column: I call Dawn's choral director in Mason City the Jimi Hendrix of choral music. He snickers. I was fortunate to attend a Jimi Hendrix concert in 1968 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. That's where the Os-cars yawner occurs nowadays, I'm told. Jimi had a way with a guitar and amp that couldn't be captured on...
10/03/2018 - 1:14pm
Editorial: Summer is over and the air has quickly shifted to cool but it’s not quite time to lock yourselves inside. The cool air, the changing colors and the end of the growing season provide great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. In Franklin County alone, the Hampton Cemetery Walk and the Harriman-Nielsen Fall Festival will provide...
10/03/2018 - 1:13pm
Upmeyer Column: Even with it being fall, it seems most of Iowa can’t get away from the rain. This has led to flooding in many areas of the state, including right here in north Iowa. It is unreal seeing pictures of the flooding in Hampton, Greene and other communities in the district over the last few weeks. Please stay safe! Gov. Reynolds...
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